The strength of a community is demonstrated through the number and diversity of its Community Service Providers. Here are our community partners, click an image to learn more about that organisation and how to access it’s web page and social media links. If you represent a community service organisation, then please consider joining us by clicking the box below…
Our network members…
Age Concern Counties Manukau: Services include Community Group Strength and Balance
Coordinator, Elder Abuse social workers, Elder Abuse Educator, Counsellor, Accredited Visiting
Service, Health Promotion, Handyman Fieldworker, Positive Ageing Network. Phone 09 279 4331 Ext 800, www.ageconcernauckland.org.nz/activities-and-events/counties-manukau/ or email email@example.com
Adult Seasons for Growth: For adults who have experienced grief or loss. Meets Tuesday evenings,
Pukekohe Anglican Church complex. Phone Jan 027 452 1366. https://www.pukekohecommunityaction.co.nz/seasons-for-growth/overview
Bereavement Support Group: Meets each Wednesday. Phone Shirley 09 238 1889 or Diane 021 298 3007.
Better Blokes: Sexual harm service for male survivors of childhood sexual, physical and
psychological trauma. Phone 09 378 8812, 021 2174 9252, email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://betterblokes.org.nz
Community Law Centre: Free legal help for people who don’t have much money – for example, if
you’re on a benefit or low income. Every second Tuesday 11am-3pm, Franklin Family Support
Services, 205 King St, Pukekohe, phone 09 238 6233. Nearest centre at 299 Great South Rd,
Papakura. Phone 09 274 4966, email email@example.com or https://communitylaw.org.nz/centre/auckland/south-auckland/.
Diabetes Support Group: Meets last Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm, Wesley Methodist Hall,
corner Queen and Wesley Streets, Pukekohe. Phone Jan 09 239 2049. www.diabetes.org.nz/branch-auckland
Dementia Auckland: Meets third Thursday 10.30am at Ryman Possum Bourne Retirement Village, Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe. Phone Julie 020 4086 4226, or 0800433636 email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://dementiaauckland.org.nz
Franklin Family Support Services: Services include financial mentoring, parenting, counselling, social work, transport (volunteer drivers to medical appointments), Heartland Services, legal support. 205 King St, Pukekohe. Phone 09 238 6233. http://www.familysupport.org.nz or email@example.com
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coffee morning last Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm at St Andrews Church, 18 Wesley St, Pukekohe. Phone Anne 027 471 8297. https://www.grg.org.nz
Hope Unlimited Trust: Range of services including professional counselling, social support services and personal development programmes. Phone 09 239 1823, http://hopeunlimitedtrust.org.nz
Literacy Aotearoa: Free learning services to adults, 16 years and older. Learner-centred classes
focused on developing core life skills. 2 Wesley Street, Pukekohe, phone (09) 239 0316, email
Parkinson’s Group: Meets every first Thursday, 10am Baptist Church Cafe, 128 Victoria Street West, Pukekohe. Carer Meeting every fourth Thursday, 10am at Petals ‘N Pots Cafe, 25 Paerata Road, Pukekohe. Phone Rhonda 027 520 6805.
Peer Support Group: For women suffering ante/post-natal distress. Meets every Monday 10am and
Thursday 7.30pm at Franklin: The Centre, Massey Ave, Pukekohe.
Pukekohe Community Action: Services include foodbank, Seasons for Growth (supporting children, young people & adults through family change and loss), Oasis (supporting families with young children), Space (supporting first-time parents & babies in their first year). Phone Jan 027 452
1366. https://www.pukekohecommunityaction.co.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army: Walk-in meeting each Wednesday, 10am-noon. Phone Gail or Rose 09 238 5641. www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/auckland/pukekohe
Solomon Group: Maori private training establishment with premises in Pukekohe and Manurewa
Largest Youth Services provider in New Zealand. Free education, employment and support services.
62 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Phone 0800 747 687, www.solomongroup.co.nz
SPELD NZ: SPELD NZ is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in assisting people with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. Phone 0800 773 536, email email@example.com or website www.speld.org.nz. .
