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Create the Vibe Thames prepares to go live, new exemptions to building consents and funding available for local arts groups projects in our weekly wrap-up.

04 September 2020

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of our latest Council project news, important dates and information about what's happening in our District - all now in one easy-to-read email, sent every Friday.

This week:

  • Create the Vibe Thames prepares to go live
  • New exemptions to building consents for some works
  • Building Unit accreditation success
  • Funding available for local arts groups projects
  • Dune restoration and plantings
  • Other work happening in your neighbourhood
  • A reminder that masks must be worn on public transport
  • Road works
  • Economic development update
  • Upcoming meetings
  • What's on in the Coromandel
  • Community Service Awards now open
  • Sign up for New Zealand ShakeOut 2020
  • Free driver refresher courses

If you missed last week's update - Drinking water treatment plant upgrades on the go, making progress on our coastal erosion maintenance and what you need to know about moving around under Alert Level 2, read it here.

Create the Vibe Thames prepares to go live

The container HQ (pictured right) for the public engagement part of our project to create a more people-friendly space in the heart of Thames has arrived at the corner of Mary and Pollen Streets.

It’s branded with our ‘Create the Vibe Thames’ logo because that’s the name we’ve given to a range of projects we have underway and planned for Thames.

The current project that we’re seeking public input on is part of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency-funded Innovating Streets pilot programme. Thames is one of dozens of projects in towns and cities across New Zealand that are involved in the Innovating Streets programme. It’s aimed at creating safer and liveable spaces in our towns using cost-effective, temporary, or semi-permanent, physical changes that can test a permanent fix and prototype a street design.

Waka Kotahi is providing 90 per cent of the $355,000 project with the rest coming from Thames Community Board budgets.

From Monday 7 September to Saturday 19 September, we’re inviting people in Thames to come by the Create the Vibe HQ and help co-design improvements for the Mary/Pollen street area. The HQ will be open from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

Come on down and help Create the Vibe Thames.

tcdc.govt.nz/createthevibethames

(Pictured right) The new art piece 'Baron' by sculptor David McCracken is a temporary installation with no cost, positioned next to the container in the ANZ pocket park.

New exemptions to building consents for some works

A number of new or expanded types of building work no longer need a building consent, as of 31 August.

The changes add to the work that can already be done without a building consent, outlined in Schedule 1 of the Building Act.

Building consents will no longer be required for a number of projects, including certain-sized carports, sleepouts, sheds, ground-floor awnings, verandas and porches. More information is on the Building Performance website.

Some of the exempt work can be done without the help of a professional, while others require the involvement of a Chartered Professional Engineer or Licensed Building Practitioner.

Even if you don’t need a building consent, all works must be completed in accordance with the Building Code and other legislative requirements such as those under the Resource Management Act 1991, the Electricity Act 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Always check with our Council to make sure your proposed building work does not have any planning implications (e.g. maximum site coverage, yard/setback requirements, daylight access planes or permitted activities). A resource consent may be required, and it is important that you obtain this before starting any building work. For further information please call 07 868 0200 and ask to speak to Customer Services.

Before carrying out exempt work, it’s important you follow the MBIE guidance correctly. 

To find out more, we've arranged meetings for staff to explain the new exemptions and answer your queries.

  • Monday 7 Sept: 3-4pm, Whangamata Service Centre, 620 Port Rd.
  • Tues 8 Sept: 4-5pm, Thames Council Chamber, 515 Mackay St
  • Weds 9 Sept: 3.30-4.30pm Mercury Bay Service Centre Board Room, 10 Monk St Whitianga.

Building Unit accreditation success

Our Council has retained its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority (BCA), enabling us to carry out building control functions.

Following the routine biennial reassessment of our BCA, the auditors reported the following aspects of our operations of particular note as good practice and/or performance which should be maintained:

  • The BCA’s systems were well structured and generally well implemented.
  • The BCA was generally maintaining a good level of records.
  • Staff at our BCA were seen to be technically knowledgeable and understood BCA requirements very well.

Accreditation as a BCA means that International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) recognises that our Council complies with the regulations and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment accreditation scheme guidance documents, and this means our Council can undertake building control functions.
This highlights the continuing great work by our entire team. Our next BCA assessment is planned for March 2022.

