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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/

Celebrating 150 years of Marriage

November 18 - November 25

Contact Lynne - still in the planning stages

Phone: 07 868 7550

Santa Parade – Gold Themed

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Christmas Day – A Place at the Table

December 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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

Canyoning in the Kaueranga Valley, Thames

January 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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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 3, 2018 @ 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

 

Kids Activities – with Donna

January 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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

150 Years of Racing – Thames Jockey Club

January 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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

 

Where is the Wildlife?

January 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on January 11, 2018 at 11:00am

4 & 11 January 11am - 11.45am

Meet at 10.45am at the DOC Visitor Centre

10 years and under - small children bring an adult

Treasure hunt - gold coin donation

Phone: 07 867 9080

We’re going on a Bear hunt & Picnic

January 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2018 at 11:00am

Met at the Doc Visitor Centre at 10.45am

Bring your teddy bear and a picnic

Bring an adult to help eat the chocolate

Gold Coin donation

Phone: 07 867 9080

Meet Gerry the Moa

January 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2017 at 11:00am

DOC Visitor Centre - Audio Visual Room

Audience guideline: 12 years and older

Gold Coin Donation

Phone: 07 867 9080

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

Gecko Encounter

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre Audio Visual Room

Gold Coin Donation

All Welcome

Phone: 07 867 9080 to book a place

Wainora Walk

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meet at 8:45am at Wainora Carpark

Gold Coin Donation

Most suited to 12 years and older

Moderate fitness required

Phone to Book: 07 867 9080

Twilight Walk

January 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Meet at 8:15pm at Hotoritori Campground

3k past the DOC Visitor Centre

Gold Coin Donation

All ages welcome; children under 12 years to be accompanied by an adult

Bring sturdy footwear & a torch

Bookings: 07 867 9080

Thames Rotary Goldrush Market

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

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

Stream Study

January 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet at 9:45am at DOC Visitor Centre

Gold Coin Donation

All welcome - children bring an adult

Bring a water bottle & sunscreen

Bookings: 07 867 9080

Kauri Gum Polishing

January 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Welcome

Bring a pocket knife & an adult

Gold Coin Donation

Bookings: 07 867 9080

 

 

Bush Craft and River Crossing

January 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet at 9:45am at the DOC Visitor Centre

Gold Coin Donation

Aged for 15 years and older

Bookings Essential: 07 867 9080 & ask for the list of gear to bring

 

History of Crosbies Settlement

January 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at the Visitor Centre Audio Visual Room

Gold Coin Donation

Suited for Mature Age Group

Bookings: 07 867 9080

Boulder Hopping (Upper Valley Exploration)

January 12, 2018

10am: Meet at Trestle View Campground

Gold Coin Donation

12 years and over / under 15 year olds bring an adult

Moderate fitness required

Bookings: 07 867 9080

Bring, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, swim gear & sturdy footwear

Bats, Dactylathus & Other Fascinating Things

January 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DOC Visitor Centre - Audio Visual Room

Gold Coin Donation

Suited to mature age group

Booking: 07 867 9080

Picnic in the Forest Park

January 13, 2018

Arrive any time - bring the picnic or purchase at the Cafe

Gold Coin Donation

Remember: sunscreen, togs, water, food & drinks.

Phone: 07 867 9080

Kiwi Aversion Training

January 26, 2018 @ 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, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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.

 

Picnic & Praise in Victoria Park

February 25, 2018

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, 2018 - March 17, 2018

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, 2018

Activities: Cars, People, Fun and evening entertainment

Costs: TBA

Times: TBA

Contact: Murray 022 109 0327

Heritage Film Day

March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018

Day: Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Time: 6am & 10am

Activity: ANZAC

Contact: Thames-Coromandel District Council

Phone: 07 868 0200

Historical Kopu Bridge

May 11, 2018

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 – Steampunked!

June 16, 2018 - June 23, 2018

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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