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DO YOU HAVE A BOARD COLLECTION LIKE THIS? Gisborne Boardriders Club has a surf swap event this weekend aimed at providing surplus or unused boards for underprivileged youth to experience catching a wave. Picture supplied



Saturday, July 7

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

Surf Swap. Trade, buy, sell, swap your boards, wetsuits and surf equipment. Donations of equipment or money will be appreciated in support of the Youth at Risk Surf Programme for less privileged kids. Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 9am-midday, free entry.

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

TRAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John at 868 9658 or email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Ice Block: Beleza Winter Arts Showcase. DJs Dick Johnson, MC Woody and Dizfunk play live, benefiting Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $21.50-$26.50, Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

Strangely Arousing. Rotorua-based band with their reggae and jazz-influenced sound. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11pm, R18. Tickets: $14+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 8

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Linburn Station, Waimata Valley, departs 9am, $10. A 7km walk, steep in places on farm tracks, with spectacular views from high points of farm. Register: Jan at janclare@hotmail.com

Suicide Prevention with Dr Chris Bowden. A hosted conversation with Dr Bowden about grief and how to cope with suicide bereavement. EIT, Toihoukura, 290 Palmerston Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

Queen Bee Duo play live. A music extravaganza with classic 50s, 60 & 70s and country music. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music entertain: Baritone Joe Haddow, soprano Pasquale Orchard and pianist Bruce Greenfield. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.

Monday, July 9

Comet Swimming Club: Learn to Swim (to July 13). A holiday programme where babies to adults will learn to swim in a heated pool and learn water safety skills. Elgin School Pool, Knox St and the Olympic Pool Complex, Centennial Marine Dr, $50/person. Book online: cometswimming@gmail.com or refer to Facebook: cometswimming.co.nz

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare Camp (to July 20). A fun and unique experience for ages 11-17. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 9am-3pm, register: 021 258 3998 or evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Mind Lab’s School Holiday Programme (to July 20). Introducing children to the latest science, engineering, animation processes. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-4.30pm, $45 per child per day. Register: gisborne@themindlab.com or inquire (06) 777 0522.

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

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

School Holiday Programme (to July 12). Workshops for ages 4-12 years: fabric wall hangings, Mexican wool and Maori artworks. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm workshops each day, $5 per child/workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of workshop. Pre-booking and payment at the museum is essential. See our Facebook page for details.

Winter Warmers Reading Programme by ECREAD'n. Popular entertainers Rhubarb, with songs and interactive stories for ages 2-10. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free.

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.

Gisborne Badminton Club. All new players are welcome. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, July 10

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. HB Williams Memorial Library Matariki Room, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. More details on Facebook.

Living The Change. A film screening recognising Plastic Bag-Free July and exploring global issues, solutions and inspiring stories from community pioneers. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, koha entry at the door, or to reserve a seat visit The Aviary (cash only).

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

Living The Change, 8pm. See today's 6pm listing for details.

Wednesday, July 11

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the waters’ edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear. Meet at Alfred Cox Park, Grey St: entry by the i-Site building, 9am-midday, planting rain or shine, ph Janic 021 108 1004.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science. A thrilling science show for primary school children. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou, 13 Tuparoa Rd, Ruatoria, 9.30-10.30am, free. Register: eventbrite.com.au

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

Let's talk about solar. A get-together to talk to other locals interested in solar power. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am, free, includes morning tea.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme. Fun dog stories and craft for ages 2-8. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science, Gisborne Girls’ High School, 4-5pm. See today's 9.30am listing for details.

Thursday, July 12

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme. The Drama Club perform plays suitable for ages 2-8. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home, come in and learn about fish and reptiles. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 10.55-11.45am & 1.55-2.45pm, free, bookings not required.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science, Wairoa College School Hall, Lucknow St, midday-1pm. See Wednesday’s 9.30am listing for details.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art and maths. For library members aged from 9-12. Create pom-pom emojis, sushi or eyeballs. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30pm. Registration essential: registration@gdc.govt.nz

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

Friday, July 13

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Gisborne Riding for the Disabled: School Holiday Pony Rides. All welcome, come and meet our lovely team of horses. Showgrounds Park, 34 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10am-midday, $15 for 15 minutes.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Drama Club, 10.30am. See Thursday listing for details.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon. An epic sewing bee, stay for as long as you can and help to cut, sew, iron or print reusable fabric shopping bags. Bring: your own sewing machine and scissors. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, 3pm today until 3pm July 14.

Heart of Gisborne Shop and Grab Competition. All welcome to watch ten finalists grab some cash. RSA clubrooms, 184 Childers Rd, 6pm, free entry.

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, July 14

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon, through to 3pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday July 7 listing for details.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 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.

The 80’s Show (to Sep 16). Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection by six talented New Zealand artists. Tairawhiti Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Drama Club, 10.30am. See Thursday listing for details.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. All welcome to hear guest speaker: Kevin Hague, F&B Chief Executive. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1.30pm, gold coin donation appreciated. Details: 868 8236.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday July 7 listing for details.

Swiss & See Naylors’ Regional Tour. Live reggae music. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $20 ticketspace.co.nz or $25 door-sales.

Sunday, July 15

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 8 listing for details.

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: quilting, mosaic, woodturning, jewellery and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm, free entry, Eftpos available.

