What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, August 17, through to Sunday, August 25.

Saturday, August 17, through to Sunday, August 25.

Zirka Circus. File picture by Liam Clayton

Saturday, August 17

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.

Community Rongoa and Ngahere Day. An interactive, hands-on whanau-friendly event learning about our connections to the wider environment, traditional medicine; Margaret (Midge) Goldsmith and treasures of the ngahere (native forests) up and down the coast; Graeme Atkins. Whakato Marae, 33 Whakato Rd, Manutuke, 9am-7.30pm, free. Registration essential; info@theoceanspeaks.nz — Lunch and dinner provided by Whakato Marae and free transport, if required.

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.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show (to Aug 18). Check out the flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only, 2pm: A presentation on propagating camellias.

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Annual Daffodil Dance. Dress: Yellow/green. All door takings or donations to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 18

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

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club: Waimata River Kayaking, departs 9am, $5. Kayak 9km of winding river between the Waimata River bridge, Goodwin Rd and Anzac Park; includes several rapids and paddling on a falling tide. Some kayaking experience is required; steering a kayak across the river to avoid obstacles, shoot rapids and steer downstream. Will be postponed if river conditions are unfavourable. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Trail Run: Eastwoodhill. Run or walk 2-14km. Supporting the Heart Foundation; dress in red and bring cash for baked goods. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 17.

Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve: Heritage Walk and Info Day. Learn about native bush, birds and environment with games and activities. Track access for wheelchairs or buggies; with ViMo chairs available. Back Ormond Rd (opp Harper Rd), 10am onwards. Free sausage sizzle for participants. Register/details: Shane ph 022 621 8422 or shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

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

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.

Info Session: Manukura School. Learn of a school which caters to students from Years 9-13 with teachers, sporting coaches and mentors. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 1pm, free entry.

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 Orphans Club Jam Group. Non-professional musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, $2, Elaine at elaineoates@xtra.co.nz

48-Hour Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays are presented on-stage before a live audience. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7-11pm. $10 cash-only door sales/spectator. Details: See http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Monday, August 19

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.

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.

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, August 20

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents or 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.

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

Wednesday, August 21

Trish Hina Rugby League Tournament. Come along and support your primary school-aged tamariki. Barry Park, Stanley Rd, 9am-3pm, free.

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

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.

Wool on Wheels Pop-Up. Come along and buy your favourite brands or discover new or artisan yarns. More Than Fabric, 106 Ballance St, 4-7pm. Eftpos available. Brand details: See woolonwheels.nz

Beeswax Wraps Workshop. Make your own plastic-free lunch wraps. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-7.30pm, $10 cash-only. Limited spaces: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger. Bring: old wraps to be refreshed.

BIZminton 6: Week 4 of 5. Come along and support the teams on the court. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm.

Thursday, August 22

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Make Your Home a Safety Zone Workshop. A Safekids Aotearoa programme aimed at delivering life-saving safety messages to families and communities. Poutama Auditorium, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd, 9am-2.30pm, free, lunch provided. Register: eventbrite.co.nz – Details: charism@adhb.govt.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See August 19.

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.

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

Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Comfortably Numb. Hawke's Bay-based band, Revival with well-known classics. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8.30-11.30pm, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, August 23

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

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair (to Aug 25). Discover the creativity of local participants. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10am-5pm, free. Details: http://www.mysciencefair.co.nz/timetable/ or Facebook.

Eco Baby Workshop. Learn ways to minimise waste when parenting. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-3pm, free. Register: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Pecha Kucha Night. Local folk talking about their passions, projects and experiences alongside 20 images of their own choosing. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

New York Nights. A cabaret-style themed concert for soloists, duos and groups up to four, first-time singers to seasoned performers. Theme: Disney music. Register: http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz and provide two Disney backing tracks in advance, then show up on the night to perform. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30-8.30pm, koha at the door.

Zirka Circus. See the clowns, acrobatics, magicians and motorbike riders on the Sphere of Fear. Old St Mary’s School site, cnr Roebuck & Childers Rd, 7-8.45pm, see eventfinda.co.nz for costs/ticket details.

Michael and Ashleigh Tipping. Playing favourite tunes live. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free entry.

Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Comfortably Numb. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30-11.30pm, R18, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Saturday, August 24

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Aug 17.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 10am-5pm. See Aug 23.

Zirka Circus, 2-3.45pm. See Aug 23.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Aug 17.

Zirka Circus, 7-8.45pm. See Aug 23.

Fun Dancing Gisborne: Birthday Dance. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Bow Ties and Bling.

Te Wananaga o Aotearoa Music Showcase. Music students from Whirikoka campus present their creative work live. Guests: The Pines. Featuring: DZT, Ter3ign, Levi and more. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 8pm to late, free entry.

Sunday, August 25

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Aug 18.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Nuhaka-Opoutama Coastal walk, departs 8.30am, $20. A 12km walk from the old Nuhaka Railway station platform to the Opoutama platform. No tunnels, but some river and road bridges, with sea views along the coast. Register: Bill ph 06 261 5037, sansb@caverock.net.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Manning’s Farm, Wainui. Run or walk 2-14km. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15A, $5u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Location details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Motu Special 2019. E-bike race and six mountain bike races for all ages. Proceeds to Motu Community House Trust. See http://www.motuspecial.co.nz for info and registration forms: $10-$60+Bfee. Register on the day from 8.30am: $10-$60 cash-only. First race starts 10am, Motu Village. Details: Shelley ph 863 5804 or shelley.paul@xtra.co.nz

Equestrian Sports NZ: Jumping Practice Day. A non-registered day; a great way to start out jumping with your horse or pony. Gisborne ESNZ Equestrian Area, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-3.15pm, free entry.

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.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 10am-5pm, see Aug 23. Prize-giving: Come along and celebrate with participants, 11am-midday, free.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See August 18.

Daffodil Rally for Cancer. Hundreds of various makes of vehicles across NZ will be on display or on the road at one time. Assemble at the carpark on cnr of Roebuck and Childers Rds at midday, for a 1pm drive to Tolaga Bay, $10/vehicle. Bring afternoon tea. Details: Graeme ph 867 3508 or 027 284 5844. Proceeds to the Cancer Society.

Zirka Circus, 1-2.45pm. See Aug 23.

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

Zirka Circus, 4.30-6.15pm. See Aug 23.

Saturday, August 17

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.

Community Rongoa and Ngahere Day. An interactive, hands-on whanau-friendly event learning about our connections to the wider environment, traditional medicine; Margaret (Midge) Goldsmith and treasures of the ngahere (native forests) up and down the coast; Graeme Atkins. Whakato Marae, 33 Whakato Rd, Manutuke, 9am-7.30pm, free. Registration essential; info@theoceanspeaks.nz — Lunch and dinner provided by Whakato Marae and free transport, if required.

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.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show (to Aug 18). Check out the flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only, 2pm: A presentation on propagating camellias.

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Annual Daffodil Dance. Dress: Yellow/green. All door takings or donations to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 18

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

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club: Waimata River Kayaking, departs 9am, $5. Kayak 9km of winding river between the Waimata River bridge, Goodwin Rd and Anzac Park; includes several rapids and paddling on a falling tide. Some kayaking experience is required; steering a kayak across the river to avoid obstacles, shoot rapids and steer downstream. Will be postponed if river conditions are unfavourable. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Trail Run: Eastwoodhill. Run or walk 2-14km. Supporting the Heart Foundation; dress in red and bring cash for baked goods. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 17.

Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve: Heritage Walk and Info Day. Learn about native bush, birds and environment with games and activities. Track access for wheelchairs or buggies; with ViMo chairs available. Back Ormond Rd (opp Harper Rd), 10am onwards. Free sausage sizzle for participants. Register/details: Shane ph 022 621 8422 or shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

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

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.

Info Session: Manukura School. Learn of a school which caters to students from Years 9-13 with teachers, sporting coaches and mentors. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 1pm, free entry.

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 Orphans Club Jam Group. Non-professional musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, $2, Elaine at elaineoates@xtra.co.nz

48-Hour Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays are presented on-stage before a live audience. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7-11pm. $10 cash-only door sales/spectator. Details: See http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Monday, August 19

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.

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.

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, August 20

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents or 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.

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

Wednesday, August 21

Trish Hina Rugby League Tournament. Come along and support your primary school-aged tamariki. Barry Park, Stanley Rd, 9am-3pm, free.

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

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.

Wool on Wheels Pop-Up. Come along and buy your favourite brands or discover new or artisan yarns. More Than Fabric, 106 Ballance St, 4-7pm. Eftpos available. Brand details: See woolonwheels.nz

Beeswax Wraps Workshop. Make your own plastic-free lunch wraps. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-7.30pm, $10 cash-only. Limited spaces: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger. Bring: old wraps to be refreshed.

BIZminton 6: Week 4 of 5. Come along and support the teams on the court. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm.

Thursday, August 22

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Make Your Home a Safety Zone Workshop. A Safekids Aotearoa programme aimed at delivering life-saving safety messages to families and communities. Poutama Auditorium, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd, 9am-2.30pm, free, lunch provided. Register: eventbrite.co.nz – Details: charism@adhb.govt.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See August 19.

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.

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

Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Comfortably Numb. Hawke's Bay-based band, Revival with well-known classics. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 8.30-11.30pm, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, August 23

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

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair (to Aug 25). Discover the creativity of local participants. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 10am-5pm, free. Details: http://www.mysciencefair.co.nz/timetable/ or Facebook.

Eco Baby Workshop. Learn ways to minimise waste when parenting. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-3pm, free. Register: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Pecha Kucha Night. Local folk talking about their passions, projects and experiences alongside 20 images of their own choosing. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

New York Nights. A cabaret-style themed concert for soloists, duos and groups up to four, first-time singers to seasoned performers. Theme: Disney music. Register: http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz and provide two Disney backing tracks in advance, then show up on the night to perform. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30-8.30pm, koha at the door.

Zirka Circus. See the clowns, acrobatics, magicians and motorbike riders on the Sphere of Fear. Old St Mary’s School site, cnr Roebuck & Childers Rd, 7-8.45pm, see eventfinda.co.nz for costs/ticket details.

Michael and Ashleigh Tipping. Playing favourite tunes live. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free entry.

Pink Floyd Tribute Band: Comfortably Numb. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30-11.30pm, R18, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Saturday, August 24

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Aug 17.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 17.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 10am-5pm. See Aug 23.

Zirka Circus, 2-3.45pm. See Aug 23.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Aug 17.

Zirka Circus, 7-8.45pm. See Aug 23.

Fun Dancing Gisborne: Birthday Dance. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Bow Ties and Bling.

Te Wananaga o Aotearoa Music Showcase. Music students from Whirikoka campus present their creative work live. Guests: The Pines. Featuring: DZT, Ter3ign, Levi and more. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 8pm to late, free entry.

Sunday, August 25

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Aug 18.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Nuhaka-Opoutama Coastal walk, departs 8.30am, $20. A 12km walk from the old Nuhaka Railway station platform to the Opoutama platform. No tunnels, but some river and road bridges, with sea views along the coast. Register: Bill ph 06 261 5037, sansb@caverock.net.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Manning’s Farm, Wainui. Run or walk 2-14km. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15A, $5u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Location details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Motu Special 2019. E-bike race and six mountain bike races for all ages. Proceeds to Motu Community House Trust. See http://www.motuspecial.co.nz for info and registration forms: $10-$60+Bfee. Register on the day from 8.30am: $10-$60 cash-only. First race starts 10am, Motu Village. Details: Shelley ph 863 5804 or shelley.paul@xtra.co.nz

Equestrian Sports NZ: Jumping Practice Day. A non-registered day; a great way to start out jumping with your horse or pony. Gisborne ESNZ Equestrian Area, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-3.15pm, free entry.

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.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 10am-5pm, see Aug 23. Prize-giving: Come along and celebrate with participants, 11am-midday, free.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See August 18.

Daffodil Rally for Cancer. Hundreds of various makes of vehicles across NZ will be on display or on the road at one time. Assemble at the carpark on cnr of Roebuck and Childers Rds at midday, for a 1pm drive to Tolaga Bay, $10/vehicle. Bring afternoon tea. Details: Graeme ph 867 3508 or 027 284 5844. Proceeds to the Cancer Society.

Zirka Circus, 1-2.45pm. See Aug 23.

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

Zirka Circus, 4.30-6.15pm. See Aug 23.

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