What's on in Gisborne

Pictured powering across the Bay last year is Sports 225 class boat Chindit. File picture

Saturday, February 2

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs. This lifesaving event will determine the 2019 top club. Midway Beach, 9am, free for SLSNZ members.

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old-school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

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

Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth. An evening of dancing goodness inspired by the world. Suits all ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 door sales, pot luck supper follows, kids free.

Hail To The Thieves. A Radiohead tribute band playing all the favourites. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

Welcome to Smashville. Annual celebration of Country Music featuring iconic Kiwi legends The Warratahs and special guests Honey Jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 9pm, R18. Tickets: $30+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63761/Welcome-To-Smashville.utr

Sunday, February 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride, Paritu to Mahanga Rd, Opoutama, departs 8am, $20-30. Cycle from the SH2 end of Paritu Rd, near Wharerata Hill summit, downhill to Opoutama approx 25km. Bicycle with wide tyres required for hilly, varied surfaces: grass, dirt, gravel and sealed road. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Weekly 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: 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 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

G’Zukers Goodtime Band Live. Performing all your favourite tunes. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 2pm. Tickets, pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u12. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

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, February 4

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers (to Apr 8). A 10-week course for 6-12 year-olds to bring their own gear and develop surfing skills or learn how to surf. Midway Beach or an alternative beach depending upon the weather, 5-6.30pm, $130 GBC members or $170 non-members, register at http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254​

Breakthrough Parenting: Building Awesome Matua. Programme for dads who have been through their own challenges to be violence free. Tauawhi Men’s Centre, 71 Peel St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Whanau support welcome.

Summer Badminton Club. New players welcome, rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, February 5

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Senior Champs (to Feb 6). Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the lifesaving rescue events. Midway Beach, 4.30-7pm, registration/entry fee of $10 paid on the day. See Facebook page for requirements.

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.

Wednesday, February 6

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Senior Champs, 9am-2pm. See Tuesday listing.

Gisborne Waitangi Day Celebration. Come along and enjoy a smoke, drug and alcohol-free event, featuring local musicians, performers, kid-friendly entertainment and stalls. Anzac Park, Score Rd, 2-6pm, free. For food or market stall inquiries email Ropata.Coe-Tipene@twoa.ac.nz or ph 020 4130 5380.

Thursday, February 7

Technovation App Development Workshop. For girls to kick-start their tech journey, exploring app development and getting to grips with the Technovation challenge. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 6-8pm, free. Register: ph (06) 777 0522 or gisborne@themindlab.com

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm, led by Pascale. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See our Facebook page.

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, February 8

Practice for Whanau Fun and Weet-Bix TRYathlon. Open to all ages and experience levels, learn some tips to put it all together. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 5.30pm, gold coin donation.

Jon Toogood: Solo and Acoustic. Unplugged, unaccompanied and unmasked, singing songs and telling tales. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $35 at Smash Palace, 24 Banks St or $42.50 at https://www.jontoogood.live/

Saturday, February 9

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Waitangi Falls, Ruakituri Valley (to Sunday evening), depart 7.00am, $25. Overnight trip, dependent upon good weather. Walking from Papuni Station to the eastern edge of Te Urewera, camp at the top of Waitangi Falls. Bring own food, camping gear/cooker. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

Waingake Horse Sports. Action-packed family-fun on horseback, with events for all ages. Follow the signs: Willy & Lou Livingston's property, Gordon Rd, Waingake, gate opens at 8am, start 9am. Ice blocks, sausage sizzle and cash bar available all day. Free hangi at conclusion of prize-giving.

Gizzy Beach Netball Tournament. Get a team together or come along and watch the five-a-side mixed teams battle it out. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 9am-4pm, $100/team, or free entry to watch. For details see https://www.sporty.co.nz/gisbornenc/Beach-Netball/Tournament-2019

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

McCann’ics Thunder Out East. Round 2 of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Series where teams battle for national points. Best viewing from Midway Beach, midday-4pm, first race at 12.30pm. For details: http://www.nzoffshore.co.nz/

HeiHei Festival. The ultimate family-day-out with Spitfire chicken done 40 ways, kid-friendly activities, music and Hot Wings Competition. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, midday-5pm, $35 adult, $10 kids u12s. Tickets at Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd. See Facebook for menu details.

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old-school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

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

PB Blues Club: Save our Francis Bacon. Jazz pianist David Parquette and friends present New Orleans jazz and blues. Fundraiser for the club’s recently purchased Francis Bacon piano. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, $10 door sales (cash-only).

Sidechair Champs and Street Stock Champs. All welcome for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 senior, $8 child aged 5-15, u5s free.

Sunday, February 10

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Feb 3 listing.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday Feb 9 listing.

Colour Run for Diversity. Opportunities Without Discrimination and Gisborne Harriers Club host this colourful family event. Marina Park, Vogel St and Ormond Rd, 10am-midday, koha entry. Entry requirement: Wear an odd pair of socks.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Feb 3 listing.

Summer Concert Series: Joanna Foote and Harry Grigg. Recital with Berlin-based lyric soprano Joanna and Auckland tenor Harry with a variety of operatic gems, supported by Auckland pianist Xing Wang. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 2.30pm. Tickets: door sales, adult $25, student/child free.

Adapting to Stress: Protecting your health through Nutrigenomics. Guest speaker: Janelle James, Sunshine Coast, Australia talks about sleep, energy, anxiety, inflammation and immunity. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade (above The Works), 3-4pm, free. Sign-up on Facebook page, limited seating.

