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Support your local community groups!

We are building a Donations Page, where the community will be able to help
support our local not-for-profit groups (community groups, sports clubs etc.)
If you represent such a group, please call in to 507 Pollen Street to see how we can help the community support the work you do.

If you can offer free goods or services to others in the Thames community, please click below to
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Menzshed
Great group of retired men who put back into the community.
They also do up things like push bikes and give them to our local kids whose parents struggle to buy them one. See their wooden toys at fantastic prices at Thames Treasures Indoor Market

Fosters needed for dogs

Saving Hope foundation is looking for fosters
for our adoptable dogs.
Have you always wanted a dog but can't commit to having one permanently?
Then fostering a dog could be for you.
All costs are covered and support is always available.
The only way we can continue to help save dogs
is if we have fosters ready to take them into their homes.
If you have a loving home, have time dedicated to providing a safe and fun space for a dog, please go to our website and fill in a foster form.

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As a result of Auckland lockdown, the Thames Country Music Weekend
is postponed until further notice

The Thames Country Music Weekend

This event will be held at the Thames Workingmen's Club on 1st - 3rd October 2021
Starts at 6:00pm Friday 1st until midnight
Saturday 2nd from 11:00am until midnight
Sunday 3rd 11:00am until 2:30pm
30 country music artists and 3 bands perform over three days,
and feature many of New Zealand's top acts.
Experience the Club's fine menu and great bar service.
The main shows will be on an outside stage on Cochrane Street
Phone: 022 035 3283 (Craig) and (07) 868 6416 Workingmen's Club.
Email: [email protected]
Tickets $40.00 each.

Kerepehi Brass Band 2021 - photo Richard Hornell

Keen on learning a brass instrument or joining the band?
Get in touch with us at [email protected]

Kerepehi Brass Band

Our learners group is set
to kick off again for term 3!
If you, your child or someone you know is interested
in learning a brass instrument,
email us at [email protected]

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Thames early childhood education centre is a non-profit child care centre that is community owned and operated. We are an incorporation and registered charity. Our primary funder is the ministry of education that Help fund our operation.This isn’t adequate for the extra needs of running a busy centre therefore we rely on fundraising efforts of our parents and the generosity other’s and of our local community.
In light of this, on Friday 8th October/ Saturday 09 October, We are holding a “Kids Hunting and Fishing Competition to raise funds for the much needed equipment and maintenance to the outdoor area at our centre.
ENTRY FORMS
Email- [email protected]
or visit Thames Early childhood centre to collect Forms or even ask and we can send via direct message.

Wanted: Stallholders offering
locally produced,
quality products

Thames Rotary and Goldfields have teamed up to develop a monthly farmers market located in the heart of Thames. 
Currently the two organisations are seeking interest from parties that may wish to establish a stall at the proposed market.
As a fund-raiser for the Rotary Club of Thames, all proceeds from the market will be returned to community projects.
Those behind the concept said the focus will be on locally produced quality products. Food and beverages will headline the market while consideration will be given to other items which will enhance the market experience.
Rotary Club spokesperson Susanna Kruger said both the club and Goldfields want to provide an opportunity for local producers to display and sell from market stalls to residents and visitors.
She said Goldfields provided a central location along with the opportunity of the market not being impacted by weather as it could be housed indoors if required.
“The thing for us now is to determine potential stallholders and have discussions with them to get them on board.
“Market day will be the last Sunday of each month with stalls being open from 9am to Noon.
“We believe this is an excellent opportunity not just for Thames, but our entire region. We have taken consideration from other successful Farmer’s Markets throughout New Zealand and believe Thames, the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains is perfect when considering our many local
producers combined with support from our residents and visitors.
“Quality and fun are two key drivers for us,” said Susanna.
Rotary and Goldfields now want to hear from any producers who are interested in finding out more and potentially having a stall at the market.
Those interested can contact Susanna Kruger at 0275389789 or [email protected] or
John Freer at 0274839426 or [email protected]

We are looking for stall holders and vendors for our new Waitakaruru market held at the Waitakaruru community hall on the last Saturday of each month from 9 - 1. Stall fees will be $10. We are looking for everything, secondhand goods, food trucks/caravan arts, crafts. Tea and coffee will be supplied for all stall holders. If your interested in having a stall contact Bronwyn on 0224974031.
First market will be Saturday the 31st of July.

