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About Franklin

He kōrero mō Franklin

The Franklin Local Board area spans the eastern coast of the Hauraki Gulf to the western coast of the Manukau Harbour. It includes inland and coastal settlements such as the Awhitu Peninsula, Karaka, Ardmore, Clevedon, Whitford, Maraetai, Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point, as well as the townships of Pukekohe, Waiuku and Beachlands.

Character of the Franklin Local Board area

The Franklin Local Board area is predominantly a rural area, supported by towns, villages and hamlets.

Franklin is home to a growing number of residents seeking a rural lifestyle and its economy is dominated by activities related to agriculture or land resources.

Franklin is proud of its country feel and known for its horticulture, the Clevedon farmers' market, motor sports and horse breeding.

Some of the critical infrastructure supporting Auckland is located in this board, such as the water reservoirs in the Hunua Ranges, and gas, water, electricity and telecommunications lines.

Geography of the Franklin Local Board area

State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk Railway run through the area, with Pukekohe being the last stop for commuter trains to and from Britomart.

Of particular note are the forests of the Hunua Ranges and the coastal bird habitats along the south and western shores of the Manukau Harbour.

Download map showing Franklin Local Board boundaries

Further information about Franklin

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Franklin's environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by council.

Franklin's economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.