Te Huarahi Tika Trust
IN 2000 THE TRUST WAS ESTABLISHED TO ENABLE MĀORI A RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE 3G SPECTRUM RADIO FREQUENCY BEING AUCTIONED BY THE CROWN THAT YEAR
The Crown provided preferential rights to radio frequency spectrum with a $5M cash contribution to the Trust. Hautaki was established as the subsidiary which would explore the opportunity to purchase management rights over 3G spectrum and pursue the commercial development of these rights on behalf of Māori.
From the outset Hautaki lobbied the government to develop an appropriate regulatory framework and at the same time sought joint venture partners to work with. This led to the establishment of New Zealand’s third mobile network, 2degrees.
E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea
I will never be lost, a seed broadcast from Rangiātea
Te Huarahi Tika and its subsidiaries acknowledge the efforts and contributions of those in whose shoes we walk. Their kaitiakitanga established and grew an asset for Māori that the current generation of trustees, directors and electoral college members strive to demonstrate good stewardship over. Read more
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini
My strength is not of the one, but of the many
He Kaupapa Tuku iho
To produce Māori outcomes for Māori, we focus on the distinctiveness as Māori. The worldview of our people is defined by the values, beliefs and practices developed over generations. Māori. These kaupapa continue to shape Māori thinking today with tikanga (policies and practices) constantly being developed and refined to give expression to these mana enhancing behaviours.
The Board has adopted a set of ‘kaupapa tuku iho’ (inherited values) and tikanga which are embodied in all that we do. These are below;
Engaging meaningfully with both Te Ao Māori and industry and values the contributions of all.
The mana of the Trust is maintained with tikanga designed to demonstrate capable stewardship in all activities.
The Trust supports the assumption of Māori spectrum management rights that provide various platforms for the transmission of te reo in its many forms.
Te Huarahi Tika exercises its mandate to advocate for and on behalf of Māori in its relationship with kawanatanga and with the wider ICTT community.
Through the expression of kaupapa, the Trust contributes to the wellbeing and connectedness of Māori communities.
Creating initiatives that support Māori in ICTT with business, employment, training and financial resources.
Planning and completing initiatives that contribute to achieving our goals for Māori engagement and participation in ICTT.
Developing and implementing models of governance, management and investment based on kaupapa Māori models.
Recognising and promoting the connectedness of its beneficiaries, trustees, and others that the Trust engages with.
Te Huarahi Tika has strong relationships with their investment partners and other stakeholder groups.