OBJECTIVE 4 - Hapū development

This objective is about facilitating and contributing to the resurgence of hapū, and building their capability to determine their own objectives.

Why is this important?

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.

How will we do this?

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.

How can you tell if we have been effective?

Within a year:

  • We will have established systems for integrating the views and advice of hapū rōpu into board activities;
  • You will have further opportunity to attend hapū wānanga and other cultural development opportunities, and to engage with other whānau in a hapū-based setting; and
  • You will have seen more of your hapū representatives on the board, and had the opportunity to share any hapū specific concerns with them. 

Within five years we will have:

  • Developed a clear understanding of hapū-specific needs and aspirations, and have a clear plan for supporting these; and
  • Created meaningful opportunities for revitalising and strengthening hapū communities. 

Rāranga tangata, ngaro noa, ngaro noa

Though people die, mountains remain and all is not lost