E Hayes and Sons is a family business. It is a company built around the strong family principles which our pioneering forefathers brought to Southland in the late 1800's.
With them came a rich spirit of innovation, inventiveness and hard work which has grown in reputation, just as Southland itself has grown.
Since our earliest beginnings E Hayes and Sons have continued a proud family tradition of putting the needs of our customers first.
Our commitment to quality, service and expertise continues to underline that tradition providing leading Southland industries, trade customers and the general public with an extensive range of hardware, engineering and homeware products and services.
From hand tools, hardware, engineering, automotive, paint, chainsaws, power tools, lawnmowers, pumps and fasteners through to home ware, kitchen ware, gifts and work and outdoor clothing it's a continually expanding range that must be seen to be believed.
But step inside the doors of our Dee Street store and you will soon see we are so much more than just a hardware store and engineering shop.
Proudly displayed throughout our store and free for all to view, is an eclectic range of world-renown classic, vintage and modern motorcycles, automobiles, engines, equipment and memorabilia which today makes up the E Hayes Motorworks Collection.
The collection is a legacy of a family passion for ingenuity, innovation and determination to go beyond the expected boundaries of convention and performance. Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the centerpiece of the collection - Burt Munro's Authentic, Original and Legendary "World's Fastest Indian"
We are proud of our reputation with many visitors to the city from around New Zealand and around the world making a point of calling in.
We invite you to share that spirit with us and look forward to seeing you in store soon.
Right: Grandson of Ernest Hayes, the late Norman Hayes driving the company's 1956 Morris J Commercial delivery van.