What's on in Gisborne?

NZ Symphony Orchestra. File picture

Saturday, October 12

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

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

Tuia 250 Voyage: Uawa/Tolaga Bay. The flotilla will sail into the bay where the building and lighting of a beacon will guide the vessels into the cove. Assemble at Cooks Cove, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay for pohiri at 8.30am, or if sea/weather conditions are rough; the Tolaga Bay Wharf. Followed by korero and lunch at Hauiti Marae. See www.tuia250kituranga.nz/

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-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking: Christmas Extravaganza. Come along and get crafting for Christmas. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. To register ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow (to Oct 14). An interactive and immersive experience for all ages; storytelling, mobile app activities and virtual reality. Reynolds Hall, Monkhouse St, Tolaga Bay, 10am-3pm, free.

Sneak Peeks. Every great idea starts somewhere. Join local voices, playwrights, songwriters and authors as they preview new works in development. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Whakapaoupakihi, 630 Childers Rd, midday-2pm, koha appreciated for artists, tetairawhitiartsfestival.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.

Meremere (& Oct 13). Performed by critically acclaimed dancer, Rodney Bell. A human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the journey to inner strength and the call of home. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 2pm & 8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $15 12/u, iticket.co.nz

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs North Otago. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Te Ara i Whiti: The Light Trail (to Oct 13). Family-friendly light sculptures, artworks and performances. Marina Park, 5-10pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

ExNE: East by North East. Showcasing local artists; Miss Pou, Karuthers Brothers, DZT, Sit Down In Front, Clown’s Kiss, Superfly Killa and Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm, $10 door sales, R18.

The Walsh Brothers. Come along for a tribute to The Condors Maori Showband, Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm. Tickets: $15 from the RSA during office hours; Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, ph 867 7455 or 868 5017.

Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles NZ Tour. Come along for dinner and/the show; acoustic blues, roots and soul. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30-10.30pm, $20 presales ph 06 838 6071, or $25 door sales on the night.

Dragtober. Come along for a variety of performances by Gizzy’s finest and freshest Drag Queens. The Jandal Bar, cnr Grey St & Childers Rd, 10pm-1am, R18, $20+Bfee eventbrite.co.nz or $25 on the door. Strict Dress Code: Glam/Drag/Camp.

Sunday, October 13

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

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Community Voyaging/Vessel Open Day (& Oct 14). Bring your whanau along to meet the crews of the visiting flotilla, or go for a sail. Tolaga Bay Wharf, Wharf Rd, 8.30am, free, eventfinda.co.nz

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow, 10am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Rodney Bell: Movement Workshop. For all ages and abilities. Rodney specialises in working with people who live with a disability and will lead participants through a playful investigation of movement creation. Gisborne YMCA, Cnr Childers & Roebuck Rds, 11am–12.30pm, koha at the door. Register, limited places; email danz@danz.org.nz

Lions Open Day. Come along and find out what the Gisborne Wainui Lions do in our region. Adventure Playground, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm.

Festival of Lights: Diwali. Come along for a diversity and including workshop, free food/sweets, cultural performances, bouncy castles and fun activities for all ages. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 11.30am-2.30pm, free.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician will cover The Beatles, Clapton, Crowded House, blues and more. Peppers Beachfront, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

SOLD OUT: All Aboard Wa165. Shuttle steam train ride in conjunction with Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival to Muriwai. Leaving the Railway Station, Grey St at 12.30pm and returning 2.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $45A, $30Ch, $135Fam (2A and 2Ch), iticket.co.nz

Nut Milk Made Easy. A demonstration on how to make nut milk with a simple and budget-friendly process. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1-2pm, $5 door sales. Register, limited places: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Music for Intimate Spaces (& Oct 20). Chamber music in small and intimate spaces; C Company Memorial House, Wyllie Cottage and the SS Star of Canada, 10-14 Stout St, 2-4pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

First Meetings Korero: Historic Places Tairawhiti Annual Talkfest. Nine speakers, incl two senior school students and how their work contributes to a better understanding between Maori and Europeans. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 2-5pm, $5 door-sales.

Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles NZ Tour. Acoustic blues, roots and soul. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 3pm, $15+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or $20 cash-only door sales.

Meremere, 5pm. See Oct 12.

Te Ara i Whiti: The Light Trail, 5-10pm. See Oct 12.

All Roads Lead to Ngatapa. This work is part of the healing journey; to look deeper, reflect and understand. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 6pm, free/koha appreciated, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Monday, October 14

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Community Voyaging/Vessel Open Day, 8.30am. See Oct 13.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton. For Year 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482.

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

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana (to Oct 18). On October 12, 1769 a special gifting took place between rangatira Meke and Tupaia on the Endeavour. Come along and see these taonga. Rangiwaho Marae, 2840 Wharerata Rd, Bartletts, free, includes a return bus; departs from Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St at 9.30am (for a 10am start) & 1.30pm (for a 2pm start). Register: eventfinda.co.nz

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow, 10am-3pm. See Oct 12.

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.

Kiriata: Films. Come along and see two documentaries: Merata, How Mum Decolonised the Screen about Merata Mita, pioneering Maori filmmaker, and Marks of Mana how women are reclaiming the art for themselves. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 6-8pm, free.

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, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, October 15

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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

Cellfish. A play in which a woman teaches prison inmates Shakespeare a multi-layered whodunnit. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, midday & 7pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, iticket.co.nz

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. 69 Central, 69 Peel St, 5.30pm.

Gisborne Choral Society: Shaky Places. NZ poetry set to music. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 7.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Wednesday, October 16

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Waka Flotilla Departure. See the crews of the visiting waka hourua and va’a depart Tolaga Bay. Wharf, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay, 8.30am.

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

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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.

Tukutuku. A creative workshop between musicians, dancers and students with disabilities, an inspirational programme that challenges our assumptions and attitudes. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1-2pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Smashers in the Summer. For Year 7-13 players. Badminton fitness, social games and fun for all abilities. Rackets available. Please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

A Real World Perspective on Cyber Fraud. Demystifying cyber attacks on Kiwi businesses. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 4-6pm, $20-$25 at store.charteredaccountantsanz.co.nz

Shel We? Choreographer Tupua Tigafua paints a lyrical and poetic picture, a tribute to American cartoonist and poet, Shel Silverstein. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30-8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $15 12/u, iticket.co.nz

Thursday, October 17

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

Turanga Secondary Schools' Ki o Rahi Tournament. Come along and watch youth qualify for 2020 Nationals playing a traditional ball game with a flax ball. Nelson Park, Nelson Rd, 9am-2pm. Register a team: Hotorene ph 027 240 6376, or Turanga Health office ph 869 0457.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Casual Badminton Group. Come along for a game and to meet other players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, $4. Details: Pascale at pascale.delos@gmail.com

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Oct 14.

Kiriata: Films, 6-8pm. See Oct 14.

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

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Te Mapouriki. German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert with new NZ work and some popular classics. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $46-$59A/$40-$51.30Snr/$15-$35Ch, ticketdirect.co.nz or door sales one hour before the show.

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

Reb Fountain. Come along and hear songs from her album: Hopeful and Hopeless. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-9.10pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, iticket.co.nz

Friday, October 18

A&P Show (to Oct 19). Animals, displays, demonstrations and sideshows. A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am-5pm. Gate sales: $40Fam (2A+3C), $15A, $6 15yrs&u, u/5s free.

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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

Te Kore Exhibition. Come along and view students’ work. Maia Gallery, Toihokura, EIT, 80 Cobden St, 6pm.

Women’s Native Tree Project Hui. If you would like to get involved in a committed community group please come along, 327 Aberdeen Rd, 6-7.30pm. Details: Kauri at kauri_99@yahoo.co.uk

Respect! (& Oct 19). Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall and Jackie Clarke pay tribute to one of the world’s most inspiring musicians, Aretha Franklin. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-8.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $35A, $30Snr, $15 u/12s, iticket.co.nz

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

Saturday, October 19

Gisborne Harbour Market, 8am-2pm. See Oct 12.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Oct 12.

