The Peninsula Diary

Coromandel

The Peninsula Diary is to advertise not for profit, charity, community and also family focused events across the Coromandel Peninsula.

To send us an event for the diary, please email coromandel@morefm.co.nz, call us on (07) 901 0100 or drop them up to us at 418 Pollen Street, Thames.

Thames Music And Drama Auditions

‘Tails of Hamelin’a musical based on the story of the Pied Piper will be staged 29th June - 6th July at Thames Civic Centre.  We are looking for a large cast of mixed gender and age (including children over 6 years and teens).  Singing and non-singing roles and Dancers also needed.  Auditions will be held at the Tararu Rooms today 4-6pm.  For more information and audition details see www.thamesmad.co or phone Diane 868 9292

 

Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade's Family Fundraiser Fishing Comp

Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade's Family Fundraiser Fishing Competition is Saturday March the 30th.  $6,000 in cash prizes, $3,000 in spot prizes up for grabs.  Briefing 7pm Friday 29th of February.  Start time 5am Saturday.  Weigh-in:  Thames Fire Station 2 to 4, food and refreshments available.  Prizegiving begins at 5pm.  Tickets just $25 for adults, $10 for children under 14.  Grab yours today from Thames Fire Station Pahau Street, Read Brothers Hardware Pollen Street, Hunting and Fishing Kopu and Waiomu Bait and Tackle.  Contact Shane 027 279 1071 or Siobhan 021 234 5828.

Elevenses

Bubbly international award winning songstress Lisa Lorrell has graced the professional stage for over 20 years in the UK, Australia and NZ. Lisa will take you on a musical journey filled with nostalgia, fun and laughter, performing classic songs from best loved musicals and operetta, to jazz, country and pop music.  Followed by a delicious morning “Elevenses” of freshly cut club sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, sweet treats, tea/coffee and juice served on fine china by “Team Elevenses”. For more information on Lisa Lorrell, please visit her website www.lisalorrell.net. Thames Union Parish, Pahau Street, Thames - 10am, Thursday 4 April - Thursday 2 May - Thursday 6 June - Thursday 4 July - Thursday 1 August - Thursday 5 September - Thursday 3 October - Thursday 7 November - Thursday 5 December - $20pp  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR CATERING. Pay on the day.  Contact: Anne 09 232 6588 or Lisa 021 541 511  

 

Business After 5 Meeting (BA5) 

Wednesday 20 March, 5.30pm, AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd
All Paeroa & Hauraki business owners and/or their representatives are very welcome to join us.  Attending a BA5 is a great way to find out more about what's happening in local business and the networking opportunities are invaluable.  For more information call Jo: 07 862 6999 or text: 027 605 1858

What's happening with Thames Rotary

 - Rotary Thames is fundraising for the St John Shuttle via the Lawn Bowls Tournament to be held on Monday 25th of March at 9am at Thames Bowling Club.  Those interested in either entering or donating a prize or cash donation – contact Max Bosselmann bosselmannmax@gmail.com 07 868 7410

What's happening in our Local Libraries

 - Don't forget, Mercury Bay Library's Book Club is taking a break in March.  See you again at Cafe Nina in April.

 - The Knitting Group at Thames Library meets every Tuesday in the Library's Carnegie Room, from 10am.

 - Keep up to date with what's happening at our libraries every month by checking out our page on Facebook. We share book recommendations, new events and photos of what's happening at our three branches around the peninsula.

What's on in the Back Room - Grahamstown Thames

On Thursday the 21st of March Isaiah B Brunt Trio (Australia) is bringing their Voodoo Blues tour to Thames, supported by locals Andy Mac Trio. Tickets $20 from Lotus Realm. What they say about Isaiah B Brunt “His is an age-old sound reminiscent of the kind of earthy blues, soul and folk that held sway during the mid-1960s. His rampaging slide stings, utilizing tried'n'true blues progressions but adding a modern sheen to the whole shebang…a dynamite new roots-reverent newcomer to the American blues scene.” - Classicalite Music Magazine

Balloons Over Waikato Festival Thames

For the first time ever, the spectacular Balloons over Waikato festival will be coming to the Thames Racecourse, 509 Parawai Rd, on Friday 22 March, 3:30pm - 8pm.  The Thames Business Association and Totally Thames, supported by our Council, are bringing the joy of the Balloons over Waikato event and sharing it with the community with a fun evening planned for those lucky residents of Thames and surrounding communities.  This is a free event for the whole family. There will be 5 hot air balloons, food stalls galore and free kite flying.  The party starts at 3.30pm for kite flying and runs until 8pm. 

