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A big entertainment lineup

A big entertainment lineup

Little dancers grace the stage in their tutus and tiaras. File picture



Saturday, August 11

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet at Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://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 5513.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions (to Aug 12). Watch local dancers perform tap, hip-hop, modern and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8.30am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. Cash-only tickets from the venue, session price: adult $4, child $2, weekend concession pass: adult $18, child $5.

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

Temple of the Grunge. A tribute band plays favourite 90s alt-rock anthems live. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $20 door-sales, R18.

Sold Out! Let’s Go Back to the 80’s. Dome Room, PBC, 9pm, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 12

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 Ballet Group Dancing Competitions, 8.30am. See Saturday listing for details.

Queen Bee live. Singing all of your favourite songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: Oliver Featherston and Rameka Tamaki, guitars. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm, adult $5 pay on the day, child/student with ID free.

Monday, August 13

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

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.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. See our Facebook page or ph Fiona 027 275 4846.

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/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8pm beginners class, 8-10pm review of dances, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, August 14

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whinray Scenic Reserve, Motu, departs 8am, $8. Five-hour walk through native forest, along the old coach road, over a swing bridge and a gentle climb to Marumoko Road, with an easier option available. Register, Stuart at sdharries@xtra.co.nz

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.

SeniorNet Gisborne Relaunch Day. For people over-fifty wanting help with computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club SeniorNet room, 11am-1pm, ph Sheryl 868 1674.

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.

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

Wednesday, August 15

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Prep. Support the restoration of the Waimata through preparing this year’s planting. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 10.30am at Donner’s Bush, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear.

Operatunity presents The Golden Era of Musicals. Starring soprano Kelly Harris with tunes from Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and Dame Julie Andrews. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237, https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/golden-era-of-musicals-2018/

BIZminton 4: Week 3. A five-week round robin league with four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. Details: www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/Home

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6-8pm, free.

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, August 16

Wonder: The Movie Night. An Aspiring Young Leaders’ fundraising event for Planet Sunshine, Gisborne Hospital. Wonder is a family movie about fifth-grader Auggie’s inspirational journey. Te Hapara School Hall, 31 Mill Rd, 5.30-8pm, movie starts 6pm, $5 each or $15 Family (2A+3C or 1A+4C). Cash-sale tickets from the school office prior to the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Freedance. A freestyle offering for all abilities and ages. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Friday, August 17

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair. Discover the creativity of Tairawhiti’s future thought-leaders. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-5pm, free.

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

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction with No-Waste Nomads Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Price. Tolaga Bay Fire Station, 41 Cook St, 5.30-7.30pm, free.

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.

The 10 Guitars Show (to Aug 18). Listen or dance to old-school music from Tom Jones, Renee Geyer, Dr Hook and many more. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $15 at the RSA office from Wed-Fri 11am-2.30pm.

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

The Shadow Box (to Aug 19 & Aug 21-24). A sometimes comical play about life and human resilience. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd,7.30pm, $20 from i-Site or door-sales if available.

Saturday, August 18

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday August 11 listing for details.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-5pm. See Friday listing for details.

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in with the community to look after this precious lagoon. For details ph Jamie 022 627 1952. Time to be confirmed. Bring gumboots, gloves and warm clothes.

Pre-Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Eastern Bay of Plenty game, Te Araroa, 2pm.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday August 11 listing for details.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Friday listing for details.

The 10 Guitars Show. 7.30pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Annual Daffodil Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Daffodils. All welcome, with door-sales or donations going to the Cancer Society.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Wharerata hills to Beach Loop and Te Puna Beach, departs 8am, $5. A steep and tricky walk, from Paritu Rd, through plantation forest to the Beach Loop railway line and down the ridge to Te Puna Beach. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, August 12 listing for details.

Junior Badminton Tournament. Guaranteed three matches per event for under-19s, singles and doubles, players can enter one age group only. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, $15-$20 entry dependent upon age-group, 9am-late afternoon. Entries close Aug 15.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-5pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the water's edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Grey St Skatepark, 1-3pm, planting rain or shine, ph TEC 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Queen Bee and B Bumble Duo. Classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus country standards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3.30pm, free entry, meals available, bookings ph 867 1112.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Friday listing for details.



