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
A popular area to live within commuting distance
of job opportunities in Manukau City and Auckland.