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Waikato updates tsunami advice with new hazard maps

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:00 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert. More >>

Funding for key piece of Hauraki Rail Trail announced

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:43 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

(Photo: the bulk of the Kopu to Kaiaua section of the Hauraki Rail Trail is expected to be completed by April 2017.) More >>

Revving up for summer with Leadfoot and other great events

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:19 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The sound, the smell, the speed…there is nothing like the Leadfoot Festival for getting as close as humanly possible to the adrenaline of racing without actually getting behind the wheel. More >>

Your Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:44 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

A fine group of passionate individuals have been appointed to promote and nurture participation in the arts here on the Coromandel. They are: More >>

Work begins in earnest on community gymnasium for Thames

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:34 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The diggers have been busy at Thames High School scooping out the foundations for the new Thames Indoor Sports Facility being built for the joint use of the community and the high school. More >>

Big increase in resource and building consents

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 5:00 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our planning and building control staff are working flat out to process a big increase in the number of applications for resource and building consents, but are sometimes falling short of meeting our 20-day processing target for building consents. More >>

Pay your library fine off with a donation of food to charity

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:30 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Pay your library fine off with a donation of food to charity A substantial rise in demand for food parcels is being matched by the generosity of patrons at our District libraries – and there’s still time to make a difference yourself by donating ... More >>

Japan quake - no tsunami threat to NZ

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:15 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Civil Defence have advised there's no tsunami threat to New Zealand following a 7.3 quake near the east coast of Japan this morning. More >>

Jack's Point boat ramp better for boaties

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:54 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

We’ve recently dredged around the Jack’s Point boat ramp to remove excess silt and improve boat launching and retrieving. The dredging has been so successful there’s now access at the ramp 3 hours either side of high tide. More >>

Call for cash not goods for quake affected regions

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:36 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEM) are asking for people to NOT donate goods at this stage, instead donate to one of the relief funds set up such as the Red Cross Appeal. More >>

Evacuation under-preparedness could cause fatalities

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 10:43 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

A survey conducted in Whangamata this morning showed that around 80% of people who evacuated had no survival kit or means to sustain themselves, other than the vehicle they were in and a blanket. More >>

Earthquakes - Never Happens, happens

Monday, 14 November 2016, 9:53 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

This morning's earthquakes were a literal wake up call, with many residents realising how unprepared we are for an evacuation in an emergency of this magnitude. More >>

Tsunami alert for the Coromandel #1

Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:45 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

TSUNAMI WARNING.A 7.5 quake has hit near Culverden in North Canterbury, 15km deep - Civil Defence warns a tsunami is possible on the eastern coasts of the South and North Island. The first wave may not be the largest. More >>

Good Beer, Good Food and Great Music

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:51 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The temperature is rising and the days are getting longer, which means the start of the summer festivals. The Thames Steampunk Festival is kicking it off this weekend, which is a celebration of our Victorian, industrial, scientific and technological ... More >>

Creative Communities Scheme funding closes soon

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:06 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Local art groups and creative projects across the Coromandel Peninsula are being offered a helping hand with funding from the Creative Communities Scheme which closes 25 November 2016. More >>

Armistice Day events remember New Zealand's war sacrifices

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:31 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

There are several commemorations taking place tomorrow morning, the anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI taking effect 98 years ago. Wreaths are being laid and two minutes of silence observed to remember the sacrifices of those who fought in ... More >>

Generous donations help with Porritt Park upgrade

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 11:23 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Donations from the Rotary Club of Thames and Smart Environmental (our Parks and Reserves maintenance contractor) are paying for two important pieces of the Porritt Park playground upgrade that are being installed this week, which have a total value of $25,000. More >>

Temporary change to Whtianga Ferry crossing on Monday

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:56 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

There's some additional work we'll be doing on the new floating pontoon at Ferry Landing which means the Ferry Service between Whitianga and Ferry Landing will only be operating on the hour between 9am and 4pm this coming Monday 7 November. More >>

Be in to win a Coromandel experience package

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 9:01 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

"We've formulated a Communications Survey because we want to get a better understanding of how people are receiving news and information and also how we can do a better job of letting people know about what's happening in and around Council," says ... More >>

Flight Centre K2 a great success

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:50 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Tail wind after the top of the gruelling Kopu-Hikuai's a blessing for competitors More >>

 

 

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