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Weekly blog – life as it happened from 1867

July 31, 2017 - July 31, 2018

Time: Monday 31 July 2017
Place: Online
Activity: daily blogs by Meghan Hawkes
e-mail: mikemeg@slingshot.co.nz

Subscribe: www.firstyearthamesgoldfield.co.nz/

Canyoning in the Kaueranga Valley, Thames

January 2 - March 31

Available 7 days a week

Conditions apply

half days - 5 hrs

full days - 9-10 hrs

www.canyonz.co.nz

Phone: 021 456 682

Abseiling Edwards Lookout with Canyonz!!

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

9am or 12 noon (2 hour sessions)

Bookings Essential: 07 867 9080

Maximum 10 and minimum 4

Bring water bottle, sunscreeen, sturdy footwear & camera!

Minimum age 10 years - no maximum age

Medium fitness required

Gold Prospecting

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 31, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Gold Prospecting

Kauaeranga Valley DOC Visitor Centre

Bookings Essential $10 per person (cash only)

Phone: 07 867 9080

kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

 

Kiwi Aversion Training

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2018 at 9:00am

Protect our kiwi in the forest - dog aversion training

6th January: 9am at Hotoritori Campground

27th January: 9am at Booms Flat Campground

Bookings essential: phone 07 867 9080

Free event

Geocaching – The Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

January 27

Date & Time TBA

Meet at DOC Visitor Centre

Gold Coin Donation

Must Register: 07 867 9080

Bring Smart phone, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and water bottle.  If swimming togs, towel & lunch.

Bikes, Boards & Pumps

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at Visitor Centre at 9:45am

Gold Coin Donation

Maximum 20 people

Booking by phoning: 07 867 9080

Bring your bike, helmet, water bottle & sunscreen

Single Track Skills

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Meet at the DOC Visitor Centre

Maximum participants 20

Gold Coin Donation

Suitable intermediate riding ability and have ability to ride 10k loop track at Hotoritori

Potential for a lunch stop & swim on way back

Bring own bike, helmet, water bottle, sunscreen.  For optional swim on way back bring togs & town & lunch.

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

Meet at 7:50pm

DOC Visitor Centre Audio Visual Room

Gold Coin Donation

Phone: 07 867 9080 - Booking Essential

Kids Activities – with Donna

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 29, 2018 at 10:00am

Kids Activities with small children

Meet at 9.45am at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre

Phone 07 867 9080 to let you know what to bring

Gold Coin Donation

Picnic & Praise in Victoria Park

February 25

Activity: Interfaith Picnic, songs and Prayer

Where: Southend of Victoria Park

Contact Alyson McIntosh 07 868 3900

E-mail: mcgaval@slingshot.co.nz

Thames Business Window Display Competition

March 1 - March 17

Days: From 1st to 17th March, 2018

Venues: All participating shops

Activity: Heritage your Shop

Competition: Free to Enter

Contact: Coromandel More FM

Phone: 0800 667 336

E-mail: TheBoss@morefm.co.nz

Bluelight Fundraiser – Trillian Trust

March 3

Activities: Cars, People, Fun and evening entertainment

Costs: TBA

Times: TBA

Contact: Murray 022 109 0327

Heritage Film Day

March 16 - March 18

Day: 16-18 March, 2018 (TBA)

Time: TBA

Activity: Heritage & Classic Films

Contact: The Embassy Theatre

Phone: 07 868 6602

E-mail: thamescinema@gmail.com

 

Find Your Family at The Treasury

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Days: 16-18 March, 2018

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Place: The Treasury

Activity: Genealogy

Ticket: $10 Adults (children under 12 years free)

Contact: The Treasury

Phone: 07 868 8827

E-mail: info.thetreasury@gmail.com

 

Irish Ceilidh at St James’ Church

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Day: Friday 16th March, 2018

Time: 7.30pm - 10 pm

Place: Grahamstown

Venue: St James' Church Hall

Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 CSC Holders & free for children

Contact: Sean Kelly

Phone: 027 252 0806 (txt only)

E-mail: kellyboy@xtra.co.nz

 

Class of 55

March 17

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: TBA

Activity: Re-union

Contact: Miriam Heberley

E-mail: bj_mjm@xtra.co.nz

 

Vintage & Classic Cars in Grahamstown

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day: Saturday 17 March, 2018

Time: 8am - 3pm

Activity: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Display

Tickets: Free

Contact: Rex Geary

Phone: 07 868 8074

E-mail: thegearygang@xtra.co.nz

Victorian Fete – Thames Museum

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 9.30 am onwards

Place: Grahamstown

Venue: Thames Museum

Activity: Tea on the Lawn

Contact: Thames Museum

Phone: 07 868 8509

E-mail: thamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz

Bizarre Beard & Mustache Competition

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 12 noon - 12.30pm

Activity:Bizarre Beard & Mustache Competition

Contact: Margaret Cropp

Phone: 07 868 1024

E-mail: croppys@yahoo.co.nz

Heritage Fashion at Thames Museum Fete

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 1pm

Venue: Thames Museum

Activity: Dress to Impress - Fashion Parade & Competition

Contact Person: Colleen Hughes

E-mail: hughesc@slingshot.co.nz

 

“The Way We Were” – Treasury Talks

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Day: Friday & Saturday 16 & 17 March, 2018

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Place: The Treasury

Venue: Board Room

Contact: The Treasury

Phone: 07 8689443

E-mail: info.thetreasury@gmail.com

Fashion in Grahamstown

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 1pm start

Venue: Thames Museum - Lawn

Activity: Heritage Fashion

Contact: Colleen Hughes

Phone: 027 553 2393

E-mail: hughesc@slingshot.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Historic Shortland Walks

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 2pm

Venue: Thames Wharf

Activity: Walking around Shortland Wharf

Ticket: $5

Contact: Graham Robinson

Phone: 07 868 8025

E-mail: gjrobinson@xtra.co.nz

The Kauaeranga Walk

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Day: Sunday 18th March 2018

Time: 9am - 1pm

Ticket: TBA

Contact: Dave Wilton

Phone: 07 867 9080

E-mail: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

 

NZ History Federation – AGM

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Day: Sunday 18th March, 2018

Time: 10am - 12 noon

Venue: Thames School of Mines

Contact: Neil Curgenven

E-mail: historyfederation@gmail.com

Thames Gold Mine Experience – Welcomes NZ History Federation

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Day: Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Venue: Thames Gold Mine Experience

Cost: TBA

Contact: Paul Bensemann

Phone: 021 214 2665

E-mail: story@actrix.co.nz

ANZAC Day

April 25

Day: Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Time: 6am & 10am

Activity: ANZAC

Contact: Thames-Coromandel District Council

Phone: 07 868 0200

Historical Kopu Bridge

May 11

Day: Friday 11 May, 2018

Time: TBA

Activity: TBA

Contact: Kim Buchanan

Phone: 07 868 5581

E-mail: savekopubridge@gmail.com

Around the World in 80 Days

June 16 - June 23

Dates: 16th - 23rd June, 2018

Place: Thames

Venue: Thames War Memorial Hall - Civic Centre

Activity: Performances

Cost: TBA

Contact: Diane Connors

Phone: 07 868 9292 or 021 177 0746

E-mail: sar@slingshot.co.nz

 

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