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Media Release

Condolence Message for PM-Hot Air Balloon crash near Wairarapa Town


7th January, 2012.

The Right Honourable John Key MP
Prime Minister of New Zealand

Dear Prime Minister,

The Government and people of the Republic of Fiji are deeply saddened by the loss of eleven people who lost their lives in the recent hot air balloon crash near the Wairarapa town.  

Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies goes out to the families and the loved ones of the victims and the people of New Zealand as you come to terms with the tragic loss.

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and the people of New Zealand.


Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister of Fiji