What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, February 3

TRAAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, newsham@xtra.co.nz

Full Moon Party. Brazilbeat Sound System and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm-1.30am, $5 door sales, R18. Plus UV body paint, black lights and howling at the moon.

Sunday, February 4

Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing Classic. Prestigious domestic surfing event for u14-60 year divisions. Makorori Beach Rd, 7am, $35/division. Register: enternowonline.com/4316

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls, parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Family Fun Day. Live music, kids’ fun area/bouncy castle, ice cream, pizza and organic beverages. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: 862 5335, 862 8746 or 027 656 8222.

Neil Smoker plays live. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, gourmet platters available. Details: 867 6140.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay in a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Welcome to Smashville. Country music celebration with Leslie Nia Nia, Honey Jam, Steve Kingi Band, Mo2s and the Hay Makers. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 4-9pm, R18. Tickets: $25 door sales, $18+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz

Monday, February 5

Tai Chi at the Beach. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, Grey St, 7.30-8.30am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome – Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, inquiries: 867 2584 – Summer Badminton, 7-9pm, seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, inquiries: 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, February 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club tramp, Whakaroa Scenic Reserve, Waimata Valley. Depart 9am, $10. Three hour walk at the upstream end of the Waimata River with a short steep uphill to complete. Register: 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Golf Croquet Have-A-Go afternoon. Free tuition, support and equipment provided. Barry Memorial Croquet Club, 530 Aberdeen Rd, from 1pm. Inquiries: Ross 868 9418. All welcome.

Ka Pai Kaiti Community Whanau Fun Day. Activities for kids, live music, sports and kai stalls. Anzac Park, 2-6pm.

Gisborne Choral Society. Rehearsing for Timeless Treasures, featuring folk song and various choir renditions. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free. Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. Poverty Bay Club, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, February 7

Tai Chi at the Beach. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Ladies Have-a-go: Golf Day. Beginners welcome and clubs available for a fun 9-holes of golf. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9am (morning tea provided).

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, 10-10.30am, free.

Operatunity presents The Luck of the Irish. A celebration of all things Irish. War Memorial Theatre, 11am–1pm, $35 (incl lunch). Tickets; 0508 266 237, operatunity.co.nz/concerts

SeniorNet Computer Classes. For over 50s needing help with computer/tablet/phone. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 10.30am, ph Hans 868 5622, Sheryl 868 1674 or A/ph 867 0498.

Thursday, February 8

Renew, Connect & Reflect Workshop. For parents raising children with disabilities. Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd, 9am-3pm, free (incl morning tea and lunch). Register: rutht@parent2parent.org.nz / Ruth 0508 236 236. Workshop topics: growing support networks, building a resilient family, coping with stress and understanding grief.

Dancing Free Night Out. Enjoy your own personal dance/spark up creative movement with others. The Band School, 166 Grey St (there is a staircase to climb), 7-8.30pm, $5 door sales.

Friday, February 9

Tai Chi at the Beach. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Eastland Triathlon & Multisports Club: Get Ready for the Weet-Bix TRYathlon. Practice your ocean swimming, biking and running. Churchill Park, 5pm, $5/child or family max $10. Bring your bike, helmet, togs and shoes.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

70s & 80s Night. Old music of the past with DJ Johnny Gibbs. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 9.30pm-1.30am, $5 door sales.

Saturday, February 10

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club 2-day tramp, Waitangi Falls, Ruakituri Valley (to Sun, Feb 11), depart 7am, $25. Camp at top of Waitangi Falls, walk from Papuni Stn to eastern edge of Te Urewera. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

World Wetland Day visit to Sisterton’s Lagoon. Check progress: a crossing, new shelter and Rene Orchiston flax collection. MacDonald Rd, opposite Ravensdown Fertiliser Works, 9-11am, inquiries: fostertui@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up: 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–noon, $5/car paid on arrival. Details: 868 8226.

Waingake Horse Sports. Great prizes and free dinner for all competitors. Willy & Lou Livingston's property, Gordon Rd, Manutuke, 9am start. Contact: Ryan 862 9428. Food and drink available.

Gisborne Card Making & Scrapbooking. Join us for monthly classes. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3.00pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Saloon Champ of Champs Memorial Night, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets only, family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

51/50 Battle League presents Take Your Place. A capella rap battles and an open mic-cipher. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, February 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club tramp, Rimuhau Trig loop circuit, depart 9am, $15. From Waerenga o Kuri through covenanted bush to Rimuhau Trig and return. Register: ph 868 3666, bennett.strathleven@gmail.com

Barleycorn plays live. A mixture of toe-tapping Irish jigs, reels and polkas. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, gourmet platters available. Book a table: ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Design our Playground, Waikirikiri. Your input and ideas are required for a new community playground. Waikirikiri Park, 3-6pm. Bring your whanau, have your say and enjoy food, music, pony rides and bouncy castle.

