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Auckland Homeshow Expo a chance to promote the Coromandel



The Auckland Homeshow Expo was an opportunity for our Council to help promote the Coromandel as the best place to come and either live, work or play.

We arranged for an “OPPORTUNITY COROMANDEL” stand at the Homeshow at the Greenlane Convention Centre, which tens of thousands of people visit over the five-day duration.

Our Chief Executive David Hammond, management, customer service, building, planning and communications staff manned the Opportunity Coromandel stand, along with some of our elected members who volunteered to help out, including deputy mayor Peter French, Mercury Bay Community Board members Deli Connell and Paul Hopkins.

“As part of our Economic Development strategy we continue to promote the Coromandel as the best place in the country to find the ultimate work-life balance,” says Thames-Coromandel Chief Executive David Hammond. “And of course it really isn’t difficult to do because we know the Coromandel is such an amazing place,” says Mr Hammond. “Our staff shared their own experiences of why they love living on the Coromandel, the lifestyle benefits and work opportunities”.

“The feedback we had over the five days was extremely positive, with many people living in Auckland telling us they’re considering making the move to the Coromandel to either retire, relocate their families for a better lifestyle or for business opportunities,” says Mr Hammond.

Along with an Opportunity Coromandel brochure providing information on all the Coromandel has to offer (WHICH YOU CAN READ HERE), we also produced in-house, a promotional advert showcasing the region along with interviews from four different couples who have chosen to make the move to Coromandel.

“These four couples are just very real and wonderful examples of people who come to the Coromandel and embrace everything on offer,” says Mr Hammond. “They also all reflected the market we are trying to target to make the move to the Coromandel, active retirees and young people who have started their own businesses or are looking for work, a lifestyle change or a better place to bring up their families”.

Throughout the Expo staff took down any questions and queries from people about moving or visiting the Coromandel which will now be followed up on


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