What's on in Gisborne

Saturday March 9 through to Sunday March 17.

Saturday March 9 through to Sunday March 17.

Saturday March 9 through to Sunday March 17.

Saturday March 9 through to Sunday March 17.

Saturday, March 9

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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. 8am set-up in carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Make the process of passing away less of a financial burden on family by designing your own personalised coffin: constructed by a professional joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Treble Court Cruise Market. Check out the stalls, kapa haka performance and kid-friendly entertainment. Treble Court, 9am-2pm. Market will be cancelled if ship can’t dock. Stallholder inquires: tcmarkets@hotmail.com

Time in a Bottle Exhibition (to Mar 30). Photographs of some of the district’s earliest grape growers and winemakers. Historic Places Tairawhiti, 173 Palmerston Rd (former Plunket building), 9.30am-12.30pm.

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.

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

The Road to Turanga: Leo Fowler’s Gisborne Years. Launching Gerald Barnett’s new book about bicultural-pioneer broadcaster Leo Fowler. Tairawhiti Museum, 5-6.30pm, locals free, visitors $5.

MTF Teams Derby, Pitstop Saloon Champs, Bruce Ellmers Memorial, Phil Walsh Memorial and Ministock Best Pairs. 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.

Dennis Marsh and Brendan Dugan: Just the Two of Us. In concert and back by popular demand. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 each from the RSA during office hours.

Sylvia. A play about a street-smart labradoodle found in a park that becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $24 youth 17/u, $29 senior, $32 adult from https://tinyurl.com/y396lrql

Lazy Fifty: The Covers Set. Come along if you love good old-fashioned classic rock, from Pink Floyd to ZZ Top and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 10

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

Sunday Evening Sessions. Relaxed vibes, great food, beverages. Bridge Estate, 16 Riverpoint Rd, midday-8pm, free entry.

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 SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u10. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

Sylvia, 2-4pm. See March 9 listing.

Monday, March 11

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and 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. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Youth Wheelchair Basketball (to Apr 1). Four-week Parafed Gis/Tair module for ages 10-18, family and friends. Lytton High School basketball court, 3.30-4.30pm. See: https://tinyurl.com/yyjnvecd or to register: ph Shane 022 621 8422, shane.luke12@gmail.com

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers, week-6. 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 per 10-week course. For details, see: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254

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.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to come along for a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph John 867 6383.

Mockingbird. Two-woman black comedy about motherhood and mental health. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 8-9.30pm, $30 door sales or https://tinyurl.com/y2l22ks6

Tuesday, March 12

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whangara, departs 8am, $10. Circuit route, open country, great views and back to the start. Bring warm clothes. Will stop at the test wind turbine. To register ph Stuart 868 5418 or sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed. All welcome for a cuppa, chat or check out a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools to use on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes Sts, 9am-midday. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or email Supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Join golf buddy program (conditions apply) and play for two-months at no cost. For details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1) or email Glenn at: glennb355@gmail.com

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 13-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Beach Boot Camp. Body-boosting high-intensity workout. Bring a towel and water bottle. Midway Beach, 6-7pm, $8. Register/for details, email: wwbhub@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, March 13

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Great Workplace Lunches: Nutrition Workshop. Dietitian Mary Hope will help you fit healthy, nourishing lunches into your busy work schedule. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2. Register: email Mary at maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

St Andrew's Lunchtime Concert Series. Singer/actor Chris Green with songs by American songwriter John Bucchino. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free or koha appreciated.

Badminton Open Season Tournament (Mar 13, 20 & 27). A doubles and mixed doubles tournament for all levels and grades, with three matches a night. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $21 secondary student, $30 senior. To enter: in book in foyer, or ph Linda 862 7777, or email: whiterere1@gmail.com

Essential Oil Workshop. Learn how essential oils play a role in sleep, health and vitality of your whanau. Guest speaker Jessica Bridson of Soothe To Sleep. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: 027 215 6423, or see http://www.mrsjones.me or Facebook: Kaz Jones.

