What's on in the Coromandel

Kids, Lets Create - Create the Vibe Container, Thames

Come down on Sundays and check it out. 


Wild Womans Weekend


Free Digital Boost Workshop with Digital Ambassador - Sarah Imeson

Are you running a business and need some helping boosting your online platform?

Register now for the free Digital Boost Workshop happening on Wednesday 19 May in our District. The workshops are presented by Digital Ambassador Sarah Imeson (pictured right) and will cover:

  • How to use digital tools in your business to remove manual working hours and free up your time
  • How to market to your ideal customer using Facebook, Instagram, Google and YouTube
  • How to increase customers through your website and learn how to build one yourself
  • Q and A with a local business owner who has implemented digital tools
  • How to sign up for the free online Digital Boost platform


  • Whitianga - 9am - 11am. Oceans Resort, 18 Eyre Street, Whitianga. Register here.
  • Thames - 3pm - 5pm, Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames. Register here.

They are free workshops so if your business needs a boost, register using the links above. We hope to see you there.

For more information visit their website digitalboost.co.nz

Whitianga Marathon

Saturday 22 May 2021

5km,10km, 21km and 42km courses.

For further information about this event please see the Whitianga Marathon website.

Wild Wood Mini Golf - Whitianga

Family Day Out - Saturday 22 May 2021



Celebrate 150 years of Thames Rugby Club 

13-15 August 2021

You can find out more at trsc.co.nz/150years

Whitianga Oceans Festival

Saturday 18 September 2021

The new Whitianga Oceans Festival, brought to you by Whitianga Scallop Festival Inc., will deliver yet another fabulous day centred around seafood, music, beverages and entertainment. The festival will celebrate both the regions, and New Zealand caught seafood as well as our marine heritage as we allow our scallop beds to rest and recover.  Come along and enjoy a variety of seafood cooked in a myriad of different ways by renowned chefs, food trucks and local community groups.  The seafood will be complemented with an array of local and NZ wide beverages and you will be entertained by live bands, buskers, seafood cooking classes and more. 

To purchase tickets or to read further informaiton about the event, see the Oceans Festival website.




Thames Market

Pollen Street, Thames  

Weekly on Saturdays

Locally-produced plants, organic fruit and vegs, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and books, arts and crafts, fine food, cheeses, speciality oils, health and body care products, flowers, bread, knit wares, and much more.

Tairua Main Road

9:00am till 1:00pm

The first Saturday of every month, you will find this eclectic collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Road.