Paeroa Society of Arts - ‘Introduction to Felting’ 

Fortnightly 9.30am - 2pm  If you are interested, contact Dot on 021 2571540 or call into the Gallery (109 Normanby Road Paeroa) to register your interest.  There will be a small charge to cover expenses plus a minimal charge for any materials used.

 

Thames Steampunk Club

Thames Steampunk Club LOTSA is hosting a Teapot Racer Workshop on the 6th April in the Thames Citizen Band hall. Basic racer conversion, rc cars will be provided. (Price to be confirmed. ) Get ready for this years Steampunk the Thames festival! Expressions of interest to Colette at  lotsathames@gmail.com

 

Your local RSA

Te Aroha RSA - If you are in need of a break when travelling south stop off at the Te Aroha RSA in Rewi Street. where you will be guaranteed of cold beer, a good wine selection and a great variety of other drinks. The restaurant serves excellent country style meals and the lunch menu is very popular. Check the website for opening hours or look for the flags flying when the club is open. 

Whangamata RSA - Yings@theRSA will now be open seven days a week, lunch from 11am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm.

 

Paeroa Badminton Club

Looking for something fun to do? Paeroa Badminton Club Tuesday's 7.30pm at Paeroa College Gymnasium.  $5 per night. Everyone welcome!  Anna - 0211329511

Thames Museum need YOU!

Thames Museum on the corner of Pollen and Cochrane Streets need more volunteers.  Join our friendly, dedicated team to help keep the rich history of Thames alive.  3 hours a month, call Barbara for more details 868 2116.  Michellle Shaw from Coromandel's More FM volunteers every second Wednesday of the month and she loves it! 

Drug and Alcohol Programmes at the Manaaki Centre

Getting Started Programme:  One night a week for 6 weeks.  For people wanting to cut down on your drug and alcohol use but aren't prepared to completely stop yet.  

MAP Programme:  Two nights a week for 8 weeks.  Experiencing abstinence - to have a chance for the first time, to have a new direction.  Receive “Completion Certificate” as evidence to have full-filled the criteria to complete.  A chance of leniency in the courts and Te Oranga Tamariki as have evidence that you are willing and able to make changes, and learn to move forward.  Attend the MAP Program in Thames after work, don’t have to be sent out of town.  Build a support system with the people they are in group with for long term recovery.  

Using the whole family – to heal the whole family system.  Manaaki Centre, Ph 07 868 0041or 0800 080 339, Cnr Rolleston and Mary Streets, Thames 

Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park

Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park, arguably one of the world's greatest unsung heroes.  A statue of Park was unveiled in Waterloo Place, London on 15 September 2010, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  In September 2017 Wendy Hare's Aunt passed away and left $200,000NZD to create a bronze of Sir Keith to be installed in his birth place of Thames. As a proud New Zealander she felt Sir Keith deserved greater recognition in his homeland. The bronze will be unveiled on 11am Saturday the 27th of April at the Thames Civic Centre.

A Taste of Matarangi

A Taste of Matarangi is Saturday April the 6th, Crimson Coast, will appear for the first time this year; The Monroes are back and 3 pairs of amateur bbq chefs will cook-off their favourite recipes.  A great event to raise funds for the Kuaotunu Search and Rescue, grab your tickets now https://atasteofmatarangi.co.nz/

Echo Walking Festival

Echo Walking Festival is from the 6th to the 28th of April.  Register for all walks on their website www.echowalkfest.org.nz 

Playcentre

Calling all parents and preschoolers! Your local Playcentre is open now and offers everything your child will love from water play to messy play.  Find your local centre at playcentre.org.nz or just pop in!  Playcentre caters to the needs of every age from infant to 6 years old.  Playcentre is a family run environment where parent's can play and learn alongside their children.  There are centres in Paeroa, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Ngatea, Turua, Thames, Whitianga, Whangamata, Coromandel, Tairua.  Sarah Rawnsley, Paeroa Playcentre President, 027 515 5705

Laura's Annual Charity Fundraiser

Laura Peacock from TCA Fitness Club's big Charity Fundraiser this year is a 100km walk from Thames to Waihi & back agian on March the 15th and 16th.  https://doyourthing-wbp.everydayhero.com/nz/100km-walk-for-cancer-society

