1 Jul 2010

Iwi updated on broadcasting spectrum claim

9:29 pm on 1 July 2010

Maori broadcasting claimants have completed a two-day hui updating iwi on progress with securing fourth-generation spectrum.

Jim Nichols from the Maori Council says that since being given a mandate at a previous hui in February, negotiators have worked with Crown officials on the case for Maori to share the frequencies that will be freed up by the shift from analogue to digital television.

Mr Nichols told Waatea News that the negotiators reiterated many of the arguments that allowed the development of Maori radio and television and Maori participation in the mobile phone market through 2degrees.

He says a paper is due to go to Cabinet over the next month.