What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday April 13 through to Sunday April 21.

Saturday April 13 through to Sunday April 21.

Teddy Bears' Picnic. File picture

Saturday, April 13

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 www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

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

Mamma Mia Auditions. For ages 13/over. Everyone will be assigned a part to read. Musical Theatre Gisborne clubrooms, 99 Innes St, group vocal and dance: 9am-midday, principle auditions: 1-4pm.

Nga Pou Mana Waiora Wananga. Come along and gain an insight into the topic of Waiora and its connection to our well-being. Te Raukura Marae, Gisborne Girls High School, 29 Stanley Rd, 9am-4pm, free. Register at www.ngapoumana.org.nz

Seasons of the Arboretum (to April 28). Photographic exhibition by Ebony Whitaker of seasonal changes throughout the gardens over the past 12-months. Homestead Tea House, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10am-3pm, $28 family (2A+4C), $15 adults, $12 seniors (over 65s) and students (with ID), $2 child 5-16, no charge u5s with adult, free EWH members.

Ice Skate Tour (to April 14). Come along for a cool experience on an artificial ice rink. Gisborne Central School, 7 Central St, 10am-5pm. Tickets: door sales, family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) $35, adult $12, u/16s $8, includes 1/2 hour on the ice, skates, helmet and gloves.

Eastland Port NZ Kayak Marathon Championships (to April 14). Watch a unique spectator sport; separate categories for surf ski and waka ama paddlers and 6-28km events for kayakers, with portages in the park where some competitors have to run with their boats. Waimata River, Anzac Park, 10.30am-late afternoon.

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 all players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Robert Harris Streetstock Champs and Best Pairs, Law-Cartmell Memorial and the Golden Oldie Stockcars. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50 family (2A+3C), $20 adult, $10 senior, $8 child aged 5-15, u5s free.

Te Ihi a Tu Fight Night. Local Muay Thai fighters take on those from around NZ. Rangataua o Aotearoa, 125 Disraeli St (opp Martins Hire Centre), 5-10pm. General tickets:$20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or door sales $35. Corporate tickets: ph Hadyn 022 170 0900.

The Maori Volcanics. Come along and hear all your favourite songs from yesteryear. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: $20 from RSA during office hours.

Rolling Stones Tribute: Brown Sugar. A fun night with a live band and all the hits. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm-late, $15 members, $20 non-members. Tickets from the Club office.

Mako Road and Dolph with Spaghetti Toast. Rock and roll, new tracks and crazy performance antics. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, R18, $30 cash-only door sales or $20+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y4426b8e

Sunday, April 14

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

Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair. Crafts include: batik, quilting, ceramics, woodturning, jewellery, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 9.30am-2pm, free entry.

Technovation Wananga. Finish your submissions and work on apps, pitches or business plans. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9.30am-3pm, free. Register: ph (06) 777 0522 or Facebook.com

Mamma Mia: Call-back auditions, 10am-2pm. See Apr 13.

Teddy Bears' Picnic. Bring along your family, favourite bear and a picnic for a fun family day out: bouncy castle, story-telling, face-painting, competitions, walks, sausage sizzle and much more. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10am-2pm, $20/vehicle (2A+all kids) or $5/adult without kids.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Ice Skate Tour, 10am-4pm. See April 13.

Eastland Port NZ Kayak Marathon, 10.30am-late afternoon. See Apr 13.

Giant Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a day out with the family. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, 11am-2pm, free entry or $2 to enter all activities. Food and drinks also available. All proceeds to The Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society.

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

Kiri Te Kanawa Care Centre Open Afternoon. Bring a friend or family anytime to see serviced apartments, rest home, hospital, dementia care centre and dining area. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1-4pm, free. Details/help with transport: Neville/Pip ph 863 3636.

Monday, April 15

Oscar Holiday Programme (to April 18). Activities for ages 5 to 13-years, including crafts, surf lessons, indoor sports, movies and pizza bake-off. YMCA, Corner Childers & Roebuck Rd, 7am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm, $45-$50 per child per day. See www.ymcagisborne.org.nz or register at the YMCA Office.

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.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop (to April 26). For aspiring 7-12 year-old engineers, animators, astronauts and programmers. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9am-midday, $35. Register on Facebook or https://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Autumn Holiday Fun (to April 26). For ages 2-13. Stories, crafts, movies and interactive activities from superhero masks, Big Hero 6, recycled robots and Incredibles 2. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-11am, free.

Essential Oils Workshop. Kaz Jones shows you a natural alternative to cleaning, winter wellness, kids health, allergies, respiratory relief and more. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 10-11am. Register: Kaz 027 215 6423.

