Pukekohe is a town 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 Auckland City, between the southern shore of the Manukau Harbour and the mouth of the Waikato River. The hills of Pukekohe and nearby Bombay Hills form the natural southern limit of the Auckland region. Pukekohe is located within the political boundaries of the Auckland Council, following the abolition of the Franklin District Council on 1 November 2010.
With a population of 28,400 (June 2014 estimate), Pukekohe is the 18th-equal largest urban area in New Zealand (tied with Timaru), and the second largest in the Auckland Region behind Auckland itself.
The Māori word puke-kohe means "hill of the kohekohe", New Zealand's native mahogany.
- Pukekohe on Wikipedia