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Franklin District Council

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Auckland

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The township population of Pukekohe is approx. 19,000 people. Pukekohe is Franklin’s main town along with Waiuku (population approx 5,500) and Tuakau (population approx 3000). Latest population figures show Franklin with a population of approx 58,932 and growing. Franklin is still primarily rural and we are proud of our country feel. Saying this, Pukekohe has two major supermarkets, some ‘big box’ shopping and a lively main street with many restaurants and cafés. Franklin is only approximately 30 minutes from Manukau City Centre, 50 minutes from downtown Auckland and approximately an hour from Hamilton. There are lots of recreational options in Franklin. Pukekohe has a Council owned recreation centre with a gym and indoor heated swimming pool along with outdoor pools around the district. We have beautiful coast on both sides including the black sand beach of Karioitahi, and the beaches of Port Waikato and the Awhitu Peninsula. We are also well known for motor sports and horse racing. 




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Friday, 13 August 2010
Alcohol 8:23AM
Liquor licence cancelled because of gross breaches

PUKEKOHE — At a hearing held in Pukekohe on 2 August 2010 the Liquor Licensing Authority cancelled the off-licence held by Fresh and Save for their premises 231/235 Manukau Road, Pukekohe.

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Friday, 28 May 2010
Council 8:40AM
Council decisions keep things moving

AUCKLAND — After the Council meeting held on 27 May, there are only four full meetings of Franklin District Council before local authority elections in 9 October, followed by the disestablishment of the Council and partition of Franklin District on 1 November.

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Council 7:35AM
No reduction in fees for Franklin

AUCKLAND — The Herald published a story on 18 May trumpeting a reduction in fees for a variety of Council services (including dog registration and building fees) when the Auckland Council takes over on 1 November.

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Monday, 3 May 2010
Fire 3:18PM
Restricted Fire Season Lifted from Friday 7 May

AUCKLAND — The Restricted Fire Season for Franklin Rural Fire Authority areas will be lifted from Friday 7 May 2010.

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Friday, 30 April 2010
Council 10:13AM
With only five more meetings to go, Council continues to work at getting the best result for Franklin residents

AUCKLAND — Among the items considered at the Franklin District Council meeting (held on 29 April) were results for the first 9 months of the financial year and a tidy up process for the District Plan.

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Friday, 2 April 2010
Transport 11:59AM
Tuakau Bridge repair work will start 12 April

AUCKLAND — Repair work on the Tuakau Bridge will commence on 12 April 2010 and is expected to continue until the end of May.

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Thursday, 25 March 2010
Community 12:58PM
Franklin District Council Interest Free Loans – Apply Now

AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council is currently calling for applications for the Community Partnerships Loan Funding Scheme.

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Monday, 22 March 2010
Environment 12:24PM
Ready to switch off?

AUCKLAND — Are you ready to turn your lights out on Saturday night? From 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 27 March, lights will be switched off around the world as people participate in Earth Hour.

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Gardening 9:25AM
Create your own Eden at your place

PUKEKOHE — Franklin District Council is promoting a variety of composting systems this month, with free composting and worm farming demonstrations at two local venues.

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Environment 8:08AM
Lights out for Franklin

PUKEKOHE — Plan a special candlelight dinner party for the last Saturday in March and show your support for planet Earth.

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Monday, 1 March 2010
Council 9:05AM
First Council Meeting Gets 2010 off to a Flying Start

PUKEKOHE — At the first full council meeting of the year, Franklin District’s Mayor and Councillors made a number of decisions that are important to the community now, and in the future.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Cycling 8:54AM
Mayoral Challenge proves popular once again

PUKEKOHE — Last night’s Franklin Bike Wise Mayoral Challenge saw 835 participants jump on their bikes, trikes, tandems and unicycles to show their support for Franklin and compete against the big cities.

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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Traffic 1:53PM
New road signs and marking will help make motorists aware of our schools

AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council has started installing new signs and road marking at the approaches to schools throughout the district.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010
Cycling 10:25AM
Franklin's top jockeys switch to pedal power

PUKEKOHE — Franklin’s top jockeys will be a little out of sorts at Pukekohe Park Raceway on 23 February when they switch from four legs to pedal power.

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Friday, 18 December 2009
Traffic 2:26PM
Roundabout to be installed near Pukekohe High School

PUKEKOHE — While most of Franklin is relaxing and enjoying the summer holiday period, Franklin District Council’s roading contractors will be working hard, taking advantage of the quieter roads and summer weather.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009
Conservation 8:35AM
Jumbo-sized new citizen for Franklin

PUKEKOHE — Franklin District Council has officially welcomed a jumbo-sized citizen to the district.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Traffic 2:22PM
Drivers and Cyclists Urged to Share

AUCKLAND — Franklin drivers and cyclists are being asked to ‘share’ as part of a new road safety campaign.

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Thursday, 3 December 2009
Motoring 12:08PM
Franklin riders go fluro

AUCKLAND — Franklin motorbike riders will be more visible on our roads thanks to a bright safety initiative.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Motoring 10:14AM
Truckies encouraged to eat healthily for road safety

AUCKLAND — Truckies are being encouraged to chow down on healthier food in an effort to improve road safety.

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Friday, 27 November 2009
Alcohol 8:52AM
Council Adopts Local Alcohol Policy

AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council’s first comprehensive local alcohol policy has been adopted.

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Friday, 20 November 2009
Swimming 12:19PM
Publicity boost for Far North from Ocean Swim

PAIHIA — Nationwide publicity promoting the Far North as a visitor destination will evolve from the inaugural Russell to Paihia leg of the Sovereign NZ Ocean Swim Series in the Bay of Islands on Saturday 12th December.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Swimming 4:11PM
Fencing needed for temporary pools

AUCKLAND — Thinking of buying a pool for the kids this summer? Franklin District Council is reminding residents that even a temporary pool needs to be securely fenced.

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Monday, 9 November 2009
Transport 11:16AM
CBD parking patterns to be surveyed

AUCKLAND — Don’t panic if you see someone watching your parking patterns in our CBD’s over the next few weeks.

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Motoring 10:46AM
Popular road rider training brought to Auckland

AUCKLAND — More than 180 riders became safer road users last weekend after attending a unique motorcycle road rider training day, the first of its kind in the greater Auckland region.

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Thursday, 29 October 2009
Alcohol 8:56AM
Franklin alcohol retailers pass the test

AUCKLAND — Franklin’s alcohol retailers passed with flying colours earlier this month when a major operation was conducted in the greater Auckland area to check for the selling of alcohol to minors.

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Friday, 23 October 2009
Council 1:28PM
Franklin District Council submits on boundary and ward issues for Auckland Council

AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council has today made a submission to the Local Government Commission on local government boundary and representation issues for Franklin.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Weather 4:11PM
Tornado strikes Franklin

AUCKLAND — On Monday 29 September at around 10.30am, a localised tornado affected around five properties over a 3-4km path in the Ramarama area (Willow/Davis/Maxted Roads).

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Friday, 25 September 2009
Environment 10:26AM
Hazardous chemicals collected for free

PUKEKOHE — Get rid of those unwanted chemicals and make Franklin a safer place.

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Thursday, 17 September 2009
News 7:41AM
Gala and reopening of Hamilton Estate Community Hall

PUKEKOHE — Come along to a special gala day and the official reopening of Hamilton Estate Community Hall on Saturday 26 September.

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Monday, 14 September 2009
Community 1:01PM
Community Invited to Workshop Franklins Heritage

AUCKLAND — The community is invited to participate in a workshop on 1 October to discuss how to identify and document Franklin’s heritage sites with the aim to protect, enhance and manage them.

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