Holiday Art Programme (to April 18). For ages 4-12, must be accompanied by adult: Turning trash into treasure, make a mini art book, paper weaving and experimental painting. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-midday & 1-3pm, $5/child. Pre-book/pay (essential) at the Museum.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Teen Girls’ Surf Week (to April 18). Holiday program for ages 11-15 with surfing, yoga and skateboard sessions. Location will be advised, 10am-2pm, $160. Register: ph 022 062 0540 or https://forms.gle/RdpEF2V7tebnuA1x9

Mahjong Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Morag 867 0806 or 027 671 6808.

Iris Demonstration. Come along and learn about more about irises from the horticultural team and Gisborne Iris Group. Meet at the playground, Gisborne Botanical Gardens, Carnarvon St, 1-2pm.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews for regulars afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, April 16

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Badminton School Holiday Programme (to April 18). Learn to play badminton, all ages welcome. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11am, $60/three days. Register: at cdoeastland@gmail.com or see http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/78680

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

The Mind Lab 3-day Workshop (to April 18). For ages 12/over to develop their virtual reality experience. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9am-4.30pm, $150/child/3-days. Register http://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11.45am. See April 15.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home and learn about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 11-11.40am, free.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

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

Wednesday, April 17

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Wainui Beach to Makorori, departs 9am. Walk along the beach from Wainui SLS Club to Makorori headland, return via Okitu Bush and Winifred St. Register: Kay at 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Badminton Holiday Programme, 9-11am. See April 16.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop. Create art among the trees. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-3pm, $20/child (parents free). Mini buses leave from the Botanical Gardens, Carnarvon St at 9am, return at 3pm, $5/child. For details/what to bring: see Facebook, email student.enviro.art@gmail.com (with name/age/phone number).

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

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11am. See April 15.

Waihirere Trapping Workshop. Walk along the waterfall track and check traps. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark, Back Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm, meet at the Domain carpark. Bring food, water and footwear. Details: Jamie 022 627 1952.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

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

Thursday, April 18

Beef+Lamb NZ Public Field Day: Kiriroa Station. A farm tour to showcase the Ahuwhenua Farming Award finalist. Kiriroa Station, 253 Motu Road, Matawai, 9am-3.30pm, meet at 8.30am for powhiri. Bring bike helmets and clean boots. Details: ph Mark 027 577 9991.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Bridge Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Morag 867 0806 or 027 671 6808.

Badminton Holiday Programme, 9-11am. See April 16.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 17.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10am-midday. See April 15.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See April 15.

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

Friday, April 19

Matangirua 2019. A hands-on sailing waka experience with plenty of fun in a whanau-friendly environment. Anaura Bay, 9am-3pm, free. Registration essential: on Facebook.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Sue Nicholson: Earth, Life and Beyond. A unique, one-of-a-kind experience which will enrich your soul. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-10.30pm, R13-R18 if accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $67.50 from SJ Photography, or https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/sue-nicholson/gisborne

Saturday, April 20

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See April 13.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Matangirua 2019, 9am-3pm. See Friday listing.

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.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Upmarket. Local sellers, creative art and artisan ware and food. Ballance St Village, between Retro and Pharmacy 53, 11am-2pm. Will be cancelled if wet. Stall inquires: Ro 021 844 480, Nicky 027 441 0903, $30/stall.

Easter at Wright’s Cellar Door. Wine tasting, gourmet pizzas and live music from 1.30pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: ph 862 5335 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Planting and Growing Garlic Workshop. Learn about traditional and organic methods of growing garlic. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5. Register: ph 867 4708.

Gisborne Beer Festival. Live music: Phoenix Foundation, Beastwars, award-winning breweries: Garage Project, Parrotdog, Sunshine, delicious food, free buses to and from Gisborne. The Jolly Stockman, 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-8pm. Tickets: $65-125 from www.tinyurl.com/yyaheybr

Great EV Road Trip. Take a look at the convoy of electric cars as they recharge, or ask questions about this sustainable transport option. Outside Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 2-4pm, or may relocate to near The Warehouse.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See April 13.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Tickets: half an hour before departure from the station (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Maorissey. Tribute band with live music across all genres. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, April 21

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 14.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Easter at Wright’s Cellar Door, 11am-4pm, egg hunt from 1pm. See April 20.

First Light Kai Easter Edition. Over 30 food vendors, alcohol-free, kid-friendly fun, entertainment and giveaways. Reads Quay and Lowe Street, 3-7pm.

Gisborne Harrier Club: Wainui Pines Coffee Run. Run/walk 2-14kms, with a coffee shop catch up after, 8.30am registration, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free GHC members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

Saturday, April 13

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 www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

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

Mamma Mia Auditions. For ages 13/over. Everyone will be assigned a part to read. Musical Theatre Gisborne clubrooms, 99 Innes St, group vocal and dance: 9am-midday, principle auditions: 1-4pm.

