Screen Time or Scream Time Workshop

Thursday 9th August 2018 - St Francis House Tairua

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Screen time is said to be the biggest health issue facing this generation.
As parents and caregivers, it can be extremely hard to navigate. It's amazing how things can turn around when we get together and acknowledge the issue and look at ways we can address it!

On Thursday 9th August we are hosting an informative discussion evening looking at how we can positively manage screen time for our families. It is a free event and we think it's going to be most worthwhile! Excited to have Mr Brendan Finn as our guest speaker, he has some great stuff to share with us, Brett will share some insights into the best way to manage it technically and we will have time to chat and share what is working and not working in our families currently. Ideally we would like people to RSVP please so we can plan for the night. To RSVP, email Love to see you there!


AUGUST 1ST, 8TH, 15TH, 22ND, 29TH 2018 - tairua school


Tairua Elim Community Church is holding a Parenting Course at Tairua School for parents with children between the ages of 0-10 years old (material could be handy for parents of tweens). Courses are at 5.30pm - 7.45pm. Below is an outline and dates for the course:

1st August - Building strong foundations

8th August - Meeting our children's needs

15th August - Setting boundaries

22nd August - Teaching healthy relationships

29th August - Our long term aid

Cost is $10 (for workbook). Childcare and meal are provided. For more information or to register, call 07 864 8762 or 021 679 646 or click the button below to register online.

Whangamata Adventure Race

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Whangamata Ridges MTB Park


The MTB course will utilise the awesome tracks of the Whangamata Ridges MTB park. As a general rule you will ride up forestry roads and ride down single track. There will be a variety of tracks for all ability levels. You will receive a MTB Park map as well as the navigation map. Good planning will be essential for the MTB stage as most of the tracks are 1-way. The Foot course will be a great aventure. It will utilise the surrounding forestry, native bush and farmland (and a little bit of swampland for the super keen). It also includes visiting the summit of a unique Whangamata mountain which most people have never been to!

For more information, please visit their website.

Mahindra Goldrush Rally of Coromandel

Saturday 18th August 2018 - Moewai Park, Whitianga


The Coromandel Peninsula will play host to a round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship on the 18th August, with the organisational team behind Rally New Zealand linking with the Thames-Coromandel District council to base an event from the seaside township of Whitianga. The rally will be based at the Mercury Bay Sports Multi-Sport Park, which will host Rally HQ and the Service Park. Competition will take place over 135 kilometres of special stage on forestry and public roads around the Mercury Bay region. The event will feature gravel roads in the area, some of which were last used for rallying on the 1979 International Motogard Rally of NZ. The event will provide a stunning and backdrop for round 5 of the 2018 NZ Rally Championship.


For more information, times or to download a Rally Map, visit their website.

2018 Coromandel Pacific Coast Pairs Vets Classic

Sunday 19th August - Tairua Golf Club
Monday 20th August - Mercury Bay Golf Club


10:00 am multi tee start on both days.
Separate Men, Women and Mixed Divisions. (Subject to entries)
Day 1 @ Tairua: 4 BBB Stableford
Day 2 @ Mercury Bay: 2 Player Aggregate Stableford
Trophy for overall 2 day winners and daily prizes.
Entry Fee $40 per player

Download entry from below. Entries close Tuesday 14th August 2018
Players must be a member of an affiliated Vets Association.

A NZ Seniors Association event.
For further information contact Vets Convener – Craig Collier on 07 864 7999
or email





Watch the game live on a big screen at the Tairua Country Club! Happy hour until kickoff (7.35pm).

Bill's Place will be open from 5.30pm serving Spaghetti Bolognese for $10 (Adults) and $6 (Kids). Bookings are recommended, call 07 864 8416 or 021 829 645.

All welcome! Come along and enjoy!

Coromandel Classic

Saturday 25th August 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018

Throughout The Coromandel


"The Coromandel region is one of the New Zealand's best hidden playgrounds for multisport and adventure athletes. From surf beaches to sub-alpine native forests, the Coromandel Classic multisport race will challenge individuals and team competitors of all abilities. This year is the 16th event, take on the challenge as an individual or enter a team !! Come and join us for an epic weekend"

From weekend warriors to some of New Zealand's top athletes can be seen slogging it out against the backdrop of The Coromandel ranges. The Coromandel Classic has become an iconic 2-day multisport race around The Coromandel where teams and individuals cover nearly 200 kilometers.

For more information about this event or to enter, please visit their website.