Please note events going ahead, of course, depend on Covid-19 restriction levels. For Coromandel events, if you are running an event or had planned to attend an event, and want to check if it has been postponed or cancelled go to tcdc.govt.nz/ events or check with organisers for clarification. EVENTS Jewel By the Sea: A play by the Tairua Heritage Players at Tairua Hall, October 14, 15 and 16, 7pm with matinee October 16 at 2pm. Contact Tairua Information Centre for tickets. Teens Acting and Improv Workshops: Theatresports/ improvisation and acting workshops for teenagers. Boyd Rd Theatre, Waihi on October 9 and 16. School Holiday Creative Workshop Series: Throughout October at EDIT on Seddon, Waihi. A kids school holiday creative workshop series. Tairua Heritage Players present Jewel by the Sea: Journey through song and drama to learn the history of Tairua and its many characters in this play written and directed by Auriol Farquahar, based on the book by the late Phyllis Cory-wright. October 14-15, 7pm and October 16 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets $25 at Tairua Info Centre. Ngatea Garage Sale: New Zealand’s biggest garage sale it was promoted as, way back in 1996 . . . and so it began. October 16. The PLE Club: A special afternoon concert by the Katikati Concert Band, conducted by Hiro Kobayashi. October 17 from 3-5pm at Paeroa Baptist Church, Wood St. Entry $10/family $20. Will proceed only under level 1. Clear As Mud! Pottery Show: Promoting potters throughout New Zealand and showcases the visual arts. October 22-25 at Waihi Arts Centre & Museum. Whangamata Car Bike & Tractor Show: Whangamata Club Car Park Port Rd, October 26 from 9am-2pm. Public gold coin entry. Hauraki-coromandel Business Awards: Celebrating the excellent businesses right here in Hauraki and Coromandel. October 28 at Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, 42 Mount Ave, Pauanui Beach. Tairau Trail and Tides 2021: The 5km/10km and 21km courses cover the picturesque landscapes of Tairua. November 6. XTERRA: November 20. Trail running and walking for all ages and abilities in the historic Karangahake Gorge. Love2run Waihi Beach 2021: Brighton Reserve at Waihi Beach. November 27. Amplify: Ocean, Art and Wellness Festival: February 18-20, 2022 7am-3pm throughout Whangamata. A unique three day wellness festival focused on raising awareness around the ocean, sustainability and personal wellbeing through art, yoga and connection to the sea. Whangamata Summer Festival: A night market and a huge craft market day at Williamson Park with a huge range of stalls and live local musicians. December 27-January 3. The Original Gypsy Fair : The travelling fair has been around for 30 years. December 27 from 9am. Bowentown Domain. Tairua Wine and Food Festival: Offering of food and beverages including several New Zealand craft selections. December 30 at Tairua School. Whangamata Beach Clean Up: The Whangamata Area School Enviro Group would like to invite people to help clean up our beach. October 30 from 9am, Williamson Park. The Extravaganza Fair: Waihi Beach Community Centre, all the fun of the fair, entertainment and shopping galore. December 31 from 5pm. GET LISTED If you have an event for the What’s On column, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org MARKETS AND CAR BOOT SALES Paeroa Car Boot Market: First and third Saturdays of each month, Paeroa Information hub carpark from 8am. Call Trevor and Annie, ph 862 7833. Paeroa RSA Building Fund Mini Market: Second Saturday of the month 9am-12pm. Indoor all weather market. Ph Lyn 027 681 8610. All proceeds go to our building fund for building renovations. Tairua Main Road Market: 9am1pm the first Saturday of every month, next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Rd. Thames Crafter’s Market: Held second Saturday every month. Local crafters and artists. St James Hall, Pahau St, Thames. 8am-2pm. Stall occasionally available. Contact 027 222 0700. Thames Market: Every Saturday from 8am-1pm at Pollen St. Turua Hall Market Day: Third Sunday of every month, Hauraki Rd, Turua. 9am-1pm. Stalls, tea, coffee and home baking. Betty 027 696 7644. Waihi Market: At Memorial Hall and in Seddon and Haszard streets. Every third Saturday, from 8.30am1pm. Whangamata Sunday Market: First and third Sundays plus school holidays, 9am-1pm, TCDC carpark, next to the library, Port Rd. Ph Suzanne 865 9100. Whangamata Weekend Markets: Sundays 9am-1pm. At Island View Reserve, Whangamata.