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UPCOMING PRODUCTION: Some of the cast of Footrot Flats: Walter Walsh (Wal), Mat Hatten (Dog), Peter Grealish (Cooch).

Saturday, July 14

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 bargains. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

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.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon. Help to cut, sew, iron or print reusable fabric shopping bags. Bring your own sewing machine and scissors. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, till 3pm today.

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.

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. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

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

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.

Queen Bee Duo plays live. Classic hits and a little bit of country. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry.

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.

Monday, July 16

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

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

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Have some anime-related fun and discussion. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

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

Tuesday, July 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Turihaua Station, Christopher Rd and Pouawa River, departs 8am, $4. Along Turihaua Station ridges on farm tracks and forestry roads to Pihitia Station and Christopher Rd back to SH2. Register: Gillian, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Discovery Zone (to July 20). A drop-in activity area with games and heaps of activities for the whole family. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, free for locals, $5 for visitors, ph 867 3832. See our Facebook page or email info@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

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

Wednesday, July 18

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.

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

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Hovercraft, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Day. Assist with restoring native trees to the riverside. 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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical (to July 21). Murray Ball's classic is brought to life on stage. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25-$40 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

A Little Bit Sketchy (to July 21 & July 26-28). A hilarious comedy by local playwright Louise Bramley, a must-see! Wairoa Community Centre, 33 Marine Parade, 7.30-9pm. Tickets: $15 at Wairoa Community Centre or door-sales.

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, July 19

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.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art and maths, for ages from 9-12. Create an upcycled string art piece. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3pm. Registration essential: registration@gdc.govt.nz

Local Business Trade Show: Matariki Special. An event for local small businesses, startups or entrepreneurs to promote products or services while networking with others. Drama Room (next to the cafeteria), Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Book a table: Rob, 020 4130 5380.

Twilight Food Markets: Matariki Special. An evening of food, live music and entertainment for the kids. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free entry, food $5 or less.

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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. 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

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

Friday, July 20

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.

Beef+Lamb NZ Dog Training Workshop. Leave your dogs at home and get some tips from NZ's best-known sheepdog triallist Lloyd Smith. Turiroa Bull Complex, 639 SH2, Wairoa, 10am-4pm, free including light refreshments and lunch. Register: Ian Denton (06) 838 7007 or 022 671 7619.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Magical Unicorns, 10.30am. See Monday listing for all details.

Black Ties and Cocktails. Te Ara Hunt, Tairawhiti's own Miss Universe NZ finalist hosts a buffet dinner and silent auction. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 6pm-midnight, $65 per person. Proceeds to Variety: The Children's Charity and Te Ara's Miss Universe journey.

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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

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

Saturday, July 21

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday July 14 listing for details.

Gisborne Area ESNZ Jumping Day. A great day for all jumping riders. Showgrounds Park, 34 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-4pm, free.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 2pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday July 14 listing for details.

TRAMPS: 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, phone John 868 9658 or email newsham@xtra.co.nz

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: 65th birthday. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Gold Card. All welcome.

Sunday, July 22

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 15 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Moumoukai, Morere, departs 9am, $8. From Mangatoto Station, along a sidling and a gentle climbing track to a lime quarry before a climb to the summit of Moumoukai. Bring $14 for Morere Hot Springs. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

BMX Central Region Winter Series Round 3 and Superclass. For ages 5 to 15 plus. BMX Park, Lytton Rd. Winter Series: $5/race class, Superclass: $10/round with a minimum of 3-rounds. Register: 10am-11am, practice: 10.30-11.30am, racing: midday-5pm. Enter on the day or online: bmxevents.nz

Saturday, July 14

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 bargains. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

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.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti 24-hour Bag-a-thon. Help to cut, sew, iron or print reusable fabric shopping bags. Bring your own sewing machine and scissors. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, till 3pm today.

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.

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. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

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

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.

Queen Bee Duo plays live. Classic hits and a little bit of country. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry.

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.

Monday, July 16

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

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

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Have some anime-related fun and discussion. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

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

Tuesday, July 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Turihaua Station, Christopher Rd and Pouawa River, departs 8am, $4. Along Turihaua Station ridges on farm tracks and forestry roads to Pihitia Station and Christopher Rd back to SH2. Register: Gillian, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Discovery Zone (to July 20). A drop-in activity area with games and heaps of activities for the whole family. Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, free for locals, $5 for visitors, ph 867 3832. See our Facebook page or email info@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

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

Wednesday, July 18

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.

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

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Hovercraft, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Day. Assist with restoring native trees to the riverside. 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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical (to July 21). Murray Ball's classic is brought to life on stage. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25-$40 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

A Little Bit Sketchy (to July 21 & July 26-28). A hilarious comedy by local playwright Louise Bramley, a must-see! Wairoa Community Centre, 33 Marine Parade, 7.30-9pm. Tickets: $15 at Wairoa Community Centre or door-sales.

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, July 19

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.

Tween STEAM. Science, technology, engineering, art and maths, for ages from 9-12. Create an upcycled string art piece. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3pm. Registration essential: registration@gdc.govt.nz

Local Business Trade Show: Matariki Special. An event for local small businesses, startups or entrepreneurs to promote products or services while networking with others. Drama Room (next to the cafeteria), Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Book a table: Rob, 020 4130 5380.

Twilight Food Markets: Matariki Special. An evening of food, live music and entertainment for the kids. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free entry, food $5 or less.

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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. 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

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

Friday, July 20

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.

Beef+Lamb NZ Dog Training Workshop. Leave your dogs at home and get some tips from NZ's best-known sheepdog triallist Lloyd Smith. Turiroa Bull Complex, 639 SH2, Wairoa, 10am-4pm, free including light refreshments and lunch. Register: Ian Denton (06) 838 7007 or 022 671 7619.

Winter Warmers Holiday Programme: Magical Unicorns, 10.30am. See Monday listing for all details.

Black Ties and Cocktails. Te Ara Hunt, Tairawhiti's own Miss Universe NZ finalist hosts a buffet dinner and silent auction. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 6pm-midnight, $65 per person. Proceeds to Variety: The Children's Charity and Te Ara's Miss Universe journey.

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.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

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

Saturday, July 21

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday July 14 listing for details.

Gisborne Area ESNZ Jumping Day. A great day for all jumping riders. Showgrounds Park, 34 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-4pm, free.

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 2pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday July 14 listing for details.

TRAMPS: 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, phone John 868 9658 or email newsham@xtra.co.nz

Footrot Flats: The Musical, 7.30pm. See Wednesday listing for details.

A Little Bit Sketchy, 7.30-9pm, Wairoa. See Wednesday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: 65th birthday. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Gold Card. All welcome.

Sunday, July 22

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 15 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Moumoukai, Morere, departs 9am, $8. From Mangatoto Station, along a sidling and a gentle climbing track to a lime quarry before a climb to the summit of Moumoukai. Bring $14 for Morere Hot Springs. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

BMX Central Region Winter Series Round 3 and Superclass. For ages 5 to 15 plus. BMX Park, Lytton Rd. Winter Series: $5/race class, Superclass: $10/round with a minimum of 3-rounds. Register: 10am-11am, practice: 10.30-11.30am, racing: midday-5pm. Enter on the day or online: bmxevents.nz

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