All articles by Toni Reid

Toni Reid is the author of ‘Our Path Through the Rimu - A History of the Ararimu Community (1867-2017)’. Her family has connections with Pukekohe reaching back to the 1950's.

If it Ain’t Broke…

The Regeneration of Pukekohe

by Toni Reid

Our township was carved out of dense bush in the 1860’s when immigrants moved onto the land and created a community from scratch with just hand tools, their own labour and a desire to make a better life for themselves and their families. At first there …