What's on in Gisborne?

SPOOKY SKELETONS: Brenton Clark, Ocean, Swish and Kauri Forno went all out as spooky skeletons at last year’s Howl-o-ween fundraiser for Mutts and Moggies. Organisers are hoping for another cracker day of creepy costumes, all for the good of animal welfare. Picture by Kirstie Lovell, Harry and Sam Photography

Saturday, November 2

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/

Field Day: Right Trees, Right Place, Multiple Purposes. Come along and join The Gisborne-EC Branch of NZ Farm Forestry as they visit farms at Hexton, Lake Repongaere and Waioma, with a stop (BYO lunch) at Rere for presentation/discussion. Assemble at 853 Back Ormond Rd at 9am, email jands.mclean@gmail.com for details.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club: Open Day. Come along and see how to produce affordable personalised coffins. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday. Details: tairawhiticc@gmail.com

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.

Amazing Rhododendrons and More Garden Ramble (to Nov 3). Ramble through local gardens. Fundraiser for the restoration of St Paul’s Church, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 (children free) from Motu-vation Cafe, 1308 Motu Rd and Matawai Camp Store, 6530 Matawai Rd. More info: Ph 863 5008 or 862 8736.

Engagement Hui. Come along and have your say on future values and aspirations on the draft Long Term Strategic Plan. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 11am-1pm, free. Hui will be livestreamed today; Tatau Tatau o Te Wairoa Trust Facebook page.

Dreamspace Bazaar #2. Food, coffee, live music, art, crafts, vintage treasures and good vibes. Dreamspace Gallery, 61 Carnarvon St, 11am-2pm. Stall bookings/details: Dreamspaceartbazaar@outlook.com

Summer Gala and Market. Gift stalls, white elephant, art auction, raffles, photo booth, food, drink, kid-friendly games and activities. Gisborne Central School, 7 Central St, 11am-3pm.

Contra Dance Workshop. Come along and learn how it’s done, then attend the dance (Nov 3) and have some fun. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3pm, $10 cash-only door sales, or Facebook; Good Folk Dances.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society Rose and Iris Show (to Nov 3). Come along and see floral exhibitions, sales tables and stalls. Presentation on roses at 2pm. Showgrounds Event Centre, 1.30–4pm, $5, u/12s free.

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (to Nov 3). Experience the magic of Narnia with The Gisborne Homeschool Performing Arts group. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-7pm, $15A & $10Ch door sales or ticketek.co.nz

The Pohutukawa Tree (to Nov 16). Kiwi drama of the last Maori family remaining on their whenua in the 1950s in a town completely populated by Pakeha. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee: $32A, $29Snr, $22.50 17/u, https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/

Music from the Movies: 2001. Come along for a night of music with the Gisborne Civic Orchestra, Civic Brass Band, Concert Band, featuring the Choral Society. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30-9.30pm, $19.99A, $15Snr/stu, $10Ch, door-sales or House of Gifts & Lotto, 100 Gladstone Rd.

Hamish Kilgour Trio: Spring Thing Tour. Folk and jazz music, accompanied by Ed Gains & The Human Remains and Emily Riordan & Bittercup. The Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 cash-only from The Aviary or door sales.

Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana Tributes. High-energy tributes by Lounge Apes, Funkadelic Monks and Nothingman. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm-midnight, R18. Tickets/cost: Smash Palace ph 867 7769.

Sunday, November 3

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

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast. Check out classic or vintage cars, hotrods, bikes and projects. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society Rose and Iris Show, 9.30am-3.30pm with prize-giving at 3pm. See Nov 2.

Amazing Rhododendrons and More Garden Ramble, 10am-4pm. See Nov 2.

Makorori Beach and Playground Working Bee. Come along and help the Women’s Native Tree Project tidy up and weed around planted areas, 11am-2pm. For meeting place/details: Kauri at kauri_99@yahoo.co.uk

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.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician with acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club kayaking, Waimata River. Meet at 1pm, Marina carpark, $5. Paddle the Waimata River, includes 9km of winding river and several rapids. Dependent upon river/weather conditions. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. Check out the most original, funniest, scariest costumes, dog/human combinations and a dog agility demonstration by the Gisborne Dog Training (Agility) Club. The Vines, Bushmere Estate, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1-3pm. Tickets from https://www.harryandsam.co.nz/howl-o-ween – All dogs entering the venue, whether entering the contest or not; $15/dog, free for their humans. A fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity.

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2pm. See Nov 2.

Contra Dance Party and Savvy. An a cappella performance, featuring caller Lenny Bloksberg and local band Contrabandits. Wainui Beach School Hall, 56 Wairere Rd, 3-7pm, $15 cash-only door sales, also see Nov 2.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 4pm. See Nov 2.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

Monday, November 4

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton, for Yr 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton, for Yr 11-13 players, 7-9pm, $8 Snr, $6 Yr 11-13, $80 Subs, ph 021 216 6700.

