What's on in Gisborne?

From Saturday May 4 through to Sunday May 12.

From Saturday May 4 through to Sunday May 12.

TO THE POINTE: The Fairy Doll Pas de Trois is one of a repertoire of pieces Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers will perform in Gisborne as part of Tutus on Tour. Picture supplied

Saturday, May 4

Gisborne parkrun. Star Wars themed 5km run/walk for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See https://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: See https://www.facebook.com/tairawhitimenzshed/ or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Learn to weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, kaimoana, veges or beach gear. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Tickets: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

About Time Exhibition (to June 23). As a youngster, David Andrew was interested in drawing and carried on with art throughout his life: influenced by the natural world, plants, produce and autumn leaves. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

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

Gizzy Latino Social Salsa. Come along for salsa, music and dance. Gisborne RSA, 184 Childers Rd, 6pm, $6 each. Details: See Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y4xjyw3m

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Compete for bragging rights and prizes. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30-11.30pm, R18. Proceeds towards ETC’s education program. Tickets: $35 at https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/poker​

The Diamond Dead Release Tour. Four-piece Hawke's Bay-based band with new-school rock, grunge, metal and punk. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $10+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $15 door sales.

Sunday, May 5

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Strathblane Station, Hangaroa, departs 8am, $15. A 7km circuit walk from Hollywood Bridge following the Hangaroa River, 350m climb to the trig, returning downhill along the Bushy Knoll Road. Register: phone Peter at 868 3666 or email: bennett.strathleven@gmail.com

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 28.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the vintage cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8-11am.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

Auditions for Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Sign up on Facebook, then come along and read for a part in the upcoming play. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, midday-3pm.

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

Gisborne Civic Orchestra: Musical Mystery Tour. Music from the baroque: German romanticism, modern film and musical. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 3pm, door sales only: $10 adult, $5 senior/child.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

Arts on Tour: My Name Is Moana. A marae fundraiser with a four-piece band: Moana and Trina Maniapoto, Cadzow Cossor and Paddy Free with beautiful harmonies and strong political messages. Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, cnr Ranfurly St and Queens Drive, 5.30-9.30pm: $64.50 includes 3-course meal+wine, or 7-9.30pm: $33.75 includes cheese platter+wine. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

Monday, May 6

Youth Culture Programme (to June 30). A secondary school badminton programme where teens can experience the game at their leisure over 8-weeks, learn fundamental skills to participate amongst peers. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, Saturdays: 7-8am (showers available) and/or Wednesdays: 3.30-4.30pm, free. For details, email: cdoeastland@gmail.com

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

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

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.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. 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.

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

Tuesday, May 7

Tairawhiti Gisborne Circular Economy Conference (to May 8). The life-cycles of materials are maximised, optimised and reutilised: explore climate change, waste, wood and water. Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, cnr Ranfurly St and Queens Drive, 8.30am, free. To register (limited spaces), email: office@activatetairawhiti.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

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

Korero and Kai: For grandparents raising disabled grandchildren. Come along for korero and kai, let us know your challenges and aspirations for your mokopuna. Q&A with representatives from Work and Income, and Life Unlimited. CCS Disability Action, 7 Kahutia St, 10am-1pm, free.

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

The Road That Wasn’t There. Puppetry, shadow play and live music about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1-2pm & 6-7pm. Tickets: $70 family of four (any combination), $27.50 adult, $22.50 senior/student with ID, $17.50 child u15 from SJ Photography.

Poverty Bay Blues Night: NZ Music Month. The best selection of original blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, May 8

Primary Schools’ Year 5 & 6 Badminton Tournament. Come on down and support your whanau. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, 9am-2.45pm. To register, email Tina: cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273 before May 3.

Household Indebtedness Workshop. Learn about why so many are drowning in debt and find out what to do about it and how to support clients, whanau and friends. Gisborne Budget Moni Ora, 48 Cobden St, 09.30am-12.30pm, 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.

Waste-Free Living Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on landfill waste minimisation. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.45-8.30pm, 6pm start. Tickets: $15+Bfee ph 0800 289 849, includes a free waste minimisation products package.

