What's on around Gisborne?

Entertainment listings from September 1-9.

Entertainment listings from September 1-9.

READY TO PLANT: Janet Willson and Lindsay Jamieson are looking forward to the challenge as they aim to raise $4000 for the Gisborne Alzheimer’s Society. Picture by Liam Clayton



Saturday, September 1

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 parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Monster Garage Sale. A selection of white elephant, bric-a-brac, linen and more. St Andrew’s Community Hall, 176 Cobden Street, 8am-midday.

Masters Badminton Inter-Association Ties. All welcome to watch Masters’ teams from Bay of Plenty, Wellington and two from Horowhenua-Kapiti in the 2018 finals. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am, free. Eastland play approx 9am and 2pm.

Nabba East Coast Bodybuilding Champs. Various mixed divisions for qualifying for Nationals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, judging rounds: midday-1.15pm, show: 5-7pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, ticketdirect.co.nz, $15 adult/$10 child+Bfee or door-sales one hour before show on the day.

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

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Horowhenua-Kapiti game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Ngatapa Nippers Bingo Night. A fundraiser with awesome auction items. Proceeds to assist the U10s and U11s to attend the NZ Junior Rugby Festival, Taupo. Patutahi Community Hall, Biggs St, 6pm, $10 per person, tables of up to 10 people, nibbles supplied. Further details or tickets: email michelle.hawea@slingshot.co.nz

Quiz Night Fundraiser. Silent auction, quiz and improv entertainment supporting affordable theatre in our community. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6pm auction starts, 7pm quiz starts. Tickets: $10 each with six seats per table from evolutiontheatre.org.nz/quiz-night

The Way. Feature-length surfing documentary with music after by Sit Down In Front, $5 per ticket to Gisborne Boardriders. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7pm movie starts, 8.30pm Q&A with Maz and Ricardo, 9pm music. Tickets: $20+Bfee online at eventbrite.com.au or $25 door-sales.

Landslide: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show. Auckland-based five-piece band covering all the classics. Smash Palace Bar, 9pm start, R18. Tickets: $25+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz/whatson/events/gisborne

Sunday, September 2

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

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Town and Around, departs 9am, free. Explore local Council reserves and the connections linking them. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a real passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm, for details ph Phil 867 3715.

Monday, September 3

Alzheimer’s Gisborne: Spud-in-a-Bucket competition (to judging on Dec 8). Pick your bucket of spuds up and get growing. Morris Adair Building, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd, during office hours: 9am-3.30pm on Mon, Wed and Fri, $10 cash or cheque only.

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. 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.

Historic Tairawhiti and Wairoa Film Footage. Compilation of footage from various events from 1912-1987. Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 7-8pm, $10 non-HPT members, free HPT members. Bookings essential: hpt-tours@hisctoricplacesaotearoa.org.nz or Chelle 027 422 0970.

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, September 4

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.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. We promote, perform and educate the Gisborne region about blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, September 5

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 Session. Help plant the micro-reserve and restore the lower Waimata riverside. Meet: 9am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 9.30am at Donner’s Bush, Riverside Rd, 9.30am-12.30pm, bring drink bottle, gloves and suitable footwear, ph Charles 027 539 6692.

Mana Tauira Hauora Day. Local health organisations promote services, healthy food, fun activities and entertainment. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 10am-12.30pm, free entry with free healthy lunch served at 12pm.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Women’s Native Tree Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 1-2.30pm, bring drink bottle. For details ph Kauri 021 125 9442.

The 80s Show Floor Talk. With Tauranga Art Gallery director and exhibition curator Karl Chitham. Tairawhiti Museum, 5.30pm, free for Friends of The Museum, $5 for non-members.

Thursday, September 6

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.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present the world premiere of Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead’s Turanga-nui. Classical Hits for the whole family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $17.50-$61.50 or ticketdirect.co.nz

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.

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, September 7

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.

Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards. Presentation and dinner celebrating business excellence in the region. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 6pm-midnight, $95/head incl three-course meal. Tickets: Prue at prue@publicimpressions.co.nz or ph 021 276 5484.

