E nga mana,
e nga reo,
e nga karangatanga maha,
Te Huarahi Tika Trust was incorporated as a charitable trust in 2000 to enable Maori a right of purchase over the third generation spectrum (3G) radio frequency being auctioned by the Crown that year.
As part of the establishment of Te Huarahi Tika, the Crown provided preferential rights to radio frequency spectrum with a $5 million cash contribution.
Subsequently, the Hautaki Trust was formed as the entity which used the funds to secure international investment of over $350M for the establishment of our third mobile network, 2 Degrees Mobile.
As well as its own shares in the company, Hautaki holds in trust shares held by both Tuaropaki Trust and Wairarapa Moana Inc.
Tohea, tohea, ko te tohe i te kai
Keep striving, just as one strives for food