What's on in Gisborne?

From Saturday June 8 through to Sunday June 16.

From Saturday June 8 through to Sunday June 16.

Saturday, June 8

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km run/walk for all abilities. 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.

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, chat or check out a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools to use on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes Sts, 9am-midday. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396.​

Super Veterans Badminton: Inter-associations ties. Come along and watch Eastland teams battle with Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Feilding and Wellington North teams. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am. Eastland play at 9.30am and 2pm.​

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking: Open Day. For those interested in crafting; card-making and scrapbooking. Come along and see what we do and take home cards you make. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 10.30am-midday, free. Details: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Whitiki! Maori in the First World War. Book Launch: by Monty Soutar. Kelvin Park, cnr Peel & Stout St, 11am. Parade: A 100-man honour guard dressed in WW1 period uniforms parade through Gisborne, leaving Te Poho o Rawiri Marae at 11.15am, ending at Kelvin Park.

2019 Open Days: Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust (to June 9). See what a day in the life of a cadet looks like; meet current cadets/staff, see demonstrations and interactive activities. Waipaoa Stn FCTT, 1497 Armstrong Rd, Whatatutu, 1-3.30pm. Details: See http://www.waipaoa.co.nz

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $3, ph John 868 9658.

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

East Coast Homecoming Party. MCs from all over the world return for a hip-hop festival with homegrown artists: 4sayken, Azee, Coey East, Luminis, Coastess and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-late, $10 door sales or $50 VIP, R18.

Sunday, June 9

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

Gizzy Trail Run: Cooks Cove Walkway. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in white to support those affected by domestic violence. Bring cash for baked goods and donation to Women’s Refuge. Cooks Cove Walkway, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5U14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

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.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Local craft stalls, coffee and music, with parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm, weather permitting.

Lions Express Train Rides. Take the kids for a train ride around the playground and lake. Start: near Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm, $2.

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

2019 Open Days: Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust, 1-3.30pm. See June 8.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Winter Concert Series. A classical guitar duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Rameka Tamaki and Amber Madriaga. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free: Ch/Stu with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, June 10

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.

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

Mt Felix Tapestries (to June 29). Exhibition: 44 embroidered panels telling stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors at Hospital No 2, Walton-on-Thames, 1915-1920. Wairoa Museum, Marine Parade, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, entry fee: donation. Details: Wairoa Museum Facebook page, or info@wairoamuseum.org.nz

Mahjong Club. Enjoy the friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons free, ph 281 0187.

Family Night at the Movies: Missing Link. Come dressed in your favourite hunting, outdoor or sport gear. In exchange for a movie ticket (prior to 3pm, June 10): Bring an item of non-perishable food per person to Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke, 2nd floor, Trotak, cnr Lowe St & Reads Quay during office hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm. Donated food will go to Te Hahi Tairawhiti Food Bank. Movie shown: today at the Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 5.30pm.

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, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, June 11

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 8.

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

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 Writers' Hub. For youth aged 14-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Conztruct Trade Show. NZ’s leading residential, commercial and industrial show with Q-Pod Earth-friendly Flooring and Allied Ready Superslab. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 4-6.30pm, free entry.

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.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. All writers and scribblers welcome. Bring a few written words of your own or from someone you admire. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free, ph 868 5236 for details.

Evolution Theatre Company: Movie Night Fundraiser. Come along and enjoy a pizza before the movie; about an untold story of unsung Kiwi soldiers as they land unarmed into a 10 year civil war, using music, Maori culture and love to create peace. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm. Movie: $20 door sales, or tickets online from https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/movie-night

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

The Country Garden Club. For town and country women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, for details ph Katrine 867 2427.

Wednesday, June 12

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4/Fam. Details: Trish ph 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme. Students learn fundamental skills to participate in games with peers. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free.

Halberg Junior Disability Games Info Evening. A Q&A for those interested in registering your child/children to participate in Auckland, October 11-13. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 5-6pm, free.

Massey University Info Evening. Discover where a degree at Massey can take you. Meet the experts, students and staff. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: massey.ac.nz

Thursday, June 13

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Kuri Farm Walkway, departs 9am. 6km circuit walk from Fox St end of Whataupoko Reserve, joining up with Te Kuri Farm Walkway and back via Shelley Rd/Town Hill (290m) through remnant semi-coastal forest. Register: Gillian ph 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 June 8.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See June 10.

