An authenticated Hapu is a Hapu which has been verified as completing the authentication process. It has completed the six stages of authentication, including assenting to the He Whakaputanga O Nga Rangatira O Nga Hapu O Nu Tireni 1835 and Te Tiriti O Waitangi 1840.
They have authenticated themselves under the structural order of law to be recognised lawfully and agreed to follow The Constitution Order of Nu Tireni.
An authenticated Hapu can confirm their authentication by applying the title “Native Council” to their matters and providing their constitutional authentication number for verfication.
The authenticated Hapu is simply a Hapu that has agreed to follow a process of order.