A&P Show, 8am-5pm, with the Grand Parade this afternoon. See Oct 18.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Oct 12.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Barbecue. A script-in-hand reading of American playwright Robert O’Hara’s exploration of race and family dynamics by a cast of locals. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1-3pm, $10+Bfee, iticket.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2zxgphn

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Oct 12.

I Ain't Mad At Cha. About a young Maori boy’s relationship with rhymes who is done with being judged. Lawson Field Theatre, 3-4pm, $15+Bfee, iticket.co.nz

Respect!, 7-8.30pm. See Oct 18.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.00pm. Theme: Show Time.

Dragtober, 10pm-1am. See Oct 12.

Sunday, October 20

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Oct 13.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Matawai Conservation Area on/off track circuit, departs 8am, $20. Walk to the Mountain Safety Council Hut, follow a compass course off-track to meet the Quarry Track, then loop back to vehicles. Includes a short road walk. Register: Stuart ph 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

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.

West African Drum, Dance and Salsa Workshop. Experience Djembe drumming with master drummer Koffie Fugah and Salsa dancing with Flavio. The Hub, EIT Cafe, 282 Palmerston Rd, 10am-3pm, $80. Register; Koffie ph: 021 0268 0964 / email: africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

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

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Oct 13.

PB Cricket Association Junior Cricket Muster Day. Come along and get involved with fun activities. Harry Barker Reserve, 1-3pm, free.

Waikanae Stream Clean-up. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway. Meet at the Alfred Cox Skate Park, 204 Grey St, 1-3pm, ph Jill 027 814 1812. Bring suitable footwear/clothes, gardening gloves, hat and sun gear.

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

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

Music for Intimate Spaces, 2-4pm. See Oct 13.

Taonga Moana. The national chamber choir of Aotearoa and Voices NZ with a choral, musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 7-8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $10 12/u, iticket.co.nz



Saturday, October 12

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

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

Tuia 250 Voyage: Uawa/Tolaga Bay. The flotilla will sail into the bay where the building and lighting of a beacon will guide the vessels into the cove. Assemble at Cooks Cove, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay for pohiri at 8.30am, or if sea/weather conditions are rough; the Tolaga Bay Wharf. Followed by korero and lunch at Hauiti Marae. See www.tuia250kituranga.nz/

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-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking: Christmas Extravaganza. Come along and get crafting for Christmas. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. To register ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow (to Oct 14). An interactive and immersive experience for all ages; storytelling, mobile app activities and virtual reality. Reynolds Hall, Monkhouse St, Tolaga Bay, 10am-3pm, free.

Sneak Peeks. Every great idea starts somewhere. Join local voices, playwrights, songwriters and authors as they preview new works in development. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Whakapaoupakihi, 630 Childers Rd, midday-2pm, koha appreciated for artists, tetairawhitiartsfestival.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.

Meremere (& Oct 13). Performed by critically acclaimed dancer, Rodney Bell. A human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the journey to inner strength and the call of home. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 2pm & 8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $15 12/u, iticket.co.nz

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs North Otago. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

Te Ara i Whiti: The Light Trail (to Oct 13). Family-friendly light sculptures, artworks and performances. Marina Park, 5-10pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

ExNE: East by North East. Showcasing local artists; Miss Pou, Karuthers Brothers, DZT, Sit Down In Front, Clown’s Kiss, Superfly Killa and Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm, $10 door sales, R18.

The Walsh Brothers. Come along for a tribute to The Condors Maori Showband, Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm. Tickets: $15 from the RSA during office hours; Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, ph 867 7455 or 868 5017.

Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles NZ Tour. Come along for dinner and/the show; acoustic blues, roots and soul. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30-10.30pm, $20 presales ph 06 838 6071, or $25 door sales on the night.

Dragtober. Come along for a variety of performances by Gizzy’s finest and freshest Drag Queens. The Jandal Bar, cnr Grey St & Childers Rd, 10pm-1am, R18, $20+Bfee eventbrite.co.nz or $25 on the door. Strict Dress Code: Glam/Drag/Camp.