Eastern Institute of Technology: Information and Enrolment. EIT tutors will discuss programmes, potential career options and answer questions about fees/scholarships. EIT Toihoukura: Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden St, 5-6.30pm. Details: Kalinda ph 869 3135.

Smokefreerockquest Finals. Support young Gizzy musicians as they battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: Door sales only, $20A or $10u/5.​

​FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See Facebook.

Friday, June 14

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

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers. A concert for young uke players. Experience or ukulele not essential. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 5.30pm start for Young Ukers, 7pm for others. Tickets: June 13, HPT, 173 Palmerston Rd (former Plunket building) from 4-5pm. June 14, door-sales from 4.30pm, $5 cash-only.

50s & 60s Rock ‘n' Roll: Gold Reunion Dance. Get your dancing shoes on for some fun and spot prizes. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7-10pm, gold coin donation to RSA. Details: Wendy ph 027 663 5310.

Comet Swimming Club: 80’s Bingo Night Fundraising. Dress in 80’s gear, prizes for best dressed and a bottle auction. Proceeds to: National swimmers’ travelling costs. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 7-11pm, $10 incl supper and two cards, $5 bowl of nachos, R18. Tickets: Poolside or Toni ph 027 513 1888.

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

Saturday, June 15

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See June 8.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See June 8.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 8.

Reclaim the Crown. Dance with the Palace Dance Studio and learn some polyswag flavour. Gisborne YMCA, Cnr Childers and Roebuck Rd, 2-3pm, $15+Bfee. Register/tickets: The YMCA from 1-2pm, or at eventfinda.co.nz

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See June 8.

Reclaim the Crown. Award-winning choreography and jaw-dropping skills, with The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm, $30 from SJ Photography or ticketdirect.co.nz

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Red and black.

Boardies Dance Party. Gisborne Boardriders Fundraiser 70s fancy dress party, with DJs Hitman and Awoke. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, dining from 5pm, 8.30pm start. Tickets: door sales, $15 in fancy dress/or $20.

Sunday, June 16

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whakapunake, departs 7.30am, $20. 12km walk up Translator Rd (750m altitude) to the southern trig, then down towards Mahurangi Station. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See June 9.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See June 9.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See 9.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Come along for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery, 2-5pm, $5 cash-only door sales.​

Saturday, June 8

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km run/walk for all abilities. 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.

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, chat or check out a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools to use on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes Sts, 9am-midday. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396.​

Super Veterans Badminton: Inter-associations ties. Come along and watch Eastland teams battle with Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Feilding and Wellington North teams. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am. Eastland play at 9.30am and 2pm.​

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking: Open Day. For those interested in crafting; card-making and scrapbooking. Come along and see what we do and take home cards you make. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 10.30am-midday, free. Details: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Whitiki! Maori in the First World War. Book Launch: by Monty Soutar. Kelvin Park, cnr Peel & Stout St, 11am. Parade: A 100-man honour guard dressed in WW1 period uniforms parade through Gisborne, leaving Te Poho o Rawiri Marae at 11.15am, ending at Kelvin Park.

2019 Open Days: Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust (to June 9). See what a day in the life of a cadet looks like; meet current cadets/staff, see demonstrations and interactive activities. Waipaoa Stn FCTT, 1497 Armstrong Rd, Whatatutu, 1-3.30pm. Details: See http://www.waipaoa.co.nz

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $3, ph John 868 9658.

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

East Coast Homecoming Party. MCs from all over the world return for a hip-hop festival with homegrown artists: 4sayken, Azee, Coey East, Luminis, Coastess and more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-late, $10 door sales or $50 VIP, R18.

Sunday, June 9

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

Gizzy Trail Run: Cooks Cove Walkway. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in white to support those affected by domestic violence. Bring cash for baked goods and donation to Women’s Refuge. Cooks Cove Walkway, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5U14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

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.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Local craft stalls, coffee and music, with parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm, weather permitting.

Lions Express Train Rides. Take the kids for a train ride around the playground and lake. Start: near Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm, $2.

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

2019 Open Days: Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust, 1-3.30pm. See June 8.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Winter Concert Series. A classical guitar duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Rameka Tamaki and Amber Madriaga. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free: Ch/Stu with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, June 10

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.

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

Mt Felix Tapestries (to June 29). Exhibition: 44 embroidered panels telling stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors at Hospital No 2, Walton-on-Thames, 1915-1920. Wairoa Museum, Marine Parade, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, entry fee: donation. Details: Wairoa Museum Facebook page, or info@wairoamuseum.org.nz

Mahjong Club. Enjoy the friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons free, ph 281 0187.

