What's On in Gisborne

Saturday March 16 through to Sunday March 24, 2019

Saturday March 16 through to Sunday March 24, 2019

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Saturday, March 16

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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/

Anglican Parish of Gisborne Fair. Come along for realistically-priced bargains: books, cakes, preserves, produce, raffles and sausage sizzle. Holy Trinity Hall, 70 Derby St, 8am.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design 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.

Menzshed: Open Day. Come and 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: http://www.koanga.org.nz

Time in a Bottle Exhibition (to March 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.

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.

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

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 http://www.matawhero.co.nz

Under (to March 20). A play written for Chris Green 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 tonight only or $35 to see Under and Sweet Dreams (March 23-24). Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Sylvia (to March 23). A play about a street-smart labradoodle found in a park that becomes a major bone of contention. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $24 youth 17/u, $29 senior, $32 adult from https://tinyurl.com/y396lrql

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Irish for St Patrick's Day.

The Irish Honeypots. Come along and enjoy the build-up to St Paddy’s Day. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 17

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

Forest & Bird Walk: Mahia Scenic Reserve. Easy or moderate walk, informative talk about ecology and pest control from 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 9am, ph 027 271 7022 or 027 290 1704 if weather inclement.

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


Technovation Tairawhiti Wananga. For teams as they continue working through the Technovation Curriculum. Launch! Co-working, 41 Esplanade, above The Works, enter via Crawford Rd, 9am-3pm. Register: http://www.techweek.co.nz

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


Barleycorn. Dress in green and come along for live Irish-influenced folk music. Other bands also playing during St Patrick’s Day festivities. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 1-4pm.

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


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 16 listing.

Family Day. Free barbecue, games and story-telling. Tamarau Community Church, 2 Steele Rd, 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day with Maidre Dubh. Traditional Celtic music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 4-6pm, $5 door sales (subject to change).

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.


Monday, March 18

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

Wahakura Workshop (daily to March 29). Catharine White will teach you how to make a woven flax safe-sleeping bassinet for your infant (0-6 mths). Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 2 Crawford Rd, 9am-3pm, free, bring your own lunch. Bookings: ph/txt Diana 021 614 812, limited spaces.

Parafed Youth Wheelchair Basketball: Week-2 of 4. For ages 10-18, family and friends. Lytton High School Basketball Courts, 3.30-4.30pm. See facebook.com/parafedgisborne or to register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or shane.luke12@gmail.com

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers, week-7 of 10. 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 on weather, 5-6.30pm. Details: see

https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254

Historic Places Tairawhiti Film. Last screening of an hour-long historic film, including the 1932 earthquake in Wairoa/Gisborne, 1978 Te Ohaki O Te Po restoration of Rongopai/Rukupo wharenui and 1987 Herbs Sensitive to a Smile. Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 6pm, $10 each. Book: email info@hpt.org.nz

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

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.


Tuesday, March 19


Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Tuamotu Island, departs 9am, free. A wet-feet walk along the reef to Tuamotu Island and returning before the tide comes in. Low tide at 11.00am. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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 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. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

An afternoon with Carl Doy. An enchanting mix of old and new songs and a medley of any requests. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1.30pm, $15 for Ryman friends. Register: ph Pip 863 3639.

Growing Native Trees. Hands-on workshop will explore seed raising, cuttings and potting up of native plants. Women’s Native Tree Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 3.30-5pm. Details ph Kauri 021 125 9442.


Discovery Hub: Girls’ Car-care Night. Discover how to manage basic car-care: check water/oil and change a tyre, with Kelly Humphries and Brenden Gooch. Mangapapa School, 5 Rua St, 6pm.


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


Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.

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

Wednesday, March 20

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.


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.

Essential Oil Workshop. Covering topics: low-toxic living, daily first aid, emotional wellness, mums and bubs health, winter remedies and natural beauty. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 10-11.30am, free. Register: 027 215 6423, or see http://www.mrsjones.me or Facebook: Kaz Jones.

Badminton Open Season Tournament: Week-2 of 3. 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. Enter: in book in foyer or ph Linda 862 7777, email whiterere1@gmail.com


Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. Jeff Carter and Brooke McMullen with a 40-year love story and some of the greatest songs ever written. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: SJ Photography, $69.50 adult, $59.50 senior/student with ID, $29.50 child u15 or from https://tinyurl.com/y6ttcp75

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, March 21

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Tuesday listing.


Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Smashers Badminton: Week-3 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.

Wellness For Women. A workshop to help you create a balanced lifestyle through nutrition and mindset training, with Q&A to follow. Guest Speaker: Sara Bodel, a registered dietitian. Eastern Institute of Technology, 290 Palmerston Rd, 6-8.30pm, $25 Facebook Messenger or https://wellness-for-women.lilregie.com/booking/attendees/new


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.


Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Friday, March 22


Turanga Ki o Rahi Secondary School’s Regional Tournament. Come along and support your whanau battle it out. Nelson Park, Nelson Rd, 9am-midday. Register: ph Hotorene 027 240 6376, or hotorene.brown@turangahealth.co.nz


Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust Charity Golf Tournament. 14th annual 18-hole tournament for all abilities, in teams of four. Includes novelty competitions, mini-auction, prize-giving, platters and beverages. Poverty Bay Golf Course, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, meet at midday, tee-off 12.20pm, $35pp or $140/team. Entries close March 19. Draw published: The Gisborne Herald, March 21. Register: Sara at adm.eastlandchopper@outlook.com

Fruits of a Splendid Isolation Exhibition (to May 11). Examine the 50-year evolution of a group of artists; John Walsh, Richard Rogers, Kent Baddeley and the late Daryl File. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, opens today from 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Matt Glass and The Loose Cannons. Soaring three-part harmonies; guitar, mandolin and viola, with David Shanhun, a folksy singer/songwriter. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm start, R18. Tickets: $20 door sales or $20+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y3cmtnqu

Saturday, March 23

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See March 16 listing.

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, 9am-midday. See March 16 listing.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Tuesday listing.

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Overcoming Anxiety: Meditation Day Course. Visiting Kadampa Buddhist nun, Kelsang Shechog shows how to remove the causes of anxiety and worry. Room PD102, EIT Campus, follow the signs to F-Block from the Derby St entrance, 10am-3.45pm, $50 incl refreshments, bring own lunch. Bookings: see https://tinyurl.com/y5ork6gf

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See March 16 listing.


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


Sweet Dreams and other stories in song (to March 24). Chris Green is joined by local singer Lulu Vermeulen and Wellington pianist Thomas Nikora with short human stories in song from Elton John to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, $20. Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.


Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Sunday, March 24

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Poariki Station, Pehiri, departs 8am, $15. A 9km trip on a track beside a stream, to a QEII covenant bush remnant and returning through open country. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See March 17 listing.

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See March 17 listing.


Sweet Dreams and other stories in song, 3pm. See March 23 listing.

Saturday, March 16

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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/

Anglican Parish of Gisborne Fair. Come along for realistically-priced bargains: books, cakes, preserves, produce, raffles and sausage sizzle. Holy Trinity Hall, 70 Derby St, 8am.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design 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.

Menzshed: Open Day. Come and 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: http://www.koanga.org.nz

Time in a Bottle Exhibition (to March 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.

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.

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

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 http://www.matawhero.co.nz

Under (to March 20). A play written for Chris Green 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 tonight only or $35 to see Under and Sweet Dreams (March 23-24). Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Sylvia (to March 23). A play about a street-smart labradoodle found in a park that becomes a major bone of contention. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $24 youth 17/u, $29 senior, $32 adult from https://tinyurl.com/y396lrql

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Irish for St Patrick's Day.

The Irish Honeypots. Come along and enjoy the build-up to St Paddy’s Day. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 17

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

Forest & Bird Walk: Mahia Scenic Reserve. Easy or moderate walk, informative talk about ecology and pest control from 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 9am, ph 027 271 7022 or 027 290 1704 if weather inclement.

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


Technovation Tairawhiti Wananga. For teams as they continue working through the Technovation Curriculum. Launch! Co-working, 41 Esplanade, above The Works, enter via Crawford Rd, 9am-3pm. Register: http://www.techweek.co.nz

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


Barleycorn. Dress in green and come along for live Irish-influenced folk music. Other bands also playing during St Patrick’s Day festivities. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 1-4pm.

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


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 16 listing.

Family Day. Free barbecue, games and story-telling. Tamarau Community Church, 2 Steele Rd, 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day with Maidre Dubh. Traditional Celtic music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 4-6pm, $5 door sales (subject to change).

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.


Monday, March 18

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

Wahakura Workshop (daily to March 29). Catharine White will teach you how to make a woven flax safe-sleeping bassinet for your infant (0-6 mths). Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 2 Crawford Rd, 9am-3pm, free, bring your own lunch. Bookings: ph/txt Diana 021 614 812, limited spaces.