Victim Support: A voluntary service which provides emotional and practical support to people affected by crime and trauma at any time of the day or night to help restore their feeling of safety and confidence. Phone 09 237 1442, 0800 842 846, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.victimsupport.org.nz
Waiuku Family Support Services: Services include counselling, budgeting and social work. 56 Queen Street, Waiuku. Phone (09) 235 9099. https://waiukufamilysupport.co.nz or email email@example.com
Whanau Resource Centre: Support, advocacy, education and intervention for whanau in crisis. 17
McNally Road, Pukekohe. Phone 09 238 5285, email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://whanauresourcecentre.org.nz.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Overeaters Anonymous: For those with food or weight issues. Contact aucklandoa.com, or Drury
Down But Not Out: Learn the difference between feeling down/blue and depression. For bookings
email Shayal at email@example.com. Free morning tea provided. Meets at Franklin: The Centre,
Massey Ave, Pukekohe.
Community Tai Chi: Thursdays 1.15pm and 7pm at Nora Brown Hall, St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe. Phone Stacy 09 576 3705.
Smiling Dragon Tai Chi Qigong: Various programmes at Pukekohe Youth Centre, 1 Roulston St,
Pukekohe. And Waiuku, Tuakau and Mauku. Phone Tamara: 021 255 1087.
Pukekohe Cardiac Club: Meets every Friday at the Masonic Rooms, Roulston Street, Pukekohe.
Phone Barbara 09 238 6533.
Core Strength and Conditioning Class: Meets Monday 9am, Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday 9am at
Bledisloe Park Sports Centre. Phone Maria 021 256 9962.
Live Stronger for Longer: Age Concern classes in Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau, Mauku. Phone Bethan 021 960 004
Age is just a number: Fitness classes Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10.15am-11.15am, Creo Gym
Pukekohe, 5 Cape Hill Road, Pukekohe. Phone Chloe 021 049 8601.
Supple Seniors: Wednesday, 10am-11am, St John Community Room, 19 Roulston St, Pukekohe.
Chair Yoga: Meets Fridays, 10am, Possum Bourne Retirement Village, Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe.
50+Young@Heart Fitness Club: Meets Pukekohe East Hall on Mondays, 9.45am, and Waiuku
Cosmopolitan Club, Thursdays at 9.30am. Classes are 40 minutes. Wear comfortable move-able
clothing, bring a drink bottle. Phone Alissa 021 293 6622.
50-plus Fitness Class: Every Monday, Waiuku Health & Fitness, 21A Martyn St, Waiuku.
Special Olympics: Regular sports training in ten pin bowling, table tennis, power lifting, basketball,
athletics, football and swimming. Phone Rowena 021 921 992.
Pukekohe Stroke Club: Meets Tuesdays, 9am-11.30am, Methodist Church Hall. Pool session
Thursdays 8.30am-10am, Recreation Centre, Stadium Drive, Pukekohe. Phone Elaine 027 820 4098.
Parkinson’s Gentle Exercise Group: Meets Tuesday 10am, Baptist Church Cafe, 128 Victoria Street
West, Pukekohe. Phone Rhonda 027 520 6805.
Buckland Indoor Bowling Club: Meets Friday nights at Pukekohe East Hall. Phone Dianne 027 479
Aqua Aerobics: Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Rd, Pukekohe, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday 9.15am, Tuesday 10.15am. Phone Cindy 09 238 5240.
Aqua Walking: Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Rd, Pukekohe. Open 5.30am-8pm. Phone 09 238 5240.
Pukekohe East Indoor Bowls. Meets every Tuesday, 7pm at Pukekohe East Hall. Phone Jenny 09 238
Indoor Bowls: Every Monday night at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.
Friday Indoor Bowls: Every Friday at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Dianne 027 479 6208
Bombay Indoor Bowling Club: Meets every Wednesday 7.15pm, Bombay Rugby Club hall. Phone
Sharon 09 236 0513.
Line Dancing: at Pukekohe East Hall, 232 Pukekohe East Road. Phone Lynne 027 403 4767 or 09 238 7269.
Cero Dance Classes: Beginners every Tuesday, 7.15pm, St Patricks Hall, 133 Seddon St. Pukekohe.
Phone 021 763 389.
