What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday, May 25 through to Sunday, June 2.

Saturday, May 25 through to Sunday, June 2.

Part of Eastwoodhill Arboretum. File picture

Saturday, May 25

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: http://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.

Drones: Taking businesses to new heights (Techweek19). All you need to know about drones and how they are used to enhance local businesses. Eastland Helicopter hanger, Gisborne Airport, 8am-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5wdg6gh

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. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped woodwor/carpentry workspace on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Charity Knits. New low-priced baby and children’s hand-knits. Proceeds: to four Gizzy charities. Next to Colliers Menswear, 114 Gladstone Rd, 9am-1pm, cash sales only.

Tipuna Stories. Learn of significant ancestors, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at eventfinda.co.nz

Intro to Composting. Make the most of your kitchen scraps and garden waste by making your own compost. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Register: ph 867 4708.

Smokefreerockquest Heats. Support the young musicians of Gizzy as they battle for a chance in the finals. War Memorial Theatre, midday-7pm, $10 door sales. No charge for band members, teachers and u/5s. See smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Creative Circuitry Workshop (Techweek19). For ages 8-12 to learn basic circuitry and creatively apply their new knowledge to develop an interactive art piece. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 1-3.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5tbu5ur

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Chardonnay Three Ways. Showcasing three chardonnays matched with Asian infused tapas. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-4pm, $20+Bfee. Bookings essential: ph 027 656 8222.

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

Bingo at MTG. Form a team and have some fun. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7-10pm, $10 each, $2/card. Tickets (tables of 6): ph Dorothy 027 740 0801.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Dance the night away. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, ph 867 0074. Theme: The Great Gatsby.

SuperFly Killa Debut. A new soul and reggae Gizzy-band, with the Kings of Kaiaua. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, May 26

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

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10am & 11am-midday, $10. Details/to register: eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyjr45vz

Botanic Gardens Day (BGANZ). Come along and celebrate the vital work taking place in plant conservation. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-4.30pm, free entry. Details: See eastwoodhill.org.nz https://tinyurl.com/y6ly733w

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

Whanau and Biodiversity Day Workshop. Focusing on home pest monitoring, trapping, bird/bug/plant ID and how they affect us. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10.30am-midday & 1pm-2.30pm, koha.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring the kids 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.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50s to 70s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, midday-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

Technovation Tairawhiti Challenge. Local teams will pitch their apps. Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou, CEO of Girlboss NZ. Gisborne District Council Chambers, 15 Fitzherbert St, 2-6pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2xo8dwq

Monday, May 27

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. 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.

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 & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Discuss a Tairawhiti Music Strategy. Come along for a hui for an open discussion towards making this happen for our region. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30-8.30pm, free, finger food provided.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club who welcomes all visitors. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm.

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

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

Tuesday, May 28

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. 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

2019 Tairawhiti Secondary School Girls’ Ultimate Tournament. Come along and support your tamariki. Barry Park, Barry Ave, free, 10am-2pm.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, 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.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

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

Wednesday, May 29

Waimahuru Weeds. Help remove wilding pines (on uneven steep terrain) and other weeds from this beautiful coastal native reserve. Meet at Te Puia Springs Hotel, 9am. Bring boots, work clothes, gloves, lunch and water. Weather dependent. Registration essential for H&S: Trudi ph 027 539 6259 or tngawhare@doc.govt.nz

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.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme. Students learn fundamental skills to successfully participate in games with their peers. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free. Register: Email: eastland.association@gmail.com

Rachel Grunwell Book Launch: Balance. Hear about how she created a comprehensive book which includes tips to uplift mind, body and soul and recipes from snacks to sweet treats. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 5.30pm, $5. Tickets: ph 867 9741 or books@muirsbookshop.co.nz


BIZminton 5. For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See https://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Lazy Fifty: Rotorua Blues Fest Preview Show. Playing favourite songs from latest albums. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30-8.30pm, free entry.

Thursday, May 30

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Uawa, departs 9am, $15. A 6km coastal and river walk around Tolaga Bay township, short climb to the coastal bluffs lookout. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Come along and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 27.

