Thames-Coromandel District

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Thames-Coromandel District
Territorial authority
Thames-Coromandel District.svg
Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Thames-Coromandel District Council
Wards Coromandel-Colville
Mercury Bay
Formed 1975
Seat Thames
 • Mayor Sandra Goudie
 • Deputy Mayor Tony Brljevich
 • Total 2,297 km2 (887 sq mi)
Population (29,000 (June 2017))[1]
 • Total 29,000
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Website Thames-Coromandel District Council

The Thames-Coromandel District is a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand, covering all the Coromandel Peninsula and extending south to Hikutaia.

It is administered by the Thames-Coromandel District Council, which has its seat in the town of Thames. It was the first district council to be formed in New Zealand, being constituted in 1975. The district lies within the Waikato Regional Council area.


The district had a population of 29,000 at the June 2017.[1] From the 2006 census 6,756 live in Thames, 4,960 in Whitianga (2017 Census), 3,555 in Whangamata, and 1,476 in Coromandel.

Local government[edit]

The Thames-Coromandel District Council was formed from the amalgamation of the former Thames Borough and Coromandel County Council in 1975,[2] and is led by the Mayor of Thames-Coromandel.


  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Council History". Thames-Coromandel District Council. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coromandel Peninsula travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 36°56′31″S 175°40′34″E / 36.942°S 175.676°E / -36.942; 175.676