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The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk. Picture by Evan Barnes, Shuttersport Limited

Saturday, May 12

Gisborne Parkrun Launch. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Comp 3. Surfing competition for all ages or abilities. Check location: GBC Facebook page, 8am-2pm, non-members $20, members free.

Give It A Go: Golf. Five weeks of fast 5-hole golf, clubs provided. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9-10.30am. Details: ph Pro-Shop 867 4402.

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

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.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open Day. View Montessori 2-6 year old Early Learning Environment and meet our specialised teachers. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm. Fun activities for tamariki/children. Enrolments welcome.

Smokefree Rockquest and Tangata Beats Heats. Gizzy and Coastie bands compete for a spot in the regional finals. War Memorial Theatre, midday-9pm, $10 door-sales, free to band members, teachers and children u/6yrs. See www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz/east-coast

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

Musical Theatre Bingo Evening. Get your friends and colleagues together, form a team and have a fun night. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7pm, $10/person. Tickets for tables of 6 at Stephen Jones Photography.

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things album release. Sultry alt-country music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 8pm, tickets: $15 online at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Hot Mama Mother’s Day Party. Shake what your mama gave you. Smash Palace, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18. Featuring: DJ Exile and Brazilbeat Sound System.

Sunday, May 13

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course in support of women’s heart health. Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-12.30pm, $15-$25. Register: jennianmothersday.com

Mother’s Day Excursion: Wa165 steam train trip. BYO picnic and enjoy the ride to Muriwai. Railway Station, Grey St, 1pm. Tickets from i-Site/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Mother's Day Cruise: Historic MV Takitimu. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: 16-year-old pianist, Lixin Zhang. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Pay at the event: adults $5, child/student with ID free.

Ignite The Crown Workshop. Get on the dance floor and learn from world-class dancers. YMCA, corner Childers and Roebuck Rds, 3-4pm, $15. See eventfinda.co.nz for secure-a-spot registration and purchasing ticket details.

Ignite The Crown. Enjoy a night of world-class dancers from Palace Dance Studio. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm, $30. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz $27.50+Bfee. Performances from: The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum.

Monday, May 14

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

Hospice Week Pop-up Cafe: until May 18. Jo Seagar will open the cafe today. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

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.

Plunket's 111th Birthday Party. All welcome to celebrate with morning tea, cake and party games for the little ones. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 2 Crawford Rd, 10am-midday, free.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. Muirs Bookshop and Cafe, 5.30-7.30pm, free. More details on Facebook.

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.

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

An Evening with Jo Seagar. In association with Bronwyn Kay and Hospice Tairawhiti. The Vines @ Bushmere Estate, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 7pm start, $35 includes a glass of bubbles. Tickets: The Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St and Paper Plus, 166 Gladstone Rd.

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

Tuesday, May 15

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Te Rimu Stream, Okitu, depart 9am, free. Half-day walk from Lysnar Street following Te Rimu stream, returning via a ridge to Okitu. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Pop-up Cafe. Come along for a cuppa and a natter. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

Where There Is Life. An intimate and sensitive movie for Hospice Awareness Week about one family’s courageous journey with a terminal disease. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 5pm, movie starts 6pm, free entry, food and drinks available.

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

Level 1 Theory H ockey Umpiring Course. Aimed at experienced club umpires, with Colin French HNZ Technical Manager, 6.30-8.30pm. Details: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

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

Wednesday, May 16

Tairawhiti Schools Badminton Tournament. For Year 7 & 8 players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-2.45pm. Register: Linda, whiterere1@gmail.com

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Die Alogues. Hospice Tairawhiti staff will be facilitating conversations around Advance Care planning. Hospice Shop Pop-up Cafe, 66 Peel St, 10am-midday.

Donner's Bush Micro-reserve Working Bee. Assist with weeding and site prep for plants. Meet: 10.15am, DoC office, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Junior Badge Hockey Umpiring Course. For intermediate and secondary ages starting out in 11-a-side umpiring with Colin French, HNZ Technical Manager, 4.30-6.30pm. Details: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

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

BIZminton 3 (week 2 of 5). Four players per team (minimum of 1 male + 1 female). Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team, sport shoes essential, no experience needed. Register: eastland.association@gmail.com

Senior Hockey Player/Umpire Q&A Session, 7-8pm. Contact: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz for venue details.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, May 17

Understanding Me When I'm Dying. Hospice seminar: host speakers give their perspectives from different cultures. Learn what is important to patients/families at the end of life. Poutama Auditorium, Gisborne Hospital Learning Centre, 9am-12.30pm, free. Register: Clarice 869 0552 or clarice.alderdice@hospicetairawhiti.org.nz

Pop-up Cafe. Come along for a cuppa and a natter. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

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

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

Monty Bevins: Lovers Again Tour. Folk, roots and soul music, featuring: Paul Jackson. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-9pm, $10 presales from The Aviary, Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd or www.montybevins.com

Friday, May 18

Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See Thursday listing for details.

