What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, February 11

Waingake Horse Sports — over 35 events for all ages, 8am, Waingake Horse Sports Club. All welcome, Contact Laura Ph 862 9428 or email lauraclark025@gmail.com

Individual auditions for Musical Theatre Gisborne's production of West Side Story, 9am, MTG clubrooms, Innes St. Scripts from Stephen Jones Photography.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–12 noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert (3 of 4), showcasing violinist Fox Chen and pianist Tony Lin, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children $10, reservations recommended. Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Eastland Group Raceway, Demolition Derby and Streetcar Race, plus stockcars best pairs, streetstocks best pairs, production saloons best pairs and dirt track bikes. Gates open at 6pm, dirt flies and metal will bend from 7pm. Adults $10, kids $8 (5-15 years), family pass $40 (2 adults, 3 kids).

Sunday, February 12

Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society Inc Aviation Museum, open 9am–1pm, Gisborne Airport. Monday, February 13

Eastland Toastmasters, for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, opposite Botanical Gardens in Aberdeen Rd. Ph Fiona 867 8504 or 027 275 4846.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Ian Ph 867 1094.

Wednesday, February 15

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for littlies, 10-10.30am, H.B. Williams Memorial Library, free.

Rippers, Gisborne Boardriding Club, 4.30–6pm, regular Wednesdays until May 17. For young people aged 5 to 12. Location to vary between town beaches, Wainui Surf Life Saving clubhouse to Northern Makorori. Check Facebook page for venue etc.

Thursday, February 16

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Green Shed, Botanical Gardens. Ph Ernie 868 5395 (evenings).

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, February 17

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Saturday, February 18

All About Seeds workshop, 11.30am–12.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. To register ph 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, $5 per person.

Gisborne Host Lions Club Fashion Parade — fundraiser for Gisborne surf lifesavers, 7.30pm, Big Save Furniture. Mix and mingle from 6pm. Tickets $20 from Big Save or at gisbornehost@hotmail.com. Ph Karen 868 8028 or 021 681 954.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert gala event (final), showcasing pianists Chilean Edith Fischer and Argentinean Jorge Pepi-Alos, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children $10. Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

The Rude Boyz — Roots reggae band from Napier, 9pm, Smash Palace, $10 on the door.

Sunday, February 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Young Nicks Head and Mapere Beach Walk. Very steep climb then along cliff edge to trig (3 hrs, moderate fitness). Then 2-3 hr circuit walk, relatively easy. Ph Gillie on 867 4591 or email grasshopper@xtra.co.nz

Poverty Bay Turf Club Summer Racing, Makaraka. Gates open 10.30am, races start 12.30pm, last race 5.30pm. Food vendors on site or bring a picnic. Gold coin donation (in support of surf lifesaving) for general admission, $80 for Lindauer lawn ticket and $100 for a Grandstand Bar ticket.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

Saturday, February 11

Waingake Horse Sports — over 35 events for all ages, 8am, Waingake Horse Sports Club. All welcome, Contact Laura Ph 862 9428 or email lauraclark025@gmail.com

Individual auditions for Musical Theatre Gisborne's production of West Side Story, 9am, MTG clubrooms, Innes St. Scripts from Stephen Jones Photography.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–12 noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert (3 of 4), showcasing violinist Fox Chen and pianist Tony Lin, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children $10, reservations recommended. Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Eastland Group Raceway, Demolition Derby and Streetcar Race, plus stockcars best pairs, streetstocks best pairs, production saloons best pairs and dirt track bikes. Gates open at 6pm, dirt flies and metal will bend from 7pm. Adults $10, kids $8 (5-15 years), family pass $40 (2 adults, 3 kids).

Sunday, February 12

Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society Inc Aviation Museum, open 9am–1pm, Gisborne Airport. Monday, February 13

Eastland Toastmasters, for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, opposite Botanical Gardens in Aberdeen Rd. Ph Fiona 867 8504 or 027 275 4846.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Ian Ph 867 1094.

Wednesday, February 15

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for littlies, 10-10.30am, H.B. Williams Memorial Library, free.

Rippers, Gisborne Boardriding Club, 4.30–6pm, regular Wednesdays until May 17. For young people aged 5 to 12. Location to vary between town beaches, Wainui Surf Life Saving clubhouse to Northern Makorori. Check Facebook page for venue etc.

Thursday, February 16

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Green Shed, Botanical Gardens. Ph Ernie 868 5395 (evenings).

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, February 17

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Saturday, February 18

All About Seeds workshop, 11.30am–12.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. To register ph 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, $5 per person.

Gisborne Host Lions Club Fashion Parade — fundraiser for Gisborne surf lifesavers, 7.30pm, Big Save Furniture. Mix and mingle from 6pm. Tickets $20 from Big Save or at gisbornehost@hotmail.com. Ph Karen 868 8028 or 021 681 954.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert gala event (final), showcasing pianists Chilean Edith Fischer and Argentinean Jorge Pepi-Alos, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children $10. Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

The Rude Boyz — Roots reggae band from Napier, 9pm, Smash Palace, $10 on the door.

Sunday, February 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Young Nicks Head and Mapere Beach Walk. Very steep climb then along cliff edge to trig (3 hrs, moderate fitness). Then 2-3 hr circuit walk, relatively easy. Ph Gillie on 867 4591 or email grasshopper@xtra.co.nz

Poverty Bay Turf Club Summer Racing, Makaraka. Gates open 10.30am, races start 12.30pm, last race 5.30pm. Food vendors on site or bring a picnic. Gold coin donation (in support of surf lifesaving) for general admission, $80 for Lindauer lawn ticket and $100 for a Grandstand Bar ticket.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

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