What's on in Gisborne

FROM DARKNESS TO RICHNESS: New Zealand pianist John Chen’s programme for the second of Musica Viva’s autumn series of concerts at Tiromoana is made up of works by Handel, Chopin and Dukas. Picture supplied

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 Fishing 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 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, 12km and 5km 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. 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, April 23

Paper Poppy Posy Holiday Activity. Hear stories about ANZAC heroes and make a paper poppy. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

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.

School Holiday Workshop: Mona Lisa. Fun making a contemporary version of the Mona Lisa to take home. Ages 4 to 12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Pre-school Open House (Apr 23-24 & Apr 26-27). Visit and view our early learning education environment for ages 2 to 6 years. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-2pm, ph 868 9182. Enrolments welcome.

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

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 24

School Holiday Workshop: Painting Horses. Wear a suitable painting top as painting horses could get messy. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Scrabble Club. Bring your friends or make new ones, play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am & 2.30pm, free.

Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-9pm. Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes. Horn-heavy duo with the country's finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $28. Tickets: The Aviary and i-Site: Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

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

Wednesday, April 25

Gisborne ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 5.40am fall-in outside the Council Chambers. From 5.15am: tea and coffee available. March to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 6am service.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 6am, the Memorial Gates, Tolaga Bay.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, 7am, RSA Plot, Tolaga Bay.

Gisborne ANZAC Day Civic Service. Assemble: 9am in Peel St, between Gladstone & Childers Rds. 9.15am march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 9.30am service. Inclement weather venue changes: FM, Classic Hits, Radio Ngati Porou and Turanga FM prior to 8am.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, 11am, Patoromu Church, Whangara.

Musica Viva Piano Concert. John Chen plays live. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 2pm, $30 adults, $10 students

Thursday, April 26

School Holiday Workshop: Korean Tiger Puppets. Learn about Korea's sacred tiger and create a paper-bag puppet. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open House (Apr 26-27), 10am-2pm. See Monday 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.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art, maths: create a Spacey Squishy Circuit. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 2-3pm for ages 8-9 and 3.30-4.30pm for ages 10-12, free or $5 if child wishes to keep their creation. Register: registrations@gpl.govt.nz or ph 867 6709.

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

Gisborne Wine and Food Club Meeting, 7.30pm, for details: annf@xtra.co.nz or ph 867 3772.

Friday, April 27

Naumai haere mai. School holiday activity to learn about the new library building’s kaokao and poutama features and make your own taonga or wall art. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

School Holiday Workshop: Catapults and Pendulums. Explore forces of motion and gravity. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Tairawhiti Startup Weekend: Impact (to April 29, 8.30pm). High-energy weekend filled with aspiring and proven entrepreneurs. Campion College, Campion Rd, 6pm, $50.00+Bfee, eventbrite.com

The TimeLiners on Tour. Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle play acoustic rootsy blues. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-8pm, free, R18.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Featuring Hamilton-based ukulele performers: Big Muffin Serious Band. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

The 10 Guitars Tribute Show. Playing some old party songs from Prince Tui Teka and Dr Hook. Cosmopolitan Club, 8pm, $20 non-members, $15 members.

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

Looking for Alaska: Single Release Tour. Upbeat pop-folk 5-piece band. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15+Bfee. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Saturday, April 28

Enterprise Motor Group Fishing for a Solution. Offshore fishing competition supporting rural mental health. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times, $15 entry. Register: GTSFC office. Donated fish auction: from 5.30pm. Prizegiving: 6pm with guest speaker Sir John Kirwan.

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.

Go Hockey Pop-up Expo. Massive savings: sticks, bags, shoes, GK gear and a huge range of accessories. Hockey clubrooms, Harry Barker Reserve, 10am-4pm.

Dancing Chords Ukulele Workshop. For novice-and-up players who want to progress beyond three-chord sing-along songs. Gisborne Bowling Club, 10.30am-11.45am, $10. Sheridan at write@gems.co.nz for details.

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

Big Muffin Serious Band Advanced Ukulele Workshop. For advanced players to experiment playing with a slide. Gisborne Bowling Club, 1.30-2.30pm, $10. Sheridan: write@gems.co.nz for details.

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Cabaret. Senior Citizens Hall, 7.30-11pm, guests $15, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Big Muffin Serious Band. Bring their tea chests, junk instruments and uke’s for a dynamo show. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Presales: $25 from the Aviary.

Sunday, April 29

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 10am-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See April 22 listing for details.

