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July 2017

Weekly blog – life as it happened from 1867

July 31, 2017 - July 31, 2018
Online, Thames New Zealand + Google Map

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

Subscribe: www.firstyearthamesgoldfield.co.nz/

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August 2017

Photography display

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Treasury, 705 Queen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: 1st August 2017

Time: 11am
Venue: The Treasury
Activity: Photographic Display "Growing with Gold"

Cost: Gold Coin Donation
E-mail: BJ_MIM@xtra.co.nz

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Thames School of Mines Photo Exhibition

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thames School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$10

Day: Tuesday 1st August, 2017

Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Thames School of Mines
Activity: Photo Exhibition - screen display
E-mail: tms@heritage.org.nz

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The Treasury – Photographic Display

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Treasury, 705 Queen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: 1 August 2017

Time: 11am - 3pm

Place: The Treasury

Venue: Meeting Room

Activity: Photographic Display "Growing with Gold"

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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Proclamation of Thames Goldfields

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
TBA, Thames New Zealand + Google Map

Day: Monday 1 August 2017

Time: Dawn
Place: TBA
Activity: Karakia
E-mail: nikky@ngatimaru.iwi.nz

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John William Hall Arboretum

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Currie Street, Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand + Google Map

Day: 5 August 2017

Time: 9am

Place: John William Hall Arboretum

Venue: Met at the Currie Street entrance

Activity: Walk and Story Telling

Cost: Koha

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The Comer Family – A Family with a Heart of Gold

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thames School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 5 August 2017

Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Thames School of Mines
Activity: Book Launch
E-mail: 4sharleen@gmail.com

Cost: $30 per book

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John Fields Exhibition of Thames & Townspeople

August 5 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 3:00 pm
Bella Street Pumphouse, Bella Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$10

Day: Saturday 5th August 2017 to Friday 6th October 2017

Time: Weekends 10am - 3pm

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse

Contact: Merv Grafton

Phone: 07 868 1027

Curator: David Langman david@galerielangman.com

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Thames Museum – Official Opening of New Displays

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 5 August 2017

Time: 1.30pm

Venue: Thames Museum

Activity: Official opening of new display

Cost: Koha

E-mail: rsteward57@gmail.com

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Hauraki Prospector’s Association – Stamper Battery Opening – invited guests

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Gold Mine Experience, Tararu Road
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 6 August 2017

Time: 9am

Venue: Goldmine-Experience Thames

Activity: Official Opening

Invited Guests

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Machines to recreate golden age of Thames

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goldmine-Experience, main road north end of Thames, Main road north end of Thames New Zealand + Google Map

Day: Sunday 6 August 2017

Time: 9am

Activity: Machines to recreate golden age of Thames

Contact: Paul Bensemann, HPA

E-mail: story@actrix.co.nz

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Goldmine-Experience – Open Afternoon

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gold Mine Experience, Tararu Road
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 6 August 2017

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Venue: Goldmine-Experience

Activity: Mini Tours, Classic Cars, Steampunk, Story Telling

Families Welcome

Cost: Koha

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Thames Music Group

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Mackay Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 6 August 2017

Time: 2pm

Venue: St George's Church

Activity: Pianist

Cost: $15 adults, $13 Music Group Members, $5 Students

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CAN DO – Business, Careers & Volunteer Expo

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thames War Memorial – Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Wednesday 9 August

Time: 10am - 4pm

Venue: Thames War Memorial Hall - Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames

Activity: Business & Volunteer Expo

E-mail: tomw@inlet.co.nz

Phone: 021 818 798

Web: www.candothames.org.nz

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Cobley Family Re-union & Book Launch

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA,

Day: Wednesday 12 August 2017

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

Activity: Family Gathering & Book Launch

E-mail: angelasnovelidea@gmail.com

 

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Totally Thames – Trolley Derby

August 12 @ 11:00 am

Day: Saturday 14 August 2017

Time: 11am - 2pm

Venue: TBA

Activity: Trolley Derby

E-mail: gbd@junctionhotel.co.nz

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Bella Street Pumphouse – Miner’s Dinner

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bella Street Pumphouse, Bella Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Days: Friday 18th  August 2017

Time: 6pm - 11pm

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse

Activity: Miner's Candle lit Dinner

Cost: $50

Contact: Colleen Hughes

Phone: 027 553 2493

E-mail: hughesc@slingshot.co.nz

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Bella Street Pumphouse – Miner’s Dinner

