What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday November 17 to Sunday November 25

Saturday November 17 to Sunday November 25

Strawberry and ice cream. Mmmm. File picture

Saturday, November 17

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/

Taste of Sailing Day. An open day for ages eight to adults with an interest in learning to sail. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 11am, weather permitting or if weather inclement will be postponed to Sunday, Nov 18, koha $5. See GYCs Facebook page for updates.

Annual Craft Fair. Amusement rides, raffles, food and craft stalls. Wainui Beach School, 55 Wairere Rd, 1-4pm.

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing, Christmas dress theme. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 5.30-10pm, dinner at 6pm, dancing from 8pm.

Sunday, November 18

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

Hospice Strawberry Festival. Bring the family for ice cream and yummy spring strawberries. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club/Waikanae Reserve, 10am-1pm or until sold out, $5 per serve.

Ormond Garden Ramble and Christmas Fete. Enjoy a day touring country gardens, then visit the fete: food, crafts, artists, furniture and more. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 each, u/12s free, from Ormond School 862 5725, Ormond Kindergarten 862 5401, Ormondo’s, Pharmacy 53 and Parkview Garden Centre. See our Facebook page.

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

Women's Native Tree Project Trust: Working Bee. Come along and lend a hand. Titirangi Hill. Meet at 11am, to the right of the top car park. For details ph Kauri on 021 125 9442.

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

Monday, November 19

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival (to Nov 23). Come along and watch your tamariki perform onstage. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-1pm. See Facebook for details.

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, ph 867 2584.

Garden Tour: Gisborne Community Garden Competition 2017 Winners. Guided walking tours of the village gardens with head gardener Paul Delamaine. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place. Meet at reception: Tours leave at 10am, midday, 2pm & 3pm.

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Showing, discussing and having some anime fun. HB Williams Memorial Library Papatipu Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome, rackets available. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subs, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

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 Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 20

​Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.15pm. See Monday listing.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. 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.

Gisborne Host Lions: World Festival of Magic. A magic show for the entire family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-7.30pm. Tickets/pricing: Facebook Messenger (no door sales).

Wednesday, November 21

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.15pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Proactive Club. A retired persons interest group with guest speaker Steve Dewes, a forestry contractor working with gang members. Citizens Advice Bureau. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

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.

Thursday, November 22

Kapunipuni Kaiako Reo Maori o Te Tairawhiti Workshop. Engaging Te Reo Maori kaiako (teachers) in water testing and GIS mapping skills. Hinetamatea Pa, Anaura Bay, 8.45am-4.15pm.

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.45pm. See Monday listing.

Hou Taiki E. A final exhibition of mixed media works by third year degree students. School of Maori Visual Art and Design, Toihoukura, 80 Cobden St, 6pm.

Twilight Badminton Doubles Tournament (to Dec 6). Bring a friend, partner or colleague for three guaranteed matches a night. No experience required and rackets provided. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $50/team. For details: Tina at cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273, register at http://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Freedance. A freestyle dance offering for all abilities and ages. YMCA Stadium, 447 Childers Rd, 6.30-7.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page. Circle Dances of Europe: Week 4. Six-week course introducing common circle dance styles. Partners are not necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9pm, $10 at the door.

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

Friday, November 23

Motu Horse Trek (to Nov 25). A fundraiser for the Motu Community Trust. Six-hour treks over stunning Motu farmland, ride on all or some of the days. $100 per day/person with all meals provided, daily assembly at 8.30am, departure at 9am, basic camping amenities available. Further details or to book: ph 862 8736 or rakanui@xtra.co.nz

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

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.45pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Whanau Day. A fun Ka Pai Kaiti family-friendly day with food, live music, bouncy castles, stalls, Harley rides, ultimate frisbee and football. Te Puawaitanga Park, Ruatoria, 3-6pm, free.

Kings of the Gym (to Nov 30). When PE is far from PC, a hilariously funny NZ play. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 from Gisborne i-Site.

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

Saturday, November 24

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Nov 17 listing.

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 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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Nov 17 listing.

TRAMPS. All 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.

Kings of the Gym, 4pm. See Friday listing.

Sunday, November 25

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Nov 18 listing.

