Thames-Coromandel District

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.

Thames-Coromandel District
CountryNew Zealand
DistrictThames-Coromandel District Council
Mercury Bay
  MayorSandra Goudie
  Deputy MayorTony Brljevich
  Total2,297 km2 (887 sq mi)
 (30,800 (June 2018))[1]
  Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
WebsiteThames-Coromandel District Council

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. Its only land boundary is with Hauraki District.


The district had a population of 30,800 at the June 2018.[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

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


  1. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. Monin, Paul (14 April 2016). "Hauraki–Coromandel region - Government and politics". Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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