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Do you have some spare produce that's free to a good home?
Feel free to drop off any extra produce you might have, and take what you need, from Thames Library's Sharing Shelf.
Our shelf in the foyer and the edible gardens outside
are here for the community to enjoy.
Keep an eye out for Shana's handy gardening tips!

Needles N Pins have some very cute book panels in store with a
co- ordinating print. Great for Christmas gifts or I love you gifts. Panels are $28 each and fabric is $30 per meter.

The noticeboard is for everyone in Thames.
If there's something you want the rest of us to know, use the button below to give us details.

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Thames Community Centre

One of the things we do at the Thames Community Centre is to help Thames folk to get their driver’s licenses. We fundraise to pay for lessons, defensive driving courses and license fees, we’ll also help with getting photo ID’s and other documents needed to sit the tests. The people that receive this assistance give an agreed amount of voluntary time back to the community and the centre organises this. We have people volunteering here at the centre
and with other organisations we work with.
We realised some of the learner drivers couldn’t move to restricted because they didn’t have a car or qualified driver to practice with. So thanks to Wayne Richards and Valley Toyota the centre now has a car it can use for practice and we’ve got some great fully qualified drivers
– we call them our mentors -
who will help the drivers with their practice.
We’ve just begun the first group of learners in the practice car and we are looking for more people who want to get their restricted, need some assistance and are willing to do some volunteer work. Please get in touch with the centre at [email protected] ,
or text Jeff at 0278689797
to set up an appointment at the centre.

Support your local community groups!

We are building a Donations Page,
where the community will be able to help
support our local not-for-profit groups
(community groups, sports clubs etc.)
If you represent such a group, please call in to 507 Pollen Street to see how
we can help the community
support the work you do.

Kerepehi Brass Band

Want to learn a Brass Instrument?
How great is our junior group coming along!! Every Tuesday afternoon we offer brass lessons at the band hall for beginning and learning
brass players or all ages.
We are grateful to have an experienced teacher
by the name of Clive running our lessons.
Please contact us
if you or your child wants to learn!!!

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Karis Healing
Oracle card readings and Energy Healings

Gentle intuitive process
In these uncertain times I can get to the core issue and help you in the process of becoming unstuck
Call Lalena 022 427 8049
Email: [email protected]

Seagull Centre Thames


The Seagull Centre is an award-winning, registered charitable trust and has been operating from the Thames site since 2004.
Operating as a social enterprise, the Seagull Centre is a community recycling and resource recovery facility generating revenue from the sale of goods and materials contributed by the local community. By diverting waste from landfill, the Seagull Centre is a self-funded operation providing local employment and affordable goods. The centre also provides education and training services on enviromental management and assisting training students into work. Where possible, the centre also contributes goods and grant funding to other organisations.
The Seagull Centre has gone through a major development to establish a Resource Recovery Park and will effectively be doubling operations to significantly increase it impact of waste diversion from landfill. A workshop is part of the expansion where donated goods can be reconditioned or upcycled for sale.
The Resource Recovery Park development has included the relocation (recycling!) of two disused classrooms from a local primary school which are used for workshop space and skills training in the repair and rejuvenation of furniture, appliances and other equipment.
Domestic traffic bound for the Refuse Transfer Station to dump unwanted goods is now directed through the expanded Seagull Centre where staff will help customers sort out furniture and equipment that can be sold at the centre's shop or reconditioned in the new workshop.
If you are interested in being involved as a volunteer, call into the centre and talk to our staff. It is regarded as one of the most popular businesses in town and there is always lots happening.

