It's come straight from the horses mouth, or should we say the annals of government in New Zealand - the illegal leader Frank Bainimarama will not get a visa if he tries to attend the Rugby World Cup.
That reassurance has been made by the Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, after a newspaper story over the weekend suggested New Zealand would be forced to allow Bainimarama to attend the tournament if he becomes president of the Fiji Rugby Union.
McCully told media: "New Zealand is a sovereign nation. The Government determines who is able to enter this country."
We say the real story continues to be what will happen after today's visit to Fiji of IRB officials and its chief executive, Mike Miller. The IRB has hightailed it to Fiji after the regime tried to push the current board out, threatening to withhold a $3 million cash injection if it doesn't go.
Miller is to talk with McCully on Wednesday in New Zealand according to the New Zealand Herald.
The outcome of the meeting and talks will, hopefully, kill any moves by Bainimarama to foist himself on the nation in yet another position, that of president of Fiji Rugby and to make it a family affair by installing his brother-in-law, Francis Kean, the chairman.
On other movements in Viti today, the Fiji Times has introduced its new publisher, the very grim looking Brian O'Flaherty (pictured right). O'Flaherty first served as Publisher of The Fiji Times between 1992 and 1996 and has returned to replace Dallas Swinstead who was only in the role for a blink of an eyelid.
According to the board, O'Flaherty will help take The Fiji Times to "greater heights and provide our readers continued enjoyable reading and re-enforce the adage 'Fiji without The Fiji Times is unthinkable'. "
O'Flaherty is quoted as saying he's privileged to be back at the helm. A more upbeat photo of the publisher would've served better. The poor chap looks like he's been given a death sentence.