What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday, June 29, through to Sunday, July 7.

Saturday, June 29, through to Sunday, July 7.

GLAM ROCK TRIBUTE: Entertainers Amber Claire (left), Joe Cotton and Pauline Berry will be joined by former Hello Sailor keyboard player Stuart Pearce for an ABBA tribute show in Gisborne next week. Picture supplied

Saturday, June 29

Gisborne parkrun. Wear a colourful tutu on your run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. 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. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, 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.

The Little Big Project. For ages 7-12 to attend a hands-on workshop exploring energy and electronic engineering. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm, free. Pre-booking essential (limited places): Email hello@electricvillage.nz

Women's Native Tree Project Trust: Wainui Beach School restoration. Come along and help restore native plants to the area. Meet: Carpark opposite the school, Wairere Rd, 11am.

Tipuna Stories. Modern-day storytelling of Whirikoka and the legend of Mangataikapua Oil Springs, near Whatatutu. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-12.30pm, free. Register at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/

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

Whanau Ahuru Mowai/Gisborne Rape Crisis: 40th Anniversary Dinner. Formal dress, three-course meal, guest speaker: Lauren Roche with an inspiring story of surviving against great odds. Spot prizes, band and dancing. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-11.30pm. Tickets: Susan, Facebook Messenger, or ph 867 9967.

ABBA Heaven. Performed by The Mermaids, an Auckland-based band with over 30 hits: Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Dancing Queen and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11.30pm, $25 non-members, $15 members ph the club at 867 9719.

Boogie Wonderland. Put on your boogie shoes and dress in 70s costume. Prizes for best costume and best dancer. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales.

Fiesta Latina Dance Party. Dance the night away to the sweet Latin beats. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $5 early-bird from Elena ph 021 991 867, or door sales $10.

Sunday, June 30

​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

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

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.

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), 1-2.30pm, free. Register: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/

O Sing Joyfully! A morning service by Napier’s Waiapu Cathedral Choir of favourite choral music from 16th century motets, familiar hymns and te reo compositions. Supporting the church’s Patronal Festival. St Paul’s Anglican Church, 50 Lucknow St, Wairoa, 1.30-3.30pm, koha.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. For ages 10-and-up. A black comedy inspired by true events of Rob Mokaraka’s very real fight with depression. Hinerupe Marae, 60 Paikea St, Te Araroa, 2pm, free.

Open Auditions: Vintage Hitchcock. Turn up to audition for a part in a live radio play. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm. Details: Gisborne Unity Theatre Facebook or Gina ph 027 280 0462.

Monday, July 1

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.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. For ages 10-and-up. A black comedy inspired by true events of Rob Mokaraka’s very real fight with depression. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori, 22 Wharf Rd, Hicks Bay, 9.30am, free.

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

Matariki Storytelling. Come along with your tamariki for storytelling, songs, free hot soup and buns. Atkinson Street Reserve, 3.30-5pm.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. See above for details. Hiruharama Marae, 18 Main Rd, Ruatoria, 6pm, free.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners class and reviews for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, July 2

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

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

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. See July 1 listing for details. Pakirikiri Marae, Hikurangi St, Tokomaru Bay, 6pm, free.

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. A selection of live local blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, July 3

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: Final night. Learn fundamental skills to participate in games with peers. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free. Term 3 details: Linda ph 027 264 8660 or eastland.association@gmail.com

Thursday, July 4

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph Liz 281 0187.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Cooks Cove Walkway, departs 9am, $15. 2.5-hour walk past information panels, the hole-in-the-wall, to Cooks Cove where Cook and Tupaea stopped in 1769. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history, exercise and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 1.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, free.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Practice Night. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4.

Friday, July 5

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

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME/CFS come along and meet others. CCS Building, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm. For details ph Moira 027 457 6923.

Salvation Army Youth Quiz Night. Get a team of six together for a night of questions, laughs, food and prizes. All profits to the Youth Group, Tribe. Gisborne Salvation Army Corps, 389 Gladstone Rd, 6.30-9pm, $10/pp or $50/table of six. Tickets: Ph 868 9468, Facebook message or ashley.brown@salvationarmy.org.nz

Build-a-Band. Let’s jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.​


Saturday, July 6

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See June 29 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See June 29.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

Mega Sewing Bee: Plastic-free July. Spot prizes, kai and lots of fun. Bring fabric and a sewing machine, or yourself/a friend to help with other jobs. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1-5pm, free.

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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See June 29.

Good Folk Community Dance. Warm up winter with dances inspired by the folk of Planet Earth. Bring the whole family. Suits all ages. No skill, experience or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7pm, $5 entry, potluck supper follows.

