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Franklin District Council
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Member since: 30 August 2007
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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
Liquor licence cancelled because of gross breaches 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. 285 views

Friday, 28 May 2010
Council decisions keep things moving 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. 222 views

Wednesday, 19 May 2010
No reduction in fees for Franklin 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. 225 views

Monday, 3 May 2010
Restricted Fire Season Lifted from Friday 7 May The Restricted Fire Season for Franklin Rural Fire Authority areas will be lifted from Friday 7 May 2010. 288 views

Friday, 30 April 2010
With only five more meetings to go, Council continues to work at getting the best result for Franklin residents 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. 260 views

Friday, 2 April 2010
Tuakau Bridge repair work will start 12 April Repair work on the Tuakau Bridge will commence on 12 April 2010 and is expected to continue until the end of May. 473 views

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Franklin District Council Interest Free Loans – Apply Now Franklin District Council is currently calling for applications for the Community Partnerships Loan Funding Scheme. 348 views

Monday, 22 March 2010
Ready to switch off? 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. 424 views

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Create your own Eden at your place Franklin District Council is promoting a variety of composting systems this month, with free composting and worm farming demonstrations at two local venues. 568 views

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Lights out for Franklin Plan a special candlelight dinner party for the last Saturday in March and show your support for planet Earth. 359 views

Monday, 1 March 2010
First Council Meeting Gets 2010 off to a Flying Start 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. 400 views

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Mayoral Challenge proves popular once again 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. 541 views

Thursday, 18 February 2010
New road signs and marking will help make motorists aware of our schools Franklin District Council has started installing new signs and road marking at the approaches to schools throughout the district. 753 views

Saturday, 13 February 2010
Franklin's top jockeys switch to pedal power 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. 500 views

Friday, 18 December 2009
Roundabout to be installed near Pukekohe High School 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. 390 views

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Jumbo-sized new citizen for Franklin Franklin District Council has officially welcomed a jumbo-sized citizen to the district. 888 views

Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Drivers and Cyclists Urged to Share Franklin drivers and cyclists are being asked to ‘share’ as part of a new road safety campaign. 373 views

Thursday, 3 December 2009
Franklin riders go fluro Franklin motorbike riders will be more visible on our roads thanks to a bright safety initiative. 463 views

Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Truckies encouraged to eat healthily for road safety Truckies are being encouraged to chow down on healthier food in an effort to improve road safety. 480 views

Friday, 27 November 2009
Council Adopts Local Alcohol Policy Franklin District Council’s first comprehensive local alcohol policy has been adopted. 702 views

Friday, 20 November 2009
Publicity boost for Far North from Ocean Swim 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. 742 views

Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Fencing needed for temporary pools 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. 596 views

Monday, 9 November 2009
CBD parking patterns to be surveyed Don’t panic if you see someone watching your parking patterns in our CBD’s over the next few weeks. 318 views

Popular road rider training brought to 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. 445 views

Thursday, 29 October 2009
Franklin alcohol retailers pass the test 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. 389 views

Friday, 23 October 2009
Franklin District Council submits on boundary and ward issues for Auckland Council Franklin District Council has today made a submission to the Local Government Commission on local government boundary and representation issues for Franklin. 421 views

Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Tornado strikes Franklin 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). 510 views

Friday, 25 September 2009
Hazardous chemicals collected for free Get rid of those unwanted chemicals and make Franklin a safer place. 510 views

Thursday, 17 September 2009
Gala and reopening of Hamilton Estate Community Hall Come along to a special gala day and the official reopening of Hamilton Estate Community Hall on Saturday 26 September. 405 views

Monday, 14 September 2009
Community Invited to Workshop Franklins Heritage 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. 549 views

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