What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday, July 13, through to Sunday, July 21.

Saturday, July 13, through to Sunday, July 21.

HAPPINESS: The cast of Mamma Mia dance up a storm. Picture by Stephen Jones Photography

Saturday, July 13

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/

Winter Woolies Show. Gisborne Riding For The Disabled Fundraiser: Intermediate/novelty, pleasure/stock horse and jumping practice rounds. All welcome for a fun day. Gisborne Equestrian Event Centre, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 8am. Fees: $30/horse/pony and rider for all rings, $10/extra horse/pony, enter at http://www.main-events.com/events

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, 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.

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.

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

Mamma Mia (to July 20). Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers of a young woman's search for her birth father. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $48A, $44Snr/Stu with ID, $29u/15 from SJ Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz

DJ Hitman. Get ready to hit the dance-floor. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, July 14

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

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: Batik, soy candles, quilting, jewellery, knitting, woodturning, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm, Eftpos available.

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.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, free, smoko provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Matariki Celebration. Bring a blanket and your whanau for ocean stories, entertainment and waka ama paddling. Lawson Field Rose Garden, 2pm. Vendors will be available to purchase warm food from.​

Winter Concert Series. A vocal and piano performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Harry Grigg and Xing Wang. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free for a Ch/Stu with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Mamma Mia, 2-4pm. Details: See July 13.

Monday, July 15

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

School Holiday Workshop. For ages 7-12: July 15, robotic cars and code mBots; July 16, animation technology; July 17, construct and launch rockets; July 18, create interactive animation; July 19, experiment with chemical changes. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 Esplanade, 9am-midday, $30/child/workshop. Register: Ph 777 0522 or admin@tonuicollab.com

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

Neighbourhood Support Exercise Class: For over 60s. Steady As You Go exercises for balance and muscle-strengthening. Dunblane Conference Room, 107 Iranui Rd, 10.30-11.30am, ph Noel 027 314 3893.

Mahjong Club. Enjoy a friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, ph 281 0187.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. A roll-up for new or seasoned bowlers. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Gisborne Badminton Club. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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 16

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

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.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival 2019: Programme Launch. A presentation of what’s in store for the inaugural festival. Tokotoru Tapu Church, 73 Whakato Rd, Manutuke, 6-7pm; formalities and entertainment, 7-8pm; kai and korero. Buses depart War Memorial Theatre, Bright St at 5.35pm sharp, leaving Manutuke at 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm. Register: admin@tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

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

Wednesday, July 17

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

Discovery Zone (to July 19). For all ages, who are supervised by an adult. Family-friendly games and activities. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-4pm, free.

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. All welcome and refreshments available. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, July 18

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, Cheviot Hills Farm, Waerenga o Kuri, departs 9am, $15. 12km walk on Parikanapa Rd from the woolshed along farm tracks/beside a QEII reserve. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

Discovery Zone, 10am-4pm. See July 17.

Animates School Holiday Activities: for ages 5-10. Kids leave your pets at home, come in and learn about fin-tastic fish. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 11-11.40am, free.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 15.

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

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 19

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Discovery Zone, 10am-4pm. See July 17.

Gisborne Young Farmers Open Night. Come along for a yarn and meet new like-minded people. Patutahi Tavern, 150 Seddon St, 7pm.

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

New Zealand Guitar Quartet. Classical/contemporary music, with a diverse range of genres: from bluegrass to flamenco. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee from venue, or see eventfinda.co.nz

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

Saturday, July 20

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See July 13 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See July 13.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

Ko Ahau: This is Me Exhibition (to Sept 15). Walter Dewes has painted for over 30 years: Abstract faces/masks representing feelings, tipuna and whanau. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

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 July 13 listing.

VF 48Hours Gisborne Final. Watch the 10 best five-minute films made during 48Hours, with awards aplenty for the 2019 champions. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-10.30pm. Tickets: $22.50 at eventfinda.co.nz

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with raffle and supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Birthday Dance. Dress: Scottish/Semiformal.

Julie Lamb Outfit Winter Tour. Eight-piece band with funky pop-rock originals. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30–11pm, $10 pre-sales at eventfinda.co.nz or $16 door sales.

Sunday, July 21

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See July 14.

Gizzy Trail Run: Longbush. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in green to support those affected by strokes. Bring cash for baked goods and donation for Gisborne Stroke Support. Longbush Ecosanctuary, Riverside Rd, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See July 14.