Parafed Youth Wheelchair Basketball: Week-2 of 4. For ages 10-18, family and friends. Lytton High School Basketball Courts, 3.30-4.30pm. See facebook.com/parafedgisborne or to register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or shane.luke12@gmail.com

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers, week-7 of 10. 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 on weather, 5-6.30pm. Details: see

https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/24254

Historic Places Tairawhiti Film. Last screening of an hour-long historic film, including the 1932 earthquake in Wairoa/Gisborne, 1978 Te Ohaki O Te Po restoration of Rongopai/Rukupo wharenui and 1987 Herbs Sensitive to a Smile. Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 6pm, $10 each. Book: email info@hpt.org.nz

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

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.


Tuesday, March 19


Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Tuamotu Island, departs 9am, free. A wet-feet walk along the reef to Tuamotu Island and returning before the tide comes in. Low tide at 11.00am. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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 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. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

An afternoon with Carl Doy. An enchanting mix of old and new songs and a medley of any requests. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1.30pm, $15 for Ryman friends. Register: ph Pip 863 3639.

Growing Native Trees. Hands-on workshop will explore seed raising, cuttings and potting up of native plants. Women’s Native Tree Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 3.30-5pm. Details ph Kauri 021 125 9442.


Discovery Hub: Girls’ Car-care Night. Discover how to manage basic car-care: check water/oil and change a tyre, with Kelly Humphries and Brenden Gooch. Mangapapa School, 5 Rua St, 6pm.


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


Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.

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

Wednesday, March 20

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.


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.

Essential Oil Workshop. Covering topics: low-toxic living, daily first aid, emotional wellness, mums and bubs health, winter remedies and natural beauty. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 10-11.30am, free. Register: 027 215 6423, or see http://www.mrsjones.me or Facebook: Kaz Jones.

Badminton Open Season Tournament: Week-2 of 3. 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. Enter: in book in foyer or ph Linda 862 7777, email whiterere1@gmail.com


Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. Jeff Carter and Brooke McMullen with a 40-year love story and some of the greatest songs ever written. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: SJ Photography, $69.50 adult, $59.50 senior/student with ID, $29.50 child u15 or from https://tinyurl.com/y6ttcp75

Under, 7.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, March 21

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Tuesday listing.


Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Smashers Badminton: Week-3 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.

Wellness For Women. A workshop to help you create a balanced lifestyle through nutrition and mindset training, with Q&A to follow. Guest Speaker: Sara Bodel, a registered dietitian. Eastern Institute of Technology, 290 Palmerston Rd, 6-8.30pm, $25 Facebook Messenger or https://wellness-for-women.lilregie.com/booking/attendees/new


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.


Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Friday, March 22


Turanga Ki o Rahi Secondary School’s Regional Tournament. Come along and support your whanau battle it out. Nelson Park, Nelson Rd, 9am-midday. Register: ph Hotorene 027 240 6376, or hotorene.brown@turangahealth.co.nz


Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust Charity Golf Tournament. 14th annual 18-hole tournament for all abilities, in teams of four. Includes novelty competitions, mini-auction, prize-giving, platters and beverages. Poverty Bay Golf Course, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, meet at midday, tee-off 12.20pm, $35pp or $140/team. Entries close March 19. Draw published: The Gisborne Herald, March 21. Register: Sara at adm.eastlandchopper@outlook.com

Fruits of a Splendid Isolation Exhibition (to May 11). Examine the 50-year evolution of a group of artists; John Walsh, Richard Rogers, Kent Baddeley and the late Daryl File. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, opens today from 5.30-7pm, and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Matt Glass and The Loose Cannons. Soaring three-part harmonies; guitar, mandolin and viola, with David Shanhun, a folksy singer/songwriter. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm start, R18. Tickets: $20 door sales or $20+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y3cmtnqu

Saturday, March 23

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See March 16 listing.

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, 9am-midday. See March 16 listing.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Tuesday listing.

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

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.

Overcoming Anxiety: Meditation Day Course. Visiting Kadampa Buddhist nun, Kelsang Shechog shows how to remove the causes of anxiety and worry. Room PD102, EIT Campus, follow the signs to F-Block from the Derby St entrance, 10am-3.45pm, $50 incl refreshments, bring own lunch. Bookings: see https://tinyurl.com/y5ork6gf

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See March 16 listing.


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


Sweet Dreams and other stories in song (to March 24). Chris Green is joined by local singer Lulu Vermeulen and Wellington pianist Thomas Nikora with short human stories in song from Elton John to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, $20. Book at Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.


Sylvia, 7.30-9.30pm. See March 16 listing.

Sunday, March 24

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Poariki Station, Pehiri, departs 8am, $15. A 9km trip on a track beside a stream, to a QEII covenant bush remnant and returning through open country. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See March 17 listing.

Wahakura Workshop, 9am-3pm. See Monday listing.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See March 17 listing.


Sweet Dreams and other stories in song, 3pm. See March 23 listing.

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