 

Wild Women's Weekend

Wild Women's Weekend in Whangamata 17th to the 19th of May.  Get away with friends, take some time out, shop, play some sport, have fun, stare at the sea...music, tennis, golf, walking, yoga, cuisine, sexologis, come and have fun!  Learn more or bood today at https://www.wildwomensweekend.co.nz/
PLUS...A Breast Cancer High Tea at the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club Sunday the 19th of May from 12:30.  Guest speaker, raffles, major spot prize, tickets just $25 all money going to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Treasury

The Treasury are proud to have created a display of prominent women of the Hauraki Goldfields at their offices on Queen Street.  On now until February 2019.  Open Monday, Thursday and Saturday 11am till 3pm.  Entry fee $5.  Contact Robyn Revell for more information 07 868 8827.  The Treasury is on Queen Street Thames.

Thames Hospice Shop

Hospice Waikato Shop on Pollen Street Thames, is looking for volunteers.  From retail assistants to van drivers, morning work to afternoon shifts.  Week days to weekends, if you have a little time to give Hospice Waikato they would love to hear from you.  Pop into the store and see Michelle, or call Karen on 07 859 12 60 for more information.

Boomerang Bags

Transition Town Thames would like to remind people that when you use at Boomerang Bag to please remember to return them the next time you're passing.

 

Thames Birthing Unit

Thames Birthing Unit host informal chat sessions every Wednesday at 10am.  A midwife will be available to discuss different topics each week and will have agencies from our community joining in too.  Muffins and coffee provided, everyone welcome!

Repco Beach Hop 19

www.beachhop.co.nz  The Festival dates are 27th - 31st March 2019.  Thanks to the support of Beach Hops sponsors, there’s a 1967 Ford Galaxie as the major prize and promo vehicle.  It was imported from the USA last November.  The 2 door Coupe runs a 3 9 0 V8 engine with automatic transmission. 

The LMM Network

Every Friday The LMM Network artists perform at The Rocker Box, Pollen Street Thames.   http://Lathompson.co.nz

Thames Market

Every Saturday 8am-12noon - Pollen Street, Grahamstown. Head down to the Thames Market this weekend.  Don't forget to bring your own bag, basket or box to the Thames Market, plastic carry bags are no longer allowed.

Tairua Market

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 in the Tairua Main Road.  From 9:00am through to about 1:00pm.

Coromandel Town Homegrown Community Market

Each Friday morning on Wharf Road beside the BNZ Bank you will find an array of local/homegrown produce and crafts for sale. Organic and gluten free options . . . you're spoilt for choice.

Kia Puawai

If you’re involved in a public or private organisation or community group and have members facing health and wellness challenges, the Kia Puawai Wellness Programmes could be for you.  13 and 26 week programmes covering nutrition, movement and mind management are available now and your group could be eligible for full or partial sponsorship.  To find out more, visit kiapuawai.org.nz  

Hauraki Bereaved Parents

Hauraki Bereaved Parents Support meet on the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Coach House, Puriri.  The meetings are designed to be a sharing and caring forum for those that have lost a child (regardless of age or how) with people who have been through the same experience.  Check out their facebook page for more details.

Thames Valley Tangata Ora Trust

Volunteers are needed.  Thames Valley Tangata Ora Trust need friendly people who are happy to commit to volunteering their time regularly one or more days a week.  Could suit someone who wants to learn new skills or would like to get back into the workforce.  Phone 07 868 7723 or 027 383 1117.  Thames Valley Tangata Ora Trust are a group of people with a passion for supporting and empowering people to know their rights and assist with navigating systems in the Health & Disability, Social Service and Employment sectors.  Services include: support and advocacy for WINZ & Health & Disability; Social gatherings; Workshops; Sale & Hire of Mobility Equipment & Daily Living Aids and more.

Thames Small Gauge Railway

Thames Small Gauge Railway on Brown Street, open every Sunday 10-3 weather permitting.  Thames Small Gauge Railway would love to hear from anyone who is interested in joining them as a volunteer.  Phone Tony Smith (President) on phone 868 3044, cell phone 021 961 888, or Ken Nation (vice President) on 868 9287, 027 272 5002.

