A week of fabulous weather on the Coromandel has seen a number of community events benefit with the increased visitors to our District. If you are one of those visitors, we hope you had a fantastic holiday and we look forward to hosting you again. For those of us lucky enough to live in the District there are still a number of events coming up over the next few months to keep you all entertained. Thames Country Music Festival ECHO Walking Festival - Thames Saturday 10 October 2020 Waiotahi – Karaka Circuit Follow winding tracks through spectacular scenery and amazing views. Explore our backyard and learn about our local history. Hike across hills, discover pools and waterfalls, get a bit of exercise and enjoy our local bush and beach. For further information about the ECHO Walking Festival see their website here. Saturday 10 Oct 2020, 9.30pm The Monkey House Theatre THINK Coromandel Gig Guide and Creative Mercury Bay are thrilled to be welcoming Ebony to the Monkey House Theatre in Whitianga. She will be performing alongside her Eb & Sparrow band member Gram Antler, bringing us a night to be remembered. Opening for Ebony & Gram will be the mesmerising Whangamata musician Morgan Keating-Marr. For further event information see the Creative Mercury Bay website. Zonta Pink RIbbon Walk - Thames St George's Community Choir - Thames Requim Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2020 White Chapel Jack - 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. Town Garage Sale - Whitianga A Night at the Thames Museum The ABBA Show - Thames Thames War Memorial Civic Centre Saturday 14 November 2020 For further event and ticketing information see the Eventfinda website. Mako Road - Coroglen Tavern 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. 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. K2 Road Cycle Race 2021 Cancellations and postponements TCDC Microship Mondays - postponed Te Puru School Quiz night - postponed Zonta Bookarama event - postponed Thames Treasures 1st birthday celebrations and auction has been postponed Steampunk the Thames - Cancelled The Daylight Athiets - Whitianga - Cancelled Tairua Food and Wine Festival - Cancelled Jordan Luck Band with Ekko Park - Thames -Cancelled Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market - Labour Weekend - Cancelled, next market Auckland Anniversary Weekend. District Markets Thames Market Pollen Street, Thames Locally-produced plants, organic 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 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. Whitianga Arts and Craft Market Saturday 05 December 2020 - Saturday 13 March 2021 8am - 1pm Soldiers Memorial Park Whitianga Market is a community artisans market which runs every Saturday during the summer months. It has a wide range of handcrafted items available. Voting in the General Election The 2020 General Election will be held on 17 October along with the End of Life Choice and cannabis referendums. The below sites are open for voting in our District. For any further information regarding the election or to find out opening hours of any of the sites below see the Vote NZ website. Advanced Voting Coromandel Town- Citizen's Hall 455 Kapanga Road, Coromandel Tairua - Community Hall 210 Main Road, Tairua Thames South School Corner Grey & Rolleston Streets, Thames Thames High School 300 Sealy Street, Thames Thames - Civic Centre Auditorium 200 Mary Street, Thames Tairua - Community Hall 210 Main Road, Tairua Whangamata - Rugby & Sports Club 135 Aicken Road, Whitianga - Crossroads Encounter Fellowship 36 Cook Drive, Whitianga Whitianga - TCDC Community Board Rooms, 10 Monk Street, Whitianga On the Day Voting Colville School 2391 Colville Road, Colville Cooks Beach Community Centre Corner Purangi Road & Rees Avenue, Cooks Beach Coroglen School 10 Rangihau Road, Coroglen Coromandel Citizen's Hall 455 Kapanga Road, Coromandel Crossroads Encounter Fellowship 36 Cook Drive, Whitianga Hahei Community Centre 52 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei Hikutaia Hall State Highway 26, Hikutaia Kauaeranga Hall 437 Kauaeranga Valley Road, Thames Kuaotunu Hall Corner Black Jack & Irish Town Roads, Kuaotunu Matarangi Fire Station 201B Matarangi Drive, Matarangi Mercury Bay Area School 20 South Highway, Whitianga Opoutere School 1203 State Highway 25, Opoutere Parawai School 106 Lowe Avenue, Thames Pauanui Sport & Recreation Club 31 Sheppard Avenue, Pauanui Puriri School Library 16 Puriri Valley Road, Puriri Tairua Community Hall 210 Main Road, Tairua Tapu School 719 Thames Coast Road, Tapu Tararu Cultural Centre 604 Tararu Road, Thames Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Harataunga 1416 Kennedy Bay Road, Kennedy Bay Te Puru School Hall 507 Thames Coast Road, Te Puru Te Rerenga School 1229 State Highway 25, Te Rerenga Te Wharekura O Manaia 22 Goldfields Road, Manaia Thames High School 300 Sealy Street, Thames Thames South School Corner Grey & Rolleston Streets, Thames Whangamatā Memorial Hall 328 Port Road, Whangamatā Whenuakite School 1055 State Highway 25, Whenuakite Whitianga Memorial Hall 24 Monk Street, Whitianga For operating hours and for any other information in relation to voting see the Vote NZ website.