Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Were The Heck Is Pukekohe...?

Different Auckland town centres are hosting Rugby teams from countries that qualified for the World Cup. One of these places is Pukekohe.

Pukekohe is a suburb in the Auckland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located at the southern edge of the Auckland Region, it is approximately 50 kilometres south of Aucland City. (

The Maori word Puke-kohe means ‘hill’ of the “kohekohe”, New Zealand’s Mahogany. During the New Zealand Wars, a battle was fought in Pukekohe known as the Defence of Pukekohe East 1863 (

The township population of Pukekohe is approx, 19,000 people. Pukekohe is Franklin’s main town along with Waiuku (population approx 5,500) and Tuakau (population approx 3000). Latest population figures show Franklin with a population of approx 58,932 and growing. (
Pukekohe's race tracks are famous their.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ocean!
    I'm a teacher at a kura in Hamilton and we're doing similar stuff to you (except we're studying countries that DID qualify for the world cup). The tamariki love learning facts about other countries and it's cool that you did some research on local places too. Well done!


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