Abingdon and District Twin Towns Society
Thames, New Zealand
Thames (/tɛmz/ (Māori: Hauraki) is a town at the southwestern end of the Coromandel
Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island. It is located on the Firth of Thames close
to the mouth of the Waihou River. The town is the seat of the Thames-
Thames had an estimated population of 15,000 in 1870, but this declined to 4,500 in 1881, and it has increased modestly since. It is still the biggest town on the Coromandel. Until 2016, a historical oak tree that was planted by Governor George Grey stood on the corner of Grey and Rolleston streets.
It has been one of Abingdon’s partner towns since 1990