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

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

Neighbours Day Aotearoa Workshop. An interactive session to develop/refresh skills needed when working in communities. Ideal for neighbours, community leaders and organisations. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. A talk on Waingake Waterworks Bush and Pamoa Restoration Project. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin entry. Details: Grant ph 868 8236.

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, November 5

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

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

Melbourne Cup Fun Day. Come along for a game of bowls and watch the Melbourne Cup race. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 11.30am-midday, play from 12.30pm.

Waipaoa Calcutta. Join in for live Melbourne Cup racing, mini auction, fashion competition and lunch. A fundraiser for the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust. Showgrounds Event Centre, 1pm. Details/tickets: $120 each, ph 06 927 7021 or info@experiencegisborne.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.

Beautiful Ashes: Book Hikoi. Author Natasha Whitewood talks about self-publishing and writing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-6.30pm, free.

Poverty Bay Blues Club. A selection of live blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, November 6

Gisborne Combined Club. Come along if you are an active retiree looking for friendship. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free. Details: Ph Noelene 868 4473 or Dianne 867 4294.

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.

Native Voices: Ko Au, Ko Matau. KE Design presents a platform for indigenous dialogue through art. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 4-6pm. Details: Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Young Farmers Meeting. Come along for a yarn and meet like-minded people. Patutahi Tavern, 150 Seddon St, 6.30pm, meeting starts 7pm.

Thursday, November 7

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

Sad Blokes to Well Men: Changing the focus. A workshop with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor to broaden our understanding of suicide in men. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 9am-4.30pm. Tickets: $224.25+Bfee at eventbrite.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/y4kqwoo3

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history and exercise. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

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

Casual bowls roll-up. Two games of bowls with a cuppa in-between. Bowls available. Wear flat-soled shoes. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 12.30-1.00pm, play from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free coaching: Val 867 7725, Peter 868 4478.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 4.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, $3.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

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

Friday, November 8

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

Christians Against Poverty: Money Course (& Nov 15 and 22). Three-sessions to help take control of your finances; learn a simple cash-based system and budgeting skills. St David's Church, 224 Rutene Rd, 10am-midday, free, incl refreshments and material. Details at https://www.capmoney.org/

Bronwyn Kay Agency Sporting Excellence Awards. Come along and celebrate with the finalists. Master of ceremonies: Melodie Robinson former Black Ferns player. Showgrounds Event Centre, 6-11pm. Tickets incl buffet dinner: $70A, $45u/16, $650 table of 10 from Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, Facebook Messenger, or email Debbie at debbieh@sportgisborne.co.nz

Dance Music. Come along and enjoy the beats. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

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

Saturday, November 9

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club overnight stay/hike (to Nov 10), Hikurangi Maunga, departs 7am, $75 incl hut fee+travel. An overnight stay in the Hikurangi Hut and climb the maunga. Weather dependent. For other options/to register: Gillian ph: 867 4591, email: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 2.

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, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

Sea kayak and paddlecraft Workshop. For all abilities or paddlecraft users. Morning; equipment, weather, tides, emergencies and navigation. Afternoon; trip planning and a short paddle with a skills clinic. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9-3pm, free. Bring lunch, boat and gear. Details/need gear ph Steve: 027 559 9597.

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 America’s Cup Viewing. Come along and view the Auld Mug which is awarded to the sailing match races winner. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, midday-2pm, gold coin koha. Proceeds to the Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 7.

Great NZ Paws Walk. Bring your furry friend, walk 4km along Riverpoint Road to Matawhero Wines and return to raise funds to fight animal cruelty. SPCA, 14 Nursery Rd, 1-4pm. Register: greatpawswalk.co.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 Nov 2.

Terrier Nautical 300 Club America’s Cup Wine & Dine Evening. A fun night with the official America's Cup and guest speakers; Peter Montgomery and Team NZ members. Proceeds to Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support. Showgrounds Park, 6 pm. Tickets: $130 each or tables/10, ph Jennie 863 7012 or info@terrierfun-gisborne.co.nz

Speedway Opening: Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy a full race programme, superstocks and a fireworks display. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 7-10pm, gates open 5pm, racing 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $60Fam (2A+3C), $25A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

Sunday, November 10

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 3.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Nov 9.

DIY In The Whare Workshop. Come along and learn hints, tips or tricks from qualified tradespeople to help repair your own whare. Mangatu Marae, Te Whiwhi St, Whatatutu, 11am-1pm. Bring your power bill and notepad. Details: Ph 869 0457.

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

The Bee Gees Night Fever. An international cast with exquisite harmonies and high-pitched falsetto that we know and love, from Stayin' Alive to I Started a Joke. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $71A, $32.50 12/u from https://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/season/1706

Saturday, November 2

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/

Field Day: Right Trees, Right Place, Multiple Purposes. Come along and join The Gisborne-EC Branch of NZ Farm Forestry as they visit farms at Hexton, Lake Repongaere and Waioma, with a stop (BYO lunch) at Rere for presentation/discussion. Assemble at 853 Back Ormond Rd at 9am, email jands.mclean@gmail.com for details.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club: Open Day. Come along and see how to produce affordable personalised coffins. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday. Details: tairawhiticc@gmail.com

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.

Amazing Rhododendrons and More Garden Ramble (to Nov 3). Ramble through local gardens. Fundraiser for the restoration of St Paul’s Church, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 (children free) from Motu-vation Cafe, 1308 Motu Rd and Matawai Camp Store, 6530 Matawai Rd. More info: Ph 863 5008 or 862 8736.

Engagement Hui. Come along and have your say on future values and aspirations on the draft Long Term Strategic Plan. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 11am-1pm, free. Hui will be livestreamed today; Tatau Tatau o Te Wairoa Trust Facebook page.

Dreamspace Bazaar #2. Food, coffee, live music, art, crafts, vintage treasures and good vibes. Dreamspace Gallery, 61 Carnarvon St, 11am-2pm. Stall bookings/details: Dreamspaceartbazaar@outlook.com

Summer Gala and Market. Gift stalls, white elephant, art auction, raffles, photo booth, food, drink, kid-friendly games and activities. Gisborne Central School, 7 Central St, 11am-3pm.

Contra Dance Workshop. Come along and learn how it’s done, then attend the dance (Nov 3) and have some fun. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3pm, $10 cash-only door sales, or Facebook; Good Folk Dances.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society Rose and Iris Show (to Nov 3). Come along and see floral exhibitions, sales tables and stalls. Presentation on roses at 2pm. Showgrounds Event Centre, 1.30–4pm, $5, u/12s free.

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (to Nov 3). Experience the magic of Narnia with The Gisborne Homeschool Performing Arts group. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6-7pm, $15A & $10Ch door sales or ticketek.co.nz

The Pohutukawa Tree (to Nov 16). Kiwi drama of the last Maori family remaining on their whenua in the 1950s in a town completely populated by Pakeha. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee: $32A, $29Snr, $22.50 17/u, https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/

Music from the Movies: 2001. Come along for a night of music with the Gisborne Civic Orchestra, Civic Brass Band, Concert Band, featuring the Choral Society. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30-9.30pm, $19.99A, $15Snr/stu, $10Ch, door-sales or House of Gifts & Lotto, 100 Gladstone Rd.

Hamish Kilgour Trio: Spring Thing Tour. Folk and jazz music, accompanied by Ed Gains & The Human Remains and Emily Riordan & Bittercup. The Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 cash-only from The Aviary or door sales.

Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana Tributes. High-energy tributes by Lounge Apes, Funkadelic Monks and Nothingman. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm-midnight, R18. Tickets/cost: Smash Palace ph 867 7769.

Sunday, November 3

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

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast. Check out classic or vintage cars, hotrods, bikes and projects. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine.

Poverty Bay Horticultural Society Rose and Iris Show, 9.30am-3.30pm with prize-giving at 3pm. See Nov 2.

Amazing Rhododendrons and More Garden Ramble, 10am-4pm. See Nov 2.

Makorori Beach and Playground Working Bee. Come along and help the Women’s Native Tree Project tidy up and weed around planted areas, 11am-2pm. For meeting place/details: Kauri at kauri_99@yahoo.co.uk

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.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician with acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club kayaking, Waimata River. Meet at 1pm, Marina carpark, $5. Paddle the Waimata River, includes 9km of winding river and several rapids. Dependent upon river/weather conditions. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. Check out the most original, funniest, scariest costumes, dog/human combinations and a dog agility demonstration by the Gisborne Dog Training (Agility) Club. The Vines, Bushmere Estate, 166 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1-3pm. Tickets from https://www.harryandsam.co.nz/howl-o-ween – All dogs entering the venue, whether entering the contest or not; $15/dog, free for their humans. A fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity.

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2pm. See Nov 2.

Contra Dance Party and Savvy. An a cappella performance, featuring caller Lenny Bloksberg and local band Contrabandits. Wainui Beach School Hall, 56 Wairere Rd, 3-7pm, $15 cash-only door sales, also see Nov 2.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 4pm. See Nov 2.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

Monday, November 4

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton, for Yr 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton, for Yr 11-13 players, 7-9pm, $8 Snr, $6 Yr 11-13, $80 Subs, ph 021 216 6700.

