What's On in the Gisborne district

Saturday, April 14

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

The Extravaganza Fair. Kid-friendly shows, games, unique stalls, arts, craft and food. Churchill Park, Salisbury Rd, 9am-5pm, free. Including: Karl Austin Experience, Ashton Family Circus, Hula Hoops, Magical Dylan Daisy, Gypsta Tricksta and Open Mic 4-5pm. More details: eventfinda.co.nz

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.

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser. Mobile ice rink open to general public, rain or shine. Makaraka School, 137 Main Rd, 10am-5pm. Tickets door-sale only: Family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) $35, adult $12, child u16 $8, fees including ice skates, helmet, gloves and minimum 1/2 hour on the ice. On-site Eftpos/credit card facilities.

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

Popcorn by Ben Elton. Satirical comedy thriller (to Apr 20). Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 4pm, $20, tickets: door-sales subject to availability, or i-Site, Grey St, Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Te Ihi a Tu Fight Night. Kick-boxing fundraiser for junior fighters heading to the Thailand World Champs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, doors open 5pm, start 6pm. Tickets: $20-$30 at eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Subset BC holding down grooves. Five-piece band: funk, breaks, post-rock and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Sunday, April 15

GBC Longboard Circuit Event 2. The second of four events to coincide with balmy autumn conditions. Weather dependent: check GBC website or Facebook page for location. 8am-3pm. Register: www.gisborneboardriders.com

The Extravaganza Fair, 9am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Bikeys Autumn Fun Ride. Three track options from easy to steep climbs. Shanks Forest Park, Waingake Rd: 2.8km from Wharerata Rd turnoff. No riding prior to a briefing: 10am. Parking: in the park/roadside. See Facebook page for cancellation info.

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser, 10am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph 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.

Popcorn, 4pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Monday, April 16

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome/rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

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

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser, 10am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Gisborne Badminton Club, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, April 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Wharerata rail walk and Waikoura tunnel, depart 9am, $10. Half-day walk over farmland to the railway line, through the Waikoura tunnel to Wharekakaho stream. Bring a torch. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Beef+Lamb NZ Feedsmart and Body Condition Scoring Workshop. Understand the importance of flock nutrition/feed requirements on your farm and how to body condition score your flock. Tangihanga Station, 811 Lavenham Rd, Kaitaratahi, 9.30am-3pm, free including lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

School Holiday Programme: Discovery Zone. Games and activities for the whole family. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm, free. For details: ph 867 3832.

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

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

Popcorn by Ben Elton. Satirical comedy thriller (to Apr 20). Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm, $20, tickets: door-sales subject to availability, or i-Site, Grey St, Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Wednesday, April 18

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Thursday, April 19

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home and come along to learn all about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 10.55-11.45am, free. All participants receive a certificate.

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

Gisborne Camera Club. Photographic enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Hobnail Blue Sky Songs Tour. Classic Celtic country folk performed live. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-10.30pm. Tickets: $20 The Aviary, or eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, April 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Lake Tutira weekend, depart 8am, $50/person. Travel to Tutira, walk through Shines Fall, Bellbird Bush, Lake Opouahi Kiwi Creche, Bellrock, Lake Tutira Walkway. Sat/Sun: Ruahine Ranges-Sunrise Hut and other tracks. Accommodation: Guthrie Smith Lodge. Register: Barbara ph 867 2368, 021 068 8898, phonebac@gmail.com

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Environment Plan Workshop. Understand your farm’s unique natural resources and develop a plan to manage environmental risks. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Hikoi – Walking With the Ancestors. Exhibition of artwork by Toni Rangi, Yvonne Tana and Jeannette McDonnell-Rata. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30pm and daily thereafter to June 17: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

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

Saturday, April 21

Tairawhiti 5th Annual Stand-up Paddle Surfing Championships. One of the biggest SUP two-day events (to Apr 22). Venue/time to be determined on the day. Check Facebook: Tairawhiti Stand-up Paddlesurf Club or ph 027 436 1343.

Evans Funeral Services Waikaremoana Family Contest. Get a current trout licence and head to the lake. Lines out at 4pm. Final weigh-in at 5pm. Prizegiving: 7.30pm at Waikaremoana Holiday Park Camp Kitchen. No registrations required.

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Commonwealth Games. All welcome.

Sunday, April 22

Tairawhiti 5th Annual Stand-up Paddle Surfing Championships. See Saturday, April 21 listing.​

Puketia Station Trail Ride. Gisborne Motorcycle Sports Club Fundraiser with 30Km, 25km, 6km loops, nippers track, A and B grade loops. All quads/side by sides/motorbikes must be in good working order, have good tyres and brakes. Puketia Station, 429 Koranga Valley Rd, Matawai (turn off SH2 at Te Wera Rd). Sign in from 8am, start 9.30am. Costs: $40 entry incl lunch, $20 u12s, $10 spectator lunch. Contact: Malcolm 867 8597 or Shannon 868 5408.

Lake Tutira Off-Road Half Marathon, 12k and 5k Trail Run. Lake Tutira, SH 2, 9am-1pm. Cost: junior short course u/15 $16.50, adults $27.50-47.50 plus Bfees. Online entries only: www.hbtrailrun.co.nz

Autumn Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: batik, soy candles, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 111 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, April 15 listing for details.

