Hapeta, active 1860s?

Ngati Raukawa of Otaki. Hapeta was requested to appear before the Wellington magistrate for an undisclosed crime. He refused to appear, even after repeated appeals by his own people. It seems that he eventually appeared before the magistrate, however it is not known what happened. His identity is still uncertain ?

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Maori letters (translated)
Date: 1862-1866 From: Mantell family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0083-192A Description: Contains Maori letters, some translated by Michael Rotohiko Jones. Mentions the recent death of the Ngati Raukawa chief Nepia Taratoa and inquiry by Tamihana...