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 Fishing 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 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, 12km and 5km 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. 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, April 23

Paper Poppy Posy Holiday Activity. Hear stories about ANZAC heroes and make a paper poppy. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

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.

School Holiday Workshop: Mona Lisa. Fun making a contemporary version of the Mona Lisa to take home. Ages 4 to 12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Pre-school Open House (Apr 23-24 & Apr 26-27). Visit and view our early learning education environment for ages 2 to 6 years. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-2pm, ph 868 9182. Enrolments welcome.

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

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 24

School Holiday Workshop: Painting Horses. Wear a suitable painting top as painting horses could get messy. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Scrabble Club. Bring your friends or make new ones, play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am & 2.30pm, free.

Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-9pm. Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes. Horn-heavy duo with the country's finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $28. Tickets: The Aviary and i-Site: Mon-Sun or ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

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

Wednesday, April 25

Gisborne ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 5.40am fall-in outside the Council Chambers. From 5.15am: tea and coffee available. March to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 6am service.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 6am, the Memorial Gates, Tolaga Bay.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, 7am, RSA Plot, Tolaga Bay.

Gisborne ANZAC Day Civic Service. Assemble: 9am in Peel St, between Gladstone & Childers Rds. 9.15am march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 9.30am service. Inclement weather venue changes: FM, Classic Hits, Radio Ngati Porou and Turanga FM prior to 8am.

Tolaga Bay and Whangara ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, 11am, Patoromu Church, Whangara.

Musica Viva Piano Concert. John Chen plays live. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 2pm, $30 adults, $10 students

Thursday, April 26

School Holiday Workshop: Korean Tiger Puppets. Learn about Korea's sacred tiger and create a paper-bag puppet. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open House (Apr 26-27), 10am-2pm. See Monday 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.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art, maths: create a Spacey Squishy Circuit. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 2-3pm for ages 8-9 and 3.30-4.30pm for ages 10-12, free or $5 if child wishes to keep their creation. Register: registrations@gpl.govt.nz or ph 867 6709.

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

Gisborne Wine and Food Club Meeting, 7.30pm, for details: annf@xtra.co.nz or ph 867 3772.

Friday, April 27

Naumai haere mai. School holiday activity to learn about the new library building’s kaokao and poutama features and make your own taonga or wall art. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

School Holiday Workshop: Catapults and Pendulums. Explore forces of motion and gravity. Ages 4-12, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am & 1pm. Pre-bookings and payment essential: at the Museum, $5/child/workshop, ph 867 3832.

Tairawhiti Startup Weekend: Impact (to April 29, 8.30pm). High-energy weekend filled with aspiring and proven entrepreneurs. Campion College, Campion Rd, 6pm, $50.00+Bfee, eventbrite.com

The TimeLiners on Tour. Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle play acoustic rootsy blues. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-8pm, free, R18.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Featuring Hamilton-based ukulele performers: Big Muffin Serious Band. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

The 10 Guitars Tribute Show. Playing some old party songs from Prince Tui Teka and Dr Hook. Cosmopolitan Club, 8pm, $20 non-members, $15 members.

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

Looking for Alaska: Single Release Tour. Upbeat pop-folk 5-piece band. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15+Bfee. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Saturday, April 28

Enterprise Motor Group Fishing for a Solution. Offshore fishing competition supporting rural mental health. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times, $15 entry. Register: GTSFC office. Donated fish auction: from 5.30pm. Prizegiving: 6pm with guest speaker Sir John Kirwan.

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.

Go Hockey Pop-up Expo. Massive savings: sticks, bags, shoes, GK gear and a huge range of accessories. Hockey clubrooms, Harry Barker Reserve, 10am-4pm.

Dancing Chords Ukulele Workshop. For novice-and-up players who want to progress beyond three-chord sing-along songs. Gisborne Bowling Club, 10.30am-11.45am, $10. Sheridan at write@gems.co.nz for details.

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

Big Muffin Serious Band Advanced Ukulele Workshop. For advanced players to experiment playing with a slide. Gisborne Bowling Club, 1.30-2.30pm, $10. Sheridan: write@gems.co.nz for details.

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Cabaret. Senior Citizens Hall, 7.30-11pm, guests $15, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Big Muffin Serious Band. Bring their tea chests, junk instruments and uke’s for a dynamo show. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Presales: $25 from the Aviary.

Sunday, April 29

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 10am-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See April 22 listing for details.

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