2019 Hunting Competition. Take the family out for a hunting experience. From 3pm today until 3pm Sunday, June 2. Weigh-in at Te Puka Tavern, Tokomaru Bay: Kids 11am-1pm, adults 1-3pm. Prizegiving: 4pm. Fees: open section $40, child 16/u $10. For details: Facebook. Entry forms: Gisb Hunting & Fishing, Tolaga Bay Garage, John's Dairy, Te Puka Tavern, or Megan at megan@mckaycartage.co.nz

Kinley Salmon. Author of Jobs, Robots and Us, interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and what might happen as automation becomes widespread. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 5.30pm, $5. Tickets: Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, ph 867 9741 or books@muirsbookshop.co.nz

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.

Food, Mood and Anxiety. Ben Warren shares his insights on how to support mood and anxiety with nutrients. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $39/single+Bfee, $59/double+Bfee from Facebook Messenger or eventbrite.co.nz

ExNE: Movie Premier. Showcasing new local artists and music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-10pm, free, R18.

Friday, May 31

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

Wairoa Maori Film Festival (to June 3). Powhiri 11am, Making Movies in Wairoa Hui 1-4pm, Mana Wahine Shorts 6pm and Pasifika Shorts 8pm. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 11am-10pm, $20+Bfee day-pass, incl dinner. Tickets: 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Braemar Dancing Competitions (to Jun 3). Modern, hip-hop, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6pm. Tickets, door sales: $5 adult, $1 child or concession: $30 adult.

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.

Live band: RSA. Come along and hear some tunes from local resident band, Razza. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

Karaoke Night. Come along, pick a favourite song and compete for the best singer prize. The White House, 69 Peel St, 8-11pm, free entry.

White Chapel Jak. Recent winners of RNZ Battle of the Covers band bring their rocking original flavours to town. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, $20 door sales, R18.

Saturday, June 1

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 25.

Gisborne Dog Training Club: Annual Obedience and Agility Dog Show (to June 2). Leave your animals at home, come along and see the dogs being put through their paces. A&P Showgrounds, Gate 3, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am, free.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

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

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See May 31 for details.

Mt Felix Tapestries (to June 29). An international exhibition of 44 embroidered panels telling moving stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors welcomed in the community at Hospital No.2, Walton-on-Thames between 1915-1920. Wairoa Museum, Marine Parade, opening hours: First Sat of month 10am-midday, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, entry fee: donation. Details: Wairoa Museum Facebook page, or info@wairoamuseum.org.nz

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Short films: Moana Nui a Kiwa and New Voices, and In Conversation with Fred Renata. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 11am-10pm, $20+Bfee day pass, incl lunch. See May 31 for ticket details.

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

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Any unsold tickets from the station half an hour before departure (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and fabric and make reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 25.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Gala Awards Night. Short films, awards presentations and live music by Fran Kora. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 6-10pm. Tickets: $50+Bfee incl kai and wine. See May 31 for ticket details.

Good Folk Community Dance. Connect with your community through dance. No experience, partner or skill required. Kids dance free. St Andrew's Church, 176 Cobden St, 7–9pm, $5 cash-only door sales, bring a plate for shared supper.

Dizfunk and DJ Hitman Johnny. Throwing down some good old classics. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, June 2

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whakapunake, departs 8am, $20. A 12km walk up Translator Rd (750m altitude) to the southern trig, then down towards Mahurangi Station. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Dog Training Club: Annual Obedience and Agility Dog Show, 8am. See June 1.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See May 26.

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

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Golf Tournament. Stableford and gross competitions for men and women. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 9am-10.15 two-tee start, $20 each incl after-match meal. Enter at the Pro Shop or ph 867 4402.

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See May 31 for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Short films: Turtle Island, Kiriata Oranga, Kiriata o Te Ao and feature film: Falls Around Her Canada. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 10.30am-10pm, $30+Bfee day pass, includes lunch and dinner. See May 31 for ticket details.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See May 26.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See May 26.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Matariki Shorts and Feature Films Aotearoa: Merata, Soldiers Without Guns and Brown Boys. Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa. Tickets: $5 short films and $10 films, door sales.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm. See June 1.

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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Bush Cinema. A closing celebration with hot pools and movies in the forest. Morere Hall, Morere, 7-11pm, $10+Bfee. See May 31 for ticket details.

The Schizophonics. San Diego trio with a wild, frenzied rock ‘n’ roll performance. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $22+Bfee from undertheradar.co.nz



Saturday, May 25

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: http://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.