Family Night at the Movies: Missing Link. Come dressed in your favourite hunting, outdoor or sport gear. In exchange for a movie ticket (prior to 3pm, June 10): Bring an item of non-perishable food per person to Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke, 2nd floor, Trotak, cnr Lowe St & Reads Quay during office hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm. Donated food will go to Te Hahi Tairawhiti Food Bank. Movie shown: today at the Odeon Multiplex, 79 Gladstone Rd, 5.30pm.

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, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, June 11

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 8.

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

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 Writers' Hub. For youth aged 14-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Conztruct Trade Show. NZ’s leading residential, commercial and industrial show with Q-Pod Earth-friendly Flooring and Allied Ready Superslab. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 4-6.30pm, free entry.

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.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. All writers and scribblers welcome. Bring a few written words of your own or from someone you admire. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free, ph 868 5236 for details.

Evolution Theatre Company: Movie Night Fundraiser. Come along and enjoy a pizza before the movie; about an untold story of unsung Kiwi soldiers as they land unarmed into a 10 year civil war, using music, Maori culture and love to create peace. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm. Movie: $20 door sales, or tickets online from https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/movie-night

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

The Country Garden Club. For town and country women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, for details ph Katrine 867 2427.

Wednesday, June 12

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4/Fam. Details: Trish ph 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme. Students learn fundamental skills to participate in games with peers. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free.

Halberg Junior Disability Games Info Evening. A Q&A for those interested in registering your child/children to participate in Auckland, October 11-13. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 5-6pm, free.

Massey University Info Evening. Discover where a degree at Massey can take you. Meet the experts, students and staff. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: massey.ac.nz

Thursday, June 13

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Kuri Farm Walkway, departs 9am. 6km circuit walk from Fox St end of Whataupoko Reserve, joining up with Te Kuri Farm Walkway and back via Shelley Rd/Town Hill (290m) through remnant semi-coastal forest. Register: Gillian ph 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 June 8.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See June 10.

Eastern Institute of Technology: Information and Enrolment. EIT tutors will discuss programmes, potential career options and answer questions about fees/scholarships. EIT Toihoukura: Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden St, 5-6.30pm. Details: Kalinda ph 869 3135.

Smokefreerockquest Finals. Support young Gizzy musicians as they battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: Door sales only, $20A or $10u/5.​

​FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7 each. See Facebook.

Friday, June 14

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

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers. A concert for young uke players. Experience or ukulele not essential. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 5.30pm start for Young Ukers, 7pm for others. Tickets: June 13, HPT, 173 Palmerston Rd (former Plunket building) from 4-5pm. June 14, door-sales from 4.30pm, $5 cash-only.

50s & 60s Rock ‘n' Roll: Gold Reunion Dance. Get your dancing shoes on for some fun and spot prizes. RSA Gisborne, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7-10pm, gold coin donation to RSA. Details: Wendy ph 027 663 5310.

Comet Swimming Club: 80’s Bingo Night Fundraising. Dress in 80’s gear, prizes for best dressed and a bottle auction. Proceeds to: National swimmers’ travelling costs. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 7-11pm, $10 incl supper and two cards, $5 bowl of nachos, R18. Tickets: Poolside or Toni ph 027 513 1888.

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

Saturday, June 15

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See June 8.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See June 8.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 8.

Reclaim the Crown. Dance with the Palace Dance Studio and learn some polyswag flavour. Gisborne YMCA, Cnr Childers and Roebuck Rd, 2-3pm, $15+Bfee. Register/tickets: The YMCA from 1-2pm, or at eventfinda.co.nz

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See June 8.

Reclaim the Crown. Award-winning choreography and jaw-dropping skills, with The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm, $30 from SJ Photography or ticketdirect.co.nz

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Red and black.

Boardies Dance Party. Gisborne Boardriders Fundraiser 70s fancy dress party, with DJs Hitman and Awoke. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, dining from 5pm, 8.30pm start. Tickets: door sales, $15 in fancy dress/or $20.

Sunday, June 16

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whakapunake, departs 7.30am, $20. 12km walk up Translator Rd (750m altitude) to the southern trig, then down towards Mahurangi Station. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See June 9.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See June 9.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See 9.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Come along for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery, 2-5pm, $5 cash-only door sales.​

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