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Franklin district stretches from the Manukau Peninsula in the west, bordered by the Tasman sea, to the seaside settlement of Kaiaua in the east on the Firth of Thames.

Franklin is situated south of Auckland, approximately half an hour by car.

The district has a diverse character of activities centred around the main town of Pukekohe with a population of 12600. The other centres are Waiuku and Tuakau both within an hour of Auckland,the district has total population of 47800.

The area is known for its onion and vegetable growing plus car racing at the Pukekohe race track, and steel production at the Glenbrook Steel Mill. A wide range of rural activities are practised in the area ranging from dairying, vegetable growing, glasshouse production of tomatoes, cucumbers and flowers, beef and sheep grazing and the proliferation of rural lifestyle blocks.

Franklin is serviced by the motorway from Auckland to the south to Hamilton with a good roading system to the outer areas. The rail is utilised for the light industry and passenger service north and south.
A popular area to live within commuting distance of job opportunities in Manukau City and Auckland.

 



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