Fairy Godmother's Closet

Fairy Godmother's Closet is an initiative to make the Thames High School Ball more accessible to everyone.  If you have any unwanted dresses, suits, shoes, accessories etc they are taking donations for 2019.  You can drop your items into the Thames High School Office or for pick ups please contact Jen Fletcher on 021 062 3146 or Siobhan Flannigan on 021 234 5828

Rebuild the Poppet Head

Be part of Thames Heritage.  Help to rebuild the Poppet Head on it's original site at the Bella Street Pumphouse.  DONATE NOW!  Donations of $1,000 will get your name on one leg.  www.bellastreetpumphouse.com or see Jared Fisher Automotive on Bella Street.

Visit Artists All Year Round

Our popular self-guided tour of art studios continues throughout the year. Interested visitors can pick up a free Mercury Bay Art Escape Art Guide at local galleries and libraries or go to www.mercurybayartescape.com to arrange a unique art tour that highlights the creative talent in this spectacular area.

FREE Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Skills

All Employers are keen to improve workplace productivity, health and safety understanding and compliance and staff engagement in their business.  Valley Education & Training (able to deliver nationwide) is offering a free, short (10 weeks), sharp, tailored program that will give you results.  We come to you; we find out what you want to improve and write an individualised programme around your key KPIs that ensures a win-win for all those involved.  The gift of literacy and numeracy changes lives and will change your business bottom line…Give James a call today (027 236 6577), and YES, it is Free, and there are no catches…

Thames Youth Centre

 Thames Youth Centre, Embracing Youth Vision.  All enquiries contact the Youth Centre on 07 8686110 or email thamesyouthcentre@gmail.co.nz

Age Concern Thames

“How long does it take you to mow the lawns…? How long does it take you to do your grocery shopping…? An hour a week is all it takes to brighten an older persons life who is isolated and lonely” Call Robyn at Age Concern Thames on 868 9790

Thames ATC

The Air Training Corps meet every Wednesday from 6 at the Thames Airfield and offers a wide range of activities designed to challenge and develop all cadets aged 12-20.    

Hoterini Rugby League Club

We are a family orientated club that supports fair play, healthy living and inclusion for all.  Adam Matete (Chairman) 027 403 5780 or find them on Facebook

Thames Croquet Club

Thames Croquet Club Inc. Beach Road.  New players welcome.  Mallets available. Family fun age from 12 years plus. info Ph. Nola 869 0390. Dennis 868 2423. Pat 868 8169

Paeroa Drop In Centre

DROP-IN CENTRE at St Johns Rooms, Belmont Road, Paeroa (Next to old library bldg).  Weekly on Tuesday 10am - 1pm.  Companionship, friendly welcome and cuppa.  Glenys Lewis 0204 250 244 or (07) 862 6002.

Thames Community Patrol

The Thames Community Patrol are a small group of volunteers who patrol the streets of Thames, Tararu, Totara and Kopu areas at night in their own sign written van.  They act as eyes and ears for the local Police.  The Thames Community Patrol need more volunteers, you must commit to atleast one patrol per month from 3 to 6 hours a night.  For further information please contact George Udy 07 868 8984

Mahamudra Centre

Full details are at: https://mahamudra.org.nz/events/ or call 866 6851 for more information 

ST John recruiting

ST John recruiting now for volunteer frontline ambulance officers.  Are you fit healthy, have a full drivers licence, and no convictions?  Do you like helping others and have some spare time.  For more information contact Julia 027 458 0443.

Thames SPCA Op Shop

Volunteers needed for the Thames SPCA Op Shop.  Various 3 hour shifts available through out the week.  If you can help please ph 021 024 33322.  All funds raised stay locally to help animals in the Coromandel Peninsula and Districts.

 

Do you need a drivers license?

CAN DO may be able to support you with some funds, criteria applies but if you want more information, http://candothames.org.nz/ or like them on Facebook

 

Thames Toastmasters

Meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month, 7pm in the Hall behind Saint James Union Parish.  Gold coin donation.   Come along and find out what it’s all about and how you can improve your ability to speak in public in a safe friendly environment.

 

Parents Centre

Are you pregnant? Remember to book your antenatal classes with Parents Centre today.  Meet other expectant parents and begin your parenting journey feeling informed and confident. Parents Centre focus on support networks and friendships and are passionate about quality parenting.  Antenatal classes are held in Thames and Whitianga and are free to attend.  Contact Kyra on 021 269 2232 to book your place.

 

What's on at the Thames Community Centre?

Would you like to talk to someone about getting your learner's restricted or full driver's license or about your study, employment or business start up options?

Do you or someone you know need help with reading writing and numbers?

Then contact the Thames Community Centre on 07 868 9797 for a confidential friendly discussion about what your goals are.  

Weekly events at the Thames Community Centre

  • The Chinwag Cafe for older folk meets every Monday morning from 10am at the Thames Community Centre.
    Come along for a cuppa tea and a bit of a chinwag. 
  • The Quaker Faith group meet the third Sunday of each month at 11 am. 
  • Grow is a mental health support group and they meet every Tuesday afternoon and Friday mornings at the centre. 
  • Parkinsons Waikato Thames support group meets every 6 weeks. 

For more information about  any of these 07 868 9797.
The Community Centre is at 609 Mackay St opposite the hospital grounds.

 

Ongoing

 

SPCA Thames have cats, kittens, dogs and puppies all ready and waiting to be adopted.  Please come out and visit the team at 321 Ngati Maru Highway, next to the air field.  They're open Tue-Fri 10am-1pm and Sat 10am-2pm. They are are also looking for more volunteers to help care for the animals.  If you can help please phone 868 6830.

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Karangahake Hall Market; Every Sunday of every month from 10am on Paeroa’s Main Street.  Please phone Moira on 07 862 9233 for more information

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Taking a bush walk?  Before you take in the stunning scenery, first take a moment to save our Kauri Forests from Kauri Die Back Disease.  Kauri Die Back Disease spreads by soil movement.  Always clean your gear, removing soil from shoes, tyres and equipment before you leave your accommodation and when you return.  Always stick to the tracks and together we can Keep Coromandel Kauri Standing.  Visit Kauri Die Back for more information.

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Women's Walking Group meet Saturday mornings from 8.30am at the Paeroa Domain - Band Rotunda.  For more information please call Rebecca Provan at 027 360 2307.

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Living with Endometriosis?  This New Thames Support Group is brought to you by Insight Endometriosis.  Come along to this coffee support group for women with Endometrisis.  This is an opportunity to meet others each month and share experiences in a supportive environment.  The monthly coffee group is Wednesday mornings from 10:30.  For more information contact Dianne 027 7777 507 before 8pm or office 07 8555 123 before 8pm.

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The Thames Hospice Shop is open at 402 Pollen Street Thames.  Funds generated from the Thames Hospice Shop helps provide quality Specialist Community Palliative Care in the Thames Community.  If you have any items you want to donate please phone 0800 Hospice.

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 Thames croquet Club at 101 Beach Road, Monday and Thursday mornings from 8.45am. Games start at 9am till midday.  Twilight games, Wednesday afternoons from 4.45pm, games start at 5pm till 7pm.  New players 1st game is free, them the next 5 evenings are $2 per evening.  Phone Nola 869 0390 for more information.

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Twilight Bowls, Hikutaia Bowling Club.  Phone 862 4800 for more information.

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Safer Boating to encourage boaties to take simple steps before getting back on the water: Prep your boat, Check your Gear, Know the rules.  Prep - service the engine, check and change the fuel, check the battery and just generally give the boat a good onceover.  Check - make sure your lifejackets are still fit for purpose and you have enough. Service any inflatable lifejackets and ensure you have two reliable forms of communication equipment.  Know - ensure you know the “rules of the road” on the water, and check your local bylaws.

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The Salvation Army is joining forces with the Thames Foodbank as families requiring food parcels has more than doubled in the past two years. The foodbank's stocks are very low, with many bare cupboards, and food can be dropped off at the foodbank at the Baptist Church in Mary St between 9am and noon on Mondays and 9am to 3pm from Tuesday to Thursday.

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The TCDC has produced a free calendar profiling boat ramps on the western coast of the Peninsula.  The aim is to alleviate pressure at peak times at better-known launching areas and spread the use of recreational boating facilities. Grab a copy from Council offices or their webpage.

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Mercury Bay Community Choir meets every Monday 6-8pm in Whitianga.  New members welcome so to find out more contact Suzanne on 021725343.

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Annah Stretton’s Reclaim another Woman, or RAW project’s second hand store in Hamilton require pre-loved beds, lounge suites and larger items of furniture.  Items are able to be picked up from your property.  If you have anything that could help this wonderful organisation, please contact RAW.  Stretton Group Ltd, Cnr Thames and Marshall Streets, PO Box 65, Morrinsville 3340, P  07 889 4053, follow Annah's Blog – The Life and times of Annah Stretton 

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A publication for Thames Businesses has begun circulation around the area.  It's a very comprehensive update on business and local happenings in the area, created by local business owner, Heather Moore. Businesses are encouraged to subscribe to the newsletter so they receive a copy when it is distributed.  For more details, please contact Heather at Unichem Heather Moore Pharmacy, 546 Pollen St, Thames or call 07 868 6363 or 021 144 2169.

