What's on in Gisborne

Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones

Saturday, March 18

Gisborne Woodturners Group 30th anniversary and new clubrooms opening, 10am ribbon-cutting, BBQ and woodturning demo. At new clubrooms, Nelson Park, opposite Enterprise Swimming Pool, until 3pm.

Motu Art and Craft Show and Fair, supporting Motu Kiwi Creche, 10am – 2pm, Motu School and village. Best decorated bike parade at noon, treasure hunt and more.

Deeper breath exploration, 10am–1pm, The Yoga Room (113 Gladstone Rd), $95. Contact Helle on 021 104 9366 or hellemorthomson@gmail.com

Relay for Life, raising funds for the Cancer Society, from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, Awapuni Stadium. See www.relayforlife.org.nz

Gisborne Caledonian Society modern, sequence and social dancing, 8–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, Childers Road. St Patrick's Day theme, dress semi-formal. Raffles, Monte Carlo, spot prizes. $6 — All welcome.

Sunday, March 19

The Colour Run, 10am, 2.5km, Marina Carpark. Promotes #OpportunitiesWithoutDiscrimination. Wear odd socks, a whitish T-shirt and prepare to get messy with colour.

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

Gisborne-EC Branch, NZ Farm Forestry Association, AGM and field tour at Sisterton's Lagoon Shelter, MacDonald Road (opp. Ravensdown) 12 noon. All welcome. Mitch James on his Humble Roadie Tour, 6pm, Smash Palace Bar, $10 on the door.

Monday, March 20

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Food-Lovers' Masterclass with Kate Meads, 6.30–8.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Ticket $25 from 0800 BUY TIX (includes $100 goodie bag).

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

Tuesday, March 21

Waste-free Parenting Workshop with Kate Meads, 9.30am – noon, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Ticket $25 from 0800 BUY TIX (includes $100 goodie bag).

Patutahi Badminton Club AGM, 7.45pm, Patutahi Community Hall. For players and supporters. Ph Ron Prebble 862 7783

Wednesday, March 22

Toddler Time, stories and songs for littlies, 10–10.30am, Temporary Public Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

Volunteer Conservation Session, Donner's Bush/Waimata restoration project. Meet at the DoC office, 63 Carnarvon Street, 10am. Email volunteer.gisborne@live.com or phone 868 4522 or 867 4708.

Composting & Bokashi Workshop, 5pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. $5. Register on 867 4708 or at tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Thursday, March 23

Symposium: Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his influence on Maori visual art, 5–7pm at Toihoukura, EIT, free. For information call Rikirangi Moeau 027 261 7777.

Friday, March 24

Recovery: Women's overseas service in WW1. Exhibition opening, book launch and floor talk with author and curator Professor Kay Morris Matthews, 5pm, Tairawhiti Museum, free.

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

Saturday, March 25

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.

DIY Natural Skinfood Workshop, 11.30am–12.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. $5. Register on 867 4708 or at tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Fun Dancing Gisborne monthly dance, 8pm, St Mark's Hall, Childers Rd, $7, with supper provided. Ph Kev/Isobel 867 0074.

Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones Storyteller-cum-singer-songwriter Miss Peach with her support ensemble, 8.30pm, the Dome Room. Earlybird tickets $15 or $20 on the door (includes album).

Reggae Band Jahrhythm with support from One Dread and Horifyde Selection, 9pm, Smash Palace Bar, $15 at the door.

Sunday, March 26

Whanau Fun Swim–Bike–Run, Churchill Park, 8.50am briefing, 9am start. 3km run/walk, 9km cycle, 200m pool swim. $5 entry or $10 per whanau or team. BYO picnic. Register at www.eastlandtriclub.co.nz or 7–8.30am on the day. Prizes for fun categories.

Wa165 steam train trip, 1pm, departing from Railway Station, $30 adult, $12 child, $70 family pass (2A, 2C). Unsold tickets available at Station half an hour before departure.