Arj Barker: Organic. Insightful and pointed stand-up, a must see for those who love to laugh. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8pm. Tickets: $52.40 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

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

Saturday, September 8

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 Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Sept 1 listing.

Waipaoa Parish Spring Shop Day. Lots of bargains: jumble, linen, baking, produce, preserves, books, toys, white elephant, plants and raffles. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Road, 9am.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register, phone/text Karen 027 664 8010.

Toy Garage Sale. Grab a bargain: toys, clothes, books, raffles, housewares, baking and more. Gisborne Toy Library, 16 Fitzherbert St, 10am-midday.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, Ormond, 2-4pm. See Saturday, Sept 1 listing.

Heartland Championship Rugby. Poverty Bay vs Wanganui game. Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Wairarapa Bush game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Stars in Their Eyes Finals. Talented locals perform as their favourite celebrities. Fundraiser for Gisborne’s St John Ambulance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $17.00 Stephen Jones Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz

Ngatapa Rugby Senior Prizegiving. Celebrate the end of the sporting season with our players. Poverty Bay Golf Club, Cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 5.30pm. Tickets: $20 each incl nibbles, at Gisborne Glass, 383 Childers Rd and PGG Wrightson, 21 Solander St, or door-sales $30 each.

Anxiety Club on Tour. Wellington-based band with a unique, gritty blend of alt-country. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15 door-sales or from The Aviary (cash-only) or undertheradar.co.nz

Enoch live. An EP release celebration with Mudshark, Aura of Chaos and Unifi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $10 door-sales, R18.

Sunday, September 9

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Sept 2 listing.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday Sept 8 listing.

Ambitious Gisborne Women Exhibition (to March 3, 2019). Commemorating 125 years of women voting in NZ. Tairawhiti Museum, Sun 1.30-4pm, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: Claudia and Sophie Matthews, violin and piano. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm, adult $5 pay on the day, child/student with ID free.

Auditions: Mayhem and Murder. Talented locals are wanted for a murder mystery with song. Musical Theatre Gisborne Clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 2-5pm. See Facebook and contact Dorothy for an appointment: 027 740 0801 or dodonbarn@gmail.com



Saturday, September 1

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 parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Monster Garage Sale. A selection of white elephant, bric-a-brac, linen and more. St Andrew’s Community Hall, 176 Cobden Street, 8am-midday.

Masters Badminton Inter-Association Ties. All welcome to watch Masters’ teams from Bay of Plenty, Wellington and two from Horowhenua-Kapiti in the 2018 finals. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am, free. Eastland play approx 9am and 2pm.

Nabba East Coast Bodybuilding Champs. Various mixed divisions for qualifying for Nationals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, judging rounds: midday-1.15pm, show: 5-7pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, ticketdirect.co.nz, $15 adult/$10 child+Bfee or door-sales one hour before show on the day.

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

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Horowhenua-Kapiti game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Ngatapa Nippers Bingo Night. A fundraiser with awesome auction items. Proceeds to assist the U10s and U11s to attend the NZ Junior Rugby Festival, Taupo. Patutahi Community Hall, Biggs St, 6pm, $10 per person, tables of up to 10 people, nibbles supplied. Further details or tickets: email michelle.hawea@slingshot.co.nz

Quiz Night Fundraiser. Silent auction, quiz and improv entertainment supporting affordable theatre in our community. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6pm auction starts, 7pm quiz starts. Tickets: $10 each with six seats per table from evolutiontheatre.org.nz/quiz-night

The Way. Feature-length surfing documentary with music after by Sit Down In Front, $5 per ticket to Gisborne Boardriders. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7pm movie starts, 8.30pm Q&A with Maz and Ricardo, 9pm music. Tickets: $20+Bfee online at eventbrite.com.au or $25 door-sales.

Landslide: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show. Auckland-based five-piece band covering all the classics. Smash Palace Bar, 9pm start, R18. Tickets: $25+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz/whatson/events/gisborne

Sunday, September 2

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

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Town and Around, departs 9am, free. Explore local Council reserves and the connections linking them. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a real passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm, for details ph Phil 867 3715.

