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John Hayes

Arrived: 1834 (before) (1822 according to some)
Country of Origin:
Area in New Zealand: East Cape, Omaewa
Source: Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I. by J.A. Mackay
Details: John Hayes (Honi Heihi), lived at Omaewa near Port Awanui with another Pakeha named Ropiha, (possible Robson).  Tamati Porourangi built a store for them.  In the 1850's he was living at Reporua and had two sons, John and Pene (Ben or Kairakau) who were half-brothers.