What's on in Gisborne

More fun than playing with bubble wrap!

More fun than playing with bubble wrap!

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro - one crazy day. This picture features bride-to-be Susanna (Alicia Cadwgan), Figaro (Stuart Coats) and housekeeper Marcellina (Megan Corby) as they celebrate Figaro’s reunion with his long-lost mother. In the foreground, love-obsessed young page Cherubino (Barbara Paterson) and the Count (Craig Beardsworth) realise they are both in love with women they can never be with. Picture supplied

Saturday, March 24

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.

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

Circus Aotearoa, New Zealands very own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, 11am. Tickets: $15 child, $20 adult, at the box office: cash only, or book online: http://www.circusaotearoa.co.nz

2018 NZ Offshore Powerboat Series. Round 4: where 12 teams battle for national points. Midway Beach, races start: midday and 1.15pm. Best viewing: Midway Beach.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

NZ Six Shooter Finals, Streetstock and Production Saloons Champ of Champs. Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, pensioner $10, child (5-15yrs) $8.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Sequence and social ballroom dancing, theme: green. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7, ph 867 0074.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday 11am listing for location/cost details.

Glitter Masquerade. Dress in Mardi Gras theme. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm start, $5 at door, R18. Featuring: Brazilbeat and DJ Eaze.

Sunday, March 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whareongaonga Bay, depart 9am, $10. Following farm tracks downhill, then retracing steps back uphill. A spectacular and historic area. Register: 867 4591 or email: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Kaiti Beach Monthly Clean-up. Bring sturdy footwear, gloves and a bucket. Meet at Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach Rd, 9.30am-10.30am.

Stride for Stroke Family Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course raising awareness for stroke support services. Beacon Reserve, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-midday, u5s free, u/16s $5, adult $10. Register: on the day from 9am, or www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: midday & 5pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

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.

Monday, March 26

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 for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students explore their own movement style and creativity in a class with great music. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10 a class. See our facebook page or ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

Waste-Free Parenting Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising food waste. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6–8.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849, includes a free $100 Goodie bag.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $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 27

Food Lovers Masterclass. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising waste at home. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 9.30–11.30am. Tickets: $25+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849, includes a free $100 Goodie bag.

Leading The Charge Road Trip. A convoy of EVs arrive in town. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 12.30-2.30pm. Ask questions, have a ride and embrace this emerging technology.

Teen Writers' Hub. For 13-18yrs with an interest in any format or genre of writing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, 3.30-5pm, free.

Sewing Bee. Help to sew reusable bags to stock our ‘borrow and bring back’ bins. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7pm.

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

Wednesday, March 28

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

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

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

Thursday, March 29

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, March 30

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: 2pm & 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

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

Saturday, March 31

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.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. Two-day competition for 13yrs to 60-plus. Check facebook for location/start time/fees. Register before 6pm, Mar 30: Wainui Store, Oneroa Rd, or for an entry form: ph Steve 027 245 3673.

NZ Lawyers Easter Surfing Festival. Open to all lawyers and their families of all ages and board types. Makorori Beach, 8am-4.30pm, $50/person. Register: gisborneboardriders.com

Circus Aotearoa, 11am. See Saturday March 24 listing for location/cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site/ ph 868 6139 for Credit Card purchases: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

The Wave. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring: TDK and Rei. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight. Tickets: $20 presales, $25 door-sales or at 7th Rose Tattoo Studio.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday, March 24 listing for location/cost details.

The Marriage of Figaro: one crazy day. Mozart’s opera set over one crazy day in the Almaviva household. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $12.50-51.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Sunday, April 1

Clocks back an hour from 3.00am: end of daylight savings.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. See Saturday, March 31 listing.

Gisborne Gearhead Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Court House on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: midday & 5pm. See Saturday, March 31 listing for location/cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site/phone 868 6139 for credit card purchases: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

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.

Olive Copperbottom. It’s Oliver meets Blackadder, with a saucy feminine twist. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $30. Bookings: The Aviary, PBC and Gisborne i-Site.

Saturday, March 24

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.

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

Circus Aotearoa, New Zealands very own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, 11am. Tickets: $15 child, $20 adult, at the box office: cash only, or book online: http://www.circusaotearoa.co.nz

2018 NZ Offshore Powerboat Series. Round 4: where 12 teams battle for national points. Midway Beach, races start: midday and 1.15pm. Best viewing: Midway Beach.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

NZ Six Shooter Finals, Streetstock and Production Saloons Champ of Champs. Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, pensioner $10, child (5-15yrs) $8.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Sequence and social ballroom dancing, theme: green. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7, ph 867 0074.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday 11am listing for location/cost details.

Glitter Masquerade. Dress in Mardi Gras theme. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm start, $5 at door, R18. Featuring: Brazilbeat and DJ Eaze.

Sunday, March 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whareongaonga Bay, depart 9am, $10. Following farm tracks downhill, then retracing steps back uphill. A spectacular and historic area. Register: 867 4591 or email: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Kaiti Beach Monthly Clean-up. Bring sturdy footwear, gloves and a bucket. Meet at Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach Rd, 9.30am-10.30am.

Stride for Stroke Family Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course raising awareness for stroke support services. Beacon Reserve, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-midday, u5s free, u/16s $5, adult $10. Register: on the day from 9am, or www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: midday & 5pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

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.

Monday, March 26

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 for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students explore their own movement style and creativity in a class with great music. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10 a class. See our facebook page or ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

Waste-Free Parenting Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising food waste. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6–8.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849, includes a free $100 Goodie bag.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $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 27

Food Lovers Masterclass. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising waste at home. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 9.30–11.30am. Tickets: $25+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849, includes a free $100 Goodie bag.

Leading The Charge Road Trip. A convoy of EVs arrive in town. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 12.30-2.30pm. Ask questions, have a ride and embrace this emerging technology.

Teen Writers' Hub. For 13-18yrs with an interest in any format or genre of writing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, 3.30-5pm, free.

Sewing Bee. Help to sew reusable bags to stock our ‘borrow and bring back’ bins. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7pm.

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

Wednesday, March 28

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

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

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

Thursday, March 29

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, March 30

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: 2pm & 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location/cost details.

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

Saturday, March 31

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.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. Two-day competition for 13yrs to 60-plus. Check facebook for location/start time/fees. Register before 6pm, Mar 30: Wainui Store, Oneroa Rd, or for an entry form: ph Steve 027 245 3673.

NZ Lawyers Easter Surfing Festival. Open to all lawyers and their families of all ages and board types. Makorori Beach, 8am-4.30pm, $50/person. Register: gisborneboardriders.com

Circus Aotearoa, 11am. See Saturday March 24 listing for location/cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site/ ph 868 6139 for Credit Card purchases: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

The Wave. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring: TDK and Rei. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight. Tickets: $20 presales, $25 door-sales or at 7th Rose Tattoo Studio.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday, March 24 listing for location/cost details.

The Marriage of Figaro: one crazy day. Mozart’s opera set over one crazy day in the Almaviva household. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $12.50-51.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Sunday, April 1

Clocks back an hour from 3.00am: end of daylight savings.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. See Saturday, March 31 listing.

Gisborne Gearhead Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Court House on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Circus Aotearoa, two shows: midday & 5pm. See Saturday, March 31 listing for location/cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site/phone 868 6139 for credit card purchases: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

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.

Olive Copperbottom. It’s Oliver meets Blackadder, with a saucy feminine twist. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $30. Bookings: The Aviary, PBC and Gisborne i-Site.

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