Saturday, February 2

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs. This lifesaving event will determine the 2019 top club. Midway Beach, 9am, free for SLSNZ members.

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old-school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

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

Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth. An evening of dancing goodness inspired by the world. Suits all ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 door sales, pot luck supper follows, kids free.

Hail To The Thieves. A Radiohead tribute band playing all the favourites. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

Welcome to Smashville. Annual celebration of Country Music featuring iconic Kiwi legends The Warratahs and special guests Honey Jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 9pm, R18. Tickets: $30+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63761/Welcome-To-Smashville.utr

Sunday, February 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride, Paritu to Mahanga Rd, Opoutama, departs 8am, $20-30. Cycle from the SH2 end of Paritu Rd, near Wharerata Hill summit, downhill to Opoutama approx 25km. Bicycle with wide tyres required for hilly, varied surfaces: grass, dirt, gravel and sealed road. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Weekly 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: 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 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

G’Zukers Goodtime Band Live. Performing all your favourite tunes. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 2pm. Tickets, pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u12. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

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, February 4

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers (to Apr 8). A 10-week course for 6-12 year-olds to bring their own gear and develop surfing skills or learn how to surf. Midway Beach or an alternative beach depending upon the weather, 5-6.30pm, $130 GBC members or $170 non-members, register at http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254​

Breakthrough Parenting: Building Awesome Matua. Programme for dads who have been through their own challenges to be violence free. Tauawhi Men’s Centre, 71 Peel St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Whanau support welcome.

Summer Badminton Club. New players welcome, rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, February 5

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Senior Champs (to Feb 6). Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the lifesaving rescue events. Midway Beach, 4.30-7pm, registration/entry fee of $10 paid on the day. See Facebook page for requirements.

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.

Wednesday, February 6

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Senior Champs, 9am-2pm. See Tuesday listing.

Gisborne Waitangi Day Celebration. Come along and enjoy a smoke, drug and alcohol-free event, featuring local musicians, performers, kid-friendly entertainment and stalls. Anzac Park, Score Rd, 2-6pm, free. For food or market stall inquiries email Ropata.Coe-Tipene@twoa.ac.nz or ph 020 4130 5380.

Thursday, February 7

Technovation App Development Workshop. For girls to kick-start their tech journey, exploring app development and getting to grips with the Technovation challenge. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 6-8pm, free. Register: ph (06) 777 0522 or gisborne@themindlab.com

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm, led by Pascale. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See our Facebook page.

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, February 8

Practice for Whanau Fun and Weet-Bix TRYathlon. Open to all ages and experience levels, learn some tips to put it all together. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 5.30pm, gold coin donation.

Jon Toogood: Solo and Acoustic. Unplugged, unaccompanied and unmasked, singing songs and telling tales. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $35 at Smash Palace, 24 Banks St or $42.50 at https://www.jontoogood.live/

Saturday, February 9

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Waitangi Falls, Ruakituri Valley (to Sunday evening), depart 7.00am, $25. Overnight trip, dependent upon good weather. Walking from Papuni Station to the eastern edge of Te Urewera, camp at the top of Waitangi Falls. Bring own food, camping gear/cooker. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

Waingake Horse Sports. Action-packed family-fun on horseback, with events for all ages. Follow the signs: Willy & Lou Livingston's property, Gordon Rd, Waingake, gate opens at 8am, start 9am. Ice blocks, sausage sizzle and cash bar available all day. Free hangi at conclusion of prize-giving.

Gizzy Beach Netball Tournament. Get a team together or come along and watch the five-a-side mixed teams battle it out. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 9am-4pm, $100/team, or free entry to watch. For details see https://www.sporty.co.nz/gisbornenc/Beach-Netball/Tournament-2019

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

McCann’ics Thunder Out East. Round 2 of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Series where teams battle for national points. Best viewing from Midway Beach, midday-4pm, first race at 12.30pm. For details: http://www.nzoffshore.co.nz/

HeiHei Festival. The ultimate family-day-out with Spitfire chicken done 40 ways, kid-friendly activities, music and Hot Wings Competition. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, midday-5pm, $35 adult, $10 kids u12s. Tickets at Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd. See Facebook for menu details.

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old-school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

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

PB Blues Club: Save our Francis Bacon. Jazz pianist David Parquette and friends present New Orleans jazz and blues. Fundraiser for the club’s recently purchased Francis Bacon piano. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, $10 door sales (cash-only).

Sidechair Champs and Street Stock Champs. All welcome for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 senior, $8 child aged 5-15, u5s free.

Sunday, February 10

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Feb 3 listing.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday Feb 9 listing.

Colour Run for Diversity. Opportunities Without Discrimination and Gisborne Harriers Club host this colourful family event. Marina Park, Vogel St and Ormond Rd, 10am-midday, koha entry. Entry requirement: Wear an odd pair of socks.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Feb 3 listing.

Summer Concert Series: Joanna Foote and Harry Grigg. Recital with Berlin-based lyric soprano Joanna and Auckland tenor Harry with a variety of operatic gems, supported by Auckland pianist Xing Wang. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 2.30pm. Tickets: door sales, adult $25, student/child free.

Adapting to Stress: Protecting your health through Nutrigenomics. Guest speaker: Janelle James, Sunshine Coast, Australia talks about sleep, energy, anxiety, inflammation and immunity. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade (above The Works), 3-4pm, free. Sign-up on Facebook page, limited seating.

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