Monday, September 3

Alzheimer’s Gisborne: Spud-in-a-Bucket competition (to judging on Dec 8). Pick your bucket of spuds up and get growing. Morris Adair Building, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd, during office hours: 9am-3.30pm on Mon, Wed and Fri, $10 cash or cheque only.

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. 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.

Historic Tairawhiti and Wairoa Film Footage. Compilation of footage from various events from 1912-1987. Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 7-8pm, $10 non-HPT members, free HPT members. Bookings essential: hpt-tours@hisctoricplacesaotearoa.org.nz or Chelle 027 422 0970.

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, September 4

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.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. We promote, perform and educate the Gisborne region about blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, September 5

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 Session. Help plant the micro-reserve and restore the lower Waimata riverside. Meet: 9am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 9.30am at Donner’s Bush, Riverside Rd, 9.30am-12.30pm, bring drink bottle, gloves and suitable footwear, ph Charles 027 539 6692.

Mana Tauira Hauora Day. Local health organisations promote services, healthy food, fun activities and entertainment. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 10am-12.30pm, free entry with free healthy lunch served at 12pm.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Women’s Native Tree Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 1-2.30pm, bring drink bottle. For details ph Kauri 021 125 9442.

The 80s Show Floor Talk. With Tauranga Art Gallery director and exhibition curator Karl Chitham. Tairawhiti Museum, 5.30pm, free for Friends of The Museum, $5 for non-members.

Thursday, September 6

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.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present the world premiere of Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead’s Turanga-nui. Classical Hits for the whole family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $17.50-$61.50 or ticketdirect.co.nz

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.

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, September 7

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.

Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards. Presentation and dinner celebrating business excellence in the region. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 6pm-midnight, $95/head incl three-course meal. Tickets: Prue at prue@publicimpressions.co.nz or ph 021 276 5484.

Arj Barker: Organic. Insightful and pointed stand-up, a must see for those who love to laugh. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8pm. Tickets: $52.40 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

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

Saturday, September 8

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 Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Sept 1 listing.

Waipaoa Parish Spring Shop Day. Lots of bargains: jumble, linen, baking, produce, preserves, books, toys, white elephant, plants and raffles. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Road, 9am.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register, phone/text Karen 027 664 8010.

Toy Garage Sale. Grab a bargain: toys, clothes, books, raffles, housewares, baking and more. Gisborne Toy Library, 16 Fitzherbert St, 10am-midday.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, Ormond, 2-4pm. See Saturday, Sept 1 listing.

Heartland Championship Rugby. Poverty Bay vs Wanganui game. Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Wairarapa Bush game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Stars in Their Eyes Finals. Talented locals perform as their favourite celebrities. Fundraiser for Gisborne’s St John Ambulance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $17.00 Stephen Jones Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz

Ngatapa Rugby Senior Prizegiving. Celebrate the end of the sporting season with our players. Poverty Bay Golf Club, Cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 5.30pm. Tickets: $20 each incl nibbles, at Gisborne Glass, 383 Childers Rd and PGG Wrightson, 21 Solander St, or door-sales $30 each.

Anxiety Club on Tour. Wellington-based band with a unique, gritty blend of alt-country. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15 door-sales or from The Aviary (cash-only) or undertheradar.co.nz

Enoch live. An EP release celebration with Mudshark, Aura of Chaos and Unifi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $10 door-sales, R18.

Sunday, September 9

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Sept 2 listing.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday Sept 8 listing.

Ambitious Gisborne Women Exhibition (to March 3, 2019). Commemorating 125 years of women voting in NZ. Tairawhiti Museum, Sun 1.30-4pm, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: Claudia and Sophie Matthews, violin and piano. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm, adult $5 pay on the day, child/student with ID free.

Auditions: Mayhem and Murder. Talented locals are wanted for a murder mystery with song. Musical Theatre Gisborne Clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 2-5pm. See Facebook and contact Dorothy for an appointment: 027 740 0801 or dodonbarn@gmail.com

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