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SNIP ‘N’ CHIP
We are excited to announce our de sexing and microchipping campaign for the Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki area!
We are working with Hauraki Vets to offer heavily discounted de sexing and microchipping for the Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki area for Community Services Cardholders.
Cat-owners who have a Community Services Card can Snip ‘n’ Chip their female cats for $30 and their male cats for $25!
This is a limited time offer that is available until bookings run out.
Visit SPCA Thames Centre now WITH YOUR Community Services Card to purchase your Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher!
There are LIMITED numbers available so GET IN QUICK.
PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers can ONLY be purchased by visiting the SPCA Centre, not by calling us or by messaging us on Facebook. You will then need to book your cat/kitten in with Hauraki vets once you have purchased a voucher. Some conditions do apply.

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THAMES-COROMANDEL DISTRICT COUNCIL

From Tuesday 1 June you will be able to renew your dog's registration online.
So that you don't receive any unnecessary renewal letters, we're asking our District's dog owners to update us if there has been a transfer of ownership or if your loved furry friend has passed.
So, lead the way and update your details today.
You can do this by getting this form

and emailing it to: [email protected]

For more information on dogs
and dog registrations, visit
www.tcdc.govt.govt.nz/dogs

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Thames Museum

Twenty seven years ago, 6th March 1994,
the Suffrage Memorial Garden was opened on the Thames Museum Reserve as part of celebrating 100 years of women having the right to vote in NZ.
The garden was opened by Mayoress Joan Thompson
and dedicated by Archdeacon Graham Colley.
Mrs Pam Gwynne and her daughter Jeannie
provided planning assistance.
Today, the garden is 'tired' and in need of a revamp.
Thames Museum volunteers have accepted the challenge!
We will provide updates on progress,
with information as to how you may be able to help.

Thanks to Thames Library
for the background info and photos.

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Free Photocopying!!

Thamesonline members
can get up to 20 pages of
B/W photocopying FREE
- see us at 507 Pollen Street

Expressions of interest are wanted for exhibits from the local area, Hauraki, Coromandel

Expressions of interest only at this stage
- we will be in touch with further details.
Thank you.

Thames Small Gauge Railway

Hello Train Lovers.......
Click button below to see
our new operating hours!

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Hey kids! Join us after school every Tuesday and get building with everyone's favourite plastic bricks! Get involved with fun challenges or choose to build your own unique creations.
Brick Building Clubs are free at our libraries and take place every week during term at Thames Library and Mercury Bay Library.

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We are the first New Zealand company to receive
a prestigious quality award from Singapore's government in recognition of the on-time delivery of thousands of components over six years without a single fault.


Selling your boat or car?
We are trialling listings for these on Thamesonline to see if people find this a
useful addition to the website.
Until the end of October 2021 all listings for cars and boats will be FREE and show on the website for 60 days. (if there is a fee for this service after June it will be minimal).

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Thames Workingmen's Club

The Toyota Thames country music weekend is now to be held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October 2021. More information will be released in coming days. Apologies to all for our recent postponing, but due to wariness among many due to Covid that was the decision to go with. Any tickets paid for will still be valid. All previous posts regarding the weekend are valid.
Call Craig for any info
0220 353 283

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This year GreyTech will be held Thursdays from 10:00am-10:35am in the Fiction side of
Thames High School Library.We're looking forward to helping you with all your tech, whether that be answering questions, installing apps or anything else you might need help with.

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Moanataiari School

In 2022, Moanataiari School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.
We would like to get a core group together
to help plan the celebrations. If you are interested in being a part of this core group, please contact the school or come along
to the meeting on Monday, April 12th at 6:00 pm (Meeting will be held in the staff room).
If you would like to attend the celebrations, please keep up to date via our Facebook and Instagram pages and our website. Please contact us via any of these options with any information, past students or ideas for the celebrations. We would love to hear from you.

