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|Local authority||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Electoral ward||Hamilton West|
|Te Rapa||St Andrews||Queenwood|
Pukete has two primary schools: Pukete Primary school (years 1-6) and Te Rapa Primary school (years 1-8).
The cobblestoned walk in the park has a grass dog exercise area. The riverside walkway, which includes many pedestrian bridges, can be used by walkers or cyclists, but the lower sections are subject to flooding in winter. A pedestrian bridge links Braithwaite Park to Flagstaff on the eastern side of the Waikato River. A 2015 River Plan proposed it become 'a flower garden bridge'.
There is a small beach on the west side of the river at Braithwaite park often used in summer by water skiers and picnickers. To the north of the residential area is the Pukete Mountain Bike track, an Equestrian centre, and a two-lane launching ramp into the Waikato River, all on the Pukete Farm Park. A concreted riverside track, for bikes and pedestrians, runs north from Mountain View Lane starting by the southeast side of the Fonterra Te Rapa Milk powder factory.
The eastern part of Pukete and neighbouring St Andrews is built on an old river terrace. This rises to the flat alluvial fan that covers most of Hamilton. The land rises to one of Hamilton's many small hills at Ngaio Place giving views over most of Hamilton.
Four-laning of the Pukete Bridge was completed in Easter 2013, well ahead of schedule due to the long dry summer.
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In 2018 the main ethnic groups were -
Pukete Pa is located in the north of the suburb on a cliff on the Waikato River bank, at the northern end of the riverside Braithwate Park. It is thought to have been built by Nga Iwi and later conquered by Ngati Koura The name Pukete comes from a locally made bag used to soak hinau berries in streams to ferment and preserve them. The area was confiscated in 1864, after the invasion of the Waikato. A double ditch remains to the north of the Pa. Carved wooden items, found close to the pā, are in Waikato Museum. Habitation was sparse, as one early European traveller noted no other settlement for 15 mi (24 km) along the Waikato.
Pukete parish existed from at least 1867, but, until the 1900s, Horotiu was often referred to as Pukete. Horotiu railway station changed its name from Pukete on 23 June 1907, when the proposed post office was referred to as Horotiu (Pukete), and the name of Horotiu school changed from Pukete in 1911.
In 2011 Hamilton Libraries compiled a list of street names, showing that most development occurred over about a decade from 1969, that many roads were named after trees and several developers were involved Before long, Pukete School was opened in 1972 and a swimming pool in 1975. Rather slower to open were a library in 1999 and Te Manawa Hall in 2002.
|Street name||Date||Named by||Source of name|
|Church Road||1945-50||Waipa County Council||after a Waipa County councillor of 1945|
|Ashurst Avenue||1969||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Sherwood Drive||1969||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Totara Drive||1969||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Challinor Street||1969||Builders Land Services||after R.C. Clough, chairman of the board|
|Clematis Avenue||1969||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Pukete Road||1969||Builders Land Services||parish name|
|Fuchsia Avenue||1971||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Houhere Place||1971||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Kohekohe Place||1971||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Pohutukawa Drive||1971||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Tanekaha Place||1971||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Titoki Place||1973||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Elmwood Crescent||1973||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Oakfield Crescent||1973||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Cullimore Street||1974||Peerless Homes Ltd||after Bert Cullimore, Housing Corporation|
|Frost Place||1974||Peerless Homes Ltd||land owner|
|Highland Drive||1974||Peerless Homes Ltd|
|Manuka Street||1974||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Nikau Place||1975||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Norfolk Place||1975||Peerless Homes Ltd||tree theme|
|Ash Place||1976||Peerless Homes Ltd||tree theme|
|Cypress Crescent||1976||Peerless Homes Ltd||tree theme|
|Matipo Crescent||1976||Brian Perry Developments||tree theme|
|Ngaio Place||1977||Builders Land Services||tree theme|
|Cherrywood Street||1977||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Chestnut Place||1977||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Sycamore Place||1977||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|Willowfield Place||1977||Taupo Totara Timber Company||tree theme|
|O'Connell Court||1977||Housing Corporation||land owner|
|Horoeka Court||1978||Paramount Builders Ltd||tree theme|
|Kupe Place||1999||Grasshopper Developments||Taranaki gas field|
|Maui Street||1999||Grasshopper Developments||Taranaki gas field|
|McKee Street||1999||Grasshopper Developments||Taranaki gas field|
|Karewa Place||2002||Wairere Drive Properties Ltd||Karewa Island, Bay of Plenty|
Braithwaite Park was owned by Waikato Hospital Board, who sold it to developers in 1990, the park being transferred to Hamilton City Council on 12 June 1990.
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