MV Takitimu, heritage pilot boat sailing, 2pm from Inner Harbour (by Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club), weather permitting. Pay on board; $20 adults, $10 chn, first-on sail (limit 25). Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Saturday, March 18

Gisborne Woodturners Group 30th anniversary and new clubrooms opening, 10am ribbon-cutting, BBQ and woodturning demo. At new clubrooms, Nelson Park, opposite Enterprise Swimming Pool, until 3pm.

Motu Art and Craft Show and Fair, supporting Motu Kiwi Creche, 10am – 2pm, Motu School and village. Best decorated bike parade at noon, treasure hunt and more.

Deeper breath exploration, 10am–1pm, The Yoga Room (113 Gladstone Rd), $95. Contact Helle on 021 104 9366 or hellemorthomson@gmail.com

Relay for Life, raising funds for the Cancer Society, from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, Awapuni Stadium. See www.relayforlife.org.nz

Gisborne Caledonian Society modern, sequence and social dancing, 8–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, Childers Road. St Patrick's Day theme, dress semi-formal. Raffles, Monte Carlo, spot prizes. $6 — All welcome.

Sunday, March 19

The Colour Run, 10am, 2.5km, Marina Carpark. Promotes #OpportunitiesWithoutDiscrimination. Wear odd socks, a whitish T-shirt and prepare to get messy with colour.

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

Gisborne-EC Branch, NZ Farm Forestry Association, AGM and field tour at Sisterton's Lagoon Shelter, MacDonald Road (opp. Ravensdown) 12 noon. All welcome. Mitch James on his Humble Roadie Tour, 6pm, Smash Palace Bar, $10 on the door.

Monday, March 20

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Food-Lovers' Masterclass with Kate Meads, 6.30–8.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Ticket $25 from 0800 BUY TIX (includes $100 goodie bag).

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

Tuesday, March 21

Waste-free Parenting Workshop with Kate Meads, 9.30am – noon, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Ticket $25 from 0800 BUY TIX (includes $100 goodie bag).

Patutahi Badminton Club AGM, 7.45pm, Patutahi Community Hall. For players and supporters. Ph Ron Prebble 862 7783

Wednesday, March 22

Toddler Time, stories and songs for littlies, 10–10.30am, Temporary Public Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

Volunteer Conservation Session, Donner's Bush/Waimata restoration project. Meet at the DoC office, 63 Carnarvon Street, 10am. Email volunteer.gisborne@live.com or phone 868 4522 or 867 4708.

Composting & Bokashi Workshop, 5pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. $5. Register on 867 4708 or at tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Thursday, March 23

Symposium: Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his influence on Maori visual art, 5–7pm at Toihoukura, EIT, free. For information call Rikirangi Moeau 027 261 7777.

Friday, March 24

Recovery: Women's overseas service in WW1. Exhibition opening, book launch and floor talk with author and curator Professor Kay Morris Matthews, 5pm, Tairawhiti Museum, free.

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

Saturday, March 25

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.

DIY Natural Skinfood Workshop, 11.30am–12.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. $5. Register on 867 4708 or at tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Fun Dancing Gisborne monthly dance, 8pm, St Mark's Hall, Childers Rd, $7, with supper provided. Ph Kev/Isobel 867 0074.

Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones Storyteller-cum-singer-songwriter Miss Peach with her support ensemble, 8.30pm, the Dome Room. Earlybird tickets $15 or $20 on the door (includes album).

Reggae Band Jahrhythm with support from One Dread and Horifyde Selection, 9pm, Smash Palace Bar, $15 at the door.

Sunday, March 26

Whanau Fun Swim–Bike–Run, Churchill Park, 8.50am briefing, 9am start. 3km run/walk, 9km cycle, 200m pool swim. $5 entry or $10 per whanau or team. BYO picnic. Register at www.eastlandtriclub.co.nz or 7–8.30am on the day. Prizes for fun categories.

Wa165 steam train trip, 1pm, departing from Railway Station, $30 adult, $12 child, $70 family pass (2A, 2C). Unsold tickets available at Station half an hour before departure.

MV Takitimu, heritage pilot boat sailing, 2pm from Inner Harbour (by Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club), weather permitting. Pay on board; $20 adults, $10 chn, first-on sail (limit 25). Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

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