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We are excited to announce we're taking the Festival to Thames for the first time with the Repco Power Cruise on Thursday 25th March. Registered cars will assemble at the Ford Reserve (Williamson Park) in Whangamata with a 10am departure time and arriving in Thames approximately 50 minutes later.
The historic Main Street with be closed for the cars arriving from Whangamata for the car show with 5 areas of live entertainment, plus plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops along the area. It's also exciting that both Repco & Ford have businesses in Thames, so they will be adding even more to the day's activities!
And thanks to Gastronomics Restaurant Cafe & Bar there will be a $1000 entrant draw (for those cars that departed from Whangamata and on the official Repco Power Cruise), at the 2pm prize giving along with other trophies and prizes.
We have an area on Queen St, 1 block from the Main Street, for registered entrants who wish to attend but not part of the cruise from Whangamata. These entrants are free to come and go from this closed area.

What a season it has been for senior cricket in Thames. Over the past 16 years, Thames has experienced a decrease in numbers playing cricket through all ages from juniors to seniors.
But not anymore with a massive increase in numbers this year and a great platform to build from in the first time in the history of cricket in the Thames and surrounding areas we have a senior competition and what a comp it has been with a fantastic level of cricket being played and enjoyed by everyone who has been involved.
Thames Seniors have managed to field two teams this year both playing in separate pools of the competition. Both Thames senior teams have topped their respective pools booking themselves a spot in the final left to battle out for the ....... Theory and bragging rights as the outright winners of the competition.
These two evenly poised teams can’t be separated on paper which is building for an absolute blockbuster of a final which promises to be full of entertainment and dramatic cricket action, the Thames Seniors are a very tight nit group, although they will share a laugh and a beer after the game come Sunday the 21st of March these friendships will be put aside between 11 am and 3:30 pm well they go to “gentleman’s” battle and decide once and for all which team will wear the crown as the top team in the Thames Valley region.
The stage is set for what will be a high-class action-packed final with the nervous and anticipation building.
If you love cricket or just want to come to watch a fantastic community sports spectacle then come down to Rhodes Park Thames on the 21st of March park your beach chair on the edge of the boundary and watch the Thames Dynamites go head to head against the Thames Detonators in the Thames Valley Senior men’s cricket Final

Wahoo!!
We managed to get the majority of our vendors secured for a new market date
Saturday 27th March.
Let's all hope that Covid doesn't pop up again
and interrupt this date also.
Jump into the event and invite your friends and family.
There's shopping, food, desserts and coffee!
If you're an interested vendor please message us on Facebook

 If you're 13 or over, or a year 9, come along to our recruitment night on Thursday 18 March at 6.30 pm and check out what we do at Thames Air Cadets. Our mission is to develop confident, responsible young people who are valued within their community by providing them, within a military framework, safe, enjoyable and challenging opportunities. We undertake some great activities such as gliding, flying, shooting, camping, orientation, navigation and more.
Thames Airfield
Ngati Maru Highway
Thames

Come and enjoy a beautiful High Tea. The beautiful St. Georges Church which was opened in 1872 by Bishop Selwyn. It is a fine example of wooden neo-gothic churches built in New Zealand and has remained largely in its original condition. The robust exterior with its touches of Gothic decoration is complemented by the elegant interior.The church is a symbol of the Thames Town's goldmining heyday.
When: Saturday March 13th 2pm-4pm
Venue: St. Georges Church Hall, 600 Mackay Street, Thames (Next to Hospital)
Price: $10.00pp or $15.00 per couple
Contact: Kate Jones
Phone: 021 958003
Email: [email protected]

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Heritage Festival at Thames Museum

On Friday 12th March, join the children of
Thames South School for traditional Māori games
on the Museum's front lawn from 10:00am,
and waiata at midday.
This is a free fun day.
Museum displays celebrate Thames sites, 100 years of WI and of the School Dental Service.
More festival events on Saturday and Sunday.

THAMES HERITAGE FESTIVAL
12 - 14 MARCH 2021

'Celebrating Our People'
This is an opportunity to discover something about your family or Thames Town by attending
one of the events.
These include Victorian children's games, making a Time Capsule, taking a Guided Tour, attending
an Arts Workshop, perusing photos from the past, learning to play croquet, partaking in High Tea,
visiting an historic Church, writing your Family History or riding on a Small Train.

Our Council is proud to be part of Parks Week from March 6-14, which is about promoting the value of our wonderful parks and open space reserves and to encourage people to get outside and use them.
There are lots of activities planned on some of the many reserves around our District in Parks Week 2021, running from 6-14 March.
Cycle awareness workshops, cemetery tours, children’s activities, selfie frames and much more have been organised to promote the value of our wonderful parks and open space reserves.
If you're wanting to move towards more bike riding in your everyday life - we are here to help make it happen. We will be handing out cycle skills flyers and helping you with helmet safety. This will be held at four different locations, with one being held in Thames on Thursday 11 March on the Hauraki Rail Trail and Victoria Park from 9am - 12pm. For more information contact Ingrid Le Fevre on 027 539 5888.
For more information visit http://tcdc.govt.nz/parksweek2021

Food and Buskers Festival is cancelled

Bubbles at the Food and Buskers Festival!!

The Highland joker team will be here to entertain the young ones and those young in spirit with their mesmerising giant soap bubbles!
The Auckland based company won The Top Children's Entertainer Award from the Variety Artists club of New Zealand in 2019, and performed all over the country and internationally.
Come and enjoy a low-key, relaxed and fun display of bubbles, in all shapes and sizes; the kids will have a great time chasing and playing with our bubbles, a great way to start your day!
THAMES FOOD & BUSKERS FESTIVAL happening right here in Thames
Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6

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This event is cancelled

Have a Go!!