Get a helping hand for your arts group or creative project through the Creative Communities Scheme.

We're taking applications for the current funding round from Monday 7 September - 2 October.

This round of funding is for projects that will take place between 5 November 2020 - 5 November 2021.

The Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust Board, made up of representatives from across the Coromandel, administers the Creative Communities Scheme funds on behalf of Creative New Zealand.

Funding is awarded to projects rather than the people undertaking the project. Applications need to meet one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for the funding:

  • Broad community involvement - The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
  • Diversity - The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
  • Young people - The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

For more information on the scheme, previous successful applicants and application forms see tcdc.govt.nz/ccs.

Dune restoration and planting

Community planting days dates for this season can be found here.

Whangamata

Hinemoa Street – Beach access:

  • Earthworks have been completed in preparation for access improvement, and we will let the sand settle a couple of weeks before planting.
  • A planting bee will be scheduled. 
  • Temporary fencing and dune care signs have been installed. 
  • A new diagonal access has been constructed and replacement bollards and rope will be installed.
  • A windbreak fence will be erected next and beach access signs and a rubbish bin will be reinstated. 
  • The adjoining residents were consulted on the restoration works prior to the works commencing.

Island View Reserve - With some other cancelled planting bees, plants have become available and Island View Reserve will be prepared for a planting bee.

Come and join the Whangamata Community Planting Bee this Sunday, 6 September from 9am-11am at the Surf Club.

Pauanui

  • Earthworks were carried out during the last week of August.
  • Memorial Seats that were buried by sand blowing from the dunes were relocated and placed further back on the reserve and also to enable preparation for the restoration planting that took place today at beach access 6 at the Surf Club.
  • A follow-up planting bee at the Surf Club beach access way, access 6 and access 9 will be organised.
  • Planting and restoration of access 10 has been postponed due to the current erosion cycle and will be rescheduled for next season.

Mercury Bay

Brophys Beach (Ohuka Beach) - Maintenance work on the geotech wall scheduled for September 2020 has been deferred until 2021.

Other work happening in your neighbourhood

Mercury Bay skate park - We now have an approved experienced skate park builder ready to start on 15 September. We are requesting a budget change from Council to include the community raised funding. We expect a three-month construction period.

Whitianga Resource Recovery Centre - We now have a draft conceptual layout that we are working through with stakeholders for the new resource recovery centre and transfer station proposed to be built  next year in Moewai Road. In parallel with the layout, we’ll be working on further development of the consent, design and more detailed cost estimates. We are also working with community groups to establish a local trust that can occupy a portion of the new facility, which will include some areas of the existing bio composting site, that will actively be involved in reuse and recovery of items potentially going to landfill. As government levies increase for waste to landfill, the design of the site will attempt to divert waste from landfill. The infrastructure for these initiatives can be funded from the waste minimisation fund.

Sugarloaf Wharf - Installation of barriers and gates started this week and should be completed early next week. The wharf and boat ramp will remain open to the public.

Hauraki House - Works are progressing on the BBQ facility at the Hauraki House Reserve, Coromandel Town. An official opening is being planned for the week of 14 September.

Taputapuatea Bridge - We have resumed work on Taputapuatea Bridge this week with excavation works to allow archaeological investigation to be completed and we are planning to return to the site on 14 September to complete the works once we have complied with all necessary consenting conditions.

Onemana Surf Club - Work started on building the top level of the Onemana Surf Life Saving Club last week. A karakia and pre-construction meeting was held on Tuesday with builders, designers, archaeologists, iwi, council staff and surf club personnel.

A reminder that masks must be worn on public transport

n our district, we have the Thames Connector public bus service within the Thames township and public ferries such as the Whitianga Ferry,the Tairua/Pauanui Ferry and the Fullers Auckland-to-Coromandel Ferry. Please remember to wear a mask when using these services.

A host of local mask makers have sprung up, many having first made masks for their families, before responding to community demand. Click here for a selection we've spotted, if you're keen to buy local.

To find out more see the links below:

A booklet to track your movements:
You can now download and print a booklet to help keep a record of your  movements. The booklet is designed for people who don’t use the NZ COVID Tracer app - we all need to keep track of our movements to stamp out COVID-19. Each booklet includes 30 pages, expected to last around a month.