Thursday, March 14

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-2pm. See Tuesday listing.​

Smashers Badminton: Week 2 of 6. For Year 7-10 students. Fitness, social games and fun for all ability levels. Rackets available, please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, ph 027 268 660.

Beach Boot Camp, 6-7pm. See Tuesday listing.

Common Folk: Classic dances from Planet Earth. Popular folk dance for beginners, with Jane Luiten. All ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See Good Folk Facebook page.

It’s Showtime: Magic and Illusion Show. NZ’s family-friendly show is back with new illusions, more magic and antics. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 557 Gladstone Rd, 7-8.30pm. Tickets: $14+Bfee Child 15/u, adult $23+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/yx8lvyc8​ or 0800 289 849.

Under (to March 20). A play written for Chris Green by award-winning playwright Cassandra Tse about the disappearance of May an ambitious, headstrong athlete/artist and to find her again, the man who loved her tells their story. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, $20 or $35 to see Under and Sweet Dreams (March 23-24). Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

Friday, March 15

Toddler Time: for ages 3-5. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

AA Solar Summer Music Series. Blues, rock, soul and reggae. Featuring: Billy TK Jnr, Groove Shakers, Ronan Kavanagh, Fiona Cosgrove and Willie Hona. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11.30pm, $35+Bfee.

Runtingz 2019. Come along for a whole lot of reggae and hip-hop with Lion Rezz, Israel Starr, Lomez Brown, Raggadat Cris, Poetick, Messenjah, DJ Creme, featuring Swiss. The White House, 69 Peel St, 9pm, R18, $25+Bfee Early-bird or $30+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y64z4s3z

Saturday, March 16

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Mar 9 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Make the process of passing away less of a financial burden on family by designing your own personalised coffin: constructed by a professional joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Kathleen Henderson Memorial Netball Tournament. Pre-season tournament for secondary, senior, men’s and Aotearoa Maori Netball Oranga Healthy Lifestyle teams. Gisborne Netball Centre, cnr Roebuck & Childers Rds, 9am-3pm, $50/team.

Tairawhiti Menzshed: Open Day. All welcome to check out a great workshop environment and community hub with space to meet and work on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, cnr Parkinson & Innes Strs, 9am-3pm. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396. Free BBQ.

Growing Nutrient Dense Food Workshop. You will get an understanding of what nutrient dense food is and how to test it with a refractometer. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 9am-4pm, $130. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y6sws9fr

Time in a Bottle Exhibition, 9.30am-12.30pm. See Mar 9 listing.

Relay for Life. Come along and support teams raising funds for the Cancer Society to fight back against cancer. Awapuni Stadium, 10am-10pm.

Ormond Kindergarten and School Market Day. A fun day out for the whole family with local produce, stalls, baking, sausage sizzle and kid-friendly fun. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 11am-2pm.

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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Mar 9 listing.

Rose Garden Party. Live music, with bubbly and picnic served on the lawn. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 2-5pm, $35 includes picnic box and glass of Matawhero Rose. Tickets at https://matawhero.co.nz/winery-events/

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.00pm, $8. Theme: Irish for St Patrick's Day.

Sunday, March 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Mar 10 listing.

Forest & Bird Walk: Mahia Scenic Reserve. Easy or moderate walk, informative talk about ecology and pest control by a DoC Ranger. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Meet: 8.30am, Fitzherbert St, opposite council building, $10 for carpooling expenses. Register: gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz or ph 868 8236 evenings.​

Te Kaha Cruise. The annual Whakatane Ford Falcon run from Whakatane along SH35 to Te Kaha for classic/vintage/muscle cars, hot rods and motorbikes. Bring a picnic. Meet: 8.30am at Bunnings carpark, SH30, Whakatane, depart 9.00am, ph 027 271 7022 or 027 290 1704 if weather inclement.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See March 9 listing.

Sunday Evening Sessions, midday-8pm. See Mar 10 listing.

