What's on in Gisborne?

The America's Cup trophy. File picture

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, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun. Support International Volunteer Week by dressing in purple for a 5km run. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See facebook.com

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner and decorated by you. 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.

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.

BioBuzz: Wairoa. Come along to celebrate community achievements with talks by; Adrian Manel and Helen Jonas (DoC) on biodiversity of Whakamahia Lagoon, Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay, Craig Little and more. Wairoa Waterski Club, Lockwood Point, 10am-3pm, free. Details/register: