What's on in the Coromandel

From creepy stories and family-friendly horror movies to the Halloween sweets and themed activities; slowly but surely Halloween is becoming more and more popular throughout New Zealand.  The Coromandel is hosting a number of Halloween events this year, and you can read more about these events below.  

Hopetoun Brown with Finn Scholes - Thames

Friday 30 October 2020 7.30pm - 9.45pm

Kauaeranga Hall, Thames

Door sales $25
Pre-book $22 txt: 021912993 or kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com or Lotus Realm

Halloween at the Mercury Bay Library

Friday 30 October 2020, 4pm - 5pm

Get your creepy costumes ready. This year, we'll have plenty of crafts and activities to keep you entertained at Mercury Bay Library. Drop in after school - if you dare.

Thames Haunted House 2020

Friday 30 - Saturday 31st, Thames Civic Centre

Come if you dare to the Haunted House Walk-through.

There is a suggested age limit of 14+ for the late-night sessions (this is not enforced and is up to parents if they deem it ok).

Support local business and spend the weekend in the Coromandel while you wait for this amazing event.

See the eventfinda website for further details.

Hogwarts Halloween at the Thames Library


Friday 30 October 2020, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

This year, we'll follow the spiders into Hogwarts' Forbidden Forest, for a night of games and magic. Maybe you'll see a unicorn - or a dementor.  Bookings are essential as spaces are limited - there will be no entry without your Hogwarts acceptance letter. Children under the age of five must have a parent or caregiver with them at all times. Phone 8686616 or ask one of our staff to book your space


Halloween Disco - Coromandel Area School 


Volunteer Day at Shortland Cemetary - Thames    


Saturday 31 October from 10am to 2pm.

To get into the Halloween vibe, come along to a volunteer working bee at Shortland Cemetery - it's a lovely old historic cemetery with stunning views over town and the Firth. And there are many amazing old headstones with a lot of local history.

This event coincides with NZCCC (New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective) cemeteries and crematoria week running from 31 October to 7 November.

Volunteers to wear closed-in shoes and bring sunhats, gardening gloves and small hand tools such as brooms, hand brushes.

Refreshments provided on the day.

To register interest before the day emails can be sent to customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz providing name and contact number.


Open Mic Music Night - Pauanui


A Night at the Thames Museum

Jazz Concert - Whitianga

The ABBA Show - Thames

Thames War Memorial Civic Centre

Saturday 14 November 2020

For further event and ticketing information see the Eventfinda website.

Study Enrolled Nursing at Wintec Thames - Open Days

Information Sessions

Monday 16 November 10am - 12pm

Friday 4 December 10am - 12pm

Thames Regional Hub, 414 Queen Street, Thames

For further information see the Wintec website.


 Federated Farmers Meat & Greet - Coroglen

Beach Hop 2020 - Whangamata

25 - 29 November 2020

Yes, it’s still on, the 20th Anniversary of Repco Beach Hop will be held in Whangamata in November 2020.

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets keep an eye on the Repco Beach Hop website for event developments as they come to hand.

Pauanui Christmas Home Wander

Pauanui Half Marathon 2020  

Postponement date: Saturday 5 December 2020

5k, 10k and 21k run or walk event.

New registrations are welcome. 

See Pauanui Half Marathon website for further details.

Mako Road - Coroglen Tavern

The Feelers - Coroglen

King Tide - Coroglen

Thames Wings and Wheels 2021   


Whitianga Summer Concert  


It’s time to mark your calendars everyone.

The Summer Concert Tour is heading back to Whitianga on Sunday 31 January 2021.  

The line-up will be announced soon, make sure you are signed up for to the Concert Club to receive advanced information regarding the event.  

K2 Road Cycle Race 2021

Cancellations and postponements

  • TCDC Microship Mondays - postponed
  • Te Puru School Quiz night - postponed
  • Zonta Bookarama event - postponed
  • Thames Treasures 1st birthday celebrations and auction has been postponed 
  • Steampunk the Thames - Cancelled
  • The Daylight Athiets - Whitianga - Cancelled
  • Tairua Food and Wine Festival - Cancelled
  • Jordan Luck Band with Ekko Park - Thames -Cancelled
  • Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market - Labour Weekend - Cancelled, next market Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

District Markets  

Thames Market

Pollen Street, Thames  

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. 

Whiti Night Market

5pm - 8pm Fortnightly on Friday nights

Buffalo Beach Reserve, come along and browse the wares of local stalls and grab you dinner from one of the many food trucks at this community farmers market.

Whitianga Arts and Craft Market

Saturday 05 December 2020 - Saturday 13 March 2021 8am - 1pm

Soldiers Memorial Park

Whitianga Market is a community artisans market which runs every Saturday during the summer months. It has a wide range of handcrafted items available.