Saturday, February 3

TRAAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, newsham@xtra.co.nz

Full Moon Party. Brazilbeat Sound System and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm-1.30am, $5 door sales, R18. Plus UV body paint, black lights and howling at the moon.

Sunday, February 4

Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing Classic. Prestigious domestic surfing event for u14-60 year divisions. Makorori Beach Rd, 7am, $35/division. Register: enternowonline.com/4316

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls, parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Family Fun Day. Live music, kids’ fun area/bouncy castle, ice cream, pizza and organic beverages. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: 862 5335, 862 8746 or 027 656 8222.

Neil Smoker plays live. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, gourmet platters available. Details: 867 6140.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay in a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Welcome to Smashville. Country music celebration with Leslie Nia Nia, Honey Jam, Steve Kingi Band, Mo2s and the Hay Makers. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 4-9pm, R18. Tickets: $25 door sales, $18+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz

Monday, February 5

Tai Chi at the Beach. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, Grey St, 7.30-8.30am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome – Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, inquiries: 867 2584 – Summer Badminton, 7-9pm, seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, inquiries: 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, February 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club tramp, Whakaroa Scenic Reserve, Waimata Valley. Depart 9am, $10. Three hour walk at the upstream end of the Waimata River with a short steep uphill to complete. Register: 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Golf Croquet Have-A-Go afternoon. Free tuition, support and equipment provided. Barry Memorial Croquet Club, 530 Aberdeen Rd, from 1pm. Inquiries: Ross 868 9418. All welcome.

Ka Pai Kaiti Community Whanau Fun Day. Activities for kids, live music, sports and kai stalls. Anzac Park, 2-6pm.

Gisborne Choral Society. Rehearsing for Timeless Treasures, featuring folk song and various choir renditions. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free. Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. Poverty Bay Club, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, February 7

Tai Chi at the Beach. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Ladies Have-a-go: Golf Day. Beginners welcome and clubs available for a fun 9-holes of golf. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9am (morning tea provided).

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, 10-10.30am, free.

Operatunity presents The Luck of the Irish. A celebration of all things Irish. War Memorial Theatre, 11am–1pm, $35 (incl lunch). Tickets; 0508 266 237, operatunity.co.nz/concerts

SeniorNet Computer Classes. For over 50s needing help with computer/tablet/phone. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 10.30am, ph Hans 868 5622, Sheryl 868 1674 or A/ph 867 0498.

Thursday, February 8

Renew, Connect & Reflect Workshop. For parents raising children with disabilities. Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd, 9am-3pm, free (incl morning tea and lunch). Register: rutht@parent2parent.org.nz / Ruth 0508 236 236. Workshop topics: growing support networks, building a resilient family, coping with stress and understanding grief.

Dancing Free Night Out. Enjoy your own personal dance/spark up creative movement with others. The Band School, 166 Grey St (there is a staircase to climb), 7-8.30pm, $5 door sales.

Friday, February 9

Tai Chi at the Beach. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Eastland Triathlon & Multisports Club: Get Ready for the Weet-Bix TRYathlon. Practice your ocean swimming, biking and running. Churchill Park, 5pm, $5/child or family max $10. Bring your bike, helmet, togs and shoes.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

70s & 80s Night. Old music of the past with DJ Johnny Gibbs. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 9.30pm-1.30am, $5 door sales.

Saturday, February 10

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club 2-day tramp, Waitangi Falls, Ruakituri Valley (to Sun, Feb 11), depart 7am, $25. Camp at top of Waitangi Falls, walk from Papuni Stn to eastern edge of Te Urewera. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

World Wetland Day visit to Sisterton’s Lagoon. Check progress: a crossing, new shelter and Rene Orchiston flax collection. MacDonald Rd, opposite Ravensdown Fertiliser Works, 9-11am, inquiries: fostertui@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up: 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–noon, $5/car paid on arrival. Details: 868 8226.

Waingake Horse Sports. Great prizes and free dinner for all competitors. Willy & Lou Livingston's property, Gordon Rd, Manutuke, 9am start. Contact: Ryan 862 9428. Food and drink available.

Gisborne Card Making & Scrapbooking. Join us for monthly classes. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3.00pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Saloon Champ of Champs Memorial Night, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets only, family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

51/50 Battle League presents Take Your Place. A capella rap battles and an open mic-cipher. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, February 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club tramp, Rimuhau Trig loop circuit, depart 9am, $15. From Waerenga o Kuri through covenanted bush to Rimuhau Trig and return. Register: ph 868 3666, bennett.strathleven@gmail.com

Barleycorn plays live. A mixture of toe-tapping Irish jigs, reels and polkas. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, gourmet platters available. Book a table: ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Design our Playground, Waikirikiri. Your input and ideas are required for a new community playground. Waikirikiri Park, 3-6pm. Bring your whanau, have your say and enjoy food, music, pony rides and bouncy castle.

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