The booklet is currently available in English, but it will be available in a range of languages in the near future. Organisations with a wide reach to New Zealanders who may need this booklet can order printed copies to distribute to your communities.

Find out more, or print your own here.

Thames Centennial Pool is operating under level two restrictions, see tcdc.govt.nz/swim for more information.

Road works

Station Rd, Puriri - Kerb and channel installation and road repairs are planned to start Monday 7 September. This work will take approximately seven weeks to complete (weather-dependant).

  • Every effort will be made to ensure both noise and dust are kept to a minimum with neighbouring resident’s health, safety and well-being of utmost importance to the staff working on site.
  • Temporary Traffic Management involving one-way continuous traffic flow or a stop/go will be in place whilst work is occurring.
  • Regular access to residential addresses will be maintained during construction and any temporary closures will be communicated directly to arrange suitable times.
  • Working hours will be between 7.00am-6pm Monday to Friday and possibly 7.30am-1pm Saturday.
  • An on-site meeting will be held for any residents that are interested in discussing the project further with the project manager from Pinnacles Civil and Schick at 1pm on 8 September at The Coach House Puriri car park on Station Road.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Schick Civil Construction Ltd
Monique Schouten
Contract Manager – Roading
021 424414
0800 4 SCHICK
monique.schouten@schick.co.nz

You can view a summary of scheduled weekly roading activities in our district on our website - tcdc.govt.nz/roading.

Upcoming meetings

  • Council meeting, Tuesday 15 September at 9am in the Thames Council Chambers (515 Mackay St)
  • Tairua-Pauanui Community Board meeting, Monday 21 September at 10am at St Francis House, 248 Main Road, Tairua
  • Whangamata Community Board meeting, Tuesday 22 September at 10am in the Board meeting room (620 Port Rd)
  • Thames Community Board meeting, Wednesday 23 September at 9am in the Thames Council Chambers (515 Mackay St)
  • Coromandel-Colville Community Board meeting, Tuesday 29 September at 10am in the Board meeting room (355 Kapanga Rd)
  • Mercury Bay Community Board meeting, Wednesday 30 September at 9am in the Board meeting room (6 Monk St)

Copies of agendas, reports and minutes are available on this page or at Council offices, two days before the meeting.

Members of the public and media are welcome to attend the public part of the meeting. If there is a report you wish to speak to, you may do so in the public forum of the meeting. See our website here for more information on how to register.

Economic Development update

  • Local entrepreneurs mask up
  • Business profile - Greenhills Paradise Products
  • Your options to buy-local with face masks
  • Business sentiment survey - closing today
  • Free business advisor drop-in sessions
  • Business support from Te Waka
  • Waikato Economic Radar
  • Where Kiwis Holiday - summer campaign
  • Sports organisations offered support
  • Visitor Information Centre hours

Click here to read our latest Economic Development update.

What's on in the Coromandel

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced this week that 200 events across New Zealand will be receiving a share of a cash-injection of just under $10 million from the Domestic Events Fund.

Large parts of the events industry, including the critical supply chain, continue to experience COVID-19 related impacts due to reductions in sponsorship and trust funding, and Alert Level restrictions on gatherings. In response, the Government announced the establishment of a Domestic Events Fund in Budget 2020.

There were three recipients of the fund for our District, Mito-Q K2Repco Beach Hop and Whitianga Summer Concert.

Click here to read more aboout upcoming and postponed events in our district.

Click here for more information.

Sign up for New Zealand ShakeOut 2020

Over 400,000 people signed up for this year’s ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi.

On 15 October at 9:30am, New Zealand will have the opportunity to learn and practice the correct actions to take during an earthquake and tsunami by participating in ShakeOut drill day.

Wherever you are during New Zealand ShakeOut, you can take part in the drill. Just 'Drop, Cover and Hold' for up to one minute, and if you're in a coastal area practise your tsunami hīkoi.

Click here to sign up.

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  • Create the Vibe Thames prepares to go live
  • New exemptions to building consents for some works
  • Building Unit accreditation success
  • Funding available for local arts groups projects
  • Dune restoration and plantings
  • Other work happening in your neighbourhood
  • A reminder that masks must be worn on public transport
  • Road works
  • Economic development update
  • Upcoming meetings
  • What's on in the Coromandel
  • Community Service Awards now open
  • Sign up for New Zealand ShakeOut 2020
  • Free driver refresher courses

If you missed last week's update - Drinking water treatment plant upgrades on the go, making progress on our coastal erosion maintenance and what you need to know about moving around under Alert Level 2, read it here.

