Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Fiji’s Immigration Director Viliame Naupoto says New Zealand’s ONE News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver was detained because she did not have the necessary clearance to enter the country.
Speaking to Radio Fiji News this morning Naupoto says Dreaver was to have clearance from the Information Department before entering to do her reporting.
However, he says he was told that there was no clearance given by the Information Department. Naupoto says she has been sent back to NZ on an 8:15 flight this morning.
Dreaver was detained at the Nadi Airport last night as she flew in to cover the latest on a possible deterioration in diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Fiji.
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