Our History



The Trust grew out of Māori claims to the radio spectrum under Article 2 to the Waitangi Tribunal.

Early claims by the New Zealand Māori Council and Ngā Kaiwhakapūmau i Te Reo in 1990/91 had sought access to FM for Maori radio development before the Waitangi Tribunal.

The Tribunal unanimously agreed in its Wai150 report that, in relation to the auction of FM radio frequencies, iwi had a ‘prior interest’ in radio spectrum.

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Our Timeline


The following timeline illustrates Māori engagement in spectrum management and investment since 2000.

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