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

Saturday, July 13

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/

Winter Woolies Show. Gisborne Riding For The Disabled Fundraiser: Intermediate/novelty, pleasure/stock horse and jumping practice rounds. All welcome for a fun day. Gisborne Equestrian Event Centre, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 8am. Fees: $30/horse/pony and rider for all rings, $10/extra horse/pony, enter at http://www.main-events.com/events

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, 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.

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.

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

Mamma Mia (to July 20). Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers of a young woman's search for her birth father. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $48A, $44Snr/Stu with ID, $29u/15 from SJ Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz

DJ Hitman. Get ready to hit the dance-floor. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, July 14

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

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafts: Batik, soy candles, quilting, jewellery, knitting, woodturning, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm, Eftpos available.

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.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, free, smoko provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Matariki Celebration. Bring a blanket and your whanau for ocean stories, entertainment and waka ama paddling. Lawson Field Rose Garden, 2pm. Vendors will be available to purchase warm food from.​

Winter Concert Series. A vocal and piano performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Harry Grigg and Xing Wang. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free for a Ch/Stu with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Mamma Mia, 2-4pm. Details: See July 13.

Monday, July 15

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

School Holiday Workshop. For ages 7-12: July 15, robotic cars and code mBots; July 16, animation technology; July 17, construct and launch rockets; July 18, create interactive animation; July 19, experiment with chemical changes. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 Esplanade, 9am-midday, $30/child/workshop. Register: Ph 777 0522 or admin@tonuicollab.com

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

Neighbourhood Support Exercise Class: For over 60s. Steady As You Go exercises for balance and muscle-strengthening. Dunblane Conference Room, 107 Iranui Rd, 10.30-11.30am, ph Noel 027 314 3893.

Mahjong Club. Enjoy a friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, ph 281 0187.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. A roll-up for new or seasoned bowlers. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Gisborne Badminton Club. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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 16

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

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.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival 2019: Programme Launch. A presentation of what’s in store for the inaugural festival. Tokotoru Tapu Church, 73 Whakato Rd, Manutuke, 6-7pm; formalities and entertainment, 7-8pm; kai and korero. Buses depart War Memorial Theatre, Bright St at 5.35pm sharp, leaving Manutuke at 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm. Register: admin@tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

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

Wednesday, July 17

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

Discovery Zone (to July 19). For all ages, who are supervised by an adult. Family-friendly games and activities. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 10am-4pm, free.

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. All welcome and refreshments available. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, July 18

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, Cheviot Hills Farm, Waerenga o Kuri, departs 9am, $15. 12km walk on Parikanapa Rd from the woolshed along farm tracks/beside a QEII reserve. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

Discovery Zone, 10am-4pm. See July 17.

Animates School Holiday Activities: for ages 5-10. Kids leave your pets at home, come in and learn about fin-tastic fish. Animates, 383 Gladstone Rd, 11-11.40am, free.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 15.

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

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 19

School Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See July 15.

Discovery Zone, 10am-4pm. See July 17.

Gisborne Young Farmers Open Night. Come along for a yarn and meet new like-minded people. Patutahi Tavern, 150 Seddon St, 7pm.

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

New Zealand Guitar Quartet. Classical/contemporary music, with a diverse range of genres: from bluegrass to flamenco. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee from venue, or see eventfinda.co.nz

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

Saturday, July 20

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See July 13 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See July 13.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 13 listing

Ko Ahau: This is Me Exhibition (to Sept 15). Walter Dewes has painted for over 30 years: Abstract faces/masks representing feelings, tipuna and whanau. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

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 July 13 listing.

VF 48Hours Gisborne Final. Watch the 10 best five-minute films made during 48Hours, with awards aplenty for the 2019 champions. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7-10.30pm. Tickets: $22.50 at eventfinda.co.nz

Mamma Mia, 7.30pm. Details: See July 13.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with raffle and supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Birthday Dance. Dress: Scottish/Semiformal.

Julie Lamb Outfit Winter Tour. Eight-piece band with funky pop-rock originals. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30–11pm, $10 pre-sales at eventfinda.co.nz or $16 door sales.

Sunday, July 21

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See July 14.

Gizzy Trail Run: Longbush. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in green to support those affected by strokes. Bring cash for baked goods and donation for Gisborne Stroke Support. Longbush Ecosanctuary, Riverside Rd, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See July 14.

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

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