What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, March 3

Ladies Fishing Competition (16yrs and over). Join Gisborne-born Mandy Kupenga. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply. Fees: $30 non-members, $20 members. Contact: GTSFC admin@gistatapouri.co.nz / ph 868 4756.

Eastland Triathlon & Multisports Club: Whanau Fun Tri. Fun family-focused 3km run/walk, 9km cycle and 200m swim. Olympic Pools, 7am-8.45am registration/transition, 9am start, pay at event: adult $10, child $5, maximum per family $20. Register: Eastland Tri Club’s Facebook page.

Garage Sale. Bargains galore, cakes, preserves and much more. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 8am onwards. For details: gisborneparish@waiapu.com / 867 6449 or text 021 132 0037.

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.

A Taste of Orff. Workshop introduction to hands-on music-making activities. Gisborne Intermediate School, Roebuck Rd, 9am-noon, free. Register: onza.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve Adventure Day. Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, Whangara Rd, SH35, Pouawa Beach, 11am-3pm. Details: 027 713 9152 or 027 539 6259.

World-famous Gala. Rain or shine, with lots of food, produce and fun for the kids. Makauri School, 120 King Rd, midday-3pm. Pre-purchase hangi tickets: school office, ph 867 5779.

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

Erinsphere and her Dub Cymatics partner, Sid Berry. Synced live looping, reggae, hip-hop and beatbox. Poverty Bay Club, Garden Bar, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, free, R18.

Sunday, March 4

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Pakarae Station to Gable End Foreland, depart 8am, $15. Over farm tracks to Pakarae river mouth and along the coast to Gable End at low tide. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Gearhead Breakfast (formerly Petrolhead Breakfast) and Cars on the Quay. Everyone welcome. Reads Quay, behind the court house, 8.30-11am, free.

Smoke-Free Kaiti Mall Launch and Children's Day. Children's activities and healthy kai. Kaiti Mall carpark, Wainui Rd, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Teddy Bears' Picnic. Bring your favourite bear and a picnic. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd. Note amended time: gate opens 10.30am, picnic from 11am-3pm, $20 car load (2A+all the kids), $5/adult without kids. A fun family day out: Barleycorn and The Band School performing live, scarecrow-building/bear competitions, bouncy castle and more.

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

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and 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 from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Te Manu Waiata Wainui-Okitu-Makorori: Launch Event. Join the movement to rid pest animals in Wainui-Okitu-Makorori to bring native birds back to local gardens and reserves. Wainui Beach School, 3-5pm, free. Sign up on Facebook.

Monday, March 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/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-7, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Teen Yoga. Five-week or casual classes for ages 12-plus. Reset Studio, Level 2, Poverty Bay Club, 38 Childers Rd, 4-5pm, $50 for 5-week classes/$15 casual. Bookings: Aisling 022 323 4266, hello@reset.net.nz

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students will explore their own movement style and creativity in a fun class with great music. Get moving again with others. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10 a class. See our Facebook page / ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton, 6-7pm, Year 7-11, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm. Ph Pat 868 6081.

Tuesday, March 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Mangakawa Track, Morere Scenic Reserve, depart 9am, $15. A 2.5 hour walk including five stream crossings, with lots of steps. Will be postponed if a lot of recent rain. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Technology Display Day. One-off technology and equipment day for the visually impaired to trial latest display equipment. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 10am-2pm, ph 867 5529.

Kids Yoga. Six-week classes for ages 7-11 years. Reset Studio, Level 2, Poverty Bay Club, 38 Childers Rd, 4-5pm, prepaid fee: $60. Bookings: Aisling 022 323 4266, hello@reset.net.nz

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting, The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. Poverty Bay Club, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Rado & Raybon Save the World. Guaranteed fun with comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8.30pm, bookings at the club, $25.

Wednesday, March 7

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

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

Trillian Trek. Formally The Variety Bash: a madcap charity car rally with cause. Prizes for the best cardboard cycle creation. Lions Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 4.30-6pm, free or donate a gold coin to help other Kiwi kids.

Thursday, March 8

Tairawhiti Secondary School Triathlon. Various divisions for Year 7-13s. Beacon Reserve, Centennial Marine Drive, 9am-noon, $3/student. Register with your school sport coordinator, or Wade 868 9943.

