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Braemar Dancing - Impromptu Modern Under 12 - Giorgia Hart.

Saturday, June 2

Harbourview Marine & Carpet Court Winter Fishing Contest (to Sept 29). Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply. For costs or details: ph 868 4756 or email GTSFC: info@gistatapouri.co.nz

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A collection of Maori and Indigenous sci-fi and fantasy works. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 10am-4pm, $20. Tickets: 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Waiti: Freshwater Connection. Learn ecology through water monitoring. Te Rawheoro Marae, 38 Tauwhareparae Rd, 10am-6pm. Bring wet-weather gear, suitable footwear and water bottle. Ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

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

Winter Champs. All speedway classes and trophies are up for grabs today. Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 1pm, racing starts 2pm, subject to weather conditions. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Braemar Dancing Competitions (to Jun 4). Modern, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. Tickets: at the venue, cash only. Session tickets: $5 adult, $1 child, free pre-schooler, or concessìon tickets: $30 adult, $5 child.

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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A gala reception with short films, awards presentations and a VIP guest speaker. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 6-10pm. Tickets: $50/person, ph 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Gisborne Wine and Food Society 40th Birthday Celebration Dinner. All former and current members are welcome, 6.30pm. Details: 867 3772 or email annf@xtra.co.nz

HP48Hours Film-making Competition. Regional finalists showcase the very best from the Gisborne region. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-10pm, $20+Bfee. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Sunday, June 3

Weekend Fishing Comp: sponsored by Allproof Industries. Prizes galore, entries taken on the day. Hautai Beach, East Cape, Te Araroa, 6am-2pm, $15 adult, $5 child (0-13), one rod/line only. For details: 021 528 472 or 021 254 1990.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Check out the cars from the Holden Club NZ on the Quay today and join us for a yummy BBQ. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 8.45am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See June 2 listing for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A collection of short films, feature films and documentaries, 10am-4pm, $30. See June 2 listing for venue/ticket details.

BMX Winter Series: Round 1. Get your winter woollies on and get ready to race. BMX Park, Lytton Rd, 10am-5pm, enter on the day. For details: www.bmxevents.nz

Charity Motorcycle Show. Something for everyone who owns one or has a soft spot for them. Cosmopolitan Club Lounges, entry via Derby St, 10am-5pm, adult $5, child $2. Proceeds to St John. Food and refreshments available.

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

Gisborne Wine and Food Society 40th Birthday Lunch, midday. See June 2 listing for details. Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm. See June 2 listing for details.

David Paquette Concert. American-born pianist plays a combination of New Orleans-based music and swing with new flavours. Tairawhiti Museum, 2pm, $25 limited door-sales.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. 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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Bush Cinema. A closing celebration with hot pools and cult movies in the forest. Morere Tea Rooms, 3983 SH2, Morere, 7-11pm. Tickets: $10, ph 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Monday, June 4

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 8.45am & 1.30pm. See June 2 listing for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival Poroporoaki and Closing, 9am. See June 2 listing for venue/ticket details.

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

Charity Motorcycle Show, 10am-3pm. See Sunday June 3 listing for details.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Six pianists playing two or more pianos at one time. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free, koha or donation to performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

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

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 5

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

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.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

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

Sorted Whanau Manage Money. Empower yourself with a ten week workshop giving you skills to manage your money. Te Ara Tika-Tairawhiti Gambling Services, 1 Ida Rd, 6-8pm, free. Register: eventbrite.com.au

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night. Strictly blues music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

Poverty Bay Blues Jam Night. The best selection of live local music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Wednesday, June 6

Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd. For beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups. Social Tennis, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218. Community Tennis, 5.30-7.30pm, first two sessions free.

BIZminton 3 (final night). Come along and support your colleagues’ badminton teams. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, free entry.

Thursday, June 7

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

Friday, June 8

The Scrabblers Club. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Waiti: Seawater Connection. Learn about rubbish awareness: as fresh water flows down to the ocean. Tolaga Bay Wharf, 11am-3pm. Bring warm clothes and hat, wet-weather gear, suitable footwear and water bottle. Details: ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

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.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs. Support a great cause and enjoy a guaranteed night of laughs with Paul Ego, Justine Smith and David Correos. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, $51.50 adult or ticketdirect.co.nz

Saturday, June 9

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

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.

Raranga Weaving Workshop. For adults to learn how to weave flax into a food basket and flowers, with Heeni Kerekere. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 9am-4pm, $40 incl a cuppa and lunch. Register: eastwoodhill.org.nz or ph 863 9003.

Learn To Meditate. Discover inner peace and happiness with teacher and Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog. Tairawhiti Campus A-Block, 290 Palmerston Rd, 9.15-12.30pm & 2.30-5.45pm, $35 incl refreshments. Tickets: meditateinwellington.org

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.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday, June 2 listing for details.

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 DJs Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight, first 30 free then $20 door-sales.

Tomorrow People. Wellington-based reggae band with a unique style of sunshine reggae. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: theticketfairy.com or at the venue, $30 or $35 which includes an EP copy.

