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The township population of Pukekohe is approx. 19,000 people. Pukekohe is Franklinââ‚¬â„¢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 ââ‚¬Ëœbig boxââ‚¬â„¢ shopping and a lively main street with many restaurants and cafÃ©s. 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.
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.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND — The Restricted Fire Season for Franklin Rural Fire Authority areas will be lifted from Friday 7 May 2010.
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.
AUCKLAND — Repair work on the Tuakau Bridge will commence on 12 April 2010 and is expected to continue until the end of May.
AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council is currently calling for applications for the Community Partnerships Loan Funding Scheme.
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.
PUKEKOHE — Franklin District Council is promoting a variety of composting systems this month, with free composting and worm farming demonstrations at two local venues.
PUKEKOHE — Plan a special candlelight dinner party for the last Saturday in March and show your support for planet Earth.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council has started installing new signs and road marking at the approaches to schools throughout the district.
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.
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.
PUKEKOHE — Franklin District Council has officially welcomed a jumbo-sized citizen to the district.
AUCKLAND — Franklin drivers and cyclists are being asked to ‘share’ as part of a new road safety campaign.
AUCKLAND — Franklin motorbike riders will be more visible on our roads thanks to a bright safety initiative.
AUCKLAND — Truckies are being encouraged to chow down on healthier food in an effort to improve road safety.
AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council’s first comprehensive local alcohol policy has been adopted.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND — Don’t panic if you see someone watching your parking patterns in our CBD’s over the next few weeks.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND — Franklin District Council has today made a submission to the Local Government Commission on local government boundary and representation issues for 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).
PUKEKOHE — Get rid of those unwanted chemicals and make Franklin a safer place.
PUKEKOHE — Come along to a special gala day and the official reopening of Hamilton Estate Community Hall on Saturday 26 September.
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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