 

Create the Vibe Thames prepares to go live

 
   

The container HQ (pictured right) for the public engagement part of our project to create a more people-friendly space in the heart of Thames has arrived at the corner of Mary and Pollen Streets.

It’s branded with our ‘Create the Vibe Thames’ logo because that’s the name we’ve given to a range of projects we have underway and planned for Thames.

The current project that we’re seeking public input on is part of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency-funded Innovating Streets pilot programme. Thames is one of dozens of projects in towns and cities across New Zealand that are involved in the Innovating Streets programme. It’s aimed at creating safer and liveable spaces in our towns using cost-effective, temporary, or semi-permanent, physical changes that can test a permanent fix and prototype a street design.

Waka Kotahi is providing 90 per cent of the $355,000 project with the rest coming from Thames Community Board budgets.

 

 

 
   

From Monday 7 September to Saturday 19 September, we’re inviting people in Thames to come by the Create the Vibe HQ and help co-design improvements for the Mary/Pollen street area. The HQ will be open from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

Come on down and help Create the Vibe Thames.

tcdc.govt.nz/createthevibethames

(Pictured right) The new art piece 'Baron' by sculptor David McCracken is a temporary installation with no cost, positioned next to the container in the ANZ pocket park.

 

New exemptions to building consents for some works

 
   

A number of new or expanded types of building work no longer need a building consent, as of 31 August.

The changes add to the work that can already be done without a building consent, outlined in Schedule 1 of the Building Act.

Building consents will no longer be required for a number of projects, including certain-sized carports, sleepouts, sheds, ground-floor awnings, verandas and porches. More information is on the Building Performance website.

Some of the exempt work can be done without the help of a professional, while others require the involvement of a Chartered Professional Engineer or Licensed Building Practitioner.

Even if you don’t need a building consent, all works must be completed in accordance with the Building Code and other legislative requirements such as those under the Resource Management Act 1991, the Electricity Act 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Always check with our Council to make sure your proposed building work does not have any planning implications (e.g. maximum site coverage, yard/setback requirements, daylight access planes or permitted activities). A resource consent may be required, and it is important that you obtain this before starting any building work. For further information please call 07 868 0200 and ask to speak to Customer Services.

Before carrying out exempt work, it’s important you follow the MBIE guidance correctly. 

To find out more, we've arranged meetings for staff to explain the new exemptions and answer your queries.

  • Monday 7 Sept: 3-4pm, Whangamata Service Centre, 620 Port Rd.
  • Tues 8 Sept: 4-5pm, Thames Council Chamber, 515 Mackay St
  • Weds 9 Sept: 3.30-4.30pm Mercury Bay Service Centre Board Room, 10 Monk St Whitianga.

Building Unit accreditation success

Our Council has retained its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority (BCA), enabling us to carry out building control functions.

Following the routine biennial reassessment of our BCA, the auditors reported the following aspects of our operations of particular note as good practice and/or performance which should be maintained:

  • The BCA’s systems were well structured and generally well implemented.
  • The BCA was generally maintaining a good level of records.
  • Staff at our BCA were seen to be technically knowledgeable and understood BCA requirements very well.

Accreditation as a BCA means that International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) recognises that our Council complies with the regulations and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment accreditation scheme guidance documents, and this means our Council can undertake building control functions.
This highlights the continuing great work by our entire team. Our next BCA assessment is planned for March 2022.

 

 

 

Get a helping hand for your arts group or creative project through the Creative Communities Scheme.

We're taking applications for the current funding round from Monday 7 September - 2 October.

This round of funding is for projects that will take place between 5 November 2020 - 5 November 2021.

The Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust Board, made up of representatives from across the Coromandel, administers the Creative Communities Scheme funds on behalf of Creative New Zealand.

Funding is awarded to projects rather than the people undertaking the project. Applications need to meet one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for the funding:

  • Broad community involvement - The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
  • Diversity - The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
  • Young people - The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

For more information on the scheme, previous successful applicants and application forms see tcdc.govt.nz/ccs.

 

Dune restoration and plantings

 

Community planting days dates for this season can be found here.

Whangamata

Hinemoa Street – Beach access:

  • Earthworks have been completed in preparation for access improvement, and we will let the sand settle a couple of weeks before planting.
  • A planting bee will be scheduled. 
  • Temporary fencing and dune care signs have been installed. 
  • A new diagonal access has been constructed and replacement bollards and rope will be installed.
  • A windbreak fence will be erected next and beach access signs and a rubbish bin will be reinstated. 
  • The adjoining residents were consulted on the restoration works prior to the works commencing.

Island View Reserve - With some other cancelled planting bees, plants have become available and Island View Reserve will be prepared for a planting bee.

Come and join the Whangamata Community Planting Bee this Sunday, 6 September from 9am-11am at the Surf Club.

Pauanui

  • Earthworks were carried out during the last week of August.
  • Memorial Seats that were buried by sand blowing from the dunes were relocated and placed further back on the reserve and also to enable preparation for the restoration planting that took place today at beach access 6 at the Surf Club.
  • A follow-up planting bee at the Surf Club beach access way, access 6 and access 9 will be organised.
  • Planting and restoration of access 10 has been postponed due to the current erosion cycle and will be rescheduled for next season.

Mercury Bay

Brophys Beach (Ohuka Beach) - Maintenance work on the geotech wall scheduled for September 2020 has been deferred until 2021.

 

Other work happening in your neighbourhood

 
   

Mercury Bay skate park - We now have an approved experienced skate park builder ready to start on 15 September. We are requesting a budget change from Council to include the community raised funding. We expect a three-month construction period.

Whitianga Resource Recovery Centre - We now have a draft conceptual layout that we are working through with stakeholders for the new resource recovery centre and transfer station proposed to be built  next year in Moewai Road. In parallel with the layout, we’ll be working on further development of the consent, design and more detailed cost estimates. We are also working with community groups to establish a local trust that can occupy a portion of the new facility, which will include some areas of the existing bio composting site, that will actively be involved in reuse and recovery of items potentially going to landfill. As government levies increase for waste to landfill, the design of the site will attempt to divert waste from landfill. The infrastructure for these initiatives can be funded from the waste minimisation fund.

Sugarloaf Wharf - Installation of barriers and gates started this week and should be completed early next week. The wharf and boat ramp will remain open to the public.

 
 

Works are progressing on the BBQ facility at the Hauraki House Reserve, Coromandel Town. An official opening is being planned for the week of 14 September.

 
 
 

Work started on building the top level of the Onemana Surf Life Saving Club last week. A karakia and pre-construction meeting was held on Tuesday with builders, designers, archaeologists, iwi, council staff and surf club personnel.

 
 
 

We have resumed work on Taputapuatea Bridge this week with excavation works to allow archaeological investigation to be completed and we are planning to return to the site on 14 September to complete the works once we have complied with all necessary consenting conditions.

 

A reminder that masks must be worn on public transport

In our district, we have the Thames Connector public bus service within the Thames township and public ferries such as the Whitianga Ferry,the Tairua/Pauanui Ferry and the Fullers Auckland-to-Coromandel Ferry. Please remember to wear a mask when using these services.

A host of local mask makers have sprung up, many having first made masks for their families, before responding to community demand. Click here for a selection we've spotted, if you're keen to buy local.

To find out more see the links below:

A booklet to track your movements:
You can now download and print a booklet to help keep a record of your  movements. The booklet is designed for people who don’t use the NZ COVID Tracer app - we all need to keep track of our movements to stamp out COVID-19. Each booklet includes 30 pages, expected to last around a month.

The booklet is currently available in English, but it will be available in a range of languages in the near future. Organisations with a wide reach to New Zealanders who may need this booklet can order printed copies to distribute to your communities.

Find out more, or print your own here.

Thames Centennial Pool is operating under level two restrictions, see tcdc.govt.nz/swim for more information.

 
   

In our district, we have the Thames Connector public bus service within the Thames township and public ferries such as the Whitianga Ferry,the Tairua/Pauanui Ferry and the Fullers Auckland-to-Coromandel Ferry. Please remember to wear a mask when using these services.

A host of local mask makers have sprung up, many having first made masks for their families, before responding to community demand. Click here for a selection we've spotted, if you're keen to buy local.