Nga Pou Mana Waiora Wananga. Come along and gain an insight into the topic of Waiora and its connection to our well-being. Te Raukura Marae, Gisborne Girls High School, 29 Stanley Rd, 9am-4pm, free. Register at www.ngapoumana.org.nz

Seasons of the Arboretum (to April 28). Photographic exhibition by Ebony Whitaker of seasonal changes throughout the gardens over the past 12-months. Homestead Tea House, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10am-3pm, $28 family (2A+4C), $15 adults, $12 seniors (over 65s) and students (with ID), $2 child 5-16, no charge u5s with adult, free EWH members.

Ice Skate Tour (to April 14). Come along for a cool experience on an artificial ice rink. Gisborne Central School, 7 Central St, 10am-5pm. Tickets: door sales, family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) $35, adult $12, u/16s $8, includes 1/2 hour on the ice, skates, helmet and gloves.

Eastland Port NZ Kayak Marathon Championships (to April 14). Watch a unique spectator sport; separate categories for surf ski and waka ama paddlers and 6-28km events for kayakers, with portages in the park where some competitors have to run with their boats. Waimata River, Anzac Park, 10.30am-late afternoon.

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 all players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Robert Harris Streetstock Champs and Best Pairs, Law-Cartmell Memorial and the Golden Oldie Stockcars. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50 family (2A+3C), $20 adult, $10 senior, $8 child aged 5-15, u5s free.

Te Ihi a Tu Fight Night. Local Muay Thai fighters take on those from around NZ. Rangataua o Aotearoa, 125 Disraeli St (opp Martins Hire Centre), 5-10pm. General tickets:$20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or door sales $35. Corporate tickets: ph Hadyn 022 170 0900.

The Maori Volcanics. Come along and hear all your favourite songs from yesteryear. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: $20 from RSA during office hours.

Rolling Stones Tribute: Brown Sugar. A fun night with a live band and all the hits. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm-late, $15 members, $20 non-members. Tickets from the Club office.

Mako Road and Dolph with Spaghetti Toast. Rock and roll, new tracks and crazy performance antics. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, R18, $30 cash-only door sales or $20+Bfee at https://tinyurl.com/y4426b8e

Sunday, April 14

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

Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair. Crafts include: batik, quilting, ceramics, woodturning, jewellery, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 9.30am-2pm, free entry.

Technovation Wananga. Finish your submissions and work on apps, pitches or business plans. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9.30am-3pm, free. Register: ph (06) 777 0522 or Facebook.com

Mamma Mia: Call-back auditions, 10am-2pm. See Apr 13.

Teddy Bears' Picnic. Bring along your family, favourite bear and a picnic for a fun family day out: bouncy castle, story-telling, face-painting, competitions, walks, sausage sizzle and much more. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10am-2pm, $20/vehicle (2A+all kids) or $5/adult without kids.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Ice Skate Tour, 10am-4pm. See April 13.

Eastland Port NZ Kayak Marathon, 10.30am-late afternoon. See Apr 13.

Giant Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a day out with the family. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, 11am-2pm, free entry or $2 to enter all activities. Food and drinks also available. All proceeds to The Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society.

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

Kiri Te Kanawa Care Centre Open Afternoon. Bring a friend or family anytime to see serviced apartments, rest home, hospital, dementia care centre and dining area. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1-4pm, free. Details/help with transport: Neville/Pip ph 863 3636.

Monday, April 15

Oscar Holiday Programme (to April 18). Activities for ages 5 to 13-years, including crafts, surf lessons, indoor sports, movies and pizza bake-off. YMCA, Corner Childers & Roebuck Rd, 7am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm, $45-$50 per child per day. See www.ymcagisborne.org.nz or register at the YMCA Office.

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.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop (to April 26). For aspiring 7-12 year-old engineers, animators, astronauts and programmers. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9am-midday, $35. Register on Facebook or https://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Autumn Holiday Fun (to April 26). For ages 2-13. Stories, crafts, movies and interactive activities from superhero masks, Big Hero 6, recycled robots and Incredibles 2. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-11am, free.

Essential Oils Workshop. Kaz Jones shows you a natural alternative to cleaning, winter wellness, kids health, allergies, respiratory relief and more. Just Good Juice, 18 Ormond Rd, 10-11am. Register: Kaz 027 215 6423.