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

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Farewell Fundraiser. Gisborne-raised flautist, Anna Cooper will be accompanied on piano and violin before she travels to the Netherlands for further study. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, free or koha/donation towards Anna’s course fees.​



Saturday, July 7

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

Surf Swap. Trade, buy, sell, swap your boards, wetsuits and surf equipment. Donations of equipment or money will be appreciated in support of the Youth at Risk Surf Programme for less privileged kids. Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 9am-midday, free entry.

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

TRAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John at 868 9658 or email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Ice Block: Beleza Winter Arts Showcase. DJs Dick Johnson, MC Woody and Dizfunk play live, benefiting Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $21.50-$26.50, Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

Strangely Arousing. Rotorua-based band with their reggae and jazz-influenced sound. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11pm, R18. Tickets: $14+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 8

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Linburn Station, Waimata Valley, departs 9am, $10. A 7km walk, steep in places on farm tracks, with spectacular views from high points of farm. Register: Jan at janclare@hotmail.com

Suicide Prevention with Dr Chris Bowden. A hosted conversation with Dr Bowden about grief and how to cope with suicide bereavement. EIT, Toihoukura, 290 Palmerston Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

Queen Bee Duo play live. A music extravaganza with classic 50s, 60 & 70s and country music. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music entertain: Baritone Joe Haddow, soprano Pasquale Orchard and pianist Bruce Greenfield. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.

Monday, July 9

Comet Swimming Club: Learn to Swim (to July 13). A holiday programme where babies to adults will learn to swim in a heated pool and learn water safety skills. Elgin School Pool, Knox St and the Olympic Pool Complex, Centennial Marine Dr, $50/person. Book online: cometswimming@gmail.com or refer to Facebook: cometswimming.co.nz

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare Camp (to July 20). A fun and unique experience for ages 11-17. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 9am-3pm, register: 021 258 3998 or evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Mind Lab’s School Holiday Programme (to July 20). Introducing children to the latest science, engineering, animation processes. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-4.30pm, $45 per child per day. Register: gisborne@themindlab.com or inquire (06) 777 0522.

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

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

School Holiday Programme (to July 12). Workshops for ages 4-12 years: fabric wall hangings, Mexican wool and Maori artworks. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm workshops each day, $5 per child/workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of workshop. Pre-booking and payment at the museum is essential. See our Facebook page for details.

Winter Warmers Reading Programme by ECREAD'n. Popular entertainers Rhubarb, with songs and interactive stories for ages 2-10. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free.

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.

Gisborne Badminton Club. All new players are welcome. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, July 10

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. HB Williams Memorial Library Matariki Room, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. More details on Facebook.

Living The Change. A film screening recognising Plastic Bag-Free July and exploring global issues, solutions and inspiring stories from community pioneers. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, koha entry at the door, or to reserve a seat visit The Aviary (cash only).

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

Living The Change, 8pm. See today's 6pm listing for details.

Wednesday, July 11

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the waters’ edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear. Meet at Alfred Cox Park, Grey St: entry by the i-Site building, 9am-midday, planting rain or shine, ph Janic 021 108 1004.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science. A thrilling science show for primary school children. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou, 13 Tuparoa Rd, Ruatoria, 9.30-10.30am, free. Register: eventbrite.com.au

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

Let's talk about solar. A get-together to talk to other locals interested in solar power. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am, free, includes morning tea.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme. Fun dog stories and craft for ages 2-8. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science, Gisborne Girls’ High School, 4-5pm. See today's 9.30am listing for details.

Thursday, July 12

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme. The Drama Club perform plays suitable for ages 2-8. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free.

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home, come in and learn about fish and reptiles. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 10.55-11.45am & 1.55-2.45pm, free, bookings not required.

Dr Graham’s Whizz Bang Science, Wairoa College School Hall, Lucknow St, midday-1pm. See Wednesday’s 9.30am listing for details.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art and maths. For library members aged from 9-12. Create pom-pom emojis, sushi or eyeballs. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30pm. Registration essential: registration@gdc.govt.nz

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

Friday, July 13

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Gisborne Riding for the Disabled: School Holiday Pony Rides. All welcome, come and meet our lovely team of horses. Showgrounds Park, 34 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10am-midday, $15 for 15 minutes.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Drama Club, 10.30am. See Thursday listing for details.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon. An epic sewing bee, stay for as long as you can and help to cut, sew, iron or print reusable fabric shopping bags. Bring: your own sewing machine and scissors. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, 3pm today until 3pm July 14.

Heart of Gisborne Shop and Grab Competition. All welcome to watch ten finalists grab some cash. RSA clubrooms, 184 Childers Rd, 6pm, free entry.

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, July 14

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon, through to 3pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday July 7 listing for details.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 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.

The 80’s Show (to Sep 16). Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection by six talented New Zealand artists. Tairawhiti Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Drama Club, 10.30am. See Thursday listing for details.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. All welcome to hear guest speaker: Kevin Hague, F&B Chief Executive. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1.30pm, gold coin donation appreciated. Details: 868 8236.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday July 7 listing for details.

Swiss & See Naylors’ Regional Tour. Live reggae music. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $20 ticketspace.co.nz or $25 door-sales.

Sunday, July 15

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 8 listing for details.

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: quilting, mosaic, woodturning, jewellery and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm, free entry, Eftpos available.

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

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Farewell Fundraiser. Gisborne-raised flautist, Anna Cooper will be accompanied on piano and violin before she travels to the Netherlands for further study. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, free or koha/donation towards Anna’s course fees.​

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