Story: Fijians

News of the 2000 Fiji coup

Here Aucklanders Jioji Tikodei (left), an ethnic Fijian, and Krishna Lal, an Indo-Fijian, read about the 2000 coup in Fiji. The news of another coup in 2000 (there had been two in 1987) caused many Fijians living in New Zealand to react with dismay. The coup was given detailed coverage in the New Zealand media. Listen to excerpts from radio news bulletins which describe the dramatic progress of events.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 27 May 2000
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Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - Post-1987 immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Jacqueline Leckie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015