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Please do the right thing for our cats and our precious wildlife and our community. Birds and reptiles in our gardens and bush don’t stand a chance against hunting moggies.

DOC has some excellent ideas to help us make our cats conservation friendly.

For a start: desex all cats, feed them regularly so they don’t hunt for food, put them in a cattery when you go away, feed cats before birds’ active time at dusk and early morning, keep them inside at night, fit them with collars and bells to warn birds, put bird baths and feeders out of cat-reach.

Find out more about your pet cat – visit these links:

Department of Conservation – Make your cat conservation friendly

Auckland Council – Services – cats

If you have a cat visiting your garden that you think may be abandoned please let us know email We will post a notice this website or take the cat to the vet for information.



There are several cemeteries in the local area.

The first four listed are under the administration of Auckland Council:

• Mauku Cemetery – Findlay Road, Mauku

• Pukekohe Cemetery – Wellington Street, Pukekohe

• Heights Park Cemetery – Heights Park, Paerata

• Waiau Pa Cemetery – Seagrove Road, Waiau Pa

The following cemeteries are also in the Patumahoe/Mauku locality but are not owned or administered by Auckland Council.

• St Brides Church of England Cemetery, Findlay Rd, Mauku

• St Patricks Roman Catholic Cemetery, Seddon St, Pukekohe

Information from the former Franklin District Council is located here, this contains information regarding services and fees:

Franklin District Council – Cemeteries, Services & Fees

Information needs to be transferred to Auckland Council new site, and as at this date has not been done 11 Feb 2011.

Downloadable PDF file from Franklin District council website:

Guide to Cemeteries in Franklin.


Council – local government representatives

Local Government representatives

Find your board and local ward

Both Patumahoe village and Mauku are split by the border of the Pukekohe and Waiuku subdivision wards of our local board.

Pdf of map: Auckland Council – Map of Franklin divisions

Councillor – Bill Cashmore


Bill Cashmore
389 Kawakawa-Orere Rd

(021) 283 3355
Bill Cashmore has been in local politics for many years, and most recently served as a Franklin Local Board member.  He was elected to Franklin’s Councillor position in October 2013 – after the residing councillor Des Morrison, indicated he would not stand for further office.

Franklin local board office

The Franklin Local Board can be contacted at the address below from 1 November:

82 Manukau Road
Auckland 2120

Franklin local board members

Connection to website:


Andrew Baker (Chair)
271 Drury Hills Road, RD1 Drury
Auckland 2577
Ph: (09) 294-7345


Jill Naysmith – Deputy Chair
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 286 5333


Malcolm Bell
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe,  Auckland 2120
021 916 381


Alan Cole
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 923 719


Brendon Crompton
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 224 9708 or 09 235 3773


Angela Fulljames
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142,82 Manukau Road
Pukekohe,Auckland 2120
021 923 278


Sarah Higgins
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 922 051


Murray Kay
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 280 4222


Lyn Murphy
PO Box 92300, Auckland 1142
82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
021 822 936



Council – services and rates


You can find out the latest rates information by searching a property address on the Auckland Council website: Rates finder

Rates fees and other information can be found here:

Rates fees & other information

Reporting a problem to the Council

The Auckland Council operates a which provides a professional and friendly first point of phone contact for council services which include issues or questions regarding any of the following:

There’s a range of ways to get in touch with Auckland Council so you can choose the method that is most convenient to you.

  • potholes
  • street lights
  • vegetation clearing
  • graffiti
  • damaged or missing items
  • blocked or leaking water pipes
  • rubbish or recycling issues

Contact Auckland Council online

To make a general enquiry or a request for service, to make a complaint, or for any other reason you may wish to contact them.

Phone Auckland Council:

  • (09) 301 0101

We are ready to help with your enquiries 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Phone Auckland Transport

  • (09) 355 3553

For enquiries about parking, footpaths, roads and public transport.

Phone Watercare Services

  • (09) 442 2222

For enquiries about water and wastewater services in Auckland.

Fax Auckland Council

  • (09) 301 0100

Visit Auckland Council

Visit our customer service centre information to find your nearest customer service centre, including opening hours and the range of services available.


Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142



If you have large items of rubbish or do not live in the townships with a recycling collection service, you can take your rubbish and recyclables to the our closest Transfer Stations which is located at:

Envirowaste Pukekohe Refuse Transfer Station
Austen Place
Ph: 237 1901
7.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
8.00am – 3.30pm Saturday and Sunday

What the Transfer Stations will take for free:

  • plastic bottles and containers (numbered 1 – 7)
  • glass
  • steel and aluminium cans
  • paper and cardboard

What the Transfer Stations will take for a charge:

  • general waste/rubbish
  • whiteware and steel
  • greenwaste (garden waste, grass clippings and prunings)
  • cleanfill materials (brick, rubble, timber)

If you are going away and will miss your rubbish collection day you can take stickered rubbish bags to the Transfer Station.

Visit the Franklin District archived website for a list of the other transfer stations and rural recycling depots.