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bella Street Pumphouse, Bella Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$50

Day: Saturday 19 August 2017

Time: 6pm - 11pm

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse

Cost: $50 per person

Contact: Colleen Hughes 027 553 2493

E-mail: hughesc@slingshot.co.nz

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True Tales of Thames

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Treasury, 705 Queen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 20 August 2017

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Activity: Book Launch

Cost: Koha

Contact: info.thetreasury@gmail.com

www.thetreasury.org.nz

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September 2017

150 Year @ Read Bros Hardware

September 1 - September 9
Read Bros Hardware, 308 Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: 1st September - check Hauraki Herald

Day: 2nd September - start of celebrations in the shop

Time: 8:00 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: Read Bros Hardware Store

Contact: Jocelyn Read

Phone: 07 868 6608

E-mail: jocelyn@readbros.co.nz

 

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Thames Music Group – Duo Jackson

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Mackay Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 10 September 2017

Time: 2pm

Venue: St George's Church, Cnr Mackay & Mary Streets

Activity: Duo Jackson (guitar & violin)

Cost: $15 Adults, $13 Music Members, $5 students

Contact: www.thamesmusicgroup.com

 

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Health Expo – The Lions Club

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thames War Memorial – Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 16 September 2017

Time: 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Activity: Health Expo

Cost: free entry

Contact phone: 07 826 7892

E-mail: mckg@slingshot.co.nz

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NZ Short Film Festival – Thames South School

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thames South School, 307B Rolleston Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$25 - $40

Days: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd September 2017

Time: 7pm start

Venue: Thames South School Hall

Activitiy, Film, Food & Wine

Ticket Price: Single $25 & Double $40

Age Restriction: R18

Contact Person: Jeannie Apthorp

Phone: 07 868 6697

E-mail: office@thamessouth.school.nz

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October 2017

Brits at the Beach – Grahamstown

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grahamstown, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Friday 6th October, 2017

Time: 10am - 3pm

Place: Grahamstown

Venue: GBD = HQ

Activity: Classic British Cars - travelling to Whangamata

Contact Person: Karl Edmonds

Phone: 07 868 6008

 

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Bella Street Pumphouse – Poker Run

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kopu Staion Hotel, Ngati Maru Highway
Kopu, Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 14 October, 2017

Starts: Kopu Station Hotel at 10.30am

Ends: Bella Street Pumphouse approx 4.30pm

Cost: $20 per poker hand

Contact: Toni Wiseman

Phone: 021 429 100

E-mail: wisemans@xtra.co.nz

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November 2017

150 Years for the Catholic Parish of St Francis, Thames

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 5 @ 1:00 pm
St Francis School, Mackay Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Days: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November, 2017

Times: as per Programme - starts on Friday at 10am

Place: St Francis of Assisi Church and School, Willoughby Street, Thames

Venues, St Francis Church, St Francis School & Thames War Memorial Civic Centre

Activity: Celebrating our Church and School's 150th Re-union

Price: as per Programme - see website

Contact: Mike & Viv Lander

Phone: 0274 78898

E-mail: 150stfrancisthames@gmail.com

Web: www.coromandelcatholic.org.nz

 

 

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Steampunk Festival

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 2:00 pm
Grahamstown, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Days: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November, 2017

Time: Varies - see website for programme

Place: Grahamstown mainly - but throughout Thames

Venues: Vary - see website for programme

Activities: Vary - see website for progamme

Contact: John McKeowen

Phone: 021 063 5483

E-mail: johnmckeowen@hotmail.com

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Gemboree Gem Rock & Mineral Show: Thames School of Mines

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thames School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$10

Day: Saturday 11th November 2017

Time: 10am - 1pm

Place: Thames School of Mines

Venue: Courtyard - between Rock Shop and Old School

Activity: Tauranga Gem & Mineral Club: Gold Panning

Ticket Price: $10

Contact: John Isdale

Phone: 07 868 6227

E-mail: tsm@heritage.org.nz

 

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“Messiah” St Georges’ Choral

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church, Mackay Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$20

Day: Saturday 18th November, 2017

Time: 7pm

Place: St Georges' Church, 600 Mackay Street, Thames

Venue: St Georges' Church

Activity: Choral Presentation of the Messiah

Tickets: $20 per person

Contact: Karen Ruddock

Phone: 078686489

E-mail: karen.m.ruddock@gmail.com

 

 

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“Messiah” St Georges’ Choral