Dance Scottish: Beginners’ class every Tuesday at Buckland Hall, Logan Road, Pukekohe. Phone Ruth 021 215 8607.
Pukekohe Ladies Badminton: Meets Wednesday, 9.30am-12pm at Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road. Phone Marilyn 021 460 578.
Green Prescription: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road,
Pukekohe. Phone Jacinta 09 238 7906.
EziFit: Every Tuesday 9.15am & Thursday 9.30am at Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road, Pukekohe. Phone Cindy 09 238 5240.
4EverFitness Class: Every Monday, 10.10am at Counties Fitness, 151 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe. Phone 09 238 1888.
Fitness League: Meets every Tuesday 9.30am at Pukekohe Town Hall Concert Chamber, Massey Ave, Pukekohe. Phone 09 238 2246.
Pukekohe Table Tennis Club: Meets Mondays 6pm, Pukekohe Youth Centre, 1 Roulston St,
Pukekohe. Phone Peter 09 232 8778.
Golden Oldies Table Tennis: Meets Tuesdays, 1pm, Buckland Community Hall, Buckland. Phone Ray 09 236 8673.
Walking Group: Meets Wednesdays 9.30am, Pukekohe Rugby Club, 7 Reynolds Road, Pukekohe.
Phone Shirley 09 238 9376.
Pukeoware Table Tennis Club: Meets every Tuesday 7.30pm at Pukeoware Hall, Waiuku. Phone
Neville 021 0230 3481.
Pukekohe Tennis: Doubles & Mixed Doubles, Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm, Senior Social Club night
Thursdays from 6.30pm, Counties Tennis Centre 82-86 West St, Pukekohe. Phone Cherie 027 459
Franklin Combined Probus Club: Probus provides retirees with the opportunity to connect socially, which is so important in today’s world. Probus Clubs offer a range of activities including trips and outings for members to enjoy, depending on their interests, lifestyle and location. Probus Club members meet monthly, to enjoy the company of like-minded fellow retirees and listen to interesting guest speakers.Meets fourth Monday, 10am, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Morning tea meeting: Second Monday, 10.15am-11.15am. Alyssum Café, Franklin: The Centre. Phone Joan 09 238 7766.
Franklin U3A: Meets third Tuesday of the month, 9.45am-12pm (February to November), Franklin
Bridge Club, 20 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Interest groups range from Art Appreciation to World
Geography. Phone: Janet 09 239 0117. email u3afranklingmail.com or https://www.u3a.nz/local.htm
Pukekohe Selwyn Centre: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.15am-11.30am, Pukekohe Anglican
Church hall, corner of Wesley and Queen Streets. Phone Jo 027 469 6865.
Pukekohe Senior Citizens Club: Pukekohe Senior Citizens Club is a social group for older people, which provides afternoon tea and entertainment, also bus trips once a month. Meets third Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm Pukekohe Town Hall Concert Chambers. Phone Heather 09 239 1615.
Tuakau Senior Citizens Club: Tuakau Senior Citizens Club is a social group for older people who meet for friendship and to listen to a guest speaker or musical entertainment followed by afternoon tea. The club has bus trips every second month to places of interest.Meets second Thursday of the month, 1.30pm-4pm at Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Lois 09 232 9796.
RSA- Franklin Returned Services Association: Your friendly local community club. We welcome all members, their guests and visitors from affiliated clubsSeniors lunch every second Tuesday, 17 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Phone Mac 027 785 9737, 09 238 7869 or https://franklinrsa.co.nz
Pukekohe Ladies Probus Club: Meets first Tuesday, 10am, at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Phone
Maureen 09 238 4400.
Pukekohe Men’s Probus Club: Meets every second Tuesday of month; 10am-12pm, Pukekohe
Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Paul 09 238 7702.
Pukekohe Combined Probus Club: Every third Monday, 10am-12pm, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.
Phone Elaine 09 239 2943.
Pukekohe Communicare Friendship Centre: Meets every Monday 9.30am-12.30pm, Plunket Rooms,
corner Edinburgh and Wesley St, Pukekohe. Phone 09 631 5968.
Pukekohe 60s Up Movement: Meets second Wednesday of the month, Pukekohe Town Hall. Phone
Julie 09 238 1929.
