What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday September 22 to Sunday September 30.

Saturday September 22 to Sunday September 30.



Saturday, September 22

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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 www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Suffragette Walk. A rolling footpath walk in period costume, or in purple to mark women’s suffrage. From different points around town to the Margaret Sievwright Obelisk, Rose Garden, Fitzherbert St, 9.30am. For details: Jaki 027 335 5319, evansbaconco@xtra.co.nz

Conservation Week visit and working bee. Help to weed the Rene Orchiston flax collection. Meet at the new shelter along the mowed track, Sisterton’s Lagoon, MacDonald Rd, opposite Ravensdown, 10am-12pm. Cancelled if wet. Some weeding tools will be provided. Contact: Tui 027 313 5428, fostertui@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club Concert. Featuring local artists and Grant Timoti-Reha from Rotorua. House of Breakthrough, cnr Lytton Rd & Ormond Rd, 1.30pm. Tickets: door-sales, adult $15, seniors $10 and primary age child $5, ph Flo 867 7637 or 027 494 6979.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Poverty Bay game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Hear My Heart Zumba Master Class. NZs own next Rising Presenter Finalist 2018, Kelly Ann takes this class. Freedom Health and Fitness, 16 Fitzherbert St, 5.30-7pm. Pre-sales: $10 at info@freedomgisborne.co.nz or 020 4092 7662. Door-sales $15.

Homeschool Group presents Peter Pan. Live production with fun for the whole family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-8pm, $8 cash-only door-sales.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing with The Sheldon's Band. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 door-sales, semi-formal dress.

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of the Best Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, September 23

Huringa Pai: Mountain Marathon Session. All welcome to join in for a fun day climbing Titirangi as many times as you can. Kaiti Hill, 6am-6pm. An aid station will be on top of the 'mountain' with shade, recovery area, toilet, food and water (bring your own water bottle).

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

Alzheimer’s Gisborne: Memory Walk. Join in and remember people with dementia. Meet at river-end of Bright St at 10am and walk to Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments and entertainment available. Register: ph 867 0752 or www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk

Queen Bee live. Singing Petula Clark, Sandy Shaw, Lulu and other 60s hits. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry. For lunch bookings ph 867 1112.

Homeschool Group presents Peter Pan, 2–4pm. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

Volunteers Open Day BBQ. New and old volunteers welcome to come along for a BBQ and a chat and meet the new committee. Eastland Group Raceway track, 2pm.

Monday, September 24

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, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, 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.

Collective Agreement play (to Sep 25). A dramatic comedy of friendship, loyalty and revenge by Year 13 students. Gisborne Girls' High School, 7pm, $10 adult, $8 student, tickets on sale from today in the school Drama room.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate 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 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Rimu o Maru, Waingake Bush QE2, departs 8am, $5. An easy walk along the Waterworks Bush ridge and return over the QE2 track. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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.

PB Cricket Association host The Northern District Knights. Bring your kids for a practice session with the players, spot prizes and a signing session afterwards. Harry Barker Reserve, 3.30-5pm, free.

Collective Agreement play, 7pm. See Monday listing.

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

Wednesday, September 26

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.

Operatunity presents Tennessee Waltz. Featuring award winning songs from Doris Day, John Denver, Dolly Parton and many more. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or www.operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Thursday, September 27

Brainwaves Early Years Seminar. Consistent, responsive, loving care helps a child to feel valued and nutured. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 1-3pm, free. Book before Sep 26 at 868 3571, 027 214 2028 or Supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

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.

First Home Buyers' Evening. Hear from industry experts, lawyers and valuers about buying a first home. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 6-8pm, free.

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.

Friday, September 28

100th Festival of the Arts (to Oct 2). The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates its centenary with performances in dance (War Memorial Theatre), speech and drama (Holy Trinity Church) and music (St Andrew’s Church). Sessions start: 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See the programme for venues, days, times and classes. Admission: Family (2A+2C) $40, adult concession $25 (all sessions+venues), adult $5/session, child $1/session.

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.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-4. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Atarau: Moonlight Exhibition (to Nov 4). A Tairawhiti interschool artwork exhibition of native nocturnal birds and insects from our region. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Wairere: Waterfalls Exhibition (to Nov 25). A photographic and multimedia exhibition featuring a range of majestic NZ waterfalls. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Zumba Master Class Fundraiser. Join to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Blue September. Mangapapa School, 5 Rua St, 6-7.30pm, $10 door-sales. Dress up in blue. All proceeds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ.

