The Future is Local - Connect


Welcome to the T3connect community website created by Transition Town Thames please join up and read through these guidelines and remember them while you are using the site.

Setting up your account

Please sign up using your own name, just your first name if you prefer, but please no nick names (unless that’s what you are known as in real life!). This site is about growing community connections and we can’t do that with masks on.

Please load up a picture of yourself, so we can put a name to the face. For a bit of guidance on how to do this check out our beginners guide.

Adding Businesses and Organisations to T3connect

First off become an individual member of T3Connect (if you aren't already) here.

If you are in a decision making position at a business or organisation, and are empowered to make this kind of call, we would love it if you created a group for it. We have different limits for businesses and groups so please have a look at our instructions here.

Businesses or organisations that create member pages will be asked to create the appropriate group in the appropriate format. Member pages that are misused in this way will be removed.

What you can add or discuss here.

In any of the pages, photos or video discussions or discussions on this site do not display pornography, cruelty to humans or animals including but not limited to any graphic images likely to cause distress.

We want you (and everyone else!) to feel safe here so please don’t disparage people due to race or ethnicity,age, gender or sexual preference, disability, appearance or body shape. The management or T3Connect will remove any material they deem to be inappropriate. They may also ban members and their computer which may impact on other members using that machine.

Please keep it civil and constructive and like my Nana always said, ‘If you can’t say it in a nice way, what are you hoping to achieve by saying it?’.

Treatment of minors

Do not use this site to flirt with or groom any minor including through private messages. Any evidence of this will lead to the banning of site members. Minors should also not flirt with any adult (over 18) members of the site. Please contact site management here if you feel you are being approached in a manner that transgresses these rules.

Spam is not allowed

Please don’t spam the place up. Don’t send out multiple messages to other members promoting anything. We will suspend accounts for spamming.

Organisations are what we call clubs, or teams etc that are not run for profit

Any not for profit organisation located or with a branch located between Manaia, Pururi, Turua and the river cottage on the kopu hikuai is encouraged to create a page here (as long as their nature does not conflict with our TOS). Even if you have your own site a simple page here can link through to your site.

To create a page for your organisation click on ‘Organisations’ on the main menu. It is really important that you include some contact details including a phone number. This is because we verify each organisation before we make them visible to the public.

You can add photos into the page set up discussion and create an RSS feed from another site.

Businesses are anything run for a profit!

Any business located or with a branch located between Manaia, Pururi, Turua and the river cottage on the Kopu Hikuai is encouraged to create a page here. Even if you have your own site a simple page here can link through to your site.

To create a page for your organisation click on ‘Organisations’ on the main menu. It is really important that you include some contact details including a phone number. This is because we verify each business before we make them visible to the public.

Businesses get less for free than organisations. For free please fill in your details including contact details, hours of business and link that seems appropriate. You may also include two photographs in the text box. These photographs could be of your business or a scan of a menu or stock list. You can also load a photograph (avatar) to represent the group on search pages. You can change these as often as you like.

The other features, text multiple pages, RSS feed, comments and discussion forums are available for $50 a year. This also includes the ability to use our free community listings as a business (other business listings will be deleted). Paying business will also be featured for one week per year on the main page.

If you create your T3Connect page and add other information on top of the basic details and two photographs (+avatar) this will not show up unless the business becomes a paying business.

Free Listings

Members of T3 connect are welcome to use our free listings. Listings will run for two weeks. If your listing is no longer valid please feel free to remove it earlier.

Businesses can not use our free listings, unless they have signed up for our premium business package. Listings that appear to refer to a business will be removed at the sole discretion of T3connect administration.

Please don’t list anything illegal, photos will be treated the same on listings as elsewhere on the site.