Sunday, July 7

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See June 30.

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

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, 11am-3pm. See July 30.

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

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.



Saturday, June 29

Gisborne parkrun. Wear a colourful tutu on your run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. 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. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, 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.

The Little Big Project. For ages 7-12 to attend a hands-on workshop exploring energy and electronic engineering. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm, free. Pre-booking essential (limited places): Email hello@electricvillage.nz

Women's Native Tree Project Trust: Wainui Beach School restoration. Come along and help restore native plants to the area. Meet: Carpark opposite the school, Wairere Rd, 11am.

Tipuna Stories. Modern-day storytelling of Whirikoka and the legend of Mangataikapua Oil Springs, near Whatatutu. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-12.30pm, free. Register at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/

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

Whanau Ahuru Mowai/Gisborne Rape Crisis: 40th Anniversary Dinner. Formal dress, three-course meal, guest speaker: Lauren Roche with an inspiring story of surviving against great odds. Spot prizes, band and dancing. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-11.30pm. Tickets: Susan, Facebook Messenger, or ph 867 9967.

ABBA Heaven. Performed by The Mermaids, an Auckland-based band with over 30 hits: Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Dancing Queen and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11.30pm, $25 non-members, $15 members ph the club at 867 9719.

Boogie Wonderland. Put on your boogie shoes and dress in 70s costume. Prizes for best costume and best dancer. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales.

Fiesta Latina Dance Party. Dance the night away to the sweet Latin beats. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $5 early-bird from Elena ph 021 991 867, or door sales $10.

Sunday, June 30

​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

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

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.

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), 1-2.30pm, free. Register: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/

O Sing Joyfully! A morning service by Napier’s Waiapu Cathedral Choir of favourite choral music from 16th century motets, familiar hymns and te reo compositions. Supporting the church’s Patronal Festival. St Paul’s Anglican Church, 50 Lucknow St, Wairoa, 1.30-3.30pm, koha.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. For ages 10-and-up. A black comedy inspired by true events of Rob Mokaraka’s very real fight with depression. Hinerupe Marae, 60 Paikea St, Te Araroa, 2pm, free.

Open Auditions: Vintage Hitchcock. Turn up to audition for a part in a live radio play. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm. Details: Gisborne Unity Theatre Facebook or Gina ph 027 280 0462.

Monday, July 1

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.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. For ages 10-and-up. A black comedy inspired by true events of Rob Mokaraka’s very real fight with depression. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori, 22 Wharf Rd, Hicks Bay, 9.30am, free.

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

Matariki Storytelling. Come along with your tamariki for storytelling, songs, free hot soup and buns. Atkinson Street Reserve, 3.30-5pm.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. See above for details. Hiruharama Marae, 18 Main Rd, Ruatoria, 6pm, free.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners class and reviews for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, July 2

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

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

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Shot Bro: Confessions Of A Depressed Bullet. See July 1 listing for details. Pakirikiri Marae, Hikurangi St, Tokomaru Bay, 6pm, free.

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. A selection of live local blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, July 3

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: Final night. Learn fundamental skills to participate in games with peers. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, free. Term 3 details: Linda ph 027 264 8660 or eastland.association@gmail.com

Thursday, July 4

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph Liz 281 0187.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Cooks Cove Walkway, departs 9am, $15. 2.5-hour walk past information panels, the hole-in-the-wall, to Cooks Cove where Cook and Tupaea stopped in 1769. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history, exercise and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 1.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, free.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Practice Night. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4.

Friday, July 5

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

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME/CFS come along and meet others. CCS Building, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm. For details ph Moira 027 457 6923.

Salvation Army Youth Quiz Night. Get a team of six together for a night of questions, laughs, food and prizes. All profits to the Youth Group, Tribe. Gisborne Salvation Army Corps, 389 Gladstone Rd, 6.30-9pm, $10/pp or $50/table of six. Tickets: Ph 868 9468, Facebook message or ashley.brown@salvationarmy.org.nz

Build-a-Band. Let’s jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.​


Saturday, July 6

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See June 29 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See June 29.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See June 29.

Mega Sewing Bee: Plastic-free July. Spot prizes, kai and lots of fun. Bring fabric and a sewing machine, or yourself/a friend to help with other jobs. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1-5pm, free.

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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See June 29.

Good Folk Community Dance. Warm up winter with dances inspired by the folk of Planet Earth. Bring the whole family. Suits all ages. No skill, experience or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7pm, $5 entry, potluck supper follows.

Sunday, July 7

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See June 30.

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

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, 11am-3pm. See July 30.

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

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.



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