51/50 Battle League: Is That Us Bro? Biggest rap battle the East Coast has seen with 14-bands. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-11pm, R18. Tickets: $10 from venue or Facebook, $20 door-sales.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Herbs: Acoustic. Reggae the night away, also featuring Under the Sun and DJ Bounce. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 8pm, $25 from venue or www.ticketspace.co.nz +Bfee, R18.

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

Saturday, September 29

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club two-day trip to Panekire Hut, Te Urewera, departs 7.30am, return 6pm Sunday, $15 transport, $38 hut fees. A five-hour walk from Onepoto to the Panekire Hut. Bring your food and gas cooker. Ph Gillian grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

The Gypsy Fair (to Sep 30). An extensive range of handcrafted products (jewellery, upcycled tie creations and clothes, glass blowing and leather) and lots of fun for the kids. The Rectory Field GBHS, Stanley Rd, 9am-5pm.

100th Festival of the Arts, 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See Sep 28 listing.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and fabric and join in the fun of making reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

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. Poverty Bay vs Thames Valley game. Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Centenary Celebration. The Gisborne Competitions Society hosts a concert celebrating 100 years of staging the performing arts in dance, speech, drama and music, featuring local and national performers from the Comps. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30pm, gold coin donation.

RSA Salsa Night 3. A salsa dance for adults to unleash their Latin spirit. RSA, Childers Rd, 7-10pm, $4 door-sales.

Spaghetti Toast live. Celebrating their first album release with Shifty Peaks. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Herbs: Acoustic. Reggae the night away, also featuring Under the Sun and DJ Bounce. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8pm, $25 from venue or ticketspace.co.nz +Bfee, R18.

Sunday, September 30

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Sep 23 listing.

The Gypsy Fair, 9am–4pm. See Saturday Sep 29 listing.

100th Festival of the Arts, 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See Sep 28 listing.

Te Arai Planting Day. Planting reeds and rushes on the edge of the Te Arai River to protect inanga/whitebait spawning habitat. This site is muddy and slippery and is not suitable for young children. Meeting point will be signposted 2km up the Waingake Rd, Manutuke, 9.30am-12.30pm, free.

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, adult $8, child $5. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Midway Beach Clean-up. Help Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti clean the beach. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet in public carpark beside Midway Surf Life Saving Club, 3-4pm.



Saturday, September 22

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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 www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Suffragette Walk. A rolling footpath walk in period costume, or in purple to mark women’s suffrage. From different points around town to the Margaret Sievwright Obelisk, Rose Garden, Fitzherbert St, 9.30am. For details: Jaki 027 335 5319, evansbaconco@xtra.co.nz

Conservation Week visit and working bee. Help to weed the Rene Orchiston flax collection. Meet at the new shelter along the mowed track, Sisterton’s Lagoon, MacDonald Rd, opposite Ravensdown, 10am-12pm. Cancelled if wet. Some weeding tools will be provided. Contact: Tui 027 313 5428, fostertui@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club Concert. Featuring local artists and Grant Timoti-Reha from Rotorua. House of Breakthrough, cnr Lytton Rd & Ormond Rd, 1.30pm. Tickets: door-sales, adult $15, seniors $10 and primary age child $5, ph Flo 867 7637 or 027 494 6979.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Poverty Bay game. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Hear My Heart Zumba Master Class. NZs own next Rising Presenter Finalist 2018, Kelly Ann takes this class. Freedom Health and Fitness, 16 Fitzherbert St, 5.30-7pm. Pre-sales: $10 at info@freedomgisborne.co.nz or 020 4092 7662. Door-sales $15.

Homeschool Group presents Peter Pan. Live production with fun for the whole family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-8pm, $8 cash-only door-sales.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing with The Sheldon's Band. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 door-sales, semi-formal dress.

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of the Best Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, September 23

Huringa Pai: Mountain Marathon Session. All welcome to join in for a fun day climbing Titirangi as many times as you can. Kaiti Hill, 6am-6pm. An aid station will be on top of the 'mountain' with shade, recovery area, toilet, food and water (bring your own water bottle).

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

Alzheimer’s Gisborne: Memory Walk. Join in and remember people with dementia. Meet at river-end of Bright St at 10am and walk to Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments and entertainment available. Register: ph 867 0752 or www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk

Queen Bee live. Singing Petula Clark, Sandy Shaw, Lulu and other 60s hits. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, free entry. For lunch bookings ph 867 1112.

Homeschool Group presents Peter Pan, 2–4pm. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

Volunteers Open Day BBQ. New and old volunteers welcome to come along for a BBQ and a chat and meet the new committee. Eastland Group Raceway track, 2pm.

