What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, October 7

Yates — National Gardening Week, October 6–13. The week aims to foster love of gardening, or lend a hand in a community/neighbours garden. Register online during gardening week and receive a free packet of veggie seeds www.yates.co.nz/nationalgardeningweek

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito (final days of exhibition), Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Te Ha Art Exhibition through to Dec 3, Mon-Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832. Exploring the impact of settlement upon native flora and fauna.

ExNE (East by North East), 5pm, Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, $10 door charge. Nine East Coast artists showcase their original music.

Potluck Supper Dance, 7–9pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 plus a plate for supper, kids dance free — No partners/skill/experience required. All ages welcome.

The Maori Sidesteps, War Memorial Theatre, 8–9pm, R13. Tickets $36.00–$42.00 from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect. Satirical skits and familiar party tunes.

Sunday, October 8

Native Flora and Rongoa Maori, 10.30am–12pm, Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve, Kaiti Beach Road, free. DoC ranger, Graeme Atkins discusses ecology/habitat and medicinal uses of plants. Bring along 20 snails in exchange for kaka beak seeds.

First Meetings Korero, 1–3pm, Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, $5 door charge. Ten speakers give six minute talks on the importance of place names in Tairawhiti.

Friends of Makaraka Cemetery Historical Tour, 1.30pm, Main Road, Makaraka (opposite A&P Showgrounds), free. Wear footwear suitable for wet conditions. No registration required.

Sunday afternoon concert series — Classical guitar duo Emma Sandford and Joel Baldwin perform works by composers from the Renaissance through to the 21st century, including Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados and Marek Pasieczny, 2–3pm, Tairawhiti Museum, adults $5, students with ID/children free.

Animal Blessings, 3pm, Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St. Take your pet (on lead/in cage) or a photo along to St Francis celebrations. Donations of dog/cat food to aid the Gisborne SPCA gratefully accepted.

Project Ataahua Mural Launch, 4–6pm, War Memorial Theatre, free. Mural unveiling by local artists Nick Tupara and Phil Berry.

Monday, October 9

Eastland Social Morning Club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, $4 session, ph Leslie 867 2584.

Te Ha Art Exhibition through to Dec 3, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832 — Exploring the impact of settlement upon native flora and fauna.

Meet Harold the Giraffe, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free. School holiday fun.

Eastland Toastmasters — for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens). Come along and see how an evening is run.

Fun Dancing Gisborne — 7–8pm beginners class, 8–10pm review of dances, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 (incl supper). Ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074 — Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing.

Tuesday, October 10

Learn from past, look to future, 11am–12pm, Tairawhiti Museum, free. DoC ranger, Don McLean glimpses into the past natural world and gives clues on managing flora and fauna into the future.

Ben McDonald presents The Sound of Music, 7pm, War Memorial Theatre. A legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Tickets $72.40–$102.40 from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect.

Wednesday, October 11

Donner's Bush Micro-reserve Project, 10am–12pm meet 9.45am at the Dept of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon St — Weed control, mulching and track development. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and water bottle. Ph Charles Barrie 027 539 6692. See “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page for weather cancellations.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Sarah Kane-Matete '100 contemporary tattoo designs', daily until Oct 29, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Farmyard Steiner Forest School Craft Evening, 7pm—late, 160 Valley Rd. Make felted story mats (all items created to be sold at our Nov 26 fair — 100% proceeds to school). Register; sales@sweetjane.co.nz

Friday, October 13

The Topp Twins — Heading for the Hills, 7.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets; $62 Senior/$67 Adult, from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect.

Saturday, October 14

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–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.

Glaucoma New Zealand — Don’t Lose Sight, 10–11.30am, The Quality Hotel Emerald, 13 Gladstone Rd. Free. Seminar about preventable blindness in NZ and presentation by Dr Sonya Bennett on glaucoma detection/treatment. Q&A followed by refreshments.

Barleycorn, 10am–12pm, A&P Show, Wine and Food Area. Irish-influenced band performing folk/jigs/sea songs.

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, 245 Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club, cabaret night, 7pm–12am, Senior Citizens Hall, free for member, non-members $15, supper provided, refreshments available. Email Philip pjshn@xtra.co.nz or ph Keith 868 9849.

Sunday, October 15

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

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Young Enterprise Scheme, 2.30pm, 11 Solander St, free. Check out Balance Skate’s collection of recycled wooden skateboards, etched with art designs by Kahurangi Ngata.