Sunday, June 10

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing for details. 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, June 3 listing for details.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. The Wellington Brass Trio live with a trumpet, clarinet and euphonium programme. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.​

Saturday, June 2

Harbourview Marine & Carpet Court Winter Fishing Contest (to Sept 29). Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply. For costs or details: ph 868 4756 or email GTSFC: info@gistatapouri.co.nz

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A collection of Maori and Indigenous sci-fi and fantasy works. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 10am-4pm, $20. Tickets: 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Waiti: Freshwater Connection. Learn ecology through water monitoring. Te Rawheoro Marae, 38 Tauwhareparae Rd, 10am-6pm. Bring wet-weather gear, suitable footwear and water bottle. Ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

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

Winter Champs. All speedway classes and trophies are up for grabs today. Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 1pm, racing starts 2pm, subject to weather conditions. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Braemar Dancing Competitions (to Jun 4). Modern, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. Tickets: at the venue, cash only. Session tickets: $5 adult, $1 child, free pre-schooler, or concessìon tickets: $30 adult, $5 child.

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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A gala reception with short films, awards presentations and a VIP guest speaker. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 6-10pm. Tickets: $50/person, ph 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Gisborne Wine and Food Society 40th Birthday Celebration Dinner. All former and current members are welcome, 6.30pm. Details: 867 3772 or email annf@xtra.co.nz

HP48Hours Film-making Competition. Regional finalists showcase the very best from the Gisborne region. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-10pm, $20+Bfee. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

Sunday, June 3

Weekend Fishing Comp: sponsored by Allproof Industries. Prizes galore, entries taken on the day. Hautai Beach, East Cape, Te Araroa, 6am-2pm, $15 adult, $5 child (0-13), one rod/line only. For details: 021 528 472 or 021 254 1990.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Check out the cars from the Holden Club NZ on the Quay today and join us for a yummy BBQ. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 8.45am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See June 2 listing for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A collection of short films, feature films and documentaries, 10am-4pm, $30. See June 2 listing for venue/ticket details.

BMX Winter Series: Round 1. Get your winter woollies on and get ready to race. BMX Park, Lytton Rd, 10am-5pm, enter on the day. For details: www.bmxevents.nz

Charity Motorcycle Show. Something for everyone who owns one or has a soft spot for them. Cosmopolitan Club Lounges, entry via Derby St, 10am-5pm, adult $5, child $2. Proceeds to St John. Food and refreshments available.

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

Gisborne Wine and Food Society 40th Birthday Lunch, midday. See June 2 listing for details. Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm. See June 2 listing for details.

David Paquette Concert. American-born pianist plays a combination of New Orleans-based music and swing with new flavours. Tairawhiti Museum, 2pm, $25 limited door-sales.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. 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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Bush Cinema. A closing celebration with hot pools and cult movies in the forest. Morere Tea Rooms, 3983 SH2, Morere, 7-11pm. Tickets: $10, ph 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Monday, June 4

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 8.45am & 1.30pm. See June 2 listing for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival Poroporoaki and Closing, 9am. See June 2 listing for venue/ticket details.

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

Charity Motorcycle Show, 10am-3pm. See Sunday June 3 listing for details.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Six pianists playing two or more pianos at one time. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free, koha or donation to performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

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

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 5

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

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.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

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

Sorted Whanau Manage Money. Empower yourself with a ten week workshop giving you skills to manage your money. Te Ara Tika-Tairawhiti Gambling Services, 1 Ida Rd, 6-8pm, free. Register: eventbrite.com.au

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night. Strictly blues music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

Poverty Bay Blues Jam Night. The best selection of live local music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Wednesday, June 6

Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd. For beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups. Social Tennis, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218. Community Tennis, 5.30-7.30pm, first two sessions free.

BIZminton 3 (final night). Come along and support your colleagues’ badminton teams. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, free entry.

Thursday, June 7

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

Friday, June 8

The Scrabblers Club. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Waiti: Seawater Connection. Learn about rubbish awareness: as fresh water flows down to the ocean. Tolaga Bay Wharf, 11am-3pm. Bring warm clothes and hat, wet-weather gear, suitable footwear and water bottle. Details: ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

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.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs. Support a great cause and enjoy a guaranteed night of laughs with Paul Ego, Justine Smith and David Correos. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, $51.50 adult or ticketdirect.co.nz

Saturday, June 9

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

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.

Raranga Weaving Workshop. For adults to learn how to weave flax into a food basket and flowers, with Heeni Kerekere. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 9am-4pm, $40 incl a cuppa and lunch. Register: eastwoodhill.org.nz or ph 863 9003.

Learn To Meditate. Discover inner peace and happiness with teacher and Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog. Tairawhiti Campus A-Block, 290 Palmerston Rd, 9.15-12.30pm & 2.30-5.45pm, $35 incl refreshments. Tickets: meditateinwellington.org

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.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday, June 2 listing for details.

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 DJs Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight, first 30 free then $20 door-sales.

Tomorrow People. Wellington-based reggae band with a unique style of sunshine reggae. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: theticketfairy.com or at the venue, $30 or $35 which includes an EP copy.

Sunday, June 10

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing for details. 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, June 3 listing for details.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. The Wellington Brass Trio live with a trumpet, clarinet and euphonium programme. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.​

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