Holiday Art Programme (to April 18). For ages 4-12, must be accompanied by adult: Turning trash into treasure, make a mini art book, paper weaving and experimental painting. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-midday & 1-3pm, $5/child. Pre-book/pay (essential) at the Museum.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Teen Girls’ Surf Week (to April 18). Holiday program for ages 11-15 with surfing, yoga and skateboard sessions. Location will be advised, 10am-2pm, $160. Register: ph 022 062 0540 or https://forms.gle/RdpEF2V7tebnuA1x9

Mahjong Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Morag 867 0806 or 027 671 6808.

Iris Demonstration. Come along and learn about more about irises from the horticultural team and Gisborne Iris Group. Meet at the playground, Gisborne Botanical Gardens, Carnarvon St, 1-2pm.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews for regulars afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, April 16

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Badminton School Holiday Programme (to April 18). Learn to play badminton, all ages welcome. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11am, $60/three days. Register: at cdoeastland@gmail.com or see http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/78680

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

The Mind Lab 3-day Workshop (to April 18). For ages 12/over to develop their virtual reality experience. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour, 9am-4.30pm, $150/child/3-days. Register http://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11.45am. See April 15.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Animates School Holiday Activities. Kids leave your pets at home and learn about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 11-11.40am, free.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

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

Wednesday, April 17

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Wainui Beach to Makorori, departs 9am. Walk along the beach from Wainui SLS Club to Makorori headland, return via Okitu Bush and Winifred St. Register: Kay at 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Badminton Holiday Programme, 9-11am. See April 16.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop. Create art among the trees. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-3pm, $20/child (parents free). Mini buses leave from the Botanical Gardens, Carnarvon St at 9am, return at 3pm, $5/child. For details/what to bring: see Facebook, email student.enviro.art@gmail.com (with name/age/phone number).

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

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11am. See April 15.

Waihirere Trapping Workshop. Walk along the waterfall track and check traps. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark, Back Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm, meet at the Domain carpark. Bring food, water and footwear. Details: Jamie 022 627 1952.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

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

Thursday, April 18

Beef+Lamb NZ Public Field Day: Kiriroa Station. A farm tour to showcase the Ahuwhenua Farming Award finalist. Kiriroa Station, 253 Motu Road, Matawai, 9am-3.30pm, meet at 8.30am for powhiri. Bring bike helmets and clean boots. Details: ph Mark 027 577 9991.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 15.

Bridge Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Morag 867 0806 or 027 671 6808.

Badminton Holiday Programme, 9-11am. See April 16.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 15.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 17.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10am-midday. See April 15.

Holiday Art Programme: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-midday & 1-3pm. See April 15.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See April 15.

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

Friday, April 19

Matangirua 2019. A hands-on sailing waka experience with plenty of fun in a whanau-friendly environment. Anaura Bay, 9am-3pm, free. Registration essential: on Facebook.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Sue Nicholson: Earth, Life and Beyond. A unique, one-of-a-kind experience which will enrich your soul. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-10.30pm, R13-R18 if accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $67.50 from SJ Photography, or https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/sue-nicholson/gisborne

Saturday, April 20

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See April 13.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 13.

Matangirua 2019, 9am-3pm. See Friday listing.

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.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Upmarket. Local sellers, creative art and artisan ware and food. Ballance St Village, between Retro and Pharmacy 53, 11am-2pm. Will be cancelled if wet. Stall inquires: Ro 021 844 480, Nicky 027 441 0903, $30/stall.

Easter at Wright’s Cellar Door. Wine tasting, gourmet pizzas and live music from 1.30pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: ph 862 5335 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Planting and Growing Garlic Workshop. Learn about traditional and organic methods of growing garlic. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5. Register: ph 867 4708.

Gisborne Beer Festival. Live music: Phoenix Foundation, Beastwars, award-winning breweries: Garage Project, Parrotdog, Sunshine, delicious food, free buses to and from Gisborne. The Jolly Stockman, 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-8pm. Tickets: $65-125 from www.tinyurl.com/yyaheybr

Great EV Road Trip. Take a look at the convoy of electric cars as they recharge, or ask questions about this sustainable transport option. Outside Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 2-4pm, or may relocate to near The Warehouse.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See April 13.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Tickets: half an hour before departure from the station (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Maorissey. Tribute band with live music across all genres. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, April 21

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 14.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 13.

Easter at Wright’s Cellar Door, 11am-4pm, egg hunt from 1pm. See April 20.

First Light Kai Easter Edition. Over 30 food vendors, alcohol-free, kid-friendly fun, entertainment and giveaways. Reads Quay and Lowe Street, 3-7pm.

Gisborne Harrier Club: Wainui Pines Coffee Run. Run/walk 2-14kms, with a coffee shop catch up after, 8.30am registration, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free GHC members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

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