The Local Thames Gin Wowing International Judges

2024-02-28T10:40:17+13:00February 27, 2024|Business Stories|

Snuggled in at the back of the Depot, past the buzz of the Melbourne Cafe, and the inviting plant coolness of the Plantery is a distillery and tasting room for a Thames gin with jaw-dropping accolades. Is it possible that this boutique Thames distillery makes the world’s best classic gin? The judges at the World Gin Awards 2022 certainly thought so, when they awarded that title to Awildian’s Class Gin. Read More

The Thames Hardware Shop Founded in 1867 and Still Going Strong

2024-02-26T15:36:24+13:00February 26, 2024|Business Stories|

Five generations - one Thames hardware store. Read Bros Hardware has been around since 1867, looking after the ever-changing hardware needs of Thames and the Coromandel. Back in 1867, they serviced mainly gold miners, looking to buy sawn timber, pit props, & railway sleepers. Now Read Bros has just about one of everything - their inventory contains more than 14,000 different items, including hardware, farming equipment, camping and marine supplies, Read More

Wings & Wheels 2024 Dazzles Crowds with a Military Reenactment and Airshow

2024-02-08T10:50:35+13:00February 8, 2024|Business Stories, Event|

It's confirmed. After Wings & Wheels  2024, if it wasn't already an iconic Thames event, it is now. The fifth iteration of the event has firmly claimed a spot on the Thames calendar - although because of the sheer amount of organisation required to pull off such a multi-faceted event, it's likely to be biannual, rather than annual. Congratulations go out to all the organisers, including the Thames Business Association, Read More

Explore Interesting Markets, Antique & Op-Shops in Thames

2024-02-10T13:43:16+13:00January 31, 2024|Best Of, Business Stories|

What's your favourite Thames op-shop? Secondhand shop? Antique shop? Market? We've gone through the plethora of quirky and interesting shops and markets selling secondhand goods in the Thames Ward, from Hikutaia in the south to Waikawau in the North and picked our eleven favourites so you can easily go on the hunt for treasures next time you're in the area. If you're smart, you can create a circuit as most Read More

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