Great Workplace Lunches. Nutrition workshop with ideas, recipes and tastings. Sport Gisborne Boardroom, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2. Register: maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

Friday, March 9

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

Celebrate Gisborne. A charity auction hosted by Hospice Tairawhiti. MC: Gisborne’s Jackie Clarke. The Vines Restaurant, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 5.30pm-midnight, $120 per person includes dinner and glass of wine. Limit of 200 tickets. Details: Kelly 027 431 8764.

Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition (to May 20). A hands-on interactive family experience around Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic inventions. Tairawhiti Museum. Opening today at 5.30pm and daily thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Pecha Kucha Volume 20. A night of intriguing entertainment with 20 images in 20 seconds, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30pm.

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

Tahi Paenga playing live. Local musician will keep you entertained. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8.30pm.

Saturday, March 10

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.

Bobcomp Surfing Competition. Ride whatever board you like. Venue: will be notified by text. 8am-3pm, free entry/make a cash donation on the day to the Tauawhi Men Against Violence Centre. To register online: www.gisborneboardriders.com click events.

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.

Champion Your Needs and Support Parent Training. Two-day course (to Mar 11) for parents and caregivers who have disabled or health-impaired children. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 285 Grey St, 9am-4pm, free (incl refreshments). Register: www.parent2parent.org.nz / Ruth: 0508 236 236.

Gisborne Card-making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Ormond Kindergartens Autumn Market Day. Fun family day: produce, food, bouncy castle and train rides. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-2.30pm.

Duck Race. Running of the annual Rotary Club of Gisborne fundraiser on the Taruheru River. River-end of Peel St to a floating boom upstream from Marina Park boat ramp, 2.30-3.30pm.

Ashley Scott Memorial Stockcar Champ of Champs, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

The D4, Sit Down in Front Tour. Auckland rock'n'rollers are back after a ten-year absence. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $40+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz

Sunday, March 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Waipura Station, depart 8.30am, $5. Following forestry tracks from Maclaurin Rd, up the ridgeline and along to the highest peak. Register: 867 0917, clwakelin@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Card-making & Scrapbooking. Emerald Hotel, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing.

Gisborne Wine and Food Society Long Lunch. For details: annf@xtra.co.nz or ph 867 3772.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Weather permitting, 2pm. See Sunday, March 4 listing.

Saturday, March 3

Ladies Fishing Competition (16yrs and over). Join Gisborne-born Mandy Kupenga. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply. Fees: $30 non-members, $20 members. Contact: GTSFC admin@gistatapouri.co.nz / ph 868 4756.

Eastland Triathlon & Multisports Club: Whanau Fun Tri. Fun family-focused 3km run/walk, 9km cycle and 200m swim. Olympic Pools, 7am-8.45am registration/transition, 9am start, pay at event: adult $10, child $5, maximum per family $20. Register: Eastland Tri Club’s Facebook page.

Garage Sale. Bargains galore, cakes, preserves and much more. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 8am onwards. For details: gisborneparish@waiapu.com / 867 6449 or text 021 132 0037.

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.

A Taste of Orff. Workshop introduction to hands-on music-making activities. Gisborne Intermediate School, Roebuck Rd, 9am-noon, free. Register: onza.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve Adventure Day. Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, Whangara Rd, SH35, Pouawa Beach, 11am-3pm. Details: 027 713 9152 or 027 539 6259.

World-famous Gala. Rain or shine, with lots of food, produce and fun for the kids. Makauri School, 120 King Rd, midday-3pm. Pre-purchase hangi tickets: school office, ph 867 5779.

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

Erinsphere and her Dub Cymatics partner, Sid Berry. Synced live looping, reggae, hip-hop and beatbox. Poverty Bay Club, Garden Bar, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, free, R18.

Sunday, March 4

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Pakarae Station to Gable End Foreland, depart 8am, $15. Over farm tracks to Pakarae river mouth and along the coast to Gable End at low tide. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Gearhead Breakfast (formerly Petrolhead Breakfast) and Cars on the Quay. Everyone welcome. Reads Quay, behind the court house, 8.30-11am, free.

Smoke-Free Kaiti Mall Launch and Children's Day. Children's activities and healthy kai. Kaiti Mall carpark, Wainui Rd, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Teddy Bears' Picnic. Bring your favourite bear and a picnic. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd. Note amended time: gate opens 10.30am, picnic from 11am-3pm, $20 car load (2A+all the kids), $5/adult without kids. A fun family day out: Barleycorn and The Band School performing live, scarecrow-building/bear competitions, bouncy castle and more.

