Maori Spectrum Hui to be held in Auckland

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This hui follows an earlier hui in November 2009 at Kokiri Marae in Wellington on spectrum. This hui is to update participants on a new claim, Wai 2224, to the Waitangi Tribunal, lodged in December.

MaoriSpectrumCThis take concerns the Crowns policy in relation to the digital dividend as spectrum used by the old analogue technology moves towards the digital switch-off, Maori Treaty rights in relation to the electromagnetic spectrum, and the current state of play in the unresolved Crown/Maori debate.

Acting on legal advice after the initial judical conference with the Tribunal at Christmas time, claimants jointly agreed to:

  • ask the Waitangi Tribunal to vacate the current fixture and timetable of a February hearing
  • adjourn the urgency application to an indefinite date
  • ask the Tribunal to reserve leave for the claimants, with three working days notice to the Crown, to revive the urgency application

The claimants and the Crown intend to meet in early February 2010 to further develop an engagement work programme, and to seek to find a resolution to the Treaty claim. The claimants invite iwi and interested ropu to come and offer their views on the process and proposed negotiating position with the Crown, at this second national hui.

A further booklet will be prepared and made available at the hui.

The Maori organisations have no budget for this activity and its pay our own way and koha.

VENUE: Nga Whare Waatea, 31 Calthorp Close, Favona, M?ngere, AUCKLAND (Sleeping arrangements have been made bring own sleeping bags/paraikete)

Fri 26 Feb

  • Powhiri 10.00am
  • 11.00-4.00pm Nga korero mo te take –
  • Speakers on spectrum claim and negotiations

6.00pm Kai

  • 7.00-10.00pm Evening session: speakers from iwi, broadcasters, telecom groups and r?p?

Sat 27 Feb

  • 8.30 -10.00pm Further speakers from iwi and r?p?
  • 10.00am Kaputi
  • 10.30 am Final session: Next steps
  • 1.00pm Kai and poroporoaki

RSVP before 20 P?puere 2010:

  • me whakautu mai i mua i te 20 P?puere 2010 – ki a:
  • Piripi Walker, Treasurer, Ng? Kaiwhakap?mau i Te Reo
  • piripi.walker@paradise.net.nz
  • Ph 04-5636-215, Mob 022-638-0064, P.O.Box 37-276 Stokes Valley

Graeme Everton (Wai 776 claimants)

Jim Nicholls

Cabinet Domestic Policy Paper of 16 Dec and the minute of subsequent decisions, has been released to us under the Official Information Act

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