Bikeys Spring Fun Ride. Fun races for the whole family, or just cruise the three track options: easy to steep climbs. Ebikes welcome. Shanks Forest Park, Waingake Rd: 3km from Wharerata Rd turnoff (will be signposted), 9.30am-midday. Registration from 9.30am, start at 10am, gold coin donation towards the Sunrise Foundation. Parking on roadside or in the park. See Facebook for cancellation info.

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, Wainui, 9.30-10.30am.

Gisborne Art Mart. Outdoor arts and crafts market with local artisans and entertainment. Marina Park Reserve, Cnr Vogel St and Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm. If wet: postponed to the following Sunday.

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

Waihua Christmas Fete. An array of artisan wares, food and beverages in a beautiful historic garden setting. Glendining Rd, Waihua, Wairoa, 10am-3pm, $10 adult, u/12s free, door sales. Proceeds to Starship Children’s Hospital.

Terrier Racing with The Topp Twins. A great family day with races, food, beverages, fancy dress and a grand auction. Proceeds to local Breast Cancer Foundation and Medical Day Unit at Gisborne Hospital. Showgrounds Park, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10.30am-6.30pm, gates open at 10am. Pre-sale: $30 adult. Gate sale: $35 adult, $5 children, u/5s free. $5 per dog: small terriers only. Tickets from Jennie ph 863 7012, 027 245 2667, or Farmlands, Palembang, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and Wainui Store. For details see https://www.terrierfun-gisborne.co.nz/

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

Arts on Tour NZ: Messy Magic Adventure. When cleaning a magician’s house two cleaners accidentally let the magic out of its box and everything turns topsy-turvy. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1.30pm, $15 adult, $10 16yrs/u. For children of all ages.

Sonic Awareness Concert. A jazz, blues and funk charity concert raising funds for Gisborne Women’s Refuge, featuring John Mackill’s Jazz Collective. Gisborne Bowling Club, 15 Rawiri St, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door sales.

Kings of the Gym, 4pm. See Friday listing.

Women’s Adventure Film Tour (& Nov 30). Two nights of short films celebrating 12 fantastic women from Australia and NZ who are doing extraordinary things. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6.30pm start. Tickets: $14 from The Aviary (cash-only) or door sales.

Arts on Tour NZ: Seven Deadly Stunts. David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache celebrate seven notorious stunts from carnival history. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7.30pm, $20, R14.

Saturday, November 17

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/

Taste of Sailing Day. An open day for ages eight to adults with an interest in learning to sail. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 11am, weather permitting or if weather inclement will be postponed to Sunday, Nov 18, koha $5. See GYCs Facebook page for updates.

Annual Craft Fair. Amusement rides, raffles, food and craft stalls. Wainui Beach School, 55 Wairere Rd, 1-4pm.

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing, Christmas dress theme. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 5.30-10pm, dinner at 6pm, dancing from 8pm.

Sunday, November 18

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

Hospice Strawberry Festival. Bring the family for ice cream and yummy spring strawberries. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club/Waikanae Reserve, 10am-1pm or until sold out, $5 per serve.

Ormond Garden Ramble and Christmas Fete. Enjoy a day touring country gardens, then visit the fete: food, crafts, artists, furniture and more. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 each, u/12s free, from Ormond School 862 5725, Ormond Kindergarten 862 5401, Ormondo’s, Pharmacy 53 and Parkview Garden Centre. See our Facebook page.

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

Women's Native Tree Project Trust: Working Bee. Come along and lend a hand. Titirangi Hill. Meet at 11am, to the right of the top car park. For details ph Kauri on 021 125 9442.

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

Monday, November 19

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival (to Nov 23). Come along and watch your tamariki perform onstage. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-1pm. See Facebook for details.

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, ph 867 2584.

Garden Tour: Gisborne Community Garden Competition 2017 Winners. Guided walking tours of the village gardens with head gardener Paul Delamaine. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place. Meet at reception: Tours leave at 10am, midday, 2pm & 3pm.

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Showing, discussing and having some anime fun. HB Williams Memorial Library Papatipu Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome, rackets available. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subs, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

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 Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 20

​Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.15pm. See Monday listing.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. 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.

Gisborne Host Lions: World Festival of Magic. A magic show for the entire family. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-7.30pm. Tickets/pricing: Facebook Messenger (no door sales).

Wednesday, November 21

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.15pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Proactive Club. A retired persons interest group with guest speaker Steve Dewes, a forestry contractor working with gang members. Citizens Advice Bureau. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

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.

