In fact, it is a non story, interspersed with the opinions of the writer when no actual hard facts are available.
The base was used in the 2006 coup and probably the 2000 coup, although New Zealand officials have always denied that they were spying.
The revelation is likely to anger Fiji prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who seized power in a December 2006 coup.
We are meant to be surprised, shocked and horrified that NZ used the Waihopi base to listen in on the cell phone conversations of participants in a military coup in Fiji. New Zealanders would be shocked, horrified and greatly surprised if we learned that any government had failed in its duty to listen in to such conversations involving parties to such events on our very door step.
Adolf must concede that in this instance the Bilious Bitch acted impeccably.