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Settled in the 1860's after the land wars, Pukekohe has a colourful history. Pukekohe soon developed to be one of the largest areas of market gardening in New Zealand, producing one-third of the nations vegetables. With the temperate climate and rich soils, Pukekohe is famous for export of onions and potatoes world-wide.

Pukekohe means 'Hill of the Kohekohe', New Zealand's native mahogany tree. Today, Pukekohe has become the regional centre for the Franklin District, with it's busy shopping centre, beautiful gardens and a wide variety of recreational facilities, the town has plenty to offer.

When visiting Pukekohe take a drive to the summit of Pukekohe Hill where a panoramic view of Franklin District can be seen. From this vantage point vistas north to Manukau Harbour and Auckland abound, while to the south Tuakau, and the mighty Waikato River winds its way to the Tasman sea.

As Franklin's largest town we can offer accommodation, restaurants and shopping within a five minute drive to the motorway, thirty minutes to Auckland International Airport and forty-five minutes to the centre of Auckland City.

 

Attractions:

Pukekohe Park Raceway is a world class motor sport facility that hosts races such as the New Zealand International Grand Prix and the Australian V8 Supercars. It is also the site of truck racing and many other motor sport activities. Concerts, equestrian events and so forth are also held there.

Pukekohe and its district have excellent areas for car rallying. Particularly ideal are the roads in southern Franklin and those close to the Maramarua Forest.

The excellent Meremere Champion Dragway is located on State Highway 1, about 15 minutes' drive south from Pukekohe.

The Pukekohe Showgrounds are a 50-acre area located near the town's centre. In addition to many other activities throughout the year, it hosts the annual A and P Show on the third Friday and Saturday of February.

Pukekohe Hill, located a short drive from Pukekohe township, has panoramic views of the district.

 

Facilities & Venues:

Pukekohe Park Raceway
222/250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 0553

Pukekohe Showgrounds
58 Station Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 8773

 

 

Restaurants & Cafes:

Pukekohe has many restaurants and cafes including:

Bazza's Steakhouse
56 King Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 3931

Curry Leaf Indian Restaurant
49 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 4753

Edinburgh Street
27 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 1143

Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill
1 King Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 3232

Franklins Bar and Eatery
1 Queen Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 4680

Royal Horse Restaurant & Takeaways
3/24 Seddon Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 9571

Blue Ox Babe BBQ
127 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 1079

Muang Thai Pukekohe
64 King Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 8386

Town Mouse
191 King Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 1110

Kaos Café
44 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 0331

Plus so many more including Pita Pit, Sal’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, Carl’s JR, Muffin Break, Mexicali, Coffee Club, Columbus Coffee, Pukeko’s Nest, Winner Winner, Ginger Indian Restaurant, Seddon 64, Burger Fuel, KFC, Good Home, Johnny’s Steakhouse, The Longkeeper, Lone Star, Hell Pizza, Little Thai Restaurant, The Flour Mill Café & Bakery

 

Transport:

Commuter trains run between Pukekohe and Auckland and Hamilton.

There are also train services to Wellington, Rotorua and Tauranga.

There is a daily bus service between Auckland and Pukekohe:

Stagecoach Buses
(09) 630 4660
Timetable enquiries, Rideline: (09) 366 6400

Taxi services include:

Kwik Cabs Ltd
(09) 238 6259

Taxis United Ltd
(09) 298 1000

 

Community & Sport:

Pukekohe Library
12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe | 0800 695 427

Pukekohe Hospital
Tuakau Road, Pukekohe | 09 237 0600

Pukekohe Family Health Care
10 West Street, Pukekohe | 09 237 0280

Franklin Vets
86 Harris Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 7486

The Vet Centre Pukekohe
11 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 6897

Pukekohe Police Station
37 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 0800 105 105

Pukekohe Fire Station
Harris Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 7669

Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe | 09 238 8899

Pukekohe Light Opera Club/ Performing Arts
2 Harrington Ave, Pukekohe | 09 238 5642

Pukekohe Car Club
Station Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 8877

Pukekohe Golf Course
564 Karaka Road, Karaka | 09 294 8810

Pukekohe has a stadium, tennis and squash courts, gymnasiums, an all-weather hockey ground, and many sports grounds. The Recreation Centre has swimming pools, and facilities for basketball, badminton, martial arts and aerobics.

Navigation Homes Stadium
Cnr Franklin Road & Studium Drive | 09 237 0033

Franklin Pool and Leisure
29 Franklin Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 5240

Counties Fitness & Health Club
151 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 1888

Franklin Gymsport
58 Station Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 8290

Pukekohe Rugby Club
47 Reynolds Road, Pukekohe | 021 513 102

Pukekohe AFC
Bledisloe Park Sports Centre John Street, Pukekohe | 021 100 6564

Bledisole Park
Queen, Harris & John Streets, Pukekohe | 021 112 1629

Jubilee Pool
Harry Moore Place, Pukekohe | 09 238 5240

Counties Manukau Hockey Association
33-39 Beresford Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 3120

Pukekohe Netball Centre
Queen Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 9057

Draper Academy of Dance
40 Nelson Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 7462

8 Count Dance Studio
1B Harrington Ave, Pukekohe | 027 558 0080

Counties Shotokan Karate
5B Glasgow Road, Pukekohe | 09 239 0272

 

Pre Schools & Play Centres:

The early childhood facilities in Pukekohe include:

Pukekohe Central Kindergarten
2 Harrington Ave, Pukekohe | 09 238 8047

Excel Early Learning Centre
42 Puni Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 1633

Edu-Care Childcare Centre
144 Kitchener Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 1840

Mason Avenue Kindergarten
8 Mason Ave, Pukekohe | 09 238 7856

Little Pukeko’s Pre-School
7 Graham Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 2272

The Playhouse Pre-School
51 Twomey Drive, Pukekohe | 09 238 1371

Pricky Hedgehog Pre-School
12 Graham Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 5757

Lollipops Pukekohe
5 Paerata Road, Pukekohe | 09 239 1078

Little Sparks Pukekohe
65 Helvetia Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 5656

Scholars Preschool
103 Queen Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 0409

 

Primary Schools:

The primary schools in Pukekohe are:

St Joseph's School
94 Seddon Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 7745

Valley Primary School
42 East Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 8774

Pukekohe Hill School
12 Green Lane, Pukekohe | 09 238 6374

Pukekohe North Primary School
57 Princes Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 8552

Pukekohe East School
137 Runciman Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 8708

Buckland Primary School
72 George Cres, Pukekohe | 09 238 9419

Harrisville Primary School
Harriville Road | 09 236 8795

Paerata Primary School
35 Tuhimata Road, Paerata | 09 238 7050

Puni Primary School
357 Waiuku Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 7403

Pukekohe Christian School
82 Yates Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 6449

Kingsgate Christian Primary School
53 Victoria Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 0297

 

Intermediate & Secondary Schools:

The Intermediate school in Pukekohe is:

Pukekohe Intermediate School
44/74 Queen Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 6568

The secondary school in Pukekohe is:

Pukekohe High School
44 Harris Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 6089

 

Supermarkets:

Pak’nSave
Cnr Queen & Harris Streets, Pukekohe | 09 238 0400

Countdown
Cnr Tobin & Seddon Streets, Pukekohe | 09 237 0200

Countdown South
186-192 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 237 3080

New World
17 Paerata Road, Pukekohe | 09 777 8008

Reduced to Clear
14 Stadium Drive, Pukekohe | 09 972 2742

Bin Inn Pukekohe
4a Harris Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 3042

Pukekohe Spice Mart
3/248 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 3730

The Goodness Grocer (Organic Food Store)
216 King Street, Pukekohe | 09 238 8868

Fruit World
2 Stadium Drive, Pukekohe | 09 238 0088

 

Fuel Stations:

Gull
50 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 557 0355

BP
76 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe | 09 239 1065

Mobil
Cnr Manukau Road and Massey Ave, Pukekohe | 09 237 1240

Challenge
169 Manukau Road, Pukekohe | 09 238 8046

Z Pukekohe
11 Stadium Drive, Pukekohe | 09 238 4596

 

Pukekohe Mega Centre – 182-196 Manukau Road:
http://pukekohemegacentre.co.nz/

Mitre 10 Mega | 09 238 5559

Harvey Norman | 09 237 3500

Hunting and Fishing Franklin | 09 239 2098

Noel Leeming | 0800 444 488 ext. 99000

Briscoes | 09 237 0474

Rebel Sport | 09 237 0476

Godfreys | 09 238 4808

Baby on the Move | 09 963 1898

Furniture Now | 09 394 7566

Guthrie Bowron | 09 238 4879

Stihl Shop | 09 238 3723

Bedpost | 09 963 1825

Flex Fitness | 09 239 3430

Silverfern Marquees Wedding and Event Hire | 09 238 4882

Countdown South | 09 237 3080

Burger King | 09 477 4378

Soon to be: Spotlight

 

Pukekohe Plaza – 1 Wesley Street, Pukekohe:
http://www.pukekoheplaza.co.nz/

Farmers | 09 929 8200

Stevens | 09 929 8825

Muffin Break | 09 238 0556

Bella Nail Spa | 09 238 5999 or 09 238 8811

Mikki Shoes | 09 972 9347

2Degrees | 09 239 3984

ASB | 09 306 3023

Pita Pit | 09 239 0157

Bien Sushi | 09 238 0082

Freedom Hair and Beauty | 09 239 1580

IT Fox | 027 0777 2345

Pukekohe Plaza Pharmacy | 09 238 2925

Campbell Tyson Business Centre – Level 2

Campbell Tyson | 09 238 9219

Franklin Law | 09 237 0226

FMG | 0800 366 466

Marsh and Irwin | 09 238 6276

Super Advice | 0800 894 688

Ilume | 09 377 3262

Maven | 09 571 0050

 

Zone Franklin – 124 Manukau Road, Pukekohe & 16 Subway Road:

The Warehouse | 09 237 1225

Kathmandu | 09 238 1418

Repco | 09 237 1096

Postie | 09 237 1850

Boneyard | 09 239 2061

Home and Kitchen | 09 238 2970

Lighting Plus | 09 239 0815

Cracker Jack | 09 238 2313

Storage Box | 09 238 3346

Toy World | 09 947 9107

Floorwise | 0508 2020 122

Jesters Pies | 09 239 1789

Mama Africa | 09 239 0621

Joy Sushi | 09 238 2287

Hollywood Bakery | 09 239 1398

Bed Bath and Beyond Homestore | 09 238 8777

BedRus | 09 238 1190

Warehouse Stationaery | 09 239 1051

Number one Shoes | 09 239 0929

The Cheesecake Shop | 09 239 1989

Crown Bakery and Coffee | 09 238 2018

Bonanza Variety Store | 09 929 882