Saturday, August 11

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet at Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://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 5513.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions (to Aug 12). Watch local dancers perform tap, hip-hop, modern and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8.30am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. Cash-only tickets from the venue, session price: adult $4, child $2, weekend concession pass: adult $18, child $5.

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

Temple of the Grunge. A tribute band plays favourite 90s alt-rock anthems live. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $20 door-sales, R18.

Sold Out! Let’s Go Back to the 80’s. Dome Room, PBC, 9pm, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 12

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 Ballet Group Dancing Competitions, 8.30am. See Saturday listing for details.

Queen Bee live. Singing all of your favourite songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: Oliver Featherston and Rameka Tamaki, guitars. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm, adult $5 pay on the day, child/student with ID free.

Monday, August 13

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

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.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. See our Facebook page or ph Fiona 027 275 4846.

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/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8pm beginners class, 8-10pm review of dances, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, August 14

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whinray Scenic Reserve, Motu, departs 8am, $8. Five-hour walk through native forest, along the old coach road, over a swing bridge and a gentle climb to Marumoko Road, with an easier option available. Register, Stuart at sdharries@xtra.co.nz

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.

SeniorNet Gisborne Relaunch Day. For people over-fifty wanting help with computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club SeniorNet room, 11am-1pm, ph Sheryl 868 1674.

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.

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

Wednesday, August 15

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Prep. Support the restoration of the Waimata through preparing this year’s planting. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 10.30am at Donner’s Bush, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear.

Operatunity presents The Golden Era of Musicals. Starring soprano Kelly Harris with tunes from Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and Dame Julie Andrews. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237, https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/golden-era-of-musicals-2018/

BIZminton 4: Week 3. A five-week round robin league with four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. Details: www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/Home

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6-8pm, free.

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, August 16

Wonder: The Movie Night. An Aspiring Young Leaders’ fundraising event for Planet Sunshine, Gisborne Hospital. Wonder is a family movie about fifth-grader Auggie’s inspirational journey. Te Hapara School Hall, 31 Mill Rd, 5.30-8pm, movie starts 6pm, $5 each or $15 Family (2A+3C or 1A+4C). Cash-sale tickets from the school office prior to the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Freedance. A freestyle offering for all abilities and ages. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Friday, August 17

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair. Discover the creativity of Tairawhiti’s future thought-leaders. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-5pm, free.

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

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction with No-Waste Nomads Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Price. Tolaga Bay Fire Station, 41 Cook St, 5.30-7.30pm, free.

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.

The 10 Guitars Show (to Aug 18). Listen or dance to old-school music from Tom Jones, Renee Geyer, Dr Hook and many more. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $15 at the RSA office from Wed-Fri 11am-2.30pm.

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

The Shadow Box (to Aug 19 & Aug 21-24). A sometimes comical play about life and human resilience. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd,7.30pm, $20 from i-Site or door-sales if available.

Saturday, August 18

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday August 11 listing for details.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-5pm. See Friday listing for details.

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in with the community to look after this precious lagoon. For details ph Jamie 022 627 1952. Time to be confirmed. Bring gumboots, gloves and warm clothes.

Pre-Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Eastern Bay of Plenty game, Te Araroa, 2pm.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday August 11 listing for details.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Friday listing for details.

The 10 Guitars Show. 7.30pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Annual Daffodil Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Daffodils. All welcome, with door-sales or donations going to the Cancer Society.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Wharerata hills to Beach Loop and Te Puna Beach, departs 8am, $5. A steep and tricky walk, from Paritu Rd, through plantation forest to the Beach Loop railway line and down the ridge to Te Puna Beach. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, August 12 listing for details.

Junior Badminton Tournament. Guaranteed three matches per event for under-19s, singles and doubles, players can enter one age group only. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, $15-$20 entry dependent upon age-group, 9am-late afternoon. Entries close Aug 15.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-5pm. See Friday listing for details.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the water's edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Grey St Skatepark, 1-3pm, planting rain or shine, ph TEC 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Queen Bee and B Bumble Duo. Classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus country standards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3.30pm, free entry, meals available, bookings ph 867 1112.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Friday listing for details.

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