What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday April 20 to Sunday April 28.

Saturday April 20 to Sunday April 28.

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Saturday, April 20

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/

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.

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.

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 (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 chield 5-16, no charge u5s with adult, free EWH members.

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 Paul Jackson with songs and acoustic guitar 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.

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

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 www.gcvr.org.nz

Easter at Smash. Three bands: Maorissey, The Search and Tur3ign 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. 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

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

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

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 Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Monday, April 22

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

Tuesday, April 23

Oscar Holiday Programme (to April 26). Activities for ages 5 to 13-years, including crafts, movies, water fun, poppy making, baking biscuits and pyjama party. 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.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop. 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 http://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

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/ph number).

Autumn Holiday Fun (to April 26). Stories, crafts, movies and interactive activities from crafty faces, How To Train Your Dragon and bubbles/fishing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-11am, free.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers Girls’ Holiday Programme (to April 26). For ages 8-12 to gain surfing ocean awareness and safety, incl yoga and skateboard sessions, 10am-2pm, $160/4-days. Register: Facebook Messenger or http://tinyurl.com/y4m6ng55

Discovery Zone. For ages 4-12 who are supervised by an adult. Family-friendly games and activities. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-4pm, free.

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, come in 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 24

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 23.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 23.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 23.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11.45am. See April 23.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See April 23.

Thursday, April 25

Gisborne ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 5.40am fall in outside the Council Chambers, Fitzherbert St and march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 6am service.

Uawa-Tolaga Bay Anzac Day Dawn Service, 6am, the War Memorial gates, Tolaga Bay and the Rejuvenated War Graves Rededication Service at the cemetery, 7am.

Gisborne ANZAC Day Civic Service. Assemble: 9am at the Wi Pere Monument, Reads Quay and Lowe St, 9.15am march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 9.30am service and return back to the Wi Pere Monument.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Aviation Museum Open Day. Anzac Day commemoration with sausage sizzle and aircraft displays. Gisborne Aviation Museum, Aerodrome Rd, midday.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 1.30pm-4pm. See April 23.

Romeo and Juliet (to May 3). One of history’s most famous love stories about the Montague and Capulet families. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 door sales or at Gisborne i-Site,
209 Grey St.

Friday, April 26

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 23.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11am. See April 23.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 23.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 23.

Titirangi Hikoi. Learn basic species identification and the planting plan undertaken by the Whaia Titirangi project team. Meet at the first carpark on Titirangi/Kaiti Hill, 10am-1pm. Bring lunch and water. Weather issues: ph Jordan 022 108 2267.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See April 23.

Startup Weekend: Disruption (to April 28). Come together with entrepreneurs, developers and creative people to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Campion College, 5pm, R18 or u/18s to be accompanied by guardian. Tickets: $60-$180 at http://tinyurl.com/y26oetpd

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

The Razza. Come along and listen to the resident band playing all your favourite tunes. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground, Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Romeo and Juliet, 7.30pm. See April 25.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, April 27

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See April 20.

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.

The Bob Comp: Tag Team Event. Celebrating the life of our friend and mentor, Bob Hansen. Five-person teams (drawn from a hat) riding a twin fin, single fin, longboard, body board and a soft top. Some boards provided, or bring your own. 7.30am-2.30pm, 8am start, free, BBQ after. For location/to register see https://forms.gle/z4VFXJGPNb4mUgts8

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Gisborne District Council stall. Come along and learn about waste minimisation and recycling. Gisborne Farmers’ Market, Fitzherbert St, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Tipuna Stories. Learn about significant ancestors of this region, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6jdtadn

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 April 20.

Romeo and Juliet, 3pm. See April 25.

Superstock Champs/Best Pairs and Double Points Pairs. 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.

David Paquette. New Orleans jazz master playing live, with Naamah Cheiban a Waikato-based Smokefree Rockfest regional finalist. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 6pm dinner, 7.30pm music, $20.

Flite East Coast Tour. Psychedelic-pop meets atmospheric-funk band. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $20 from The Aviary (cash-only), $20+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ or $25 door sales (cash-only).

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Let’s Do the Twist.

Sunday, April 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 21.

Dig Day Gisborne. A working bee to become involved and get a taste of what trail building is all about. Fox Street Mountain Trial Bike Park, 8.30am-12.30pm, BBQ afterwards. Register/what to bring: see Facebook.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukepapa Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $10. Walk from McMillan Road to Motuhora, through a railway tunnel to Te Kapua hilltop. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians on a journey of understanding our seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10.30am & 11am-12.30pm, $10. To register: https://tinyurl.com/y6qko8ys

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 9.30-10.30am.

Stride for Stroke. 5km family fun-walk/run to raise awareness for stroke survivors (no bikes, skateboards, scooters or dogs). Proceeds to stroke support services in the Tairawhiti region. Beacon Reserve, Midway Beach, 10am start, $10 adult, $5 16-yrs/under, free u/5s. Register before Apr 26: at Bikeys, 422 Gladstone Rd, https://www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz/fun-run or from 8.30am on the day.

Waka Hourua Open Day. Join us on board (not a sailing excursion) where our storyteller will share the voyaging history of our ancestors. Meet: Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour (gate outside Bronwyn Kay Agency), 10.30am-midday, free. Register: https://tinyurl.com/yxgudd72

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

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Romeo and Juliet, 3pm. See April 25.

Saturday, April 20

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/

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.

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.

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 (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 chield 5-16, no charge u5s with adult, free EWH members.

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 Paul Jackson with songs and acoustic guitar 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.