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

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

Neighbours Day Aotearoa Workshop. An interactive session to develop/refresh skills needed when working in communities. Ideal for neighbours, community leaders and organisations. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. A talk on Waingake Waterworks Bush and Pamoa Restoration Project. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin entry. Details: Grant ph 868 8236.

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, November 5

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

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

Melbourne Cup Fun Day. Come along for a game of bowls and watch the Melbourne Cup race. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 11.30am-midday, play from 12.30pm.

Waipaoa Calcutta. Join in for live Melbourne Cup racing, mini auction, fashion competition and lunch. A fundraiser for the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust. Showgrounds Event Centre, 1pm. Details/tickets: $120 each, ph 06 927 7021 or info@experiencegisborne.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.

Beautiful Ashes: Book Hikoi. Author Natasha Whitewood talks about self-publishing and writing. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-6.30pm, free.

Poverty Bay Blues Club. A selection of live blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, November 6

Gisborne Combined Club. Come along if you are an active retiree looking for friendship. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free. Details: Ph Noelene 868 4473 or Dianne 867 4294.

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.

Native Voices: Ko Au, Ko Matau. KE Design presents a platform for indigenous dialogue through art. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 4-6pm. Details: Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Young Farmers Meeting. Come along for a yarn and meet like-minded people. Patutahi Tavern, 150 Seddon St, 6.30pm, meeting starts 7pm.

Thursday, November 7

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

Sad Blokes to Well Men: Changing the focus. A workshop with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor to broaden our understanding of suicide in men. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 9am-4.30pm. Tickets: $224.25+Bfee at eventbrite.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/y4kqwoo3

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history and exercise. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

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

Casual bowls roll-up. Two games of bowls with a cuppa in-between. Bowls available. Wear flat-soled shoes. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 12.30-1.00pm, play from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free coaching: Val 867 7725, Peter 868 4478.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 4.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, $3.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

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

Friday, November 8

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

Christians Against Poverty: Money Course (& Nov 15 and 22). Three-sessions to help take control of your finances; learn a simple cash-based system and budgeting skills. St David's Church, 224 Rutene Rd, 10am-midday, free, incl refreshments and material. Details at https://www.capmoney.org/

Bronwyn Kay Agency Sporting Excellence Awards. Come along and celebrate with the finalists. Master of ceremonies: Melodie Robinson former Black Ferns player. Showgrounds Event Centre, 6-11pm. Tickets incl buffet dinner: $70A, $45u/16, $650 table of 10 from Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, Facebook Messenger, or email Debbie at debbieh@sportgisborne.co.nz

Dance Music. Come along and enjoy the beats. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

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

Saturday, November 9

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club overnight stay/hike (to Nov 10), Hikurangi Maunga, departs 7am, $75 incl hut fee+travel. An overnight stay in the Hikurangi Hut and climb the maunga. Weather dependent. For other options/to register: Gillian ph: 867 4591, email: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 2.

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, 9am-3pm. See Nov 2.

Sea kayak and paddlecraft Workshop. For all abilities or paddlecraft users. Morning; equipment, weather, tides, emergencies and navigation. Afternoon; trip planning and a short paddle with a skills clinic. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9-3pm, free. Bring lunch, boat and gear. Details/need gear ph Steve: 027 559 9597.

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 America’s Cup Viewing. Come along and view the Auld Mug which is awarded to the sailing match races winner. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, midday-2pm, gold coin koha. Proceeds to the Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 7.

Great NZ Paws Walk. Bring your furry friend, walk 4km along Riverpoint Road to Matawhero Wines and return to raise funds to fight animal cruelty. SPCA, 14 Nursery Rd, 1-4pm. Register: greatpawswalk.co.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 Nov 2.

Terrier Nautical 300 Club America’s Cup Wine & Dine Evening. A fun night with the official America's Cup and guest speakers; Peter Montgomery and Team NZ members. Proceeds to Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support. Showgrounds Park, 6 pm. Tickets: $130 each or tables/10, ph Jennie 863 7012 or info@terrierfun-gisborne.co.nz

Speedway Opening: Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy a full race programme, superstocks and a fireworks display. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 7-10pm, gates open 5pm, racing 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $60Fam (2A+3C), $25A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 2.

Sunday, November 10

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 3.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Nov 9.

DIY In The Whare Workshop. Come along and learn hints, tips or tricks from qualified tradespeople to help repair your own whare. Mangatu Marae, Te Whiwhi St, Whatatutu, 11am-1pm. Bring your power bill and notepad. Details: Ph 869 0457.

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

The Bee Gees Night Fever. An international cast with exquisite harmonies and high-pitched falsetto that we know and love, from Stayin' Alive to I Started a Joke. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $71A, $32.50 12/u from https://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/season/1706

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