Elevenses with Lisa Morrell: Every second Friday of the month, at Pukekohe East Hall. Mornings of
entertainment followed by morning tea. Phone Anne 09 232 6588 or Lisa 021 541 511.
Chinese Positive Ageing Trust: Aimed at 65+ to enhance physical and psychological wellbeing of the Chinese elderly. Team of psychiatrists, counsellors and volunteers promote a better quality of life through social activities. Phone (09) 624 1368.
Korean Positive Ageing Trust: Promoting happy, healthy and holistic way of life for Korean seniors
and their families by enabling them to participate fully in the local community. PHONE Yongrahn 09
271 1949 or email Yongrahn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pukekohe Lions Club: Meets first and third Wednesday, February-December, 6.30pm, Pukekohe
Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Vikki 027 372 7045.
Franklin Lioness Club: Business meeting every first Tuesday, 7pm; Dinner meeting every third
Tuesday , 7pm, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Dinie 09 238 5633.
RSA Franklin Returned Services Association: 17 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Phone Mac 027 785 9737.
Rural Women: Meets first Wednesday, 1pm. Phone 0800 256 467.
Pukekohe Rotary Club: Meets Tuesdays 5.45pm, Counties Park Function Centre, Pukekohe Park
Raceway, 250 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe. Contact via website www.rotarypukekohe.club.
Franklin Contract Bridge Club: Meets every Monday and Wednesday 7.15pm and Friday 10am, 20
Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Phone 09 238 5760 or email email@example.com.
Franklin Chess Club: 1st Thursday (except January), 7pm-8:30pm, Leslie Common Room upstairs at
Franklin: The Centre. Phone Ron 027 212 8232 work hours or 09 269 0285.
Pukekohe Art Group: Meets Thursdays 10am-12pm, Pukekohe Youth Centre, 1 Roulston St. Phone
Margaret 09 238 1011.
Counties Embroiderers Guild: Meets 1st & 2nd Thursday 9.30am-12pm, Old Central School, corner
Great south Road and Wood St, Papakura; 3rd Thursday 9:30am-12pm, St Andrews Church, 18
Wesley St, Pukekohe. Phone Valerie 022 362 5795.
Counties Country Quilters: Meets Every 2nd Monday, 9am-2pm, PIA Events Centre, 59 Ward Street,
Pukekohe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crafting for Adults: Craft group meeting regularly at Pukekohe Library. Bookings required.
Scrapbooking and Papercraft Group: Meets monthly 10am-5pm at Waiau Pa Community Hall, corner McKenzie and Waiau Pa Roads. Phone Denise 021 297 3072.
Phone Korowai classes: Wednesdays 9.30am- 2.30pm, shared lunch. Phone Emily 09 238 6965.
Franklin Writers Group: Meets Tuesdays, 12.45-2.45pm (school terms), Edmund Hillary Room,
Franklin: The Centre. Phone Barbara 027 5606 777.
Pukekohe Floral Art Club: Meets 1st Thursday, 7.30pm, St James Presbyterian Church Hall, West
Street, Pukekohe. Phone Arlene 027 472 6198 or email email@example.com.
Franklin Fuchsia Group: Meets every second Thursday at 1pm, locations vary. Phone Carol 021 049
9706 or Mary 027 287 2681.
Pukekohe Garden Friends Club: Meets the first Monday of the month, Pukekohe Anglican Church, 18 Wesley St, Pukekohe. Phone Faye 09 238 3964.
Onewhero/Pukekohe Gardening Club: Meets 3rd Wednesday, 10am, Pukekohe Netball Courts.
Phone Raewyn 09 232 8005.
Franklin Toastmasters: Fortnightly meetings at Bledisloe Park Sports Centre. Phone Neil 021 527
Franklin Woodturners Club: Meets every Thursday evening, 23a Collingwood Rd, Waiuku.
Franklin Rockers Dance Group: Meets every Monday 7pm-9pm, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Sharon 027 473 3267 or Angela 021 120 1834.
Housie: Every Thursday, from 11am at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.