T3connect is not liable for any losses incurred through our free listing service or if the service is not available. T3connect makes no promise or warranty that the site will be available at all times or indeed at all. T3connect reserves the right to change the guidelines or Terms of service at any time

Latest Activity

Renee Rose Annan posted an event

Quiz Night - Coromandel Watchdog Fundraiser at Thames Sailing Club

May 16, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm
with MCs: Tolly Gibbons and Catherine Delahunty MPTOO PRECIOUS TO MINE ~ CoromandelSpot Prizes ~ Raffles ~ Music ~ ArtSee More
Catherine Belsey is now a member of T3Connect
Apr 17
mark skelding posted an event

Good Friday Fundraiser Concert at kauaeranga valley hall

April 18, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
                              Simon Donald - blues                     Tell My Sister - song              Boom City - legendsCatherine Delahunty - MC (and mp!!)$15 waged - $gold coin unwagedGreen Party fundraiser, authorised by Jon Field, Level 2, 17 Garret Street, WellingtonSee More
Mar 28
Staceigh Paul is now a member of T3Connect
Mar 27
Louise Deane might attend Akasadaka's event

Zenergy's 'Art of Facilitation' 5 day Course at Kotare House

April 5, 2014 at 9am to April 9, 2014 at 3pm
Hello T3'ers,5-9th April in Auckland is the next 'Art of Facilitation' 5 day Course with Zenergy. See http://www.zenergyglobal.com/docs/training/art-facilitation.htmThe Course is a practical facilitation skills training programme that will assist you in generating Collective Intelligence. Participants are coached and receive feedback from the Trainers and each other to provide a well rounded learning experience. They…See More
Mar 27
mark skelding posted events
Mar 26
mark skelding posted an event

Art Auction for Thames Coast Protection at Rapaura Water Gardens

March 29, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Enjoy a fun filled, musically versatile, arts rich, deliciously well-fed afternoon in the gorgeous Rapaura Water Gardens.  No BYO alcohol license - but refreshments and bar and food available at the wonderful Koru Cafe Restaurant at the Gardens. MC is Ian Coatsworth, and auctioneer his brother David!  Splendid time guaranteed for all - proceeds to KiwiCare.Adults: $25.00TCKiwiCare Trappers: $20.00Family: $55.00 [2A + 2C]Children: $5.00Ph: 868 4561 for tickets OR buy at The Organic Shop, 736…See More
Mar 25
Shirley Howe posted groups
Mar 24
Katherine Mowbray posted a group
Mar 24
Shirley Howe commented on Pauline Trebilcock-Charteris's group Totally Thames Inc
"Coromandel now has the very first ever May Month Hit Disk made available to original songwriters to submit their music for radio interview and airplay with concerts, Hauraki Herald interviews and you tube video's. This is a great opportunity to…"
Mar 24
Shirley Howe commented on Kane Lowrie-Coordinator's group Thames Youth Centre
"Any young songwriters wanting to have their music heard and be invited to perform at a concert during New Zealands Music Month please contact Shirley on lathompsonsmusic@gmail.com"
Mar 24
Shirley Howe joined Kane Lowrie-Coordinator's group

Thames Youth Centre

The objects of the Society are:(a)     to provide an independent meeting place for young people(b)     to provide a centre from which social and sporting activities may be promoted, organised and run(c)     to promote and encourage the membership of all other social clubs and sporting organisations especially amongst the youth of Thames(d)     to support the activities of any other clubs, organisations or societies orientated towards youth activities(e)     to encourage promote and establish…See More
Mar 24


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Great News for Solar (1):

Siemens and Semprius double photovoltaic effiency.

Great news for Solar (2):

using salt to capture and store energy

Peak Oil again in news - Nature magazine article. follow link: Co-author David King is former science advisor to UK government. 

The idea of ‘peak oil’ — that global production will reach a peak and then decline — has been around for decades.  The true volume of proven global reserves is clouded by secrecy; forecasts by state oil companies are not audited and seem to be exaggerated. The notion that oil is produced by the earth - abiogenic oil - is largely discredited.


Should we be concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)? Click link for news.

If these secret negotiations succeed [the only documents in the public domain have been leaked] they will create a mega-treaty across nine or more countries that puts a straightjacket on the policies and laws our government can adopt for the next century and give massive new powers to corporations.

Thames residents may be sitting on a gold mine

There is an application to prospect for gold underneath the town pending approval.

The application by Zedex Gold [application 53981 - purple on map] was lodged with the Ministry of Economic Development on October 4th 2011.

To find out more background see these links:  

A:  B:   C:  D:  E:  F:  G:  H:  I:

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