Monday, September 24

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, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, 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.

Collective Agreement play (to Sep 25). A dramatic comedy of friendship, loyalty and revenge by Year 13 students. Gisborne Girls' High School, 7pm, $10 adult, $8 student, tickets on sale from today in the school Drama room.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate 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 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Rimu o Maru, Waingake Bush QE2, departs 8am, $5. An easy walk along the Waterworks Bush ridge and return over the QE2 track. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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.

PB Cricket Association host The Northern District Knights. Bring your kids for a practice session with the players, spot prizes and a signing session afterwards. Harry Barker Reserve, 3.30-5pm, free.

Collective Agreement play, 7pm. See Monday listing.

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

Wednesday, September 26

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.

Operatunity presents Tennessee Waltz. Featuring award winning songs from Doris Day, John Denver, Dolly Parton and many more. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or www.operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Thursday, September 27

Brainwaves Early Years Seminar. Consistent, responsive, loving care helps a child to feel valued and nutured. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 1-3pm, free. Book before Sep 26 at 868 3571, 027 214 2028 or Supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

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.

First Home Buyers' Evening. Hear from industry experts, lawyers and valuers about buying a first home. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 6-8pm, free.

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.

Friday, September 28

100th Festival of the Arts (to Oct 2). The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates its centenary with performances in dance (War Memorial Theatre), speech and drama (Holy Trinity Church) and music (St Andrew’s Church). Sessions start: 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See the programme for venues, days, times and classes. Admission: Family (2A+2C) $40, adult concession $25 (all sessions+venues), adult $5/session, child $1/session.

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.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-4. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Atarau: Moonlight Exhibition (to Nov 4). A Tairawhiti interschool artwork exhibition of native nocturnal birds and insects from our region. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Wairere: Waterfalls Exhibition (to Nov 25). A photographic and multimedia exhibition featuring a range of majestic NZ waterfalls. Tairawhiti Museum, opening today: 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Zumba Master Class Fundraiser. Join to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Blue September. Mangapapa School, 5 Rua St, 6-7.30pm, $10 door-sales. Dress up in blue. All proceeds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ.

51/50 Battle League: Is That Us Bro? Biggest rap battle the East Coast has seen with 14-bands. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-11pm, R18. Tickets: $10 from venue or Facebook, $20 door-sales.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Herbs: Acoustic. Reggae the night away, also featuring Under the Sun and DJ Bounce. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 8pm, $25 from venue or www.ticketspace.co.nz +Bfee, R18.

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

Saturday, September 29

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club two-day trip to Panekire Hut, Te Urewera, departs 7.30am, return 6pm Sunday, $15 transport, $38 hut fees. A five-hour walk from Onepoto to the Panekire Hut. Bring your food and gas cooker. Ph Gillian grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

The Gypsy Fair (to Sep 30). An extensive range of handcrafted products (jewellery, upcycled tie creations and clothes, glass blowing and leather) and lots of fun for the kids. The Rectory Field GBHS, Stanley Rd, 9am-5pm.

100th Festival of the Arts, 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See Sep 28 listing.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and fabric and join in the fun of making reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Sep 22 listing.

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. Poverty Bay vs Thames Valley game. Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Centenary Celebration. The Gisborne Competitions Society hosts a concert celebrating 100 years of staging the performing arts in dance, speech, drama and music, featuring local and national performers from the Comps. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30pm, gold coin donation.

RSA Salsa Night 3. A salsa dance for adults to unleash their Latin spirit. RSA, Childers Rd, 7-10pm, $4 door-sales.

Spaghetti Toast live. Celebrating their first album release with Shifty Peaks. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Herbs: Acoustic. Reggae the night away, also featuring Under the Sun and DJ Bounce. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8pm, $25 from venue or ticketspace.co.nz +Bfee, R18.

Sunday, September 30

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Sep 23 listing.

The Gypsy Fair, 9am–4pm. See Saturday Sep 29 listing.

100th Festival of the Arts, 9am, 1pm and 6.30pm. See Sep 28 listing.

Te Arai Planting Day. Planting reeds and rushes on the edge of the Te Arai River to protect inanga/whitebait spawning habitat. This site is muddy and slippery and is not suitable for young children. Meeting point will be signposted 2km up the Waingake Rd, Manutuke, 9.30am-12.30pm, free.

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, adult $8, child $5. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Midway Beach Clean-up. Help Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti clean the beach. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet in public carpark beside Midway Surf Life Saving Club, 3-4pm.

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