Saturday, October 7

Yates — National Gardening Week, October 6–13. The week aims to foster love of gardening, or lend a hand in a community/neighbours garden. Register online during gardening week and receive a free packet of veggie seeds www.yates.co.nz/nationalgardeningweek

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito (final days of exhibition), Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Te Ha Art Exhibition through to Dec 3, Mon-Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832. Exploring the impact of settlement upon native flora and fauna.

ExNE (East by North East), 5pm, Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, $10 door charge. Nine East Coast artists showcase their original music.

Potluck Supper Dance, 7–9pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 plus a plate for supper, kids dance free — No partners/skill/experience required. All ages welcome.

The Maori Sidesteps, War Memorial Theatre, 8–9pm, R13. Tickets $36.00–$42.00 from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect. Satirical skits and familiar party tunes.

Sunday, October 8

Native Flora and Rongoa Maori, 10.30am–12pm, Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve, Kaiti Beach Road, free. DoC ranger, Graeme Atkins discusses ecology/habitat and medicinal uses of plants. Bring along 20 snails in exchange for kaka beak seeds.

First Meetings Korero, 1–3pm, Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, $5 door charge. Ten speakers give six minute talks on the importance of place names in Tairawhiti.

Friends of Makaraka Cemetery Historical Tour, 1.30pm, Main Road, Makaraka (opposite A&P Showgrounds), free. Wear footwear suitable for wet conditions. No registration required.

Sunday afternoon concert series — Classical guitar duo Emma Sandford and Joel Baldwin perform works by composers from the Renaissance through to the 21st century, including Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados and Marek Pasieczny, 2–3pm, Tairawhiti Museum, adults $5, students with ID/children free.

Animal Blessings, 3pm, Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St. Take your pet (on lead/in cage) or a photo along to St Francis celebrations. Donations of dog/cat food to aid the Gisborne SPCA gratefully accepted.

Project Ataahua Mural Launch, 4–6pm, War Memorial Theatre, free. Mural unveiling by local artists Nick Tupara and Phil Berry.

Monday, October 9

Eastland Social Morning Club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, $4 session, ph Leslie 867 2584.

Te Ha Art Exhibition through to Dec 3, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832 — Exploring the impact of settlement upon native flora and fauna.

Meet Harold the Giraffe, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free. School holiday fun.

Eastland Toastmasters — for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens). Come along and see how an evening is run.

Fun Dancing Gisborne — 7–8pm beginners class, 8–10pm review of dances, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 (incl supper). Ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074 — Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing.

Tuesday, October 10

Learn from past, look to future, 11am–12pm, Tairawhiti Museum, free. DoC ranger, Don McLean glimpses into the past natural world and gives clues on managing flora and fauna into the future.

Ben McDonald presents The Sound of Music, 7pm, War Memorial Theatre. A legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Tickets $72.40–$102.40 from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect.

Wednesday, October 11

Donner's Bush Micro-reserve Project, 10am–12pm meet 9.45am at the Dept of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon St — Weed control, mulching and track development. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and water bottle. Ph Charles Barrie 027 539 6692. See “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page for weather cancellations.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Sarah Kane-Matete '100 contemporary tattoo designs', daily until Oct 29, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Farmyard Steiner Forest School Craft Evening, 7pm—late, 160 Valley Rd. Make felted story mats (all items created to be sold at our Nov 26 fair — 100% proceeds to school). Register; sales@sweetjane.co.nz

Friday, October 13

The Topp Twins — Heading for the Hills, 7.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets; $62 Senior/$67 Adult, from Stephen Jones Photography/TicketDirect.

Saturday, October 14

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–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.

Glaucoma New Zealand — Don’t Lose Sight, 10–11.30am, The Quality Hotel Emerald, 13 Gladstone Rd. Free. Seminar about preventable blindness in NZ and presentation by Dr Sonya Bennett on glaucoma detection/treatment. Q&A followed by refreshments.

Barleycorn, 10am–12pm, A&P Show, Wine and Food Area. Irish-influenced band performing folk/jigs/sea songs.

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, 245 Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club, cabaret night, 7pm–12am, Senior Citizens Hall, free for member, non-members $15, supper provided, refreshments available. Email Philip pjshn@xtra.co.nz or ph Keith 868 9849.

Sunday, October 15

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

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Young Enterprise Scheme, 2.30pm, 11 Solander St, free. Check out Balance Skate’s collection of recycled wooden skateboards, etched with art designs by Kahurangi Ngata.

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