What’s the future of Franklin?

From 1861 to 2010 the Franklin District was controlled by it’s own local body government. A lot of residents still refer to the ‘Franklin’ name’s existence believing that becoming part of the Auckland ‘supercity’ would somehow rob the people of their historical identity. So what is the future plans and how will the influx of immigrants…

Waitangi Day 2016

Hundreds of Franklin locals turned up to ECOLight Stadium no.2 field for the Waitangi Day celebrations with Powell Transport supplying a flatbed truck that was used as a stage for local, up-and-coming talent. The day was organized by the Huakina Trust with Rob Hita overseeing operations. It was a warm, overcast day with traditional Maori…

Pukekohe Marae: Nga Hau e Wha

The original Maori Hall was situated on Ward Street, Pukekohe and was opened in June 1959. The land was donated by the Department of Education and funded with the help of the local Rotary Club and the Maori Women’s Welfare League. The communal hall was moved to it’s current site on Beatty Road and opened…