Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō hapū – Tarakaipa and Puaha te Rangi – each have their own distinct identity that should be cultivated and revitalised. By their nature, hapū are closer to the core of their communities, and for some whānau there may be a greater aﬃnity towards hapū than iwi particularly given the geographical dispersion of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō.
Ultimately, hapū development is about hapū building their capability to determine their own objectives and providing support to assist them with realising these.
Our planning with respect to hapū is focused on developing structures and processes that allow this to happen over time, rather than setting plans and objectives on their behalf.
As a starting point, we will build on the recently established hapū rōpu, and seek and integrate their views and advice into Trust board planning in a more structured way.
In addition it is expected that the representative members of each hapū on the Trust Board will play an active role in generating engagement at a hapū level and leading the establishment of structures that can bring these objectives into eﬀect.
Within a year:
Within five years we will have:
Rāranga tangata, ngaro noa, ngaro noa
Though people die, mountains remain and all is not lost