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). Teams of four players (minimum, at least 1 male or 1 female per team). No experience needed, rackets available. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team plus a spot-prize. Register by May 6 via email: eastland.association@gmail.com

Thursday, May 9

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.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Community of Learning Working Group. Get together and share creative ways we can empower students to lead their own learning. Makauri School, 120 King Rd, Hexton, 3.15-4.30pm. Details/to register: Tim ph 020 4069 9681 or email: tim@makauri.school.nz

The Gathering of Matariki. Professor Rangi Matamua from the University of Waikato will share his detailed knowledge of Matariki, connections between cultural knowledge and science. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-8pm, free. To register, visit this website: eventbrite.co.nz

Waste-Free Parenting Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising waste at home with a baby. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.45-8.30pm, 6pm start. Tickets: $15+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz​ or ph 0800 289 849, includes a free pack of products.

Friday, May 10

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Genetics: Beef Industry’s Progeny Test. Beef+Lamb Genetics field day includes a 4WD tour (no quads), an update on carcase/maternal trait information and guest speakers, Whangara Farms: Richard Scholefield, Silver Fern Farms: Melissa Sowden, Whangara Angus: Robbie and Kristin Kirkpatrick and B+LNZ Genetics: Max Tweedie. Whangara Farms, B5 Woolshed, 2072 SH35, Whangara, 1-5pm, free. Register on Facebook Messenger, ph 03 477 6632 or visit this website: beeflambnz.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-10pm, $12.50 each, maximum of six per team, including soup, bread and supper, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour. Dancers performing a mixed programme of classical and contemporary works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30pm. Tickets: $37.50 adult, $34 senior/student with ID, $12.50-22.50 child u15 from SJ Photography, or visit: ticketdirect.co.nz from $25 adult/$10 child+Bfee.

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

Saturday, May 11

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See https://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, 9am-midday. See May 4.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

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

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour, 1pm. See Friday listing.

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 May 4.

Sold Out: It’s Back To The 90’s Again. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 9pm, R18.

Sunday, May 12

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

Gizzy Trail Run: Te Kuri Walkway. Run or walk 2-14kms. Wear yellow in support of the Mental Health Foundation and the Mike Jennings Memorial. Bring cash for baked goods. Te Kuri Walkway, 150 Shelley Rd. Register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See May 11 listing.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

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

SUP Have-a-go Day. For those with a physical or visual impairment from 8-years-and-over to give stand-up paddle boarding a try. BBQ lunch afterwards. Gisborne Olympic Indoor Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Drive, $1.20 for participants. Register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or email: shane.luke12@gmail.com

Winter Concert Series. A jazz duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Oscar Laven and Adrian Jens. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 adult, free for a child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Saturday, May 4

Gisborne parkrun. Star Wars themed 5km run/walk for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See https://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: See https://www.facebook.com/tairawhitimenzshed/ or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Learn to weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, kaimoana, veges or beach gear. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Tickets: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

About Time Exhibition (to June 23). As a youngster, David Andrew was interested in drawing and carried on with art throughout his life: influenced by the natural world, plants, produce and autumn leaves. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

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

Gizzy Latino Social Salsa. Come along for salsa, music and dance. Gisborne RSA, 184 Childers Rd, 6pm, $6 each. Details: See Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y4xjyw3m

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Compete for bragging rights and prizes. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30-11.30pm, R18. Proceeds towards ETC’s education program. Tickets: $35 at https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/poker​

The Diamond Dead Release Tour. Four-piece Hawke's Bay-based band with new-school rock, grunge, metal and punk. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, R18. Tickets: $10+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $15 door sales.

Sunday, May 5

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Strathblane Station, Hangaroa, departs 8am, $15. A 7km circuit walk from Hollywood Bridge following the Hangaroa River, 350m climb to the trig, returning downhill along the Bushy Knoll Road. Register: phone Peter at 868 3666 or email: bennett.strathleven@gmail.com

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See April 28.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the vintage cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8-11am.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

Auditions for Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Sign up on Facebook, then come along and read for a part in the upcoming play. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, midday-3pm.

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

Gisborne Civic Orchestra: Musical Mystery Tour. Music from the baroque: German romanticism, modern film and musical. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 3pm, door sales only: $10 adult, $5 senior/child.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

Arts on Tour: My Name Is Moana. A marae fundraiser with a four-piece band: Moana and Trina Maniapoto, Cadzow Cossor and Paddy Free with beautiful harmonies and strong political messages. Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, cnr Ranfurly St and Queens Drive, 5.30-9.30pm: $64.50 includes 3-course meal+wine, or 7-9.30pm: $33.75 includes cheese platter+wine. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

Monday, May 6

Youth Culture Programme (to June 30). A secondary school badminton programme where teens can experience the game at their leisure over 8-weeks, learn fundamental skills to participate amongst peers. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, Saturdays: 7-8am (showers available) and/or Wednesdays: 3.30-4.30pm, free. For details, email: cdoeastland@gmail.com

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

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

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.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. 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.