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui (to May 20). Supporting a violence-free community, featuring: Vic Tamati, Jeremy Eparaima, Phil Paikea and Tricia Walsh. Parihimanihi Marae, 43 Waihirere Domain Rd. Powhiri starts 5.30pm, free. Register: Tim 868 8278 or tim.marshall@psec.org.nz

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards Dinner. A formal awards ceremony with MC Pio Terei. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 6pm, $55 includes a full buffet menu, tables of 8-10, limited numbers. Bookings: Prue, 021 276 5484 or prue@eastlandwood.co.nz

Evening of Remembrance. Hospice Tairawhiti invite the community to come together and remember loved ones who have passed. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 6-7pm.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

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

Saturday, May 19

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Hack Tairawhiti. A 48-hour event connecting whanau, NZ exporters and top tech talent together to unlock the region's potential. Waikanae Surf Club, 285 Grey St, 9am-4pm. Register: tairawhitigisborne.co.nz/visit/events

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui, 9.30am. See Friday listing for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Friday May 12 listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Sequence and social dancing with Opotiki & Whakatane groups. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Semi-formal dress.

White Chapel Jak: NZ Music Month Show. A fresh acoustic approach to songs you know. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 at undertheradar.co.nz / $25 door-sales.

Sunday, May 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rangatira Station, Te Karaka, depart 8.30am, $10. Lying between the Waipaoa and Waihora rivers: walk on farm tracks along the ridgeline between the two valleys, beautiful scenery. Register: Geoff 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Hack Tairawhiti, 9am-4pm. See Saturday May 19 listing for details.

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui, 9.30am. See Friday 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, 2pm. See Sunday May 13 listing for details.

Saturday, May 12

Gisborne Parkrun Launch. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Comp 3. Surfing competition for all ages or abilities. Check location: GBC Facebook page, 8am-2pm, non-members $20, members free.

Give It A Go: Golf. Five weeks of fast 5-hole golf, clubs provided. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9-10.30am. Details: ph Pro-Shop 867 4402.

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

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.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open Day. View Montessori 2-6 year old Early Learning Environment and meet our specialised teachers. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm. Fun activities for tamariki/children. Enrolments welcome.

Smokefree Rockquest and Tangata Beats Heats. Gizzy and Coastie bands compete for a spot in the regional finals. War Memorial Theatre, midday-9pm, $10 door-sales, free to band members, teachers and children u/6yrs. See www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz/east-coast

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

Musical Theatre Bingo Evening. Get your friends and colleagues together, form a team and have a fun night. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7pm, $10/person. Tickets for tables of 6 at Stephen Jones Photography.

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things album release. Sultry alt-country music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 8pm, tickets: $15 online at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Hot Mama Mother’s Day Party. Shake what your mama gave you. Smash Palace, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18. Featuring: DJ Exile and Brazilbeat Sound System.

Sunday, May 13

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course in support of women’s heart health. Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-12.30pm, $15-$25. Register: jennianmothersday.com

Mother’s Day Excursion: Wa165 steam train trip. BYO picnic and enjoy the ride to Muriwai. Railway Station, Grey St, 1pm. Tickets from i-Site/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Mother's Day Cruise: Historic MV Takitimu. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: 16-year-old pianist, Lixin Zhang. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Pay at the event: adults $5, child/student with ID free.

Ignite The Crown Workshop. Get on the dance floor and learn from world-class dancers. YMCA, corner Childers and Roebuck Rds, 3-4pm, $15. See eventfinda.co.nz for secure-a-spot registration and purchasing ticket details.

Ignite The Crown. Enjoy a night of world-class dancers from Palace Dance Studio. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm, $30. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz $27.50+Bfee. Performances from: The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum.

Monday, May 14

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

Hospice Week Pop-up Cafe: until May 18. Jo Seagar will open the cafe today. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

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.

