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Thames
Business Hub

New Centre to
Promote Local

Buying local is the best way to be environmentally friendly while supporting your local community.
It helps stimulate the regional economy, creates
and retains valuable jobs, supports families
and strengthens community and culture.

Links below are to external websites that help visitors with information about our community

Local
Attractions

Health and Mobility

Local Councils

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Vitalise

Fishing the Coromandel

Local Cafes
Local Restaurants
Local Markets
Andrew Jones Towing
Ablecraft Builders
Thames Mobile Locksmith
Tangata Ora Trust
Lesley Weston Artist
Saving Hope Foundation

Thames
Business Hub

New Centre to
Promote Local

Tech help at
Thames Community Centre

Need Tech help?
Get that new phone, laptop or tablet sorted, group all those photos and folders where they need to be, organise emails, Facebook, websites and social media, all at no cost, thanks to the generosity of our funders. We're operating individual digital technology tuition and problem solving by appointment with Brennan Dollard our IT guy and super volunteer. In action below working with a couple of satisfied tech users.
Free to you but any Koha gratefully received.
Here’s what others had to say about this service
“Brennan was really helpful; he made me feel safe and explained things in a way I could understand. He made the learning easy and I felt we solved the problem together. I highly recommend this wonderful service.
Brennan has a great sense of humour and he is really professional in his approach – absolutely fabulous and I highly recommend. Thanks TCC”
Please get in touch with the centre if you’d like to book a session. 027 8689797 tcrc@xtra.co.nz

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Lost!!
Silver Charm Bracelet.
Charms are from European countries.
Mislaid somewhere in central Pollen Street Thames
or at Pak 'N Save Thames.
Reward is offered for safe return.
Please contact
bdprior@adam.com.au
or bring to the Vitalise office

Coromandel ArtBeat
Spring Festival

2 x New Ev
Charging Stations at
Pak 'N Save Thames

Kopu Rescue Raffle

Aeroview Garden Centre has donated a mandarin tree and cyclamen to Kopu Rescue for their raffle.

When you're in Waihi,
visit the Made Pretty stall
at the Waihi Underground Market.
They are open 7 days,

Thames Art, Treasures and Textiles

Art Market to start on October 19th
in the Grahamstown Hall Thames.
Saturday mornings
9:00am - 1:00pm
For expressions of interest
please contact Angelique D. Lennane
027 493 2021
or Jenni Gibson
027 491 5267

Tech help at
Thames Community Centre

Need Tech help?
Get that new phone, laptop or tablet sorted, group all those photos and folders where they need to be, organise emails, Facebook, websites and social media, all at no cost, thanks to the generosity of our funders. We're operating individual digital technology tuition and problem solving by appointment with Brennan Dollard our IT guy and super volunteer. In action below working with a couple of satisfied tech users.
Free to you but any Koha gratefully received.
Here’s what others had to say about this service
“Brennan was really helpful; he made me feel safe and explained things in a way I could understand. He made the learning easy and I felt we solved the problem together. I highly recommend this wonderful service.
Brennan has a great sense of humour and he is really professional in his approach – absolutely fabulous and I highly recommend. Thanks TCC”
Please get in touch with the centre if you’d like to book a session. 027 8689797 tcrc@xtra.co.nz

Chinwag

A social get-together of older adults who enjoy a 'cuppa'
and a good old chinwag in the company of like-minded people.

Hauraki District
Representation Review 2024

The Hauraki District Representation Review is open for feedback until 4pm, Friday 7 June. Check out our proposal for 13 Councillors, including the Mayor for the 2025 Local Government Elections. This is one down from current numbers and requires a slight boundary adjustment between the Paeroa and Plains Wards to meet the Councillor to Population ratio. What do you think? You can submit online through our survey, download a printable submission form from our website or pick up a form from our service centres or libraries.

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The Aviator Experience and Eatery
705 Pollen Street
Thames

Looking for a family friendly place to eat at with affordable prices and decent portion sizes on a Sunday?
Have you heard about the new Aviator Experience and Eatery at 705 Pollen Street in Thames?
Why pay more for good food and you also get to try out one of military flight simulators for free.
Open 9am till 4pm Thursday to Sunday
(plus available for events).

Keeping the Lights On
at Thames Museum

Thames Museum Society
management committee chairman Carolyn McKenzie
(third from left) and volunteers at
Thames Museum Te Whare Taonga o te Kauaeranga.

Thames Museum is 'feeling the pinch' as recession bites.
We can all help by taking a personal, family or student membership.

Help with getting your Licence
from Hauraki Maori Trust Board

Kia Ora Tatou,
The Hauraki Māori Trust Board will be hosting a Learners Driving license course in Thames for those aged between 16-24.
If you have any questions please contact us on 07 862 7521
Follow the link below for the registration form

Volunteer
with St John

We simply couldn't deliver our life-changing health and community services
without the support of our incredible volunteers.
We first started as a voluntary organisation, and still today 70% of our
workforce are volunteers.
So we mean it when we say they are the lifeblood of our organisation.
They're a mighty team of 8,000 amazing people doing important work in all sorts of different roles, from driving health shuttles to teaching first aid,
helping in our retail stores and visiting people in care homes.
We couldn't do the work without them, and we are always keen to see that our volunteers enjoy the benefits of their involvement too.

Soft plastics are anything your food is wrapped in, such as chip packets, bread bags and chocolate wrappers.
All soft plastics need to be clean and dry.
They are then sent to various places in New Zealand,
but mainly to Future Post in Waiuku
to be made into fence posts.

GALLERY HOURS

Tairua (next to Manaia Cafe)

OPEN Friday to Monday 10am to 3pm

May be open other days - phone 021 888 420

Whangamata (next to Chill Cafe)

OPEN 7 DAYS 10am to 3pm

Private Viewings Available

phone Faye on 021 888 420

Coromandel-Thames Connector Trial
extended to June 18th 2024

Kaimai Closures

Nighttime road closures will be happening
on SH29 over the Kaimai range.
Details as below.

Hauraki Bike Fest
Postponed

This major event, planned for April,
will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Tickets will be refunded at 100% value.

Please visit these sponsors

Visit Paeroa Maritime Park
Visit Hauraki Rail Trail

Summer roadworks

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.

Subway Thames

The store will be closing every night at 8:00pm until further notice

New Cinema for Thames

Left Bank Cinema is on track to open in Thames April 2024.
It will be a comforting and welcoming space, and visually interesting as well.
There will be some armchairs, but also conventional cinema seats. All seating will be comfortable.
The cinema will have a high-quality ventilation, heating and cooling system, and will include facilities for people with disabilities and hearing impairment.
People will be able to purchase a glass of wine, beer,
bubbles and similar; there will be a range of nice non-alcoholic drinks, tea and machine coffee,
(or bring a barista one with you from a local cafe)
and finger foods, ice creams and snacks.
There will be a small courtyard out the back if people would like to meet there before a movie.

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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