Thursday, November 22

Kapunipuni Kaiako Reo Maori o Te Tairawhiti Workshop. Engaging Te Reo Maori kaiako (teachers) in water testing and GIS mapping skills. Hinetamatea Pa, Anaura Bay, 8.45am-4.15pm.

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.45pm. See Monday listing.

Hou Taiki E. A final exhibition of mixed media works by third year degree students. School of Maori Visual Art and Design, Toihoukura, 80 Cobden St, 6pm.

Twilight Badminton Doubles Tournament (to Dec 6). Bring a friend, partner or colleague for three guaranteed matches a night. No experience required and rackets provided. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $50/team. For details: Tina at cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273, register at http://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Freedance. A freestyle dance offering for all abilities and ages. YMCA Stadium, 447 Childers Rd, 6.30-7.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page. Circle Dances of Europe: Week 4. Six-week course introducing common circle dance styles. Partners are not necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9pm, $10 at the door.

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

Friday, November 23

Motu Horse Trek (to Nov 25). A fundraiser for the Motu Community Trust. Six-hour treks over stunning Motu farmland, ride on all or some of the days. $100 per day/person with all meals provided, daily assembly at 8.30am, departure at 9am, basic camping amenities available. Further details or to book: ph 862 8736 or rakanui@xtra.co.nz

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

Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, 9am-1.45pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Whanau Day. A fun Ka Pai Kaiti family-friendly day with food, live music, bouncy castles, stalls, Harley rides, ultimate frisbee and football. Te Puawaitanga Park, Ruatoria, 3-6pm, free.

Kings of the Gym (to Nov 30). When PE is far from PC, a hilariously funny NZ play. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 from Gisborne i-Site.

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

Saturday, November 24

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Nov 17 listing.

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 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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Nov 17 listing.

TRAMPS. All 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.

Kings of the Gym, 4pm. See Friday listing.

Sunday, November 25

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Nov 18 listing.

Bikeys Spring Fun Ride. Fun races for the whole family, or just cruise the three track options: easy to steep climbs. Ebikes welcome. Shanks Forest Park, Waingake Rd: 3km from Wharerata Rd turnoff (will be signposted), 9.30am-midday. Registration from 9.30am, start at 10am, gold coin donation towards the Sunrise Foundation. Parking on roadside or in the park. See Facebook for cancellation info.

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, Wainui, 9.30-10.30am.

Gisborne Art Mart. Outdoor arts and crafts market with local artisans and entertainment. Marina Park Reserve, Cnr Vogel St and Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm. If wet: postponed to the following Sunday.

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

Waihua Christmas Fete. An array of artisan wares, food and beverages in a beautiful historic garden setting. Glendining Rd, Waihua, Wairoa, 10am-3pm, $10 adult, u/12s free, door sales. Proceeds to Starship Children’s Hospital.

Terrier Racing with The Topp Twins. A great family day with races, food, beverages, fancy dress and a grand auction. Proceeds to local Breast Cancer Foundation and Medical Day Unit at Gisborne Hospital. Showgrounds Park, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10.30am-6.30pm, gates open at 10am. Pre-sale: $30 adult. Gate sale: $35 adult, $5 children, u/5s free. $5 per dog: small terriers only. Tickets from Jennie ph 863 7012, 027 245 2667, or Farmlands, Palembang, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and Wainui Store. For details see https://www.terrierfun-gisborne.co.nz/

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

Arts on Tour NZ: Messy Magic Adventure. When cleaning a magician’s house two cleaners accidentally let the magic out of its box and everything turns topsy-turvy. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1.30pm, $15 adult, $10 16yrs/u. For children of all ages.

Sonic Awareness Concert. A jazz, blues and funk charity concert raising funds for Gisborne Women’s Refuge, featuring John Mackill’s Jazz Collective. Gisborne Bowling Club, 15 Rawiri St, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door sales.

Kings of the Gym, 4pm. See Friday listing.

Women’s Adventure Film Tour (& Nov 30). Two nights of short films celebrating 12 fantastic women from Australia and NZ who are doing extraordinary things. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6.30pm start. Tickets: $14 from The Aviary (cash-only) or door sales.

Arts on Tour NZ: Seven Deadly Stunts. David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache celebrate seven notorious stunts from carnival history. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7.30pm, $20, R14.

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