What's on in the Coromandel 26 June 2020 Despite the cooler weather there is still plenty of events coming up in the Coromandel, and with the school holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your entries or purchase your tickets for the upcoming events. In Thames this weekend? Why not head along to the Thames Cinema for the community screening of "Pluck" which was one of 83 films shown as part of the "Doc Edge Festival 2020". Community Screening - Pluck - Thames Sunday June 28 Thames Cinema 12 years ago Jean learned to weave korowai, traditional Māori feather cloaks. Her source of feathers varies from unravelled feather dusters to roadkill. To date, Jean has made 15 cloaks for her community. But now she faces her own mortality, with the realisation that she hasn’t made one for her daughter. For this korowai, Jean takes us on a weka hunt to the windswept and barren Chatham Islands, Rekohu – 600 kilometres off the coast of Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s a tough time, given that Jean is now on her third round of chemotherapy, but she is adamantly determined to make one last trip. Jean’s openness and honesty is refreshing, as she tells her story with humour and frankness. Exercise, Breathe and Stretch - Te Puru Volunteering Waikato Online Workshops Volunteer Recruitment Made Easy This workshop will be held in two parts:A. Thursday, July 2, 10am-11.30am B. Thursday, July 9, 10am-11.30am Recruiting volunteers is essential to enabling your organisation to meet its goals. Is your recruitment strategy non-existent - or reactive and out of date? Explore a multi-paradigm model of volunteer recruitment that will enable you to attract the right volunteers using the most effective messages and platforms. For further details regarding this workshop see the Volunteering Waikato website. Music and Movement - Te Puru Grace O'Malley's 4th July Party - Whitianga Mercury Bay Mid-Winter Swim Whitianga Friday Night Market Night Strider - Whitianga Kids Golf Open Day - Whitianga Kids Fishing Competition - Whitianga Captain Festus McBoyle - Whitianga 17 July 2020 Whitianga Town Hall From the ashes of a 25 year non-illustrious Rock n Roll career comes the unwashed, semi-toothed and slightly uncouth Piratical ‘cheese’ Captain Festus McBoyle. Armed with just his cheeky humour and the sharpened hooks of his songs, The Captain is joined by his motley crew and a solid promise to ‘float ya boat’.Tickets can be purchased from Espy Cafe or from Media Flair (located above Snapper Jacks, first stairwell in Monk street) Matariki Art Exhibition, Thames Tairua Marina Boat Show Jordan Luck Band with Ekko Park - Thames Thursday 17 September 2020 The Rocker Box, Thames Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are packing all the classic Exponents hits into the van and bringing the party to every corner of Aotearoa this Autumn/Winter. For ticketing information see the Jordan Luck Band website. Coro 200 Illume Festival - Coromandel Town White Chapel Jak - Coroglen Saturday 24 October 2020 Coroglen Tavern It’s time to celebrate the end of lockdown and the return of White Chapel Jak, who kick-off their “Return of the Jak - Here’s to us Nu Zuland” live music tour this August to December 2020. For ticketing information see the Eventbrite website. Steampunk the Thames 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. Tairua Food and Wine Festival Thames Wings and Wheels 2021 Saturday 30 January 2021 A static display showcasing a variety of aircraft and vehicles, held in conjunction with Hauraki Aeroclub & Thames Vintage Classic Car Club A full programme of events is currently being developed, to keep up to date with developments check out the Wings and Wheels website for further details. 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. District Markets Thames Market Pollen Street, Thames 8am - 12pm, every Saturday Locally produced plants, organic and others, 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 Saturday 4 July 2020 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 Village Market 9.30am - 1.30pm, every Sunday Every Sunday on the waterways land by the Mobil Station and the Floating Fig, come along and browse the wears of local stalls at this community farmers market.