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 email: flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Mar 10 listing.

Sylvia, 2-4pm. See March 9 listing.

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

Saturday, March 9

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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. 8am set-up in carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Make the process of passing away less of a financial burden on family by designing your own personalised coffin: constructed by a professional joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Treble Court Cruise Market. Check out the stalls, kapa haka performance and kid-friendly entertainment. Treble Court, 9am-2pm. Market will be cancelled if ship can’t dock. Stallholder inquires: tcmarkets@hotmail.com

Time in a Bottle Exhibition (to Mar 30). Photographs of some of the district’s earliest grape growers and winemakers. Historic Places Tairawhiti, 173 Palmerston Rd (former Plunket building), 9.30am-12.30pm.

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.

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

The Road to Turanga: Leo Fowler’s Gisborne Years. Launching Gerald Barnett’s new book about bicultural-pioneer broadcaster Leo Fowler. Tairawhiti Museum, 5-6.30pm, locals free, visitors $5.

MTF Teams Derby, Pitstop Saloon Champs, Bruce Ellmers Memorial, Phil Walsh Memorial and Ministock Best Pairs. 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.

Dennis Marsh and Brendan Dugan: Just the Two of Us. In concert and back by popular demand. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 each from the RSA during office hours.

Sylvia. A play about a street-smart labradoodle found in a park that becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $24 youth 17/u, $29 senior, $32 adult from https://tinyurl.com/y396lrql

Lazy Fifty: The Covers Set. Come along if you love good old-fashioned classic rock, from Pink Floyd to ZZ Top and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 10

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

Sunday Evening Sessions. Relaxed vibes, great food, beverages. Bridge Estate, 16 Riverpoint Rd, midday-8pm, free entry.

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 SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u10. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

Sylvia, 2-4pm. See March 9 listing.

Monday, March 11

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and 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. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Youth Wheelchair Basketball (to Apr 1). Four-week Parafed Gis/Tair module for ages 10-18, family and friends. Lytton High School basketball court, 3.30-4.30pm. See: https://tinyurl.com/yyjnvecd or to register: ph Shane 022 621 8422, shane.luke12@gmail.com

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers, week-6. 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 per 10-week course. For details, see: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254

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.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to come along for a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph John 867 6383.

Mockingbird. Two-woman black comedy about motherhood and mental health. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 8-9.30pm, $30 door sales or https://tinyurl.com/y2l22ks6

Tuesday, March 12

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whangara, departs 8am, $10. Circuit route, open country, great views and back to the start. Bring warm clothes. Will stop at the test wind turbine. To register ph Stuart 868 5418 or sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed. All welcome for a cuppa, chat or check out a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools to use on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes Sts, 9am-midday. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or email Supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Join golf buddy program (conditions apply) and play for two-months at no cost. For details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1) or email Glenn at: glennb355@gmail.com

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 13-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Beach Boot Camp. Body-boosting high-intensity workout. Bring a towel and water bottle. Midway Beach, 6-7pm, $8. Register/for details, email: wwbhub@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, March 13

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Great Workplace Lunches: Nutrition Workshop. Dietitian Mary Hope will help you fit healthy, nourishing lunches into your busy work schedule. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2. Register: email Mary at maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

St Andrew's Lunchtime Concert Series. Singer/actor Chris Green with songs by American songwriter John Bucchino. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, free or koha appreciated.

Badminton Open Season Tournament (Mar 13, 20 & 27). A doubles and mixed doubles tournament for all levels and grades, with three matches a night. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $21 secondary student, $30 senior. To enter: in book in foyer, or ph Linda 862 7777, or email: whiterere1@gmail.com

Essential Oil Workshop. Learn how essential oils play a role in sleep, health and vitality of your whanau. Guest speaker Jessica Bridson of Soothe To Sleep. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: 027 215 6423, or see http://www.mrsjones.me or Facebook: Kaz Jones.

