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Saturday, October 19

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/

A&P Show, 8am-5pm, Grand Parade from 2-2.30pm. See Oct 18.

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.

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

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

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! (& 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

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. 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, $20+Bfee eventbrite.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y56t8yg4 or $25 on the door, R18. Dress Code: Glam/Drag/Camp.

Sunday, October 20

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 Boardriders Club: Longboard Circuit. Event three with spot prizes, 8am-2pm, $20 non-members. Register/location details: GBC Facebook page.

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, africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

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.

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. 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

Taonga Moana. The national chamber choir of 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

Monday, October 21

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.

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

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

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 22

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Wednesday, October 23

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.

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.

Thursday, October 24

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

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.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Oct 21.

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

Friday, October 25

2019 National Maori Hockey Tournament (to Oct 28). Come along and support your whanau. LJ Hooker Turf, Lytton Rd, teams assemble 7.45am, pohiri 8am, start 9am. To register interest for a R13 wahine team: Contact your rohe or tewaipounamumaorihockey@gmail.com

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

Millton Family Picnic (to Oct 28). Bring a picnic and enjoy quality time with whanau on the lawn. Millton Vineyards & Winery, 119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, Oct 25-27; 11am-6pm & Oct 28; 10am-4pm.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

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

Saturday, October 26

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Oct 19.

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

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Inter-club Competition. A fun day of competition, BBQ and beats, 8am-2pm, $20 non-members. Register/location details: GBC Facebook page.

Gisborne Harbour Market, 8am-2pm. See Oct 19.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Oct 19.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

All About Bees; beekeeping and their environment. Local beekeeper Mike Eriksen teaches the basics. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 10.30am-midday, $5 cash-only door sales. Register ph 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Upmarket. Local art, food and artisan wares for sale. Retro, 8 Ballance St, 11am-2pm, unless wet. Stall inquiries; ph Ro 021 844 480.

Labour Weekend at Wrights. Relax and enjoy organic wines, gourmet pizzas and live music. Cellar Door, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: geoff@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Oct 25.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $35A, $15Ch u/15, $80Fam (2A and 2Ch). Any unsold tickets from the station half an hour before departure (cash/Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139, or www.gcvr.org.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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Oct 19.

The Rose Garden Party. A picnic on the lawn with live music; Paul Jackson and Ben Wilkinson. Tickets include a picnic box and glass of rose. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 2-5pm. Tickets: $35 at matawhero.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: 1960s/Hippie.

Harbinger presents Deadset #4. Hits from fallen legends, supported by Shadows in the Darkness. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30pm, $15.50+Bfee at trybooking.com or $20 door sales, R18.

Dragtober, 10pm-1am. See Oct 19.

Sunday, October 27

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Oct 20.

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Fair. Batik, quilting, macrame, ceramic, woodturning, knitting, jewellery, sewing and photography. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-3pm, 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.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Oct 25.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Oct 20.

First Light Wine & Food Festival. Local cuisine and wine, scenic bus service and live music. Midday-7pm, R18, buses leave Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St at 11.30am. Tickets: $45+Bfee at Gisborne i-Site, Matawhero Cellar Door or eventfinda.co.nz

Skate Days. Skate to Live presents a skate school with Boom/Edwards’ team riders, spot prizes and giveaways. Alfred Cox Skate Park, 204 Grey St, 1pm, free. Skateboards available.

Wine and Food After-party. Featuring The Ashes and SKB. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-9pm, $10 door sales.



Saturday, October 19

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/

A&P Show, 8am-5pm, Grand Parade from 2-2.30pm. See Oct 18.

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.

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

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

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! (& 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

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. 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, $20+Bfee eventbrite.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y56t8yg4 or $25 on the door, R18. Dress Code: Glam/Drag/Camp.

Sunday, October 20

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 Boardriders Club: Longboard Circuit. Event three with spot prizes, 8am-2pm, $20 non-members. Register/location details: GBC Facebook page.

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, africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

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.

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. 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

Taonga Moana. The national chamber choir of 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

Monday, October 21

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.

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

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

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 22

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Wednesday, October 23

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.

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.

Thursday, October 24

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

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.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Oct 21.

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

Friday, October 25

2019 National Maori Hockey Tournament (to Oct 28). Come along and support your whanau. LJ Hooker Turf, Lytton Rd, teams assemble 7.45am, pohiri 8am, start 9am. To register interest for a R13 wahine team: Contact your rohe or tewaipounamumaorihockey@gmail.com

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

Millton Family Picnic (to Oct 28). Bring a picnic and enjoy quality time with whanau on the lawn. Millton Vineyards & Winery, 119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, Oct 25-27; 11am-6pm & Oct 28; 10am-4pm.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

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

Saturday, October 26

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Oct 19.

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

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Inter-club Competition. A fun day of competition, BBQ and beats, 8am-2pm, $20 non-members. Register/location details: GBC Facebook page.

Gisborne Harbour Market, 8am-2pm. See Oct 19.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Oct 19.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Oct 19.

All About Bees; beekeeping and their environment. Local beekeeper Mike Eriksen teaches the basics. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 10.30am-midday, $5 cash-only door sales. Register ph 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

Upmarket. Local art, food and artisan wares for sale. Retro, 8 Ballance St, 11am-2pm, unless wet. Stall inquiries; ph Ro 021 844 480.

Labour Weekend at Wrights. Relax and enjoy organic wines, gourmet pizzas and live music. Cellar Door, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm. Bookings essential: geoff@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Oct 25.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $35A, $15Ch u/15, $80Fam (2A and 2Ch). Any unsold tickets from the station half an hour before departure (cash/Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139, or www.gcvr.org.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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Oct 19.

The Rose Garden Party. A picnic on the lawn with live music; Paul Jackson and Ben Wilkinson. Tickets include a picnic box and glass of rose. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 2-5pm. Tickets: $35 at matawhero.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: 1960s/Hippie.

Harbinger presents Deadset #4. Hits from fallen legends, supported by Shadows in the Darkness. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30pm, $15.50+Bfee at trybooking.com or $20 door sales, R18.

Dragtober, 10pm-1am. See Oct 19.

Sunday, October 27

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Oct 20.

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Fair. Batik, quilting, macrame, ceramic, woodturning, knitting, jewellery, sewing and photography. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-3pm, 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.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Oct 25.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Oct 20.

First Light Wine & Food Festival. Local cuisine and wine, scenic bus service and live music. Midday-7pm, R18, buses leave Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St at 11.30am. Tickets: $45+Bfee at Gisborne i-Site, Matawhero Cellar Door or eventfinda.co.nz

Skate Days. Skate to Live presents a skate school with Boom/Edwards’ team riders, spot prizes and giveaways. Alfred Cox Skate Park, 204 Grey St, 1pm, free. Skateboards available.

Wine and Food After-party. Featuring The Ashes and SKB. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-9pm, $10 door sales.

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