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What's on in the Coromandel

22 November 2018

There are plenty of events happening this weekend in the district.

The Pauanui Christmas Home Wander is this Saturday. A day not to be missed. Visit stunning homes showcasing Christmas flavour and enjoy a Devonshire Tea. This event is raising money for Look Good Feel Better, supporting cancer patients.

The Paeroa to Thames Fun Run/Walk is this Sunday from 7am - 3pm. All proceeds will be donated to Running for Reid. Reid Lovett is a three-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy. His CP affects his legs causing very tight muscles and therefore his ability to walk.

For more information on these events, see below.

Arts on Tour

Seven Deadly Stunts

Thursday 22 November 7pm, Whitianga Town Hall.
What drives someone to walk on broken glass, swallow fire or juggle a chainsaw? In Seven Deadly Stunts, married couple  David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache celebrate seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history, along with the stories of how and why they exist. The couple will put their bodies - and their marriage - on the line. Performing each of the seven stunts live requires total trust.

Click here for tickets and more information.

The performance of The Great Jazz Duo

Friday, 23 November, 12.15pm, at the Saint Georges Church, Mackay Street, Thames. 

They will present a selection from the Great American Song Book.

For more information visit the Thames Music Groups website.

Pauanui Christmas Home Wander

Saturday 24 November 

A day not to be missed. Visit stunning homes showcasing Christmas flavour and enjoy Devonshire Tea. This event is raising money for  Look Good Feel Better, supporting cancer patients.

For further information seePauanui Christmas Home Wander on Facebook.

Paeroa to Thames Fun Run/Walk

Sunday 25 November, 7am-3pm,101 Normanby Road Paeroa.

For tickets and more information click here.

Annual Patronal Festival

Sunday 25 November, 10am, Christ Church Coromandel,180 Tiki Road.

The added importance this year is that they will be dedicating a plaque in memory of The Rev’d Doreen Simpson late of this parish.  In this 125th year anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, Doreen was the first ordained woman on the Peninsula and although licensed by the Bishop to the then Vicar of Thames, she had care of Christ Church Coromandel. 

For more information email Philip Sallis

For tickets and more information click here.


Coroglen Tavern

Saturday 1 December 

Donavon  Frankenreiter  will bring  his  honey-thick  vocals,  masterful  guitar  work  and  newest album “The Heart” to the Coromandel Peninsula for one night only.

Known and loved for his positive outlook and easy folk sounds, Donavon Frankenreiter started his professional life first as a surfer, before launching his solo music career as the protégé of Jack Johnson.   

For ticketing information see Eventfinda.

Coromandel Food Forum 2018 - Monday, December 3, 2018,10am-12pm, at The Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar, 31 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel Town. 

Coromandel food producers and businesses are invited to join their peers at the Coromandel Food Forum next month.

For more information on the Coromandel Food Forum click here. 

If you would like to attend the Coromandel Food Forum please email Marlene.

For more information email Rachael Cheeseman.

For more information please visit Eventfinda. 

Visiti The Coroglen Facebook Page for more information. 

Click here for tickets and more information.

Fat Freddy's Drop

Monday 7 January 2019 at Thames Racecourse.

Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in Jan 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct from London plus local super stars Ladi6, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane, The Black Seeds and Troy Kingi with more to be announced. With fresh tour destinations added to the menu, Freddy's are about to serve up one massive summer tour.

For ticketing information see Ticketmaster.

For more information on the Whitianga Art Group Summer Exhibition contact Merle Ward on 02102419368

Whitianga Summer Concert 

Sunday 27 January 2019 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) at Whitianga Waterways Arena.

Another sizzling hot summer of music will be hitting our shores in January with Greenstone Entertainment announcing its line-up of four international acts for the annual Summer Concert Tour.

See the Greenstone Entertainment website for further details.  

Leadfoot Festival  

2 and 3 February 2019

The Leadfoot Festival is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. Tickets are offered to the general public with an invitation to Rod and Shelly Millen’s private grounds at Leadfoot Ranch. The 150 acre, ocean-front estate in Hahei on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula features a long driveway that winds through the property designed to be the perfect hill climb.  

For ticketing information see Leadfoot Festival's website.

Tuia 250 Encounters

In 2019, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand. A national commemoration, Tuia – Encounters 250, will acknowledge this pivotal moment in our nation’s history as well as the exceptional feats of Pacific voyagers who reached and settled in Aotearoa many years earlier.

For information on how you can be involved see Ministry of Culture and Heritage website or Mercury 250 website.

Santa parades

Totally Thames Santa Parade - Saturday December 8, 1pm
Floats to gather at Grey Street from midday. Registration forms available from GBD & Harcourt’s.

Coromandel Town - Saturday 8 December, 2pm.

Whitianga - Saturday 8 December, 12.30pm.

Whagamata - Saturday 8 December, 3pm.


Farmers Market 

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.

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. See here for further details.

Coroglen market

Every Sunday 9am-1pm 

Coroglen Hall 

Whitianga Art Craft and Farmers Market

Soldiers Memorial Park from 8am.

For more information on the Art Market contact Marle Ward on 07 866 0204 or 021 0241 9368

Toddler Time 

Every Thursday at Mercury Bay Library during term at 9.30am.


Tairua Library after school club


Book Club

Friday 7 December, 10.30 am.

For more information on Thames-Coromandel District Libraries' events please visit the Libraries' Facebook page