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NZ spied on Fiji - WikiLeaks

Published: 9:07AM Thursday December 16, 2010 Source: ONE News

New Zealand's intelligence agencies spied on Fiji's military before and after the 2006 coup, WikiLeaks cables reveal.

A WikiLeak cable shows NZ used signals intelligence to listen in to Fijian mobile phone calls, the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The cable does not detail what information was intercepted.

It said that former Prime Minister Helen Clark realised after the coup that New Zealand had become "too reliant" on Australia for intelligence.

The revelations are likely to anger Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama who has accused New Zealand and Australia of spying on his regime before.

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