Thames Valley Tangata Ora Trust

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Thames Probus Club

a social club for retirees
in the local community

Come enjoy the
friendship, fun and fellowship
Meetings are held at Richmond Villas
82 Richmond Street
Thames
2nd Tuesday of every month at 10am
for more information
please phone 027 287 1042

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The sisters from Sola are back!
Oh Sista coffee bar is now open, and we have
your favourite Altezano Brothers coffee.
Also some of the Sola cabinet favourites and some new goodies for you to try.
Love to see you at 501A Pollen Street (next to BNZ)

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We now have a professional Teacher coming in to teach primary age and new players Brass!!!
We are very excited to be starting a new junior group/band in the Kerepehi Band Hall.
We were prompted to start this group after we found a lack of access to brass lessons in the area and those who could get them were looking at the ridiculous cost of almost $30 per half hour in Hamilton. After some looking around we have been lucky to secure a professional brass teacher by the name of Clive Burnell and after a few meetings with him we have managed to sort out an hour long group lesson every Tuesday from 4:00 pm for only $8 a lesson. This is with the idea of growing this group into a junior community band by the end of the year.

Bring whatever you're working on to the Carnegie Room at Thames Library or come along to get started. We'll be there between 10am and 12pm every Tuesday. Everyone welcome! Tea and coffee provided

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Thames Friendship Club
Every Tuesday at 1:00pm
at the friendship Club
307 Mary Street Thames
We play Bingo, have auctions, speakers, quizzes, entertainers and outings
to local places of interest.

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get free photocopying
(up to 20 pages A4 B/W)
Just call in to 507 Pollen Street

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Are you able to spare one hour once a week before school to help out at our
Kick Start Breakfast Club?
If so we'd love to hear from you.
Either call into the school kitchen on Monday, Wednesday or Friday before 9:00am
or feel free to give Megan Nunn
a call/text on 021 227 4351

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Special Announcement
from Kerepehi Brass Band!!

The band will be celebrating its 75th
Anniversary this year on September the 25th.
For past members, band fans and supporting community members this is a date to mark in the calendar.
We are already in the planning
of this massive event.
Spread the word!!

Postponed until November 13th

We are now in an open fire season
- look after our beautiful environment!

Our call centre team is operating 24/7
at all alert levels through COVID-19.
If you're worried about the wellbeing of a child,
give us a call on 0508 326 459

Thames Camera Club

Thames Coromandel District Libraries

Join us for a cuppa and chat at Thames library
for our monthly Book Club.
Whatever you've been reading - long or short, silly or serious - meet up with fellow book lovers and share your views.
We meet in the Carnegie Room at the Thames Library on the first Friday of each month from 10:30am

sponsored for Thames by Photo Factory

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Affordable Handyman
Landscaping
Painting
Carpentry
Paving
Permaculture
Garden setups and design
Restoration of native timbers
Pensioner discounts
30 years experience
Ian Bruce McKee
022 454 0260
[email protected]

Some of the local business cards made by
Photo Factory Thames

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Needles N Pins

A range of ready made crafts
in store!

Thames Treasures

Corsets in a variety of colours and sizes. Just $15 each!

In an abusive relationship? Click the button below to get help on a safe, untracked site

Thames Carboot Market
Last Saturday of every month
Twentyman’s Carpark   opp. Fire Station
8:00am – 1:00pm
See you there!!

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The trains
are back on track!!

Karis Healing
Oracle card readings
and Energy Healings

Gentle intuitive process
In these uncertain times I can get to the core issue and help you in the process of becoming unstuck
Call Lalena 022 427 8049
Email: [email protected]

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Thames
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Kopu Station Hotel
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Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services- Furever Friends
Grooming coming early 2021
Servicing Paeroa, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Thames, Ngatea and surrounds.
Please feel free to contact me through my page or message me on the number below
I look forward to meeting you and your fluffs soon
Kerry

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It is designed to give everyone in Thames a voice within our community. Businesses, community groups, sports clubs and individuals can now tell the rest of us
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Everything from garage sales and free stuff to Special Deals from local businesses can be listed, and we are always happy to help if you need some assistance with using the website. See us at 507 Pollen Street Thames.