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Social Evening

Join us for a fun night of music, dancing and entertainment!
Saturday May 18th, Te Puru Hall 7:00pm

Pauanui Plantathon

We need your help with this year’s Plantathon! Please rally friends, family, and neighbours for our third major planting event, working again in collaboration with TCDC and Coastcare Waikato.
We will be planting about 10,000 native dune plants over two days, this time at four sites. It's going to be a fantastic community event, and we'd love to have you join us for one or both days.
Where and when do we meet:
• On Friday 17th May 10:00 am, we will meet on the reserve adjacent to the Mountain Vista parking area for our morning plant to complete the Southend restoration and then move up once we have finished to the airfield windsock parking area, we expect around lunch time, to plant the Jacksons Claim site.
• On the Saturday 18th May 9:30 am, we will meet at the surf club to plant a large upper dune area at Claxton Avenue and then move to Royal Billy Point once that are is completed to plant a small area here too.
What to bring:
• Closed-toe footwear suitable for working in the sand
• Water bottle and lunch
• A spade, ideally narrow ended
• Gloves (if desired)
• Hat, sun screen etc depending upon the weather
A request:
• Please e-mail info@pauanuidunes.org.nz if you are coming to help plant, which days and how many planters you will bring with you.
IMPORTANTLY IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS/QUESTIONS please e-mail us info@pauanuidunes.org.nz or give Martin a call on 021 410 008.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, any changes or postponements will be promptly announced on our Facebook page.
THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE MADE DONATIONS to enable this event to happen. A special thanks for funding from WWF NZ in partnership with the Tindall Foundation and also to Hopper Construction.
HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE YOU ON ONE OR BOTH DAYS. YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Together, we can preserve and enhance our local dune environment for generations to come. See you on the dunes

Driver Training
April - June 2024

Major Oak Safety Training is pleased to announce that we have secured limited spaces for fully funded driver licensing upgrades. We are super excited to be able to offer these opportunities to our local community with more to come!
Entry requirements to be met are; Class 2 - hold a full class 1 license for at least 6 months
Class 4 - hold a full class 2 license for at least 6 months if under 25 and 3 months if over 25
WTR Endorsements - hold a full class 1 license,
People completing courses must be based in either the Hauraki or Thames/Coromandel Districts. There is a small criteria screening process to be completed.
If you would like to apply for any amount of spaces, please email info@most.kiwi.nz to receive the application form. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us so you do not miss out.

Wild Women's Weekend
May 17th - 19th

Europe's Premier Tribute to
Shania Twain
Thames Workies
Sunday May 5th at 3:00pm

Make sure you catch this highly acclaimed international act
at The Thames Workingmens' Club on Sunday May 5th at 3:00pm.
Tickets $30 available at the club or eventfinda.

Comedy Night at
Monkey House Whitianga
May 2nd

DAI HENWOOD & PAUL DOUGLAS: 2 fantastic comedians for you Whitianga at Monkey House Lounge & Cabaret!! (18 Coghill St) Paul Douglas & Dai Henwood are going to be bringing all the hysteric laughs, so you better be prepared to laugh all night long! This will sell-out, so grab your tickets now!

A Celebration of Song
at Pauanui Church
Sunday May 12th at 2:00pm

A Tribute to Queen
The Club Waihi
Friday May 3rd

Trivia Night
at Thames Rugby and Sports Club
May 25th

Money Mates
with Thames Budget Service
and Thames Community Centre

Coromandel -Thames Connector Trial
extended to June 18th 2024

Adult Bike Skills Course

Thames April 11th
Waihi May 2nd
Matamata May 30th
All events 9:00am - 1:00pm

Thames Music and Drama
presents 'Chicago'
A Broadway Musical

Thames Civic Centre
May 17th - 25th

Thames Floral Art Club

Third Monday every month
St James Church Hall
Pahau Street Thames

New Info Centre for Thames

Vitalise is adding an Info Centre to its office at 507 Pollen Street Thames, which will enable more visitors and locals
to locate all our businesses and services.
(We will also supply maps to help them find everything).
Everyone who is in charge of one of our local enterprises
is welcome to display a rack card or leaflet
in the Info Centre - call in to see Bevan or Jono.

The Treasury Research Centre
and Archive Catalogue is now online!

Dive into History with us!
Our Treasury Research Centre and Archive
Catalogue is now LIVE online.
About 40% of our archive collection has been catalogued,
and some of that digitised.
Now you can explore it yourself!

Fundraising for
Leukaemia and Blood Cancers

Brendon Guthrie
(from local business Needles 'n Pins)
will be taking part in the 2024 Sky Tower Challenge
to raise funds for leukaemia and Blood cancers.
Please support this local fundraising project!
BBQ's at Needles 'N Pins on
March 16th, April 13th,
May 11th, June 8th and July 6th

Thames Music and Drama
does 'Chicago' in 2024

Our committee is excited to announce that for our Big Show in 2024 we will be staging CHICAGO!
Set in Chicago in the jazz age, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same title by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, about actual criminals and the crimes on which she reported. Directed by our very own Asha Peppiatt!
If you're keen to get in on all the action, be sure to keep a close eye on our website for details and auditions.

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