Drones: Taking businesses to new heights (Techweek19). All you need to know about drones and how they are used to enhance local businesses. Eastland Helicopter hanger, Gisborne Airport, 8am-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5wdg6gh

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. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped woodwor/carpentry workspace on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Charity Knits. New low-priced baby and children’s hand-knits. Proceeds: to four Gizzy charities. Next to Colliers Menswear, 114 Gladstone Rd, 9am-1pm, cash sales only.

Tipuna Stories. Learn of significant ancestors, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at eventfinda.co.nz

Intro to Composting. Make the most of your kitchen scraps and garden waste by making your own compost. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Register: ph 867 4708.

Smokefreerockquest Heats. Support the young musicians of Gizzy as they battle for a chance in the finals. War Memorial Theatre, midday-7pm, $10 door sales. No charge for band members, teachers and u/5s. See smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Creative Circuitry Workshop (Techweek19). For ages 8-12 to learn basic circuitry and creatively apply their new knowledge to develop an interactive art piece. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 1-3.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5tbu5ur

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Chardonnay Three Ways. Showcasing three chardonnays matched with Asian infused tapas. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-4pm, $20+Bfee. Bookings essential: ph 027 656 8222.

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

Bingo at MTG. Form a team and have some fun. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7-10pm, $10 each, $2/card. Tickets (tables of 6): ph Dorothy 027 740 0801.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Dance the night away. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, ph 867 0074. Theme: The Great Gatsby.

SuperFly Killa Debut. A new soul and reggae Gizzy-band, with the Kings of Kaiaua. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, May 26

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

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10am & 11am-midday, $10. Details/to register: eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyjr45vz

Botanic Gardens Day (BGANZ). Come along and celebrate the vital work taking place in plant conservation. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-4.30pm, free entry. Details: See eastwoodhill.org.nz https://tinyurl.com/y6ly733w

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

Whanau and Biodiversity Day Workshop. Focusing on home pest monitoring, trapping, bird/bug/plant ID and how they affect us. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10.30am-midday & 1pm-2.30pm, koha.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring the kids 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.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50s to 70s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, midday-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

Technovation Tairawhiti Challenge. Local teams will pitch their apps. Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou, CEO of Girlboss NZ. Gisborne District Council Chambers, 15 Fitzherbert St, 2-6pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2xo8dwq

Monday, May 27

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. 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.

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 & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Discuss a Tairawhiti Music Strategy. Come along for a hui for an open discussion towards making this happen for our region. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30-8.30pm, free, finger food provided.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club who welcomes all visitors. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm.

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

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

Tuesday, May 28

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. 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

2019 Tairawhiti Secondary School Girls’ Ultimate Tournament. Come along and support your tamariki. Barry Park, Barry Ave, free, 10am-2pm.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, 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.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

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

Wednesday, May 29

Waimahuru Weeds. Help remove wilding pines (on uneven steep terrain) and other weeds from this beautiful coastal native reserve. Meet at Te Puia Springs Hotel, 9am. Bring boots, work clothes, gloves, lunch and water. Weather dependent. Registration essential for H&S: Trudi ph 027 539 6259 or tngawhare@doc.govt.nz

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.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme. Students learn fundamental skills to successfully participate in games with their peers. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free. Register: Email: eastland.association@gmail.com

Rachel Grunwell Book Launch: Balance. Hear about how she created a comprehensive book which includes tips to uplift mind, body and soul and recipes from snacks to sweet treats. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 5.30pm, $5. Tickets: ph 867 9741 or books@muirsbookshop.co.nz


BIZminton 5. For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See https://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Lazy Fifty: Rotorua Blues Fest Preview Show. Playing favourite songs from latest albums. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30-8.30pm, free entry.

Thursday, May 30

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Uawa, departs 9am, $15. A 6km coastal and river walk around Tolaga Bay township, short climb to the coastal bluffs lookout. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Come along and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 27.

2019 Hunting Competition. Take the family out for a hunting experience. From 3pm today until 3pm Sunday, June 2. Weigh-in at Te Puka Tavern, Tokomaru Bay: Kids 11am-1pm, adults 1-3pm. Prizegiving: 4pm. Fees: open section $40, child 16/u $10. For details: Facebook. Entry forms: Gisb Hunting & Fishing, Tolaga Bay Garage, John's Dairy, Te Puka Tavern, or Megan at megan@mckaycartage.co.nz

Kinley Salmon. Author of Jobs, Robots and Us, interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and what might happen as automation becomes widespread. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 5.30pm, $5. Tickets: Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, ph 867 9741 or books@muirsbookshop.co.nz

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.

