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.
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