Category Archives: Thames in New Zealand

Airplane Flight Around Coromandel Peninsula

We hired a local pilot to fly us and a friend around the Coromandel Peninsula one afternoon. It was amazing seeing from the air all the places we’ve driven and/or walked, as well as seeing some places I’ve never been. … Continue reading

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Quiz Night at The Brew in Thames, New Zealand

Last night I joined Andrew for the weekly Quiz Night at a local pub called The Brew Cafe & Restaurant Bar.  Andrew and four of his work mates gather every Thursday night, along with another seven or eight other teams, … Continue reading

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Resurrection Easter Day with Thames Baptist Church

Yesterday, Easter Day, the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave after his crucifixion on the cross, began before dawn at the Kuranui Beach park with a short service, and lasted until nearly noon.  Though the … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah Comes to Thames

This evening, Andrew and I attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah at St. George’s Anglican Church, and it was amazing.  I think I’ve never heard all of Messiah, and the one time I tried listening to it, was on a … Continue reading

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Andrew Makes His Drama Debut at the Thames Citizen Band Performance

One of the many activities during the Thames Heritage Week is a performance by the Thames Citizen Band, a performance which included an historical play that showed how the Thames Citizen Band came to be.  Andrew had a role in … Continue reading

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Thames Heritage Week

Each year, our little town of Thames (population 6,756 at the 2006 census) celebrates its roots with a week of activities.  Thames Heritage Week is an opportunity to learn more about the town and area in a fun and interesting … Continue reading

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Thames Baptist Church at Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp

  Our church, Thames Baptist, spent the weekend at the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp (pronounced kah-wah-eh-RAHNG-ah) this past weekend.  Andrew and I joined about three dozen people for Saturday.  Some people stayed both Friday and Saturday nights, but we and a dozen … Continue reading

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Potluck Dinner at New Friends’ House in Thames

A few days ago, I found a website which mentioned a Bed and Breakfast owned and operated by a gay couple in Thames.  I wrote to them to ask if they knew of any groups we might be able to … Continue reading

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