Pukekohe is a small and growing rural service town located at the southern edge of the Auckland region; it is approximately 50 kilometres south of Auckland. The hills of Pukekohe and nearby Bombay Hills form the natural southern limit of the Auckland region.
Pukekohe is now a dormitory suburb of Auckland with an increasing commute population.
The town is very progressive and with a strong community focus. For the most part Pukekohe is a young town.
During the New Zealand Wars a battle was fought in Pukekohe known as the Defense of Pukekohe East 1863.