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A Taste of Matarangi 2018 Tickets On Sale

The date for the annual A Taste of Matarangi festival on Saturday 7th April 2018 is set - and tickets are now on sale!

The festival has all of the favourite elements that makes this a standout event to attend on the Coromandel Peninsula. Located in the picturesque seaside village of Matarangi at the Village Green A Taste of Matarangi offers a day for friends and family to enjoy delicious seafood, local produce, fine wines, craft beers and crowd pleasing entertainment. On top of all that the event has to offer it is also a major local fundraising event to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service and Kuaotunu Land Search and Rescue.

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Whitianga Summer Concert 2018

Whitianga Summer Concert Artists Announced!

Greenstone Entertainment Ltd. has announced its exciting artist line-up for the annual Whitianga Summer Concert Tour for Sunday 28th January 2018.

The concerts will feature George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame. All of the artists will be bringing all their unmistakable hits as part of their Whitianga concert!

At the Whitianga concert you will be able to enjoy the hard driving powerful rock and blues of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the multi-talented and one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music- Alanis Morissette, along with the unmistakable voice and lead singer of one of the most successful Australian Bands - Colin Hay of Men At Work.

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Beach Hop Returns to Whitianga 23rd March

Beach Hop has captured the imagination of the young and old for many years on the Coromandel Peninsula– and this year is lining up to be no exception. Car enthusiasts and rock and roll lovers get ready as the Beach Hop Repco Beach Party returns to Whitianga on the 23rd March!

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New Zealand Children’s Day – Te Ra O Te Tamariki

Children’s Day has been running since early 2000, and this Sunday 6 March is national Children’s Day.  The purpose of the day is to provide a specific date in the calendar to encourage us all to take some time out as families, carers and friends to celebrate the children in our lives. 

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International Volunteer Day – Cheers Volunteers!

You probably know someone who volunteers, or you are a volunteer yourself. Saturday 5th December marks International Volunteer Day. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the many volunteers in our Coromandel communities and to say, “cheers volunteers”.

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Preventing Mediterranean Fanworm in Coromandel Waters

Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) is an invasive species that poses an imminent threat to the waterways of Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay. Currently the Fanworm is prolific in Auckland and has also taken hold in a number of other North Island regions.

Preventing Mediterranean Fanworm in Coromandel Waters 

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Commemorating James Cook in the Mercury Bay

On November 3 in 1769 Lieutenant James Cook arrived in His Majesty's Bark Endeavour in the Mercury Bay and observed the transit of the planet Mercury. Fast forward into the future and November 2019 will mark 250 years since he stepped ashore.  Across New Zealand and Mercury Bay planning is underway to commemorate this sestercentennial. There will be a range of events in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay to celebrate Captain Cook's visit to the area.

Commemorating Captain James Cook in the Mercury Bay

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New Zealand Conservation Week

It’s Conservation Week and the Department of Conservation theme for this year is “Healthy Nature Healthy People”. The week aims to get New Zealanders into the natural environment and to be more aware of the link between a healthy natural environment and their own health and wellbeing.

Project Kiwi Kuaotunu

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Mercury Bay Events Calendar 2017/2018

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