Back your backyard - Our Coromandel magazine out now supporting all things local

We are excited to share a new edition of our Council’s annual magazine ‘Our Coromandel’ – uniting all of us with hearts and homes in the Coromandel.

"Amidst the challenges of a global pandemic, this year’s publication is themed around ways to ‘back your backyard ’ and enjoy local tourism here in the Coromandel while supporting our local businesses," says our Mayor Sandra Goudie.

Targeted generally at our non-permenant ratepayers (which is around 50 per cent of you), the purpose of the annual publication is to let you know what we've been working on as a council, where your money is being spent, as well as promoting what local businesses and community groups are doing.

Our Coromandel 2020-2021 is now arriving in the mailboxes of our out-of-district ratepayers,while, our residents can pick up a copy from one of our four Council service centres, district libraries or visitor information centres – and we encourage them to be quick as these get snapped up fast. The magazine is also online at

This year, we celebrate our neighbouring districts of Hauraki and Matamata-Piako, which have much to offer our ratepayers looking for new experiences right here on our doorstep. Our three districts are united by the marvellous Hauraki Rail Trail – one of the easiest and most scenic ‘great rides’ of New Zealand, which has soared in popularity this year as people are more eager than ever to get out and ride. And there’s much more to discover ‘off the rails’ too, weaving through the towns of Miranda, Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Matamata. Remember to back their backyards too when you visit and if you are looking for new experiences close by.

Features in this edition also include the magical islands off our coast, our thriving market garden movement, and the way the Coromandel is casting itself a leading role within New Zealand’s growing film industry. 

The regular, centre piece events guide is all you need to know about what’s coming up on the events calendar across our district. 

Inside, you’ll also hear from our Mayor Sandra Goudie and elected members, and find out about the projects that we’ve been working on in your neighbourhood over the last year.

You'll also learn more about how we're looking to manage our water supplies ahead of a potentially dry summer. 

We welcome your feedback and thoughts on this edition, and ideas for our 2018-2019 publication. If you want to get in touch, please email us at

Click here to see the 2020/2021 edition