January 2019

Original Gypsy Fair

Tuesday 1st January - Friday 4th January 2019

Whangamata Area School


The Original gypsy fair is pleased to be returning to Whangamata for the 2018-19 Season (as we have done for more than a quarter century).

"For four days only" As in the past, we will be bringing an interesting range of Handcrafted products sold exclusively at the Original gypsy fair, many of which are made before your very eyes. Come along to Whangamata Area School!

Mercury Bay Boating Club New Years Race

Tuesday 1st January 2019

90 Buffalo Beach Road - Mercury Bay


Head along to the Mercury Bay Boating Club New Years Race at 90 Buffalo Beach Road from 11am - 4pm. Come as a spectator or enter the event yourself! Entries are accepted up to 15 minutes the start time on channel #77. BBQ and refreshments at the clubhouse afterwards.

Email the Boating Club for more information - committee.mbbc@gmail.com.

Tairua’s King Of The Mountain

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Tairua Surf Lifesaving Club


Run or walk Mount Paku- Tairua's King of the Mountain 2019

Calling all walkers and runners! Kids, teenagers, mothers, fathers and families come and get involved in this fun filled community event encouraging nothing but participation.

Date: 3rd January 2019
Registration: 9:00- 9:45am
Race briefing: 9:45am
Race start: 10:00am
Where: Grass reserve opposite Surf Club
Distance: 5km (top to bottom
Cost: $15

Pay on the day! For more information, call 021 260 1180, email matty.kerr09@yahoo.co.nz or visit our Facebook Page.

Sticky Fingers

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Coroglen Tavern


Pato Entertainment, Audiology & Fabrik NZ presents... Sticky Fingers with special guests to be announced Thursday 3rd January 2019 at the Coroglen Tavern 6pm till 10pm R18 .

Book your tickets below!

Cooks Beach Summer Gala

Friday 4th January 2019

Cooks Beach Reserve


Join in the annual fun at the annual Cooks Beach Summer Gala for the whole family at Cooks Beach near Whitianga with over 100 stalls.  Come and enjoy games, rides, music, and the daisy dung drop!

The Cooks Beach Summer Gala Fundraiser for Whenuakite School is a must do event on the Mercury Bay Calendar and draws crowds from near and far to enjoy this festive market that is held every year on the 4th January at the Cooks Beach Reserve.

Get your gang together and find yourself a bargain at one of the 100 plus stalls – because you may need an extra pair of hands to carry home your wares!

For more information, head to our website!

Pauanui Antique Fair

Friday 4th January 2019

Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club


Pop over to Pauanui for our Annual Pauanui Antique Fair. Held each year for the past 22 years to support the Pauanui Surf lifesaving club. Brings together Antique Dealers from all over the North Island selling antiques and collectibles including jewellery, furniture, chinaware, silver, collectibles and much more. Fair is from 10am - 5pm and you can find us at the Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club - 31 Sheppard Ave in Pauanui.

Family Golf & Croquet Fun Day

Friday 4th January 2019

Tairua Golf & Country Club


Tairua School Food and Wine Festival

Saturday 5th January 2019

Tairua School


Featuring The Jordon Luck Band - the Tairua School Wine & Food Festival is a major event for the Tairua local community and an important fundraiser for the Tairua school. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this January, the Festival is a favourite staple of the Coromandel Summer bringing together artisan markets, terrific music, sumptuous food, boutique beverages, wines & beers, kids entertainment and great New Zealand produce. Music acts this year are:


  • Daughters of Ally

  • Sonic Delusion

  • Majic Paora

    Tickets are $10 - $20 with kids under 18 FREE admission. Gates open at 9am. For more information, bus timetables and maps, visit their website! See you at Tairua School - 110 Main Rd, Tairua.

Hahei Market Day

Sunday 6th January 2019



Hahei Market Day is the annual library and community wellbeing fundraiser.


Enquiries to haheimarketday@gmail.com.

David Brighton’s Space Oddity - David Bowie Tribute Show

Sunday 6th January 2019

Mercury Bay Club - Whitianga


Credited as the worlds best David Bowie impersonator, David Brighton provides one of the most entertaining acts ever to hit the stage! Featuring all you Bowie favourites. To buy tickets - call 0800 BUY TIX.

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Monday 7th January 2019

Thames Racecourse


Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single 'Trickle Down' on July 20. 

Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in Jan 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct from London plus local super stars Ladi6, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane, The Black Seeds and Troy Kingi with more to be announced. With fresh tour destinations added to the menu, Freddys are are about to serve up one massive summer tour.

Brand new track 'Trickle Down' is an electronic-driven reaction to the politics of the day – the false economic principle of wealth trickling down from the 1% to the 99%. As they sing of running out of patience while waiting for the rain to fall, a confident, steady beat propels us forward as a sign of promise.

Recorded at the band’s Bays studio in their Wellington hometown, the track arose from a series of jams and is a slice of the new album they’re cooking up as a follow-up to their earlier releases; Bays, Blackbird, Dr Boondigga & The Big BW and record breaking Based on a True Story.

The event is an all ages admission and held at Thames Racecourse - bus tickets are available for buses from Tairua.

Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Buffalo Beach Reserve


The Seaside carnival is the one and only major fundraiser for Mercury Bay Area School.

This year we got so much going on with two stages with fantastic bands that include Anita Prime, Vegas Brown & The Tim Armstrong Band! 

There will be so much to do including games and rides provided by Funco who are bringing lots of new equipment – more than ever before including Boot camp Obstacle Course, Rainbow Slide, Pirate Ship, Circus Clowns (new), Cliff Jump, Summer Party Tea Cups (new), Bugsy Bug Ride (new) & Wipe-out Balls.  There will aslo be a second hand toy stall, games – Jar toss game, coconut shy, quick draw raffles – lots to win!, Dive Zone Kayak Raffle - chance to win a double kayak, 2 x paddles & 2 x PFD’s, 115 stalls. 

We've got two food and seating areas with a huge range of delicious hot & cold food options – something for everyone – sweet, savoury, hot & cold!

This community event will be a fun day out for the whole family!

Concert In The Vines

Friday 11th January 2019

Mercury Bay Estate - Cooks Beach

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Join us at the stunning Mercury Bay Estate for our Concert In The Vines! Relax and chill amongst gorgeous surroundings featuring White Chapel Jak and Pat for President & Chaidaze.

For more information, head to our website!

Business House Twilight Golf

9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January 2019

Tairua Golf & Country Club


Peak to Peak Endurance Race

Saturday 12th January 2019

Tairua Surf Lifesaving Club


The event begins at the Tairua Surf Life Saving Club, where athletes will make their way up Tairua's Mount Paku via the Oceania Coastal Track to the summit reaching the trig point. Athletes then descend to the Paku Wharf where they enter the water and swim across to Pauanui beach and make their way up mount Pauanui to return back to Tairua where they will cross the finish line at the Tairua Marina Bar and Grill.

When: Saturday 12th January
Registrations: from 6:45am
Race start: 7:30am
Where: Grass reserve opposite
Cost: $35

Two division: short and long haul course.
*short course will not ascend and descend mount Pauanui. Turn around point will be the end of Pauanui beach.

Pay on the day! For more information, call 021 260 1180, email matty.kerr09@yahoo.co.nz or visit our Facebook Page.

Kids Fishing off the Wharf Tournament

Sunday 13th January 2019



Rustle up the kids and family and head over to Pauanui for their Kids Fishing Off The Wharf Competition! Its only $3 to enter with prizes to win.

Enter at G.A.S Pauanui or Pauanui Marine & Gas. The main prize is for the biggest fish - boy & girl 12 & under. Weigh in at Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club between 2 - 2.30pm.

For more information, head to their website!

The Healers Quest

Friday 25th January - Monday 28th January 2019

Te Moata Retreat Tairua


Would you like to know all is well?

Would you lit to deepen your connection to yourself?

Would you like to know how to weave the fabric of your new life?

The Healers Quest allows a deep holding and opening of the pathways within the body to clear and animate your Hearts Intelligence. Finding your True North and being able to always access it is the foundation to authentic wellbeing. Turn your Lifes questions and your life Healing Quest, through the body's alchemy into directional Gold.

Jenni and Beverley will take you on your Healers Quest over four days igniting your Principal Soul Grid.

Expect to be Deeply Held, Expect to be Loved, Expect to walk within the Labyrinth, Expect to Understand yourself better, Expect to shift outmoded Beliefs and Conditioning, Expect to connect to yourself in Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Sound, Movement, Body and Heart.
Expect The Unexpected
Deposit $300
Price: $888
Time: Friday 25th January 12pm - Monday 28th January 1pm

For more information including accommodation details and booking your tickets, call 07 868 8798 or follow their page on Facebook.