This  brochure about recycling produced by Franklin  District Council, refers to the urban recycling programme but does contain information about how to sort your plastics, cardboard and papers that you will take to the transfer station.

Paper and Cardboard: Items Accepted –

  • Newspapers, magazines, advertising flyers and glossy brochures.
  • Office and computer paper, cards and envelopes, calendars.
  • Cereal and other food packaging boxes and corrugated egg cartons.
  • Telephone books and paperbacks.
  • Cardboard boxes and paper or cardboard wrapping materials (any thickness).


  • Keep paper and cardboard clean and dry.
  • Place all paper items in a bag, tied at the top to make sure it doesn’t blow away.
  • Flatten cardboard.
  • Council also has a supply of free ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers which can be used to cut down on the amount of waste paper your household gets each week. If you would like one of these please call in to our offices and get one from the pamphlet stands in the customer service areas.

Glass: Items Accepted –

  • Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars only.
  • NO other types of glass and no broken glass should go in your recycling bins.


  • Remove all caps and corks, then rinse.

Plastic: Items Accepted –

You can recycle plastics broadly described as rigid household containers, (which have the number 1-7 stamped in a triangle on them) like:

  • Soft drink bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • icecream containers
  • Yoghurt tubs
  • Sauce bottles.

What can’t be recycled:

  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags
  • Garden waste
  • Plastic packaging
  • Disposable nappies
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Computers

Tin and Aluminium Cans: Items Accepted –

  • Cans and tins only
  • For other items see below.


  • Remove lids from tin cans and place inside
  • Wash and squash all cans.

Other Recyclables

There are many other items you can recycle. Check out the Auckland Regional Council’s Recycler database by following the link below:
Auckland Regional Council’s Recycler database
In addition to this, metals including aluminium, steel, brass, iron, copper and zinc, as well as batteries and radiators can be recycled at the following locations:

• Hewes Metals
197 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe
Ph: 238 6986

• SJ Metals
3 Adams Drive, Pukekohe
Ph: 09 238 3974

How are materials recycled?

Some items are recycled within local markets in New Zealand, while other items are shipped overseas for recycling in international markets such as China.

Recycled products made from ‘post-consumer’ materials – those items residents put out in Council’s kerbside collection, can include:

  • plastic pipes, packing crates, buckets and even fibre made into clothing;
  • steel rods and construction beams;
  • aluminium cans;
  • glass bottles and jars, home wares such as vases, and glass is also used in swimming pool filters and in aggregate for asphalt; and
  • recycled paper and cardboard products such as boxes.



Collection day for Patumahoe village and Mauku is: Tuesday

There are weekly rubbish collections in the district which is a stickered bag collection.

Each rubbish bag must have an official FDC green and white sticker attached; these are available for $2.00 each at Council offices in Pukekohe and Waiuku, and at local retail outlets.

Stickers can be bought locally at Patumahoe Superette.

If public holidays interrupt the normal collection times, collections are usually one day later eg. if your normal collection day is Monday, it will be Tuesday etc.

Colour Coded Map of Franklin collection days (pdf, 627kb)

Want more information of refuse and recycling services?

Guide to Rubbish Disposal in Franklin brochure (pdf, 554kb)


Correct use of the Council rubbish collection service

  • m,.Buy and place the sticker on your rubbish bag.
  • Rubbish bags are to be the standard 60 litre bags (not large garden bags).
  • Please ensure that all glass or sharp objects are wrapped.
  • Place your standard rubbish bag (maximum weight 18kgs) at the kerbside or by your front gate before 7.00am on your collection day.
  • Ensure the sticker faces the road and can be clearly seen by collectors.
  • Rubbish bags without stickers will not be collected.

How to use the service

  • Do not over fill your bin – make sure the lid can be closed
  • Place your bin on the kerbside by 7.00am on your collection day, with the handle and wheels facing your property.
  • If your bin has been damaged or stolen, contact our Customer Services Team on 09 2371300 to arrange for its repair or replacement.

What should NOT go into your rubbish bag or bin

  • Recyclables Garden waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Business or trade waste
  • Hot ash
  • Soil
  • Concrete and building waste

Bulky household rubbish disposal

If you have large items that cannot be disposed of in the Council kerbside rubbish collection you can take these to your local transfer station for a fee. Check out the Transfer stations and recycling depots page for locations, opening hours and contact information.

Council also offers a number of drop off collection points for large inorganic rubbish at scheduled times and locations through out the year, for large items that cannot be disposed of in the Council kerbside rubbish collection. You will be informed of the collection date in your area immediately before the collection is due.

This service currently collects items such as old furniture, appliances, carpet, home ware, toys and bikes. The items must be able to be lifted by two people.
Council will not take:

  • Household rubbish bags and recyclables.
  • Building or trade rubbish such as rubble, concrete, bricks or wood, glass or any demolition waste.
  • Garden waste such as grass clippings, and tree and hedge trimmings.
  • Car parts.
  • Any liquids – especially paint.
  • CNG / LPG containers.
  • Oil /petrol containers.
  • Hazardous wastes and asbestos.

Visit our other pages for information on Recycling.