October 2019

Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles accoustic Blues duo

Sunday 6th October 2019

Eggsentric Cafe - Cooks Beach


Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand!
He's is taking it to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic Blues duo journey.
Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South.

Tickets available at the door at $20 on the night and there is also a Dinner & Show combo available for $50. Please contact Eggsentric Cafe on 07 866 0307 for reservations and bookings.

Spring Surf n Eco Holiday Program

Monday 7th October 10am - Wednesday 9th October 2019 2pm

Surf n Stay beach concession By Williamson Park - Whangamata


Surf n Stay Academy is a highly recommended Surf School approved by Surfing New Zealand.
Our experienced instructors have put together a super fun Surf n Eco program for this School holidays.

Come have fun with us! To find out more, call 022 102 2649, email nzsurfnstay@gmail.com or visit our website!

HMS Endeavour’s Voyage

Friday 18th October - Monday 21st October 2019

Mercury Bay


In commemoration to mark the 250th year since Captain James Cook made his first landfall in New Zealand, the replica HMS Endeavour will visit Mercury Bay.

A highlight of the commemorations is the six-boat Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla, which will start its journey in Gisborne on 5 October and will sail to Uawa/Tolaga Bay before visiting Mercury Bay from October 18th - 21st.

When the boats visit Mercury Bay there will be opportunities for the public to go aboard. Alongside the boats, a range of other events will include:

  • National Science Technology Roadshow about Pacific and European voyaging

  • Pop-up planetarium focusing on celestial navigation

  • Activities by waka hourua crew to instruct the public how to use waka sails and build a star compass

  • Speaker presentations about the Spirit of New Zealand youth programmes

  • Educational sessions hosted by the HMB Endeavour crew

  • Display of story boards about the R. Tucker Thompson

  • Wānanga and educational programme about sustainable oceans


Saturday 19th October 2019

Cory Park - Tairua


An epic festival of wellness, which aims to uplifts the mind, body and soul of many thousands of festival goers.

Keynote speakers include Grant Schofield, Beez Te Waati (Maori Movement), Stef Crowley, Raniera Rewiri (the Plant-Based Maori), DR Carolina Gonzalez (Holistic Health Expert), Melissa Vranjes (Women’s Wellness) and Pio Terei who will keep you entertained as the MC for the event.

Live perfromance’s from Los Angeles indie folk band The Wild Reeds, local and New Zealand acts Cosha, Burn the Bridges and the soulful Ladi6, sure to deliver instant elevation of your wellbeing. 

Fresh Coromandel flavours. inspirational speakers on the mind. body & soul. Top nz bands. Good vibes. Great times.

Tickets on sale now. For more information, head to our website and to purchase tickets, click on the button below. See you there!

The Tuia Stage

Saturday 19th October 2019

Whakau Reserve (Taylors Mistake), Whitianga


Join us at our event next month as part of the Mercury Bay/Te Whanganui o Hei Tuia Encounters 250 commemorations. The Tuia Stage is a free, cultural showcase of Coromandel's best musicians, poets, and storytellers held on two stages, over 12 hours on Saturday October 19 from 10 am - 10 pm.

More than 140 artists are coming together, collaborating and supporting each other to reflect their expressions of the kaupapa of Tuia - Encounters 250.

Opportunities to see this many local performers together in one place are rare, so bring along your picnic blanket or bean bag and settle in for this relaxed family-friendly, alcohol-free event at Whakau Reserve (Taylors Mistake, Whitianga).

For more information about our event - visit our website.

Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market

Saturday 26th October 2019

Memorial Hall - Whangamata


The market hosts nearly 100 stalls of every description filling the Memorial Hall Complex, and outside in more of an open air market. There will be Crafts, Farmers Produce, Fruit and Vegetables, Devonshire Teas cafe, sausage sizzle, Fudge, crepes, candy floss, Art Exhibition, Book Sale.....and much much more!! Come along to War Memorial Hall, Port Road, Whangamata from 8am - 3pm. Cash out available.


Saturday 26th October 2019

Waikino Victoria Hall - Waihi


ARTwaikino is now in its 19th year and is a well established art exhibition on the Coromandel Peninsula. All artwork is for sale and includes: paintings, craft, photography and sculpture. Its open Labour Weekend Saturday October 26th to Monday 28th from 10am to 4pm. Its a gold coin donation to enter and all proceeds go to the upkeep of the community hall.