BPW Franklin: Committed to empowering women and advocating on their behalf. Meets every
fourth Wednesday, 6.30pm, Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. Phone 021 0295 0688 or email
Franklin Women’s Club: Mah Jong Monday & Thursday, 1pm, 29 Hall Street, Pukekohe. Phone
Margaret 09 238 6323.
Mah Jong Club: Meets every Thursday 12.30pm, Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. Phone 027 755 474
Pukekohe 500 Club: Meets Fridays, 1pm, Wesley Methodist Hall, corner Queen and Wesley Streets,
Connie 027 417 7329.
Waiuku 500 Club: Meets every Wednesday, 12.30pm at Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. Phone 027 428
Pukekohe Red Hatters: Meets fourth Wednesday of month 11.30am at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan
Club. Phone Ann 09 238 7313.
Waiuku Red Hatters: Ladies meet every third Thursday of the month, 11.30am at Kentish Hotel,
Waiuku. Phone Elaine 09 235 7131.
Franklin Amateur Radio Club: Meets third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm, clubrooms, Stadium Drive Pukekohe. Phone Peter 021 0846 9429.
Pukekohe Stamp Club: Meets first Sunday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Reid Anderson Hall, St
Andrew’s Anglican Church, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe
Franklin Country Music Club: Meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan
Club. Phone Judi 027 522 5253.
Waiuku Country Music Club: Meets every second Monday, 7pm-10pm at Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. Phone Carol 021 162 9165.
Tuakau Country Variety Music Club: Meets second Sunday of month, Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club.
Phone 027 361 6464.
Sunset Coast Big Band: Meets every Thursday, Band Room, 2 Belgium St, Waiuku. Phone Ed 027 260 6568.
Franklin Community Choir: Practises Mondays 7pm-9pm in St Andrew’s Church, Pukekohe. All
Spud Union Community Singing Group: Meets Thursdays 12.30pm-2pm, Mauku Victory Hall, 430
Union Rd, Mauku. Phone Sid 021 072 4205, Wendy 022 033 5011 or Anne 02 368 0509.
Pukekohe Youth Centre Rhythmicals: Fridays 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm at Pukekohe Youth Centre. Phone 027 632 0294.
MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
Franklin Heritage Forum: Umbrella organisation and advocate for heritage organisations. Meets last
Wednesday of the month at member museums. Phone Christine 027 538 9063 or Ian 09 239 2049 or
Franklin Genealogy: Meets second Tuesday of each month, 10am, Douglas Wright Room, Franklin:
The Centre, Massey Ave, Pukekohe. Phone Heather 027 723 5228 or Val Gillanders 021 036 5481 or
Franklin Historical Society: Monthly meetings, Massey Ave, Pukekohe. Meets Sunday 11.30am-
3.30pm Pioneer Cottage, Roulston Park. Phone Brien 021 123 7960 or email
Franklin Vintage Machinery Club: Fosters interest in preservation, restoration and maintenance of
vintage tractors and machinery. Meets: Second Wednesday at Karaka Bowling Club. Phone Ian 027
571 1232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust: Phone 09 235 1458 or 021 123 4685 or
Patumahoe History Group: Phone Kay 09 236 3809, Howard 09 238 9970 or email email@example.com
Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society: 95 Runciman Rd, Pukekohe East. Meets as required.
Various Open Days throughout the year, otherwise, by request. Phone Tom 09 239 270 or 027 475
5105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Redoubt Trust and NZ Land Wars Centre: Visitor Centre & Library, 22 Great South Road,
Pokeno. Meets as required. Open Sunday 10am – 2pm or by arrangement. Phone Ian 09 239 2049 or
Tuakau and District Museum Society: Museum at 10 Liverpool Street, open Thursdays 9:30am – 12
noon, Sunday 1pm-3.30pm or by arrangement. Phone Keith or Sandra 09 236 8785 or
Alexandra Redoubt, Alexandra Redoubt Road, Tuakau. Phone Janet 09 236 9028.
Waiuku Museum: Museum at 13 King Street, open Wednesdays 10am-noon, Sundays 1.30-4pm or by arrangement. Phone 09 235 8698 when open, 09 235 3822 after hours or email email@example.com
Awhitu Peninsula Historical Society. Phone Gillian 09 235 8810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org