As there are different types of descriptions for Hapu, we have defined the relevant ones below for a better understanding of the term “Hapu” when used within our kaupapa and this website.
1. Hapu established by the Settlers Parliament of NSW in New Zealand
eg all hapu recognised by Parliament and receiving funding from them
2. Hapu proclaimed independent of Settlers Parliament
3. Hapu self appointed or self proclaimed
4. Hapu authenticated and constituted to The Constitutional Order of Nu Tireni
Absolute authority is the inextinguishable Native Title