Saturday, April 14

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

The Extravaganza Fair. Kid-friendly shows, games, unique stalls, arts, craft and food. Churchill Park, Salisbury Rd, 9am-5pm, free. Including: Karl Austin Experience, Ashton Family Circus, Hula Hoops, Magical Dylan Daisy, Gypsta Tricksta and Open Mic 4-5pm. More details: eventfinda.co.nz

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.

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser. Mobile ice rink open to general public, rain or shine. Makaraka School, 137 Main Rd, 10am-5pm. Tickets door-sale only: Family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) $35, adult $12, child u16 $8, fees including ice skates, helmet, gloves and minimum 1/2 hour on the ice. On-site Eftpos/credit card facilities.

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

Popcorn by Ben Elton. Satirical comedy thriller (to Apr 20). Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 4pm, $20, tickets: door-sales subject to availability, or i-Site, Grey St, Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Te Ihi a Tu Fight Night. Kick-boxing fundraiser for junior fighters heading to the Thailand World Champs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, doors open 5pm, start 6pm. Tickets: $20-$30 at eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Subset BC holding down grooves. Five-piece band: funk, breaks, post-rock and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Sunday, April 15

GBC Longboard Circuit Event 2. The second of four events to coincide with balmy autumn conditions. Weather dependent: check GBC website or Facebook page for location. 8am-3pm. Register: www.gisborneboardriders.com

The Extravaganza Fair, 9am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Bikeys Autumn Fun Ride. Three track options from easy to steep climbs. Shanks Forest Park, Waingake Rd: 2.8km from Wharerata Rd turnoff. No riding prior to a briefing: 10am. Parking: in the park/roadside. See Facebook page for cancellation info.

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser, 10am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph 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.

Popcorn, 4pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Monday, April 16

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome/rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

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

Ice Skate Tour Fundraiser, 10am-5pm. See Saturday listing for details.

Gisborne Badminton Club, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, April 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Wharerata rail walk and Waikoura tunnel, depart 9am, $10. Half-day walk over farmland to the railway line, through the Waikoura tunnel to Wharekakaho stream. Bring a torch. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Beef+Lamb NZ Feedsmart and Body Condition Scoring Workshop. Understand the importance of flock nutrition/feed requirements on your farm and how to body condition score your flock. Tangihanga Station, 811 Lavenham Rd, Kaitaratahi, 9.30am-3pm, free including lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

School Holiday Programme: Discovery Zone. Games and activities for the whole family. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm, free. For details: ph 867 3832.

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

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

Popcorn by Ben Elton. Satirical comedy thriller (to Apr 20). Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm, $20, tickets: door-sales subject to availability, or i-Site, Grey St, Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Wednesday, April 18

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Thursday, April 19

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home and come along to learn all about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 10.55-11.45am, free. All participants receive a certificate.

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

Gisborne Camera Club. Photographic enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Hobnail Blue Sky Songs Tour. Classic Celtic country folk performed live. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-10.30pm. Tickets: $20 The Aviary, or eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, April 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Lake Tutira weekend, depart 8am, $50/person. Travel to Tutira, walk through Shines Fall, Bellbird Bush, Lake Opouahi Kiwi Creche, Bellrock, Lake Tutira Walkway. Sat/Sun: Ruahine Ranges-Sunrise Hut and other tracks. Accommodation: Guthrie Smith Lodge. Register: Barbara ph 867 2368, 021 068 8898, phonebac@gmail.com

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Environment Plan Workshop. Understand your farm’s unique natural resources and develop a plan to manage environmental risks. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

School Holiday Programme, Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

Hikoi – Walking With the Ancestors. Exhibition of artwork by Toni Rangi, Yvonne Tana and Jeannette McDonnell-Rata. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30pm and daily thereafter to June 17: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Popcorn, 7.30pm. See Tuesday listing for details.

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

Saturday, April 21

Tairawhiti 5th Annual Stand-up Paddle Surfing Championships. One of the biggest SUP two-day events (to Apr 22). Venue/time to be determined on the day. Check Facebook: Tairawhiti Stand-up Paddlesurf Club or ph 027 436 1343.

Evans Funeral Services Waikaremoana Family Contest. Get a current trout licence and head to the lake. Lines out at 4pm. Final weigh-in at 5pm. Prizegiving: 7.30pm at Waikaremoana Holiday Park Camp Kitchen. No registrations required.

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Commonwealth Games. All welcome.

Sunday, April 22

Tairawhiti 5th Annual Stand-up Paddle Surfing Championships. See Saturday, April 21 listing.​

Puketia Station Trail Ride. Gisborne Motorcycle Sports Club Fundraiser with 30Km, 25km, 6km loops, nippers track, A and B grade loops. All quads/side by sides/motorbikes must be in good working order, have good tyres and brakes. Puketia Station, 429 Koranga Valley Rd, Matawai (turn off SH2 at Te Wera Rd). Sign in from 8am, start 9.30am. Costs: $40 entry incl lunch, $20 u12s, $10 spectator lunch. Contact: Malcolm 867 8597 or Shannon 868 5408.

Lake Tutira Off-Road Half Marathon, 12k and 5k Trail Run. Lake Tutira, SH 2, 9am-1pm. Cost: junior short course u/15 $16.50, adults $27.50-47.50 plus Bfees. Online entries only: www.hbtrailrun.co.nz

Autumn Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: batik, soy candles, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 111 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, April 15 listing for details.

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