What's on in Gisborne?

From Saturday, September 7, through to Sunday, September 15.

From Saturday, September 7, through to Sunday, September 15.

Love Tennis in Gisborne (to Sep 8). For all ages and skill levels. If you are new to tennis or want to get back into it, then go along to any tennis club across Gisborne for a game, 1-4pm, free. Equipment will be provided, along with a BBQ, prizes and giveaways.

Saturday, September 7

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/

St Andrew’s Monster Garage Sale. A selection of white elephant and bric-a-brac items. Cash sales only. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 8am.

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.

Love Tennis in Gisborne (to Sep 8). For all ages and skill levels. If you are new to tennis or want to get back into it, then go along to any tennis club across Gisborne for a game, 1-4pm, free. Equipment will be provided, along with a BBQ, prizes and giveaways. Details: http://www.gisbornetennis.com

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, Poverty Bay vs North Otago. Rugby Park, Gisborne, 2.30pm.

Shaun Kirk: EP Tour. Australian singer-songwriter with a selection of blues, soul, roots and harmonica. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $20+Bfee presales at http://www.shaunkirk.com/tour or $25 cash-only door sales or at The Aviary, R18.

Sunday, September 8

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

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.

Mike Treloar’s Memorial Cruise. Everyone welcome for a trip to Sunset Point, Mahia for a chat and lunch at 11am. Meet: Surf City Rod and Custom Club, Innes St, 10.30am-1.30pm.

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.

Love Tennis in Gisborne, 1-4pm. See Sept 7.

Winter Concert Series. Auckland-based husband and wife perform; violinist James Jin and pianist Xing Wang. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free for child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, September 9

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 for all players. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Tairawhiti Community Voice: Meet the Candidates Forum. Candidates will answer any questions. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, light refreshments and a cuppa provided.

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

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors. Arohaina, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.30-7pm.

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, September 10

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

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

Mayoral Candidates Talk. Come along and listen to mayoral candidates and hear what their plans are for our city. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 3pm, free.

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

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. Refer Facebook, or ph 868 5236.

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

The Country Garden Club. For women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2. Details: Katrine ph 867 2427.

Wednesday, September 11

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.

Easting Well, Ageing Well. Nutrition workshop looking at tips, ideas and recipes to eat and age well. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 cash-only door sales.

Barleycorn Lunchtime Concert. Easy on the ear folk-style songs and tunes. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30-1.30pm, koha appreciated. Bring your lunch, coffee/tea provided.

Predator Trapping Workshop. Discussion by DoC ranger Joe Waikari on how to set up a trap line and identify which trap is best for your place. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-8.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Register: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Managing Big Emotions: Tantrums. Tips and strategies to manage this challenging stage of a toddlers' development. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 7 Ormond Rd, 7-9pm, free. Bookings, limited spaces: Text 027 286 5017 or email debbie.adamson@plunket.org.nz

Thursday, September 12

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whinray Scenic Reserve, 9am, $20. A five-hour walk through the reserve, along the Old Coach Rd, from the Motu Falls Rd picnic area, across the swing bridge to Marumoko​ Rd through native forest and over numerous small streams. Register: Bill ph 06 261 5037, sansb@caverock.net.nz

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Sept 9.

Meet the Candidates. City Ward and Mayoral candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions. Holy Trinity Church Hall, 70 Derby St, 5pm for 5.30pm start.

What’s My Story? Come along and hear Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust authors and illustrators; Lani Wendt Young, David Elliot, Donovan Bixley and Janet Hunt discuss how they create their stories and where they get ideas from. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: Email registration@gdc.govt.nz

Good Folk Dance. Folk dance for fitness or fun. No experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Bring a plate for potluck supper.

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

Friday, September 13

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

Communication for Connection. Discover skills and awareness for more empowered communication and collaboration, 6.30-8pm. Register/venue details: Filipa at filipahope@gmail.com


Gisborne’s Got Talent. Come along and see talented artists. A fundraiser for Revolution Youth. Equippers Church, cnr Lowe St & Childers Rd, 7pm, $5 door sales. Hangi available.

Vintage Hitchcock. A live radio play. An amateur production by arrangement with OriGiN TM Theatrical. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee, Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St or eventfinda.co.nz


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

Saturday, September 14

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Sept 7.

Waipaoa Parish: Spring Shop Day. Jumble, plants, baking, preserves, books, produce, linen and toys. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8am.​

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 Sept 7.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

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.

The Little Big Project. Hands-on workshop for ages 7-12 years exploring energy and electronic engineering. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm, free. Register by emailing contact number, child’s name, age and preferred session to hello@electricvillage.nz

Art and Craft Exhibition (& Sept 15)​. Come along and see exhibitions by the Gisborne Camera Club, Ryman staff and residents. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 10am-3pm, free.