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Mackay Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 19th November, 2017

Time: 2pm

Place: St George's Church, 600 Mackay Street

Thames

Venue: St George's Church

Activity: Choral Presentation of the Messiah

Tickets: $20 per person

Contact; Karen Ruddock

Phone: 07 868 6489

E-mail: karen.m.ruddock@gmail.com

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December 2017

Santa Parade – Gold Themed

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thames & Grahamstown, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 9th December, 2017

Time: starts at Willoughby Street at 11am

Ends: at Pahau Street for Prize Giving 12 noon

Contact: Karl Edmonds

Phone 027 697 9003 or 07 868 6008

E-mail: gbd@thejunction.net.nz

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Christmas Day – A Place at the Table

December 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
St James’ Church, Corner of Pauhau & Pollen Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Christmas Day - Monday 25th December, 2017

Time: Doors open at 11.30 am

Place: St James' Church Hall, Pahau Street, Thames

Venue: St James' Church Hall

Ticket price: FREE

Contact: Adrian Catran

Phone: 07 868 6003

E-mail: Adrian@twentymans.co.nz

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January 2018

150 Years of Racing – Thames Jockey Club

January 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thames Jockey Club, 509 Parawai Road
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$10

Day: Thursday 4 January, 2018

Time: Gates open 10am

Place: Parawai, Thames

Venue: Thames Jockey Club

Tickets: $10 each

Contact: Jim McConnell

Phone: 027 460 5826

E-mail: ejamc1@gmail.com

 

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Thames Rotary Goldrush Market

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day: Tuesday 9th January, 2018

Time: 9am - 3pm

Place: Pollen Street Thames

Venue: The roadway from Sealey Street to Walter Street

Activity: 60+ Stall holders

Cost: Variable - Stall holders and amusements

Items for sale: variable prices

Contact: John Uffindell

Phone: 07 868 9535

E-mail: thamesrotary@hotmail.co.nz

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March 2018

Thames Business Window Display Competition

March 1, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Coromandel More FM, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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Heritage Film Day

March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Thames Embassy Theatre, 708 Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

 

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Find Your Family at The Treasury

March 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Treasury, 705 Queen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

 

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Irish Ceilidh at St James’ Church

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St James’ Church, Corner of Pauhau & Pollen Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

 

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Class of 55

March 17, 2018
Grahamstown, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: TBA

Activity: Re-union

Contact: Miriam Heberley

E-mail: bj_mjm@xtra.co.nz

 

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Vintage & Classic Cars in Grahamstown

March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grahamstown, Pollen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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Victorian Fete – Thames Museum

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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Bizarre Beard & Mustache Competition

March 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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Heritage Fashion at Thames Museum Fete

March 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

 

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Decorated Bicycle Competition

March 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Saturday 17th March, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue: Thames Museum

Contact: Margaret Cropp

Phone: 07 868 1024

E-mail: croppys@yahoo.co.nz

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“The Way We Were” – Treasury Talks

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Treasury, 705 Queen Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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Fashion in Grahamstown

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thames Museum, Cochrane Street
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

 

 

 

 

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Historic Shortland Walks

March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shortland Wharf, Thames Wharf
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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$5.00

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

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The Kauaeranga Walk

March 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
DOC Visitor Centre, 995 Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3577 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 18th March 2018

Time: 9am - 1pm

Ticket: TBA

Contact: Dave Wilton

Phone: 07 867 9080

E-mail: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

 

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NZ History Federation – AGM

March 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thames School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Sunday 18th March, 2018

Time: 10am - 12 noon

Venue: Thames School of Mines

Contact: Neil Curgenven

E-mail: historyfederation@gmail.com

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Thames Gold Mine Experience – Welcomes NZ History Federation

March 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thames Gold Mine Experience, Tararu Road
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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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

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April 2018

ANZAC Day

Day: Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Time: 6am & 10am

Activity: ANZAC

Contact: Thames-Coromandel District Council

Phone: 07 868 0200

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May 2018

Historical Kopu Bridge

May 11, 2018
Kopu Bridge, Kopu
Thames, Thames-Coromandel 3500 New Zealand
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Day: Friday 11 May, 2018

Time: TBA

Activity: TBA

Contact: Kim Buchanan

Phone: 07 868 5581

E-mail: savekopubridge@gmail.com

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June 2018

Around the World in 80 Days – Steampunked!

June 16, 2018 - June 23, 2018
TBA,

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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