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Did you know you can learn to fly in Thames?  Trial flights are available at the Hauraki Aero Club. Two options are available, 15 or 30 minutes with you in control.  Experienced flight instructors Rick Watson and Cliff McChesney are waiting to hear from you.  For more details;  Rick – 027 684 0044 or madrick@xtra.co.nz  Cliff – 027 480 5454 or freedomlife@xtra.co.nz

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Give yourself a financial health check. Thames Budget Service can help you.  They can draw up a budget, help identify areas of overspending, deal with creditors on your behalf, suggest other possible sources of income and refer you to other services which may help with your situation. Visit Family Budgeting to find out more.

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Introducing the LMM Club, an intitiative created in the Coromandel Peninsula to give local musicians across the nation a platform to share their music.  Join the club today, and receive lots of LMM Club member benefits, including free entry to all participating performance venues.  Visit Local Musicians for all the information and to contact organiser, Shirley Howe.

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Is your family new in town, or new to NZ? Then sign up to FamilyFriends – a brand new, free service created specially to connect like-minded, local families with each other for the start of a life-long friendship.  FamilyFriends is about making friends for the whole family and creating stronger, caring communities.

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Turua daytime indoor bowls At the Turua Hall, every Thursday.
Names in by 9.45am, $2 entry. Bring your own lunch. All most welcome.

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Join the Ngatea Badminton Club every Tuesday at 7pm at the Hauraki Sports Gym.  Rackets are available.  Contact Jenny Adams on 867 3028 for detials.

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Alcoholics Anonymous meet on Mondays at lunchtime from 12 til 1 pm, at the Baptist church rooms in Mary St, Thames. The meeting is open to anyone, especially anyone who thinks they have a problem with alcohol and think they may need help to stop drinking. Meetings are free and tea and coffee are supplied.  Enquiries, call Brent on 021 805 354.

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Step back in time, have fun dressing up & be photographed Victorian style in an authentic heritage setting at Athenree historic homestead.  The homestead is open on Sundays noon to 3pm, Devonshire teas will be served by Victorian maids & there will be tours of this very unique historic homestead.  More info - Tee 07 8634363                

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Are you a Housie/Bingo fan?  If so, the Paeroa RSA is the place to be every Wednesday at 1pm and every Thursday at 7pm.  Great Prizes and all welcome.  Any queries please call Thomas on 021 230 9292.

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The Kaiaua Markets run on the last Sunday of every month with all sorts of things – chickens, rabbits, bird – clothes, produce and cakes just to name a few.  For further info you can call Patsy on 07 8679878

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Scrapbags Quilting group meet in St Peter the fisherman church Hall Dundas Street Whitianga every Wednesday from 9am-3pm.  Contact Robyn for details 07 866 5029.

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Mercury Bay Badminton happens every Wednesday 9.30am-11am at the Whitianga Town Hall.

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Patchwork Unlimited Turua Quilting Group meets in the Turua Hall every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 9.30am-2pm.  Turua is the meeting place for members from Thames, Ngatea, Paeroa, Waihi and beyond.  Contact Kitty on 868 7355 or Jan on 868 9320.

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The Thames market is on Saturday's in Grahamstown, Pollen Street, 8am-12 noon.  A variety of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, plants, artisan cheeses, bavarian pretzels, samosas, artisan bread, all sorts of arts crafts and collectibles, second hand clothes, books and much more.

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Table tennis competition every Tuesday at Church of Christ Parawai.  From 6pm starting with younger players followed by adults. Supper provided and a gold coin donation appreciated.

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Join in for Qigong exercises every Monday morning at 10:30am at the Civic Centre in Thames. This is followed by a short contact care treatment. It is for people with all forms of mobility and age, $5 per session.  For more information phone Lisa on 027 403 8026. 

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Music Night at the Pauanui Club is going to be held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH starting on Tuesday the 14th March at 7pm.  There is no entry fee and we welcome anybody who is interested in playing music and /or singing to come along and join in with the local musicians.  For information about the Music Night ring Gary on 07-864 7166. 

 

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