Hayden Miller Charity Ride. Join the Gisborne Road Pirates Social Motorcycle Club on their annual ride; Gisborne to the Tolaga Bay Wharf. Proceeds to Planet Sunshine Children’s Ward, Gisborne Hospital. Assemble at the rear of Gisborne Hospital at 10.30am, look for the signs. Costs, cash only; $10/person, all bikes and cars welcome. $2/sausage sizzle or drink upon arrival at the wharf. No patches, dogs or attitudes. Also see below; 7pm, Smash Palace fundraiser.

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.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society: North Island National Daffodil Show. Come along and see a floral exhibition by all age groups. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1.30–4pm. $5A and child u/12 free.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Sept 7.

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs King Country. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Vintage Hitchcock, 3pm. See Sept 13.

Gisborne Road Pirates SMC Charity Ride Fundraiser. Come along and support a great cause; fundraiser for Planet Sunshine Children’s Ward (see 10.30am above), with Tahi Paenga and Lazy Fifty. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7pm, $10 cash-only/person door sales.

Sunday, September 15

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sept 8.

Gizzy Trail Run: Millmore Forest. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in blue to support those affected by prostate cancer. Bring cash for baked goods and donation for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Millmore Forest Mountain Trail Bike Park, Mander 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 Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Sept 14.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society: North Island National Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Sept 14.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Waipaoa River Mouth, departs 10am. $4. $8. $10. $15. $30. A rubbish collecting walk across the railway bridge to collect rubbish from the south-side of the river. Bring a bucket and gloves. Register: Barbara ph 867 2368, phonebac@gmail.com

Hip-hop Dance Workshop. Attend dance lessons with Paul Hawaikirangi. Freedom Health & Fitness, 16 Fitzherbert St, 10am-1pm. Sessions: 10am funk/groove & 11.30am hip-hop. Cash-only door sales; $5/class. Register at the door. Fundraiser for World Supremacy Battlegrounds XV. Details: Paul at P_hawaikirangi@live.com​​

Art and Craft Exhibition, 10am-3pm. See Sept 14.

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

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Sept 8.

Tairawhiti Women’s Cricket Club: Girls’ Cricket Open Day. For Year 5-9. Come along if you are keen to give cricket a go this summer. Skills, drills, fun games and a sausage sizzle. Harry Barker Reserve, Lytton Rd, 1-3pm, free. Details: Tracey ph 021 261 9984.

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

Vintage Hitchcock, 3pm. See Sept 13.​

Saturday, September 7

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/

St Andrew’s Monster Garage Sale. A selection of white elephant and bric-a-brac items. Cash sales only. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 8am.

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.

Love Tennis in Gisborne (to Sep 8). For all ages and skill levels. If you are new to tennis or want to get back into it, then go along to any tennis club across Gisborne for a game, 1-4pm, free. Equipment will be provided, along with a BBQ, prizes and giveaways. Details: http://www.gisbornetennis.com

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, Poverty Bay vs North Otago. Rugby Park, Gisborne, 2.30pm.

Shaun Kirk: EP Tour. Australian singer-songwriter with a selection of blues, soul, roots and harmonica. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $20+Bfee presales at http://www.shaunkirk.com/tour or $25 cash-only door sales or at The Aviary, R18.

Sunday, September 8

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

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.

Mike Treloar’s Memorial Cruise. Everyone welcome for a trip to Sunset Point, Mahia for a chat and lunch at 11am. Meet: Surf City Rod and Custom Club, Innes St, 10.30am-1.30pm.

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.

Love Tennis in Gisborne, 1-4pm. See Sept 7.

Winter Concert Series. Auckland-based husband and wife perform; violinist James Jin and pianist Xing Wang. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5A, free for child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, September 9

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 for all players. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Tairawhiti Community Voice: Meet the Candidates Forum. Candidates will answer any questions. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, light refreshments and a cuppa provided.

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

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors. Arohaina, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.30-7pm.

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, September 10

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

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

Mayoral Candidates Talk. Come along and listen to mayoral candidates and hear what their plans are for our city. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 3pm, free.

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

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. Refer Facebook, or ph 868 5236.

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

The Country Garden Club. For women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2. Details: Katrine ph 867 2427.

Wednesday, September 11

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.

Easting Well, Ageing Well. Nutrition workshop looking at tips, ideas and recipes to eat and age well. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 cash-only door sales.

Barleycorn Lunchtime Concert. Easy on the ear folk-style songs and tunes. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30-1.30pm, koha appreciated. Bring your lunch, coffee/tea provided.

Predator Trapping Workshop. Discussion by DoC ranger Joe Waikari on how to set up a trap line and identify which trap is best for your place. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-8.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Register: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Managing Big Emotions: Tantrums. Tips and strategies to manage this challenging stage of a toddlers' development. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 7 Ormond Rd, 7-9pm, free. Bookings, limited spaces: Text 027 286 5017 or email debbie.adamson@plunket.org.nz

Thursday, September 12

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Whinray Scenic Reserve, 9am, $20. A five-hour walk through the reserve, along the Old Coach Rd, from the Motu Falls Rd picnic area, across the swing bridge to Marumoko​ Rd through native forest and over numerous small streams. Register: Bill ph 06 261 5037, sansb@caverock.net.nz

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Sept 9.

Meet the Candidates. City Ward and Mayoral candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions. Holy Trinity Church Hall, 70 Derby St, 5pm for 5.30pm start.

What’s My Story? Come along and hear Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust authors and illustrators; Lani Wendt Young, David Elliot, Donovan Bixley and Janet Hunt discuss how they create their stories and where they get ideas from. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: Email registration@gdc.govt.nz

Good Folk Dance. Folk dance for fitness or fun. No experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. Bring a plate for potluck supper.

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

Friday, September 13

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

Communication for Connection. Discover skills and awareness for more empowered communication and collaboration, 6.30-8pm. Register/venue details: Filipa at filipahope@gmail.com


Gisborne’s Got Talent. Come along and see talented artists. A fundraiser for Revolution Youth. Equippers Church, cnr Lowe St & Childers Rd, 7pm, $5 door sales. Hangi available.

Vintage Hitchcock. A live radio play. An amateur production by arrangement with OriGiN TM Theatrical. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25+Bfee, Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St or eventfinda.co.nz


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

Saturday, September 14

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Sept 7.

Waipaoa Parish: Spring Shop Day. Jumble, plants, baking, preserves, books, produce, linen and toys. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8am.​

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 Sept 7.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 7.

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.

The Little Big Project. Hands-on workshop for ages 7-12 years exploring energy and electronic engineering. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm, free. Register by emailing contact number, child’s name, age and preferred session to hello@electricvillage.nz

Art and Craft Exhibition (& Sept 15)​. Come along and see exhibitions by the Gisborne Camera Club, Ryman staff and residents. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 10am-3pm, free.

Hayden Miller Charity Ride. Join the Gisborne Road Pirates Social Motorcycle Club on their annual ride; Gisborne to the Tolaga Bay Wharf. Proceeds to Planet Sunshine Children’s Ward, Gisborne Hospital. Assemble at the rear of Gisborne Hospital at 10.30am, look for the signs. Costs, cash only; $10/person, all bikes and cars welcome. $2/sausage sizzle or drink upon arrival at the wharf. No patches, dogs or attitudes. Also see below; 7pm, Smash Palace fundraiser.

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.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society: North Island National Daffodil Show. Come along and see a floral exhibition by all age groups. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1.30–4pm. $5A and child u/12 free.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Sept 7.

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs King Country. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Vintage Hitchcock, 3pm. See Sept 13.

Gisborne Road Pirates SMC Charity Ride Fundraiser. Come along and support a great cause; fundraiser for Planet Sunshine Children’s Ward (see 10.30am above), with Tahi Paenga and Lazy Fifty. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7pm, $10 cash-only/person door sales.

Sunday, September 15

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sept 8.

Gizzy Trail Run: Millmore Forest. Run or walk 2-14km. Dress in blue to support those affected by prostate cancer. Bring cash for baked goods and donation for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Millmore Forest Mountain Trail Bike Park, Mander 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 Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Sept 14.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society: North Island National Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Sept 14.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Waipaoa River Mouth, departs 10am. $4. $8. $10. $15. $30. A rubbish collecting walk across the railway bridge to collect rubbish from the south-side of the river. Bring a bucket and gloves. Register: Barbara ph 867 2368, phonebac@gmail.com

Hip-hop Dance Workshop. Attend dance lessons with Paul Hawaikirangi. Freedom Health & Fitness, 16 Fitzherbert St, 10am-1pm. Sessions: 10am funk/groove & 11.30am hip-hop. Cash-only door sales; $5/class. Register at the door. Fundraiser for World Supremacy Battlegrounds XV. Details: Paul at P_hawaikirangi@live.com​​

Art and Craft Exhibition, 10am-3pm. See Sept 14.

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

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Sept 8.

Tairawhiti Women’s Cricket Club: Girls’ Cricket Open Day. For Year 5-9. Come along if you are keen to give cricket a go this summer. Skills, drills, fun games and a sausage sizzle. Harry Barker Reserve, Lytton Rd, 1-3pm, free. Details: Tracey ph 021 261 9984.

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

Vintage Hitchcock, 3pm. See Sept 13.​

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