To find out more see the links below:

A booklet to track your movements:
You can now download and print a booklet to help keep a record of your  movements. The booklet is designed for people who don’t use the NZ COVID Tracer app - we all need to keep track of our movements to stamp out COVID-19. Each booklet includes 30 pages, expected to last around a month.

The booklet is currently available in English, but it will be available in a range of languages in the near future. Organisations with a wide reach to New Zealanders who may need this booklet can order printed copies to distribute to your communities.

Find out more, or print your own here.

Thames Centennial Pool is operating under level two restrictions, see tcdc.govt.nz/swim for more information.

 

Road works

 
   

Station Rd, Puriri - Kerb and channel installation and road repairs are planned to start Monday 7 September. This work will take approximately seven weeks to complete (weather-dependant).

  • Every effort will be made to ensure both noise and dust are kept to a minimum with neighbouring resident’s health, safety and well-being of utmost importance to the staff working on site.
  • Temporary Traffic Management involving one-way continuous traffic flow or a stop/go will be in place whilst work is occurring.
  • Regular access to residential addresses will be maintained during construction and any temporary closures will be communicated directly to arrange suitable times.
  • Working hours will be between 7.00am-6pm Monday to Friday and possibly 7.30am-1pm Saturday.
  • An on-site meeting will be held for any residents that are interested in discussing the project further with the project manager from Pinnacles Civil and Schick at 1pm on 8 September at The Coach House Puriri car park on Station Road.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Schick Civil Construction Ltd
Monique Schouten
Contract Manager – Roading
021 424414
0800 4 SCHICK
monique.schouten@schick.co.nz

You can view a summary of scheduled weekly roading activities in our district on our website - tcdc.govt.nz/roading.

 

Upcoming meetings

 
   
  • Council meeting, Tuesday 15 September at 9am in the Thames Council Chambers (515 Mackay St)
  • Tairua-Pauanui Community Board meeting, Monday 21 September at 10am at St Francis House, 248 Main Road, Tairua
  • Whangamata Community Board meeting, Tuesday 22 September at 10am in the Board meeting room (620 Port Rd)
  • Thames Community Board meeting, Wednesday 23 September at 9am in the Thames Council Chambers (515 Mackay St)
  • Coromandel-Colville Community Board meeting, Tuesday 29 September at 10am in the Board meeting room (355 Kapanga Rd)
  • Mercury Bay Community Board meeting, Wednesday 30 September at 9am in the Board meeting room (6 Monk St)

Copies of agendas, reports and minutes are available on this page or at Council offices, two days before the meeting.

Members of the public and media are welcome to attend the public part of the meeting. If there is a report you wish to speak to, you may do so in the public forum of the meeting. See our website here for more information on how to register.

 

Economic Development update

 
   
  • Local entrepreneurs mask up
  • Business profile - Greenhills Paradise Products
  • Your options to buy-local with face masks
  • Business sentiment survey - closing today
  • Free business advisor drop-in sessions
  • Business support from Te Waka
  • Waikato Economic Radar
  • Where Kiwis Holiday - summer campaign
  • Sports organisations offered support
  • Visitor Information Centre hours

Click here to read our latest Economic Development update.

 

What's on in the Coromandel

 
   

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced this week that 200 events across New Zealand will be receiving a share of a cash-injection of just under $10 million from the Domestic Events Fund.

Large parts of the events industry, including the critical supply chain, continue to experience COVID-19 related impacts due to reductions in sponsorship and trust funding, and Alert Level restrictions on gatherings. In response, the Government announced the establishment of a Domestic Events Fund in Budget 2020.

There were three recipients of the fund for our District, Mito-Q K2Repco Beach Hop and Whitianga Summer Concert.

Click here to read more aboout upcoming and postponed events in our district.

 

 

 

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Sign up for New Zealand ShakeOut 2020

 

Over 400,000 people signed up for this year’s ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi.

On 15 October at 9:30am, New Zealand will have the opportunity to learn and practice the correct actions to take during an earthquake and tsunami by participating in ShakeOut drill day.

Wherever you are during New Zealand ShakeOut, you can take part in the drill. Just 'Drop, Cover and Hold' for up to one minute, and if you're in a coastal area practise your tsunami hīkoi.

Click here to sign up.