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Pukekohe


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Pukekohe is the heart of the Franklin District and known for its motor racing, horse racing and market gardens.

The rural service town of Pukekohe is situated at Auckland’s southern edge. The volcanic soil here is extremely fertile and the mild climate supports dairy farming and horticulture.

The Pukekohe Park Raceway was opened in 1963 and has hosted the New Zealand Grand Prix 29 times. The V8 International Supercar event is held every April at the Raceway. Horse racing takes place at the Franklin Trotting Club racecourse.

The New Zealand Steel Gallery in Massey Avenue turns out to be an art gallery that features more than just steel. It’s a good place to check out paintings and other artworks by local artists.

Feeling peckish, check out the outdoor cafe, Stone Willow Cafe, Function & Wedding centre in Golding Road—or the Poco Loco Cafe, a tapas bar in Queen Street.

Schools in Pukekohe include Pukekohe Primary School, Pukekohe Intermediate and Pukekohe High School. There is also Parkside School, which caters for special needs, and Wesley College, a school with a long history and association with the Methodist Church.

Attractions in this area include access to Clark’s Beach in Manukau Harbour, a Saturday morning market, horse treks, golf and Wrights Water Gardens – Water Garden Cafe, Water lillies & Water Plants at Mauku.

At nearby Glenbrook, rail enthusiasts offer Sunday rides on historic steam trains.

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