Food, Mood and Anxiety. Ben Warren shares his insights on how to support mood and anxiety with nutrients. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $39/single+Bfee, $59/double+Bfee from Facebook Messenger or eventbrite.co.nz

ExNE: Movie Premier. Showcasing new local artists and music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-10pm, free, R18.

Friday, May 31

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

Wairoa Maori Film Festival (to June 3). Powhiri 11am, Making Movies in Wairoa Hui 1-4pm, Mana Wahine Shorts 6pm and Pasifika Shorts 8pm. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 11am-10pm, $20+Bfee day-pass, incl dinner. Tickets: 0800 289 849 or eventfinda.co.nz

Braemar Dancing Competitions (to Jun 3). Modern, hip-hop, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6pm. Tickets, door sales: $5 adult, $1 child or concession: $30 adult.

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.

Live band: RSA. Come along and hear some tunes from local resident band, Razza. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

Karaoke Night. Come along, pick a favourite song and compete for the best singer prize. The White House, 69 Peel St, 8-11pm, free entry.

White Chapel Jak. Recent winners of RNZ Battle of the Covers band bring their rocking original flavours to town. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, $20 door sales, R18.

Saturday, June 1

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 25.

Gisborne Dog Training Club: Annual Obedience and Agility Dog Show (to June 2). Leave your animals at home, come along and see the dogs being put through their paces. A&P Showgrounds, Gate 3, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am, free.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 25.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 25.

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

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See May 31 for details.

Mt Felix Tapestries (to June 29). An international exhibition of 44 embroidered panels telling moving stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors welcomed in the community at Hospital No.2, Walton-on-Thames between 1915-1920. Wairoa Museum, Marine Parade, opening hours: First Sat of month 10am-midday, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, entry fee: donation. Details: Wairoa Museum Facebook page, or info@wairoamuseum.org.nz

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Short films: Moana Nui a Kiwa and New Voices, and In Conversation with Fred Renata. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 11am-10pm, $20+Bfee day pass, incl lunch. See May 31 for ticket details.

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

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Any unsold tickets from the station half an hour before departure (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors and fabric and make reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 25.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Gala Awards Night. Short films, awards presentations and live music by Fran Kora. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 6-10pm. Tickets: $50+Bfee incl kai and wine. See May 31 for ticket details.

Good Folk Community Dance. Connect with your community through dance. No experience, partner or skill required. Kids dance free. St Andrew's Church, 176 Cobden St, 7–9pm, $5 cash-only door sales, bring a plate for shared supper.

Dizfunk and DJ Hitman Johnny. Throwing down some good old classics. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, June 2

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whakapunake, departs 8am, $20. A 12km walk up Translator Rd (750m altitude) to the southern trig, then down towards Mahurangi Station. Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Dog Training Club: Annual Obedience and Agility Dog Show, 8am. See June 1.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See May 26.

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

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Golf Tournament. Stableford and gross competitions for men and women. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 9am-10.15 two-tee start, $20 each incl after-match meal. Enter at the Pro Shop or ph 867 4402.

Braemar Dancing Competitions, 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See May 31 for details.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Short films: Turtle Island, Kiriata Oranga, Kiriata o Te Ao and feature film: Falls Around Her Canada. Kahungunu Marae, cnr Ihaka & Mataira Sts, Nuhaka, 10.30am-10pm, $30+Bfee day pass, includes lunch and dinner. See May 31 for ticket details.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See May 26.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See May 26.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Matariki Shorts and Feature Films Aotearoa: Merata, Soldiers Without Guns and Brown Boys. Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa. Tickets: $5 short films and $10 films, door sales.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm. See June 1.

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.

Wairoa Maori Film Festival: Bush Cinema. A closing celebration with hot pools and movies in the forest. Morere Hall, Morere, 7-11pm, $10+Bfee. See May 31 for ticket details.

The Schizophonics. San Diego trio with a wild, frenzied rock ‘n’ roll performance. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $22+Bfee from undertheradar.co.nz



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