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

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 www.gcvr.org.nz

Easter at Smash. Three bands: Maorissey, The Search and Tur3ign 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. 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

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

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

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 Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Monday, April 22

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

Tuesday, April 23

Oscar Holiday Programme (to April 26). Activities for ages 5 to 13-years, including crafts, movies, water fun, poppy making, baking biscuits and pyjama party. 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.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop. 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 http://themindlab.com/programmes-for-children/

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/ph number).

Autumn Holiday Fun (to April 26). Stories, crafts, movies and interactive activities from crafty faces, How To Train Your Dragon and bubbles/fishing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-11am, free.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers Girls’ Holiday Programme (to April 26). For ages 8-12 to gain surfing ocean awareness and safety, incl yoga and skateboard sessions, 10am-2pm, $160/4-days. Register: Facebook Messenger or http://tinyurl.com/y4m6ng55

Discovery Zone. For ages 4-12 who are supervised by an adult. Family-friendly games and activities. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-4pm, free.

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, come in 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 24

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 23.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 23.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 23.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11.45am. See April 23.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See April 23.

Thursday, April 25

Gisborne ANZAC Day Dawn Service, 5.40am fall in outside the Council Chambers, Fitzherbert St and march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 6am service.

Uawa-Tolaga Bay Anzac Day Dawn Service, 6am, the War Memorial gates, Tolaga Bay and the Rejuvenated War Graves Rededication Service at the cemetery, 7am.

Gisborne ANZAC Day Civic Service. Assemble: 9am at the Wi Pere Monument, Reads Quay and Lowe St, 9.15am march to the Cenotaph, The Esplanade for the 9.30am service and return back to the Wi Pere Monument.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Aviation Museum Open Day. Anzac Day commemoration with sausage sizzle and aircraft displays. Gisborne Aviation Museum, Aerodrome Rd, midday.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 1.30pm-4pm. See April 23.

Romeo and Juliet (to May 3). One of history’s most famous love stories about the Montague and Capulet families. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 door sales or at Gisborne i-Site,
209 Grey St.

Friday, April 26

Oscar Holiday Programme, 6.45am-3.45pm or 9am-3.45pm. See April 23.

Autumn Holiday Fun, 10-11am. See April 23.

The Mind Lab Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See April 23.

Environmental Art Holiday Workshop, 9am-3pm. See April 23.

Titirangi Hikoi. Learn basic species identification and the planting plan undertaken by the Whaia Titirangi project team. Meet at the first carpark on Titirangi/Kaiti Hill, 10am-1pm. Bring lunch and water. Weather issues: ph Jordan 022 108 2267.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Discovery Zone: Tairawhiti Museum, 10am-4pm. See April 23.

Startup Weekend: Disruption (to April 28). Come together with entrepreneurs, developers and creative people to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Campion College, 5pm, R18 or u/18s to be accompanied by guardian. Tickets: $60-$180 at http://tinyurl.com/y26oetpd

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

The Razza. Come along and listen to the resident band playing all your favourite tunes. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground, Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Romeo and Juliet, 7.30pm. See April 25.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, April 27

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See April 20.

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.

The Bob Comp: Tag Team Event. Celebrating the life of our friend and mentor, Bob Hansen. Five-person teams (drawn from a hat) riding a twin fin, single fin, longboard, body board and a soft top. Some boards provided, or bring your own. 7.30am-2.30pm, 8am start, free, BBQ after. For location/to register see https://forms.gle/z4VFXJGPNb4mUgts8

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See April 20.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Gisborne District Council stall. Come along and learn about waste minimisation and recycling. Gisborne Farmers’ Market, Fitzherbert St, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Tipuna Stories. Learn about significant ancestors of this region, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6jdtadn

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 April 20.

Romeo and Juliet, 3pm. See April 25.

Superstock Champs/Best Pairs and Double Points Pairs. 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.

David Paquette. New Orleans jazz master playing live, with Naamah Cheiban a Waikato-based Smokefree Rockfest regional finalist. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 6pm dinner, 7.30pm music, $20.

Flite East Coast Tour. Psychedelic-pop meets atmospheric-funk band. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $20 from The Aviary (cash-only), $20+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ or $25 door sales (cash-only).

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Let’s Do the Twist.

Sunday, April 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 21.

Dig Day Gisborne. A working bee to become involved and get a taste of what trail building is all about. Fox Street Mountain Trial Bike Park, 8.30am-12.30pm, BBQ afterwards. Register/what to bring: see Facebook.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukepapa Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $10. Walk from McMillan Road to Motuhora, through a railway tunnel to Te Kapua hilltop. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians on a journey of understanding our seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10.30am & 11am-12.30pm, $10. To register: https://tinyurl.com/y6qko8ys

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 9.30-10.30am.

Stride for Stroke. 5km family fun-walk/run to raise awareness for stroke survivors (no bikes, skateboards, scooters or dogs). Proceeds to stroke support services in the Tairawhiti region. Beacon Reserve, Midway Beach, 10am start, $10 adult, $5 16-yrs/under, free u/5s. Register before Apr 26: at Bikeys, 422 Gladstone Rd, https://www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz/fun-run or from 8.30am on the day.

Waka Hourua Open Day. Join us on board (not a sailing excursion) where our storyteller will share the voyaging history of our ancestors. Meet: Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour (gate outside Bronwyn Kay Agency), 10.30am-midday, free. Register: https://tinyurl.com/yxgudd72

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

Seasons of the Arboretum, 10am-3pm. See April 20.

Romeo and Juliet, 3pm. See April 25.

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