Our Coromandel Magazine 2019-2020

Summer’s in the air and another reason we’re feeling excited is that a hot new edition of Our Coromandel has just rolled off the press.  

The 2019-2020 edition of our Council magazine is on its way to the mailboxes of our out-of-district ratepayers (that’s more than half of all ratepayers in the district) – sharing all our news from the last 12 months, during which the wheels have been turning on many exciting new ventures around the Coromandel as our population and economy grow.

Coromandel residents can pick up a copy from one of our four Council service centres, district libraries or information centres – but be in quick as each year these get snapped up fast.

Our lush front cover this year is of the exciting zipline that’s just opened at Driving Creek Railway. The 1km bush canopy tour heralds a magical new chapter at the estate, just minutes north of Coromandel Town and a jewel in our crown – drawing 60,000 visitors to the pottery and mountain rail car tours each year.

Driving Creek is just one example of thriving local business, and the magazine unpacks exciting developments within our aquaculture industry and among local food producers and established businesses. You can also read about our Chief Executive’s bold vision for our largest town, Thames.

We welcome back Mayor Sandra Goudie – returning for a second term after last month’s local government elections, and she’s getting stuck into the nuts and bolts of core Council business with a new team of elected members. Hear more about her focus and meet new faces on our Council and Community Boards inside.

Please note: You may notice the magazine lists Alison Choppin as a Thames Ward Councillor. Due to delays in the final result count, we had to go-to-print with the preliminary election results (explained in a disclaimer on the page). The final vote, which came in after we went to print, overturned this and confirmed Robyn Sinclair in that position.  Full details here

We also catch up with well-known New Zealanders who cherish special connections here, and they tell us what it is about the Coromandel that’s hard-to-beat.

Our centrepiece, 10-page events guide is as full as ever, reflecting the rise of quality making the Coromandel a year-around destination and ensuring Our Coromandel is your go-to resource for what's happening around the district. 

Our Council’s Communications and Economic Development Group Manager Laurna White says Our Coromandel is eagerly anticipated each year and is an effective way of engaging with our communities, particularly those who don't live here full-time. 

“The feedback on this magazine is always overwhelmingly positive. It’s now our seventh edition, has been a finalist in the Local Government Excellence Awards and the title has become a well-established marketing tool that sits on coffee tables and bookshelves in beach houses and homes around the district,” Mrs White says.

So make sure you get you copy and enjoy the read. You can also view the magazine online at the box on the right.   

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  • We welcome your views about Our Coromandel magazine and all the ways we get news out to our ratepayers and communities. Tell us how you think we are doing through our short online survey tcdc.govt.nz/survey2019 with a chance to win a $500 petrol voucher.
  • For general feedback and thoughts on this edition, and ideas for our 2020-2021 publication, you can get in touch with us at communications@tcdc.govt.nz