An old photograph of a church with a horse in the background, juxtaposed with more recent photo same church with a modern car in front of it. Photo supplied by Pukekohe East Church.

The First Seat of Local Government in Franklin 1862: An Open Day at Pukekohe East Church!

FreeAccessibleSouth Auckland

Sunday 1 October and Sunday 15 October, 10am-4pm


Pukekohe East Church

95 Runciman Road, Pukekohe East

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From 1856-1858, Scottish and Cornish settlers arrived in New Zealand to farm the Pukekohe Block.

In 1862, the settlers formed the Pukekohe Highway Board, which met in Pukekohe East Church. Together the settlers began to improve the local roads.

Join the Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society at two open days and learn more about the transport history of the area.

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