Franklin in the news…..

Well, the good news is – Franklin seems to be hitting the news again for all GREAT REASONS!

Pure day spaFor those interested in Lifestyle publications, or just interested in magazines with intersting stories and glossy pics, check out the latest Eye Magazine.

Pukekohe and the Franklin region are showcased with some GREAT write-ups, just a portion of which is here –

“ Franklin may now be part of a super city but it supersedes the rest of us city folk by being just far enough away to be calm and collected but still a thriving, exciting and entertaining community without the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau, Clarks Beach, Drury, Karaka, Pokeno, Miranda and Hampton Downs are the hidden gems of the south, all with the small town charm on a big scale.
Franklin is the home to motorsport, racing. Boutique shopping, five star cuisine and a farmers market full of locally grown and farmed produce. From the vintage boutiques and superb cuisine of Pukekohe and the palatial green of Clarks Beach, Franklin is a unique destination for a fantastic day out. Franklin and the amazing locals will ensure that you don’t leave disappointed or empty handed.”

Awesome stuff Franklin! and some of our local businesses are featured too – Pukekohe Golf Club,, shoe shops, hair salons, accommodation and dining, the likes of The Country Inn, Cafe Palazzo, La Valla,and more as well as our fantastic day spa – Pure Indulgence!

Auckland’s mayor also has this to say about Pukekohe ”

Pukekohe is a boom Town. For decades it was my family’s old hometown. It has maintained a steady gait for years, with it’s industry centred on horticulture and agriculture in close proximity and it’s always had a strong community spirit….. At a rapid pace, it’s becoming not only an important residential and commercial base, but a desirable commuter town in a beautiful setting…”

We really DO have it all here in Franklin – just a stones throw from Auckland’s CBD, yet far enough away to have the luxury of a rural setting, and also close enough to the Waikato for those needing to head south.

…..and if it’s thrills that you want as well…check out our very own amazing Spookers! who are here to scare you silly or give you an amazing setting for your Christmas function, or any other function for that matter!]

Just come on over to OUR place to see what you may be missing out on, or come over and enjoy our beaches!


and to top this off, the last episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent, shows how judges Rachel Hunter, Cris Judd and Jason Kerrison battled it out in the Toyota RAV4 Off-Road Challenge on the Awhitu Peninsula, Franklin region at our own Castaways Resort.


2 thoughts on “Franklin in the news…..

  1. You left out Patumahoe! We are also a hidden gem of the south. Great village with awesome community spirit, a wonderful school turning out well rounded students, cafe, wine bar, bakery, lots of sports clubs… Plus a lot of residential development currently being built and more land becoming available. Patumahoe is a fabulous place to live and raise our son and the easy commute from Auckland gives you chance to wind down before you get home.


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