The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Ohaeawai. The township of Ohaeawai, 173 miles from Auckland, is situated on the coach road between Kawakawa and Hokianga. It is the centre of a rich volcanic district, and when more of the adjoining country, which is at present in the hands of the Maoris, is opened up for European settlement, there is every probability that Ohaeawai will grow into a busy town. There is a large and commodious hotel, and the central post office for the district is situated in the township, which has also, many other places of business.