Plunket's 111th Birthday Party. All welcome to celebrate with morning tea, cake and party games for the little ones. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 2 Crawford Rd, 10am-midday, free.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. Muirs Bookshop and Cafe, 5.30-7.30pm, free. More details on Facebook.

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.

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

An Evening with Jo Seagar. In association with Bronwyn Kay and Hospice Tairawhiti. The Vines @ Bushmere Estate, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 7pm start, $35 includes a glass of bubbles. Tickets: The Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St and Paper Plus, 166 Gladstone Rd.

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

Tuesday, May 15

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Te Rimu Stream, Okitu, depart 9am, free. Half-day walk from Lysnar Street following Te Rimu stream, returning via a ridge to Okitu. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Pop-up Cafe. Come along for a cuppa and a natter. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

Where There Is Life. An intimate and sensitive movie for Hospice Awareness Week about one family’s courageous journey with a terminal disease. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 5pm, movie starts 6pm, free entry, food and drinks available.

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

Level 1 Theory H ockey Umpiring Course. Aimed at experienced club umpires, with Colin French HNZ Technical Manager, 6.30-8.30pm. Details: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

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

Wednesday, May 16

Tairawhiti Schools Badminton Tournament. For Year 7 & 8 players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-2.45pm. Register: Linda, whiterere1@gmail.com

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Die Alogues. Hospice Tairawhiti staff will be facilitating conversations around Advance Care planning. Hospice Shop Pop-up Cafe, 66 Peel St, 10am-midday.

Donner's Bush Micro-reserve Working Bee. Assist with weeding and site prep for plants. Meet: 10.15am, DoC office, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Junior Badge Hockey Umpiring Course. For intermediate and secondary ages starting out in 11-a-side umpiring with Colin French, HNZ Technical Manager, 4.30-6.30pm. Details: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

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

BIZminton 3 (week 2 of 5). Four players per team (minimum of 1 male + 1 female). Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team, sport shoes essential, no experience needed. Register: eastland.association@gmail.com

Senior Hockey Player/Umpire Q&A Session, 7-8pm. Contact: secretary@pbhockey.co.nz for venue details.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, May 17

Understanding Me When I'm Dying. Hospice seminar: host speakers give their perspectives from different cultures. Learn what is important to patients/families at the end of life. Poutama Auditorium, Gisborne Hospital Learning Centre, 9am-12.30pm, free. Register: Clarice 869 0552 or clarice.alderdice@hospicetairawhiti.org.nz

Pop-up Cafe. Come along for a cuppa and a natter. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

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

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

Monty Bevins: Lovers Again Tour. Folk, roots and soul music, featuring: Paul Jackson. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-9pm, $10 presales from The Aviary, Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd or www.montybevins.com

Friday, May 18

Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See Thursday listing for details.

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui (to May 20). Supporting a violence-free community, featuring: Vic Tamati, Jeremy Eparaima, Phil Paikea and Tricia Walsh. Parihimanihi Marae, 43 Waihirere Domain Rd. Powhiri starts 5.30pm, free. Register: Tim 868 8278 or tim.marshall@psec.org.nz

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards Dinner. A formal awards ceremony with MC Pio Terei. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 6pm, $55 includes a full buffet menu, tables of 8-10, limited numbers. Bookings: Prue, 021 276 5484 or prue@eastlandwood.co.nz

Evening of Remembrance. Hospice Tairawhiti invite the community to come together and remember loved ones who have passed. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 6-7pm.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

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

Saturday, May 19

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Hack Tairawhiti. A 48-hour event connecting whanau, NZ exporters and top tech talent together to unlock the region's potential. Waikanae Surf Club, 285 Grey St, 9am-4pm. Register: tairawhitigisborne.co.nz/visit/events

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui, 9.30am. See Friday listing for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Friday May 12 listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Sequence and social dancing with Opotiki & Whakatane groups. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Semi-formal dress.

White Chapel Jak: NZ Music Month Show. A fresh acoustic approach to songs you know. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 at undertheradar.co.nz / $25 door-sales.

Sunday, May 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rangatira Station, Te Karaka, depart 8.30am, $10. Lying between the Waipaoa and Waihora rivers: walk on farm tracks along the ridgeline between the two valleys, beautiful scenery. Register: Geoff 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Hack Tairawhiti, 9am-4pm. See Saturday May 19 listing for details.

Mana Whanau Tairawhiti Hui, 9.30am. See Friday 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, 2pm. See Sunday May 13 listing for details.

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