Sunday, October 13

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

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Community Voyaging/Vessel Open Day (& Oct 14). Bring your whanau along to meet the crews of the visiting flotilla, or go for a sail. Tolaga Bay Wharf, Wharf Rd, 8.30am, free, eventfinda.co.nz

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow, 10am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Rodney Bell: Movement Workshop. For all ages and abilities. Rodney specialises in working with people who live with a disability and will lead participants through a playful investigation of movement creation. Gisborne YMCA, Cnr Childers & Roebuck Rds, 11am–12.30pm, koha at the door. Register, limited places; email danz@danz.org.nz

Lions Open Day. Come along and find out what the Gisborne Wainui Lions do in our region. Adventure Playground, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm.

Festival of Lights: Diwali. Come along for a diversity and including workshop, free food/sweets, cultural performances, bouncy castles and fun activities for all ages. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 11.30am-2.30pm, free.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician will cover The Beatles, Clapton, Crowded House, blues and more. Peppers Beachfront, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

SOLD OUT: All Aboard Wa165. Shuttle steam train ride in conjunction with Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival to Muriwai. Leaving the Railway Station, Grey St at 12.30pm and returning 2.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $45A, $30Ch, $135Fam (2A and 2Ch), iticket.co.nz

Nut Milk Made Easy. A demonstration on how to make nut milk with a simple and budget-friendly process. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 1-2pm, $5 door sales. Register, limited places: Ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Music for Intimate Spaces (& Oct 20). Chamber music in small and intimate spaces; C Company Memorial House, Wyllie Cottage and the SS Star of Canada, 10-14 Stout St, 2-4pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

First Meetings Korero: Historic Places Tairawhiti Annual Talkfest. Nine speakers, incl two senior school students and how their work contributes to a better understanding between Maori and Europeans. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 2-5pm, $5 door-sales.

Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles NZ Tour. Acoustic blues, roots and soul. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 3pm, $15+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or $20 cash-only door sales.

Meremere, 5pm. See Oct 12.

Te Ara i Whiti: The Light Trail, 5-10pm. See Oct 12.

All Roads Lead to Ngatapa. This work is part of the healing journey; to look deeper, reflect and understand. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 6pm, free/koha appreciated, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Monday, October 14

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Community Voyaging/Vessel Open Day, 8.30am. See Oct 13.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton. For Year 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482.

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

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana (to Oct 18). On October 12, 1769 a special gifting took place between rangatira Meke and Tupaia on the Endeavour. Come along and see these taonga. Rangiwaho Marae, 2840 Wharerata Rd, Bartletts, free, includes a return bus; departs from Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St at 9.30am (for a 10am start) & 1.30pm (for a 2pm start). Register: eventfinda.co.nz

Tuia 250: Matauranga Roadshow, 10am-3pm. See Oct 12.

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.

Kiriata: Films. Come along and see two documentaries: Merata, How Mum Decolonised the Screen about Merata Mita, pioneering Maori filmmaker, and Marks of Mana how women are reclaiming the art for themselves. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 6-8pm, free.

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, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, October 15

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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

Cellfish. A play in which a woman teaches prison inmates Shakespeare a multi-layered whodunnit. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, midday & 7pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, iticket.co.nz

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. 69 Central, 69 Peel St, 5.30pm.

Gisborne Choral Society: Shaky Places. NZ poetry set to music. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 7.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Wednesday, October 16

Tuia 250: Uawa/Tolaga Bay Waka Flotilla Departure. See the crews of the visiting waka hourua and va’a depart Tolaga Bay. Wharf, Wharf Rd, Tolaga Bay, 8.30am.

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

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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.

