Te Ūpoko o te Ika, the oldest surviving Māori radio station, will remain on air.
Representatives of Te Ūpoko o Te Ika met today with the iwi licence holders Te Atiawa and Ngāti Toa, at Te Kakano o Te
Aroha marae in Lower Hutt. There was unanimous agreement that Te Ūpoko o Te Ika should remain on air.
The licence holders agreed that Te Ūpoko o Te Ika be permitted to continue broadcasting on the 1161 AM frequency for a
futher 12 months. All parties agreed that they would work together to agree a new collaborative approach to both
frequencies and content.
Te Māngai Pāho Kaihautū Larry Parr said he was delighted that the licence holders and Te Ūpoko o Te Ika were able to
reach an amicable agreement and would work with all parties over the next 12 months to develop a long term solution.