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Author Green, Michael, -2012, author

Title Persona non grata : breaking the bond : Fiji and New Zealand 2004-2007 / Michael Green
Published Auckland Dunmore Publishing, [2013]
©2013

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Description 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Beginnings -- 2. New Zealand and Fiji : overview of a complex relationship -- 3. Settling down to work -- 4. Sugar, land, politics and the 1997 constitution -- 5. My other accreditations -- 6. Rising tensions over recent history -- 7. Normal business resumes -- 8. Winding down to Christmas -- 9. A civil-military crisis and a ministerial visit -- 10. Towards the general election -- 11. From election to multi-party government -- 12. The multi-party experiment -- 13. The experiment unravels -- 14. Countdown to the coup -- 15. In coup-coup land -- 16. The interim government "moving Fiji forward" -- 17. A sort of re-engagement -- 18. Speaking out of turn, activing above my station? -- 19. Moce Viti (Farewell Fiji) -- 20. Aftermath -- 21. Reflections
Summary "The account by (the late) Michael Green, NZ High Commissioner in Fiji of his time and role in Fiji until the surprising announcement of his change in diplomatic status to 'Persona Non Grata' (unwelcome person) in 2007. It is a gritty and insightful analysis of the political events leading up to the 2006 military coup lead by Commodore Frank Bainimarama which established him as interim president - a position he still holds in 2013. It is also a valuable account of the relationship of long standing that has existed between New Zealand and Fiji and it provides insights into the challenges that Fiji and Pacific Island nations are facing, internally and in relation to the world around them"--Publisher information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Green, Michael, -2012.
Fiji -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Fiji -- History -- Coup d'état, 2006.
Fiji -- Foreign relations -- New Zealand.
New Zealand -- Foreign relations -- Fiji.
ISBN 9781927212059 (paperback)
1927212057 (paperback)