27 Apr 2006

Tendering of Radio Frequencies to Continue

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Paul Jackman reports that the Government has decided to go ahead with tendering out broadcasting licences, despite the recommendation of the Waitangi Tribunal to hold back while sorting out Treaty rights to radio frequencies. Comment from Broadcasting Minister Maurice Williamson is followed by an interview with Māori Affairs Minister Winston Peters. Speaking to Adam Gifford, the Chairman of Te Runanga o Muriwhenua Matiu Rata condemns the Government decision on the basis that the move prejudices all claims before the Tribunal.

(Sound Archives MR901219)