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

Tuesday, May 7

Tairawhiti Gisborne Circular Economy Conference (to May 8). The life-cycles of materials are maximised, optimised and reutilised: explore climate change, waste, wood and water. Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, cnr Ranfurly St and Queens Drive, 8.30am, free. To register (limited spaces), email: office@activatetairawhiti.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

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

Korero and Kai: For grandparents raising disabled grandchildren. Come along for korero and kai, let us know your challenges and aspirations for your mokopuna. Q&A with representatives from Work and Income, and Life Unlimited. CCS Disability Action, 7 Kahutia St, 10am-1pm, free.

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

The Road That Wasn’t There. Puppetry, shadow play and live music about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1-2pm & 6-7pm. Tickets: $70 family of four (any combination), $27.50 adult, $22.50 senior/student with ID, $17.50 child u15 from SJ Photography.

Poverty Bay Blues Night: NZ Music Month. The best selection of original blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, May 8

Primary Schools’ Year 5 & 6 Badminton Tournament. Come on down and support your whanau. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, 9am-2.45pm. To register, email Tina: cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273 before May 3.

Household Indebtedness Workshop. Learn about why so many are drowning in debt and find out what to do about it and how to support clients, whanau and friends. Gisborne Budget Moni Ora, 48 Cobden St, 09.30am-12.30pm, 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.

Waste-Free Living Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on landfill waste minimisation. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.45-8.30pm, 6pm start. Tickets: $15+Bfee ph 0800 289 849, includes a free waste minimisation products package.

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). Teams of four players (minimum, at least 1 male or 1 female per team). No experience needed, rackets available. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team plus a spot-prize. Register by May 6 via email: eastland.association@gmail.com

Thursday, May 9

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.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Monday listing.

Gisborne Community of Learning Working Group. Get together and share creative ways we can empower students to lead their own learning. Makauri School, 120 King Rd, Hexton, 3.15-4.30pm. Details/to register: Tim ph 020 4069 9681 or email: tim@makauri.school.nz

The Gathering of Matariki. Professor Rangi Matamua from the University of Waikato will share his detailed knowledge of Matariki, connections between cultural knowledge and science. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-8pm, free. To register, visit this website: eventbrite.co.nz

Waste-Free Parenting Workshop. Kate Meads shares tips and ideas on minimising waste at home with a baby. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.45-8.30pm, 6pm start. Tickets: $15+Bfee eventfinda.co.nz​ or ph 0800 289 849, includes a free pack of products.

Friday, May 10

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Genetics: Beef Industry’s Progeny Test. Beef+Lamb Genetics field day includes a 4WD tour (no quads), an update on carcase/maternal trait information and guest speakers, Whangara Farms: Richard Scholefield, Silver Fern Farms: Melissa Sowden, Whangara Angus: Robbie and Kristin Kirkpatrick and B+LNZ Genetics: Max Tweedie. Whangara Farms, B5 Woolshed, 2072 SH35, Whangara, 1-5pm, free. Register on Facebook Messenger, ph 03 477 6632 or visit this website: beeflambnz.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-10pm, $12.50 each, maximum of six per team, including soup, bread and supper, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour. Dancers performing a mixed programme of classical and contemporary works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30pm. Tickets: $37.50 adult, $34 senior/student with ID, $12.50-22.50 child u15 from SJ Photography, or visit: ticketdirect.co.nz from $25 adult/$10 child+Bfee.

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

Saturday, May 11

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See https://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, 9am-midday. See May 4.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 4.

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

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour, 1pm. See Friday listing.

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 May 4.

Sold Out: It’s Back To The 90’s Again. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 9pm, R18.

Sunday, May 12

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

Gizzy Trail Run: Te Kuri Walkway. Run or walk 2-14kms. Wear yellow in support of the Mental Health Foundation and the Mike Jennings Memorial. Bring cash for baked goods. Te Kuri Walkway, 150 Shelley Rd. Register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See May 11 listing.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

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

SUP Have-a-go Day. For those with a physical or visual impairment from 8-years-and-over to give stand-up paddle boarding a try. BBQ lunch afterwards. Gisborne Olympic Indoor Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Drive, $1.20 for participants. Register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or email: shane.luke12@gmail.com

Winter Concert Series. A jazz duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Oscar Laven and Adrian Jens. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 adult, free for a child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

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