|Pukekohe, New Zealand|
Pukekohe is the service centre for a productive market gardening region which produces many crops, but especially potatoes and onions, in its rich volcanic soils. Pukekohe combines the diverse attractions of coast and country.
Surrounded by a patchwork of market gardens, this thriving rural centre is on the calendar for many local and international motor-racing events. Pukekohe hosts a number of sporting events including horse-racing, hockey, tennis, rugby, golf, and BMX racing.
You can enjoy great shopping and varied dining in a relaxed country atmosphere with no parking hassles. The compact town centre comprises of family businesses and boutique shops offering a wide range of goods and services. A shopping trip is never complete without a visit to one of the many cafes for a midday brunch, a quick coffee, or a relaxed meal.
Pukekohe is the centre of thriving arts community with regular exhibitions, festivals, and live theatres. Each Saturday morning colourful markets sell local produce.