Queen's Birthday - Council Services and Opening Hours


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Find out what to do, where to go and what to eat!

Rubbish and Recycling

Please note: Because Queen's Birthday Monday is a public holiday, rubbish collections will be a day later during the week that follows.

Public holiday rubbish collection days for the week after Queen's Birthday Weekend:

  • Tuesday
  • Whangamata
  • Onemana
  • Opoutere
  • Pauanui
  • Tairua
  • Mercury Bay South
  • Wednesday
  • Whitianga
  • Mercury Bay North
  • Coromandel Rural North
  • Manaia
  • Thames Coast
  • Thursday
  • Coromandel Town
  • Te Kouma
  • Thames
  • Friday
  • Thames South Rural
  • South of Puriri

Black wheelie bin and green crate fortnightly schedule will be on WEEK 2.

Please have all refuse/recyclables at the kerb by 7:30am on the day of collection.

If you're leaving before your collection day or miss the rubbish collection because you woke up too late (not that something like that would ever happens to you, nooooo) please drop your official rubbish bags and recycling at your local refuse transfer station FREE* of charge.

*You must have all rubbish in official blue bags to be accepted free of charge by our transfer stations. Recycling just goes in the appropriate bins.

Refuse Transfer Stations

Our refuse transfer stations, at Coromandel Town, Matarangi, Pauanui, Tairua, Thames, Whangamata and Whitianga, will be open their normal hours on Saturday May 30. On Sunday they close at 5:30pm and on Monday 1 June 1 they will open late until 7:30pm.

Council Office Hours

Council's physical offices will be closed on Monday 2 June.

All Council Service Centres will open again on Tuesday 3 June as follows:



Coromandel Town


Mercury Bay




Council Service Centres do not open on weekends or Public Holidays. 

The after hours call centre operates 24/7 even on public holidays. We always have staff rostered to take phone calls. You can always call us on 07 868 0200.

District Libraries

Thames, Tairua and Mercury Bay District Libraries will be closed on Monday 2 June and will open again 9:00am Tuesday morning following Queen's Birthday weekend.

There is one service that is open all long weekend and 24-hours a day. It's our eBook library! To see our titles and learn more about eReader applications, go to our eBook collection.

Community Libraries

Whangamata Community Library - open Saturday 10am-2pm, closed on Sunday and Monday, open again 10am Tuesday morning, 2 June, following Queen's Birthday weekend.

Hahei Community Library - Open 10am-12pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Pauanui Community Library - open Saturday 9:30am-12pm, closed on Sunday and Monday and all the following week to move to new location.

Coromandel Town Community Library - open Saturday 10am-12pm, closed on Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday 10am-1pm as usual.


Thames Centennial Pool

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 10am-4pm


For prices and more see the pool page here.

How to make a complaint

If you need to make a noise complaint or request a service, call us on 07 868 0200.

You can also watch our short how-to videos on You Tube or Vimeo.