Next week will mark 125 years since women in New Zealand won the right to vote.
As the country prepares to mark the historic day, a little town south of Auckland is celebrating their own female pioneers.
The residents of Pukekohe say women’s suffrage is about the lasting inspiration it gave to those who followed.
Hundreds turned out today to show their appreciation and remembered those like the woman who started a female fitness club in 1913 or ran for president of the RSA.
Pukekohe's not the only town making big noise this year, a number of towns up and down the country are expected to hold events like this, ahead of next Wednesday's 125th celebration.
Hundreds will join Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland’s Aotea Square for a sunrise salute to those who made the women’s vote and countless other everyday tasks possible.