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

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and 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 from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Te Manu Waiata Wainui-Okitu-Makorori: Launch Event. Join the movement to rid pest animals in Wainui-Okitu-Makorori to bring native birds back to local gardens and reserves. Wainui Beach School, 3-5pm, free. Sign up on Facebook.

Monday, March 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/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-7, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Teen Yoga. Five-week or casual classes for ages 12-plus. Reset Studio, Level 2, Poverty Bay Club, 38 Childers Rd, 4-5pm, $50 for 5-week classes/$15 casual. Bookings: Aisling 022 323 4266, hello@reset.net.nz

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students will explore their own movement style and creativity in a fun class with great music. Get moving again with others. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10 a class. See our Facebook page / ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton, 6-7pm, Year 7-11, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm. Ph Pat 868 6081.

Tuesday, March 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Mangakawa Track, Morere Scenic Reserve, depart 9am, $15. A 2.5 hour walk including five stream crossings, with lots of steps. Will be postponed if a lot of recent rain. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Technology Display Day. One-off technology and equipment day for the visually impaired to trial latest display equipment. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 10am-2pm, ph 867 5529.

Kids Yoga. Six-week classes for ages 7-11 years. Reset Studio, Level 2, Poverty Bay Club, 38 Childers Rd, 4-5pm, prepaid fee: $60. Bookings: Aisling 022 323 4266, hello@reset.net.nz

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting, The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. Poverty Bay Club, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Rado & Raybon Save the World. Guaranteed fun with comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8.30pm, bookings at the club, $25.

Wednesday, March 7

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

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

Trillian Trek. Formally The Variety Bash: a madcap charity car rally with cause. Prizes for the best cardboard cycle creation. Lions Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 4.30-6pm, free or donate a gold coin to help other Kiwi kids.

Thursday, March 8

Tairawhiti Secondary School Triathlon. Various divisions for Year 7-13s. Beacon Reserve, Centennial Marine Drive, 9am-noon, $3/student. Register with your school sport coordinator, or Wade 868 9943.

Great Workplace Lunches. Nutrition workshop with ideas, recipes and tastings. Sport Gisborne Boardroom, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2. Register: maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

Friday, March 9

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

Celebrate Gisborne. A charity auction hosted by Hospice Tairawhiti. MC: Gisborne’s Jackie Clarke. The Vines Restaurant, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 5.30pm-midnight, $120 per person includes dinner and glass of wine. Limit of 200 tickets. Details: Kelly 027 431 8764.

Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition (to May 20). A hands-on interactive family experience around Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic inventions. Tairawhiti Museum. Opening today at 5.30pm and daily thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Pecha Kucha Volume 20. A night of intriguing entertainment with 20 images in 20 seconds, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30pm.

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

Tahi Paenga playing live. Local musician will keep you entertained. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8.30pm.

Saturday, March 10

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.

Bobcomp Surfing Competition. Ride whatever board you like. Venue: will be notified by text. 8am-3pm, free entry/make a cash donation on the day to the Tauawhi Men Against Violence Centre. To register online: www.gisborneboardriders.com click events.

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.

Champion Your Needs and Support Parent Training. Two-day course (to Mar 11) for parents and caregivers who have disabled or health-impaired children. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 285 Grey St, 9am-4pm, free (incl refreshments). Register: www.parent2parent.org.nz / Ruth: 0508 236 236.

Gisborne Card-making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Ormond Kindergartens Autumn Market Day. Fun family day: produce, food, bouncy castle and train rides. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-2.30pm.

Duck Race. Running of the annual Rotary Club of Gisborne fundraiser on the Taruheru River. River-end of Peel St to a floating boom upstream from Marina Park boat ramp, 2.30-3.30pm.

Ashley Scott Memorial Stockcar Champ of Champs, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

The D4, Sit Down in Front Tour. Auckland rock'n'rollers are back after a ten-year absence. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $40+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz

Sunday, March 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Waipura Station, depart 8.30am, $5. Following forestry tracks from Maclaurin Rd, up the ridgeline and along to the highest peak. Register: 867 0917, clwakelin@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Card-making & Scrapbooking. Emerald Hotel, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing.

Gisborne Wine and Food Society Long Lunch. For details: annf@xtra.co.nz or ph 867 3772.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Weather permitting, 2pm. See Sunday, March 4 listing.

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