Radio Frequency Auction Fair To All New Zealanders
"National is committed to full and final settlements of the
historic Treaty of Waitangi grievances, but it is a nonsense
to suggest the radio spectrum should be included under the
Treaty," Deputy Prime Minister Wyatt Creech said
"Neither Captain Hobson nor Maori even knew the
radio spectrum existed when the Treaty was signed.
claims over the spectrum indicate the pendulum has swung too
far and needs to be pulled back to a moderate
"National rejects suggestions the radio spectrum
is a taonga (treasure) under the Treaty.
"We disagree with
Labour's position as expressed by Dover Samuels that Maori
are entitled to a share of the frequencies.
decided to open up the sale of radio frequencies on the 2GHz
band so it can be used to benefit all New Zealanders.
approach is fair to everyone and will benefit the whole
country – each and every New Zealander fair and
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