Thursday, March 14

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-2pm. See Tuesday listing.​

Smashers Badminton: Week 2 of 6. For Year 7-10 students. Fitness, social games and fun for all ability levels. Rackets available, please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, ph 027 268 660.

Beach Boot Camp, 6-7pm. See Tuesday listing.

Common Folk: Classic dances from Planet Earth. Popular folk dance for beginners, with Jane Luiten. All ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See Good Folk Facebook page.

It’s Showtime: Magic and Illusion Show. NZ’s family-friendly show is back with new illusions, more magic and antics. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 557 Gladstone Rd, 7-8.30pm. Tickets: $14+Bfee Child 15/u, adult $23+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/yx8lvyc8​ or 0800 289 849.

Under (to March 20). A play written for Chris Green by award-winning playwright Cassandra Tse about the disappearance of May an ambitious, headstrong athlete/artist and to find her again, the man who loved her tells their story. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, $20 or $35 to see Under and Sweet Dreams (March 23-24). Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

Friday, March 15

Toddler Time: for ages 3-5. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

AA Solar Summer Music Series. Blues, rock, soul and reggae. Featuring: Billy TK Jnr, Groove Shakers, Ronan Kavanagh, Fiona Cosgrove and Willie Hona. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11.30pm, $35+Bfee.

Runtingz 2019. Come along for a whole lot of reggae and hip-hop with Lion Rezz, Israel Starr, Lomez Brown, Raggadat Cris, Poetick, Messenjah, DJ Creme, featuring Swiss. The White House, 69 Peel St, 9pm, R18, $25+Bfee Early-bird or $30+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y64z4s3z

Saturday, March 16

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Mar 9 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Make the process of passing away less of a financial burden on family by designing your own personalised coffin: constructed by a professional joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Kathleen Henderson Memorial Netball Tournament. Pre-season tournament for secondary, senior, men’s and Aotearoa Maori Netball Oranga Healthy Lifestyle teams. Gisborne Netball Centre, cnr Roebuck & Childers Rds, 9am-3pm, $50/team.

Tairawhiti Menzshed: Open Day. All welcome to check out a great workshop environment and community hub with space to meet and work on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, cnr Parkinson & Innes Strs, 9am-3pm. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396. Free BBQ.

Growing Nutrient Dense Food Workshop. You will get an understanding of what nutrient dense food is and how to test it with a refractometer. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 9am-4pm, $130. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y6sws9fr

Time in a Bottle Exhibition, 9.30am-12.30pm. See Mar 9 listing.

Relay for Life. Come along and support teams raising funds for the Cancer Society to fight back against cancer. Awapuni Stadium, 10am-10pm.

Ormond Kindergarten and School Market Day. A fun day out for the whole family with local produce, stalls, baking, sausage sizzle and kid-friendly fun. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 11am-2pm.

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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Mar 9 listing.

Rose Garden Party. Live music, with bubbly and picnic served on the lawn. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 2-5pm, $35 includes picnic box and glass of Matawhero Rose. Tickets at https://matawhero.co.nz/winery-events/

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 9 listing.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.00pm, $8. Theme: Irish for St Patrick's Day.

Sunday, March 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Mar 10 listing.

Forest & Bird Walk: Mahia Scenic Reserve. Easy or moderate walk, informative talk about ecology and pest control by a DoC Ranger. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Meet: 8.30am, Fitzherbert St, opposite council building, $10 for carpooling expenses. Register: gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz or ph 868 8236 evenings.​

Te Kaha Cruise. The annual Whakatane Ford Falcon run from Whakatane along SH35 to Te Kaha for classic/vintage/muscle cars, hot rods and motorbikes. Bring a picnic. Meet: 8.30am at Bunnings carpark, SH30, Whakatane, depart 9.00am, ph 027 271 7022 or 027 290 1704 if weather inclement.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See March 9 listing.

Sunday Evening Sessions, midday-8pm. See Mar 10 listing.

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 email: flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Mar 10 listing.

Sylvia, 2-4pm. See March 9 listing.

Under, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. See March 14 listing.

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