To celebrate Thames Heritage Festival, Thames Croquet Club (established 1906)
invites you to 'Have a Go' at this fun and tactical game at our lawns 101 Beach Road Thames on Saturday 13th March.
Equipment supplied, please wear soled shoes.
Entry is free.
Discover the history of this local club.

Thames South School

Thames Junior Rugby Club 2021 Rugby Muster
Clubrooms, Rhodes Park, Thames
9th and 11th March 2021 between 4.30 – 6.00pm
$60 per player
$110 for 2 or more players per family
$50 Rippa (under 7)
Correct Cash or Eftpos available
Come and join in some Fun Activities
Free Sausage Sizzle
Second hand Rugby Gear Collection
If you have any gear that your kids have growing out of and you would like to donate it to other kids in our club, please bring it to a Muster.
Calling All Year 7 and 8 GIRLS!
If you are keen on playing rugby come to our Muster on 9th or 11th March 4.30 – 6.00pm
Clubrooms, Rhodes Park, Thames.
Come and join in some Fun Activities

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Turua School

'My Best Always"

Kia ora,
Turua School is running our first Giant Pumpkin Growing Competition this year to help fundraise for our fledgling Garden to Table program.
The Giant Weigh In and Gala will be held on Saturday 27th March.
We are seeking sponsorship in the form of products or services for prizes and raffles
or financial support to ensure the day is a success.
Any support you could give us would be most gratefully received.
We will be publicly thanking sponsors in our newsletter, school Facebook page, local Facebook groups and can happily provide any follow up photos you might require.
If you are keen to support us, you can contact the school through email [email protected] or myself directly at [email protected]
We're quite excited about our event as a number of our school and committee whanau who would not normally be gardening are growing pumpkins that they bought from our stall as seedlings during calf club last year.
It has so far proven a great way to bring our whole community together in a positive way
so we hope to make it an annual event.
Thank you for your consideration.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any more details.
Yours faithfully
Anikha Sanders
Garden Support
Turua School Garden to Table program
027 823 8839
[email protected]

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Historic Kopu Bridge welcomes Tour Aotearoa cycling challenge
Sunday 21st February to Friday 5th March
Event start and finish times: 7am to 3pm or later, volunteers permitting
HKB welcomes Tour Aotearoa cyclists to our area - 500km from Cape Reinga and 2,500km from Bluff. The bridge is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers, birdwatchers… or come and share your stories of the iconic bridge with the volunteers. 
Keen to join the volunteers’ roster? Please contact us.

Thames Heritage Festival Weekend is timed this year for Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. Would you like to take part? You can organise an event, dress up in Victorian or Pioneer style, decorate your shop window... The theme this year is "Celebrating Our People", and official events are already programmed at Thames Museum, Thames School of Mines, Thames Treasury, Historic Kopu Bridge, Bella Street Pumphouse, Historic Grahamstown, Lady Bowen B&B, St James Union Church and St George's Church and more.

We are excited to announce we're taking the Festival to Thames for the first time with the Repco Power Cruise on Thursday 25th March. Registered cars will assemble at the Ford Reserve (Williamson Park) in Whangamata with a 10am departure time and arriving in Thames approximately 50 minutes later.
The historic Main Street with be closed for the cars arriving from Whangamata for the car show with 5 areas of live entertainment, plus plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops along the area. It's also exciting that both Repco & Ford have businesses in Thames, so they will be adding even more to the day's activities!
And thanks to Gastronomics Restaurant Cafe & Bar there will be a $1000 entrant draw (for those cars that departed from Whangamata and on the official Repco Power Cruise), at the 2pm prize giving along with other trophies and prizes.
We have an area on Queen St, 1 block from the Main Street, for registered entrants who wish to attend but not part of the cruise from Whangamata. These entrants are free to come and go from this closed area.

Looking for some colour in your Life? Everyone is welcome
to join local mixed media artist Colleen Waite
at her exhibition of contemporary works.
Opens 4:00pm - 6:00pm Sat 20th Feb, and then
from 9:00am - 5:00pm until the end of March.
Thamesian Gallery, 533 Pollen Street Thames

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every Wed from 10th March to mid-June

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Can you volunteer 3 hours to help us open the Historic Kopu Bridge for the upcoming Tour Aotearoa (TA)? We hosted this amazing group of cyclists last year as they ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff - including across our bridge!
We have a few time slots available and it's not onerous. Just be on the bridge to provide a safety presence and enjoy the happy remarks of cyclists whizzing by!
You can sit in your car, or bring a comfy chair and watch the river and cyclists go by.
We would love your help with one or more of these time slots if possible
21 Feb Sunday 12 noon - 3pm
22 Feb Monday 9 - 12 noon
25 Feb Thursday 9 - 12 noon / noon - 3pm
26 Feb Friday 9 - 12 noon
27 Feb Saturday 9 - 12 noon
28 Feb Sunday 9 - 12 noon / noon - 3pm
1 Mar Monday 9 - 12 noon
2 Mar Tues 9 - 12 noon
3 Mar Wed 3 - 6pm
4 Mar Thurs 9 - 12 noon / noon
email [email protected] Thank you!

Pollen Street Thames on 25th March

Country Music Weekend is postponed
- new date TBA

Country Music Weekend is postponed
- new date TBA

Thames Country Music Weekend
Great news, we now have mobile home / camper van parking available , only 45 meters from our stage. It is available for a small fee , so enquire about this if you prefer to be close to the event . Tickets are on sale , book or buy on (07) 8686416, which is the Workingmen's club, or ring Craig on 0220353283 ..our first open air presentation, on the street beside the Workies club. The same great bar and restaurant service will be available as always .

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