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What's on in the Coromandel

25 July 2019

We are thrilled to be in Auckland today for the four-day Food Show with Mercury Bay Creamery, Savour & Spice, The Honey Shed, Uncle Dunkles Chilli’s and Corokai. Come along and check out what The Coromandel stand has to offer.

Auckland Food Show 

Photo: Day one of the Auckland Food Show.

If you want to stay local, revel in the talented music students from Hauraki Plains College on Friday at St George’s Church or support the Mercury Bay Junior Ruby Club at their Black Out night. See below for further details.

Thames free concert

Whangamata Adventure Race

Thursday 1 August - Saturday 31 August. 

The Whangamata Adventure Race is a popular event that mixes adventure racing and rogaine.

For more information click here. 

Solitude 

Wednesday 7 August at 7:30pm in the Hauraki House Theatre, Kapanga Rd, Coromandel Town. 

In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey and stays there for 40 years. 40 years in exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire.

This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter.

New Zealand musician Mark Manson has collaborated with Martine to provide a unique recorded soundscape for the production.

For more information click here. 

Katch 4 Kidz – hunting and fishing competition 

This hunting and fishing competition for children (up to 15 years old) is run alongside the adults Surf’n’turf tournament in Whangamata.

Registrations are $10 until 31 July, and $15 for late registrations. For more information see facebook.com/katch4kidz.

Hyundai NZ Goldrush Rally of Coromandel

Friday 16 August - Saturday 17 August. Headquarters: Moewai Park, Whitianga.

The Coromandel will play host to a round of the 2019 New Zealand Rally Championship on the 17 August 2019, with the organisational team behind Rally New Zealand linking with the TCDC to base an event out of Whitianga.

For more information click here.

Wool on Wheels Pop Up 

Saturday 17 August in Thames.

A market's variety of indie-dyed yarn all in one room at Grahamstown Bar and Diner, 700 Pollen Street Thames. 

For more information click here.

Hikuai School hunting comp

Whangamata Run Walk Festival

Whangamata Lions are the Organisers of this festival. All proceeds from this event are returned to the community so come to the Paradise Coast for a weekend of recreation and fun. The pride of the Coromandel, Whangamata boasts a wide range of recreational choices including: surfing, fishing, kayaking, tramping, mountain biking, birdwatching as well as plenty of shopping, arts and crafts, plus great cafes, restaurants, bars and service clubs.

There is a 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon race, entrants can either walk or run them. There are many spot prizes, the major one is a $2000 travel prize.

For more information click here.

Trail Trilogy

Sunday 15 September, Kaiaua- Thames- Te Aroha- Paeroa walk. 

Flat-out fun through six towns across the Hauraki Rail Trail.

For more information click here

Saturday 21 September . 

The Whitianga Scallop Festival is one on New Zealand’s iconic seafood events, held on the Esplanade in the picturesque village of Whitianga.

For more information click here

 CoroVibes

Thursday 17 October - Saturday 19 October at Cory Park, Tairua.

Fresh Coromandel flavours, inspirational speakers on the mind, body and soul. Top New Zealand brands, good vibes and great times. 

For more information click here. 

Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250)

Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250)

In 2019, Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250) is the national commemoration that recognises this milestone in our history.

This is a time to share, debate and reflect – to enable a more balanced telling of our stories, so that we speak openly and respectfully about our history. Tuia 250 is an opportunity to hold some honest conversations about Māori and European settlement of New Zealand to guide us as we go forward together.

Events and activities in regions right around the country will help New Zealanders to join the discussion.

A key part of the commemoration is the Tuia 250 Voyage. A flotilla of Pacific and European vessels will sail around the coast for a period of three months, between October and December 2019.

For further information on events in Mercury Bay see the Mercury 250 website here.

K2 Cycle Race 

Saturday 2 November 

The K2 Cycle Race starts and finishes in Thames. It is the toughest one-day cycle challenge in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also one of the most scenic and varied as it circumnavigates the Coromandel.

For more information visit the website. 

Steampunk The Thames

Thursday 7 November - Sunday 10 November

The fifth annual steampunk festival of the arcane and thaumaturgic arts will crank up a head of steam with an action packed, fun filled weekend of high-energy hoopla for grownups and young people alike.

For more information click here. 

Dylan Stewart - Conscious Rambling

Thursday 9 January 8pm – 9:30pm at the Hauraki House Theatre, 230 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel Town. 

Award-winning comedian Dylan Stewart brings his new show Conscious Ramblings to Coromandel. 

This is not a show for the PC brigade, best to leave the kids at home.

For tickets or more information click here. 

The last stop on the Greenstone Entertainment 2020 Summer Concert Tour visits Whitianga with music spanning the decades, from the late 1960s through to early 2000's. This event sold out in record time but for those who were lucky enough to get a ticket, click here for more information.

The Leadfoot Festival

8 and 9 February 2020

A unique weekend on the New Zealand and international calendar that brings together a unique mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. New Zealand racing legend, Rod Millen opens his private grounds at the Leadfoot Ranch to host more than 150 champion and competitive race participants.

Click here for more information.

Farmers Markets 

Thames Market - Every Saturday 8am - 12noon - Pollen Street, Grahamstown. Head down to the Thames Market this weekend. Don't forget to bring your own bag, basket or box to the Thames Market, plastic carry bags are no longer allowed.

Thames Crafters Market - Held the second Saturday of each month. 8am – 2pm, Welsey Hall Pahau St Thames, behind Saint James Church opposite the GBD. Contact Dana on 0272220700 or Gaylene on 0211424543

Tairua Market - The first Saturday of every month, you will find a collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on the Tairua Main Road from 9am -1pm.

Coromandel Town Homegrown Community Market - Every Friday morning on Wharf Road beside the BNZ bank you will find an array of local, homegrown produce and crafts for sale. 

 Whangamata Sunday Market  - Held in the heart of the Whangamata township in the Council carpark on Port Rd from 9am - 1pm, selling goods from arts and crafts to produce. To see the dates for winter click here .