Tukutuku. A creative workshop between musicians, dancers and students with disabilities, an inspirational programme that challenges our assumptions and attitudes. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1-2pm, free, tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Smashers in the Summer. For Year 7-13 players. Badminton fitness, social games and fun for all abilities. Rackets available. Please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

A Real World Perspective on Cyber Fraud. Demystifying cyber attacks on Kiwi businesses. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 4-6pm, $20-$25 at store.charteredaccountantsanz.co.nz

Shel We? Choreographer Tupua Tigafua paints a lyrical and poetic picture, a tribute to American cartoonist and poet, Shel Silverstein. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6.30-8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $15 12/u, iticket.co.nz

Thursday, October 17

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

Turanga Secondary Schools' Ki o Rahi Tournament. Come along and watch youth qualify for 2020 Nationals playing a traditional ball game with a flax ball. Nelson Park, Nelson Rd, 9am-2pm. Register a team: Hotorene ph 027 240 6376, or Turanga Health office ph 869 0457.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Casual Badminton Group. Come along for a game and to meet other players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, $4. Details: Pascale at pascale.delos@gmail.com

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Oct 14.

Kiriata: Films, 6-8pm. See Oct 14.

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

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Te Mapouriki. German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert with new NZ work and some popular classics. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $46-$59A/$40-$51.30Snr/$15-$35Ch, ticketdirect.co.nz or door sales one hour before the show.

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

Reb Fountain. Come along and hear songs from her album: Hopeful and Hopeless. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-9.10pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, iticket.co.nz

Friday, October 18

A&P Show (to Oct 19). Animals, displays, demonstrations and sideshows. A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am-5pm. Gate sales: $40Fam (2A+3C), $15A, $6 15yrs&u, u/5s free.

Rangiwaho Ihu ki te Moana, 9.30am & 1.30pm. See Oct 14.

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

Te Kore Exhibition. Come along and view students’ work. Maia Gallery, Toihokura, EIT, 80 Cobden St, 6pm.

Women’s Native Tree Project Hui. If you would like to get involved in a committed community group please come along, 327 Aberdeen Rd, 6-7.30pm. Details: Kauri at kauri_99@yahoo.co.uk

Respect! (& Oct 19). Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall and Jackie Clarke pay tribute to one of the world’s most inspiring musicians, Aretha Franklin. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-8.30pm. Tickets+Bfee; $35A, $30Snr, $15 u/12s, iticket.co.nz

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

Saturday, October 19

Gisborne Harbour Market, 8am-2pm. See Oct 12.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Oct 12.

A&P Show, 8am-5pm, with the Grand Parade this afternoon. See Oct 18.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Oct 12.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 12.

Barbecue. A script-in-hand reading of American playwright Robert O’Hara’s exploration of race and family dynamics by a cast of locals. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1-3pm, $10+Bfee, iticket.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2zxgphn

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Oct 12.

I Ain't Mad At Cha. About a young Maori boy’s relationship with rhymes who is done with being judged. Lawson Field Theatre, 3-4pm, $15+Bfee, iticket.co.nz

Respect!, 7-8.30pm. See Oct 18.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.00pm. Theme: Show Time.

Dragtober, 10pm-1am. See Oct 12.

Sunday, October 20

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Oct 13.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Matawai Conservation Area on/off track circuit, departs 8am, $20. Walk to the Mountain Safety Council Hut, follow a compass course off-track to meet the Quarry Track, then loop back to vehicles. Includes a short road walk. Register: Stuart ph 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

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.

West African Drum, Dance and Salsa Workshop. Experience Djembe drumming with master drummer Koffie Fugah and Salsa dancing with Flavio. The Hub, EIT Cafe, 282 Palmerston Rd, 10am-3pm, $80. Register; Koffie ph: 021 0268 0964 / email: africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

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

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Oct 13.

PB Cricket Association Junior Cricket Muster Day. Come along and get involved with fun activities. Harry Barker Reserve, 1-3pm, free.

Waikanae Stream Clean-up. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway. Meet at the Alfred Cox Skate Park, 204 Grey St, 1-3pm, ph Jill 027 814 1812. Bring suitable footwear/clothes, gardening gloves, hat and sun gear.

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

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

Music for Intimate Spaces, 2-4pm. See Oct 13.

Taonga Moana. The national chamber choir of Aotearoa and Voices NZ with a choral, musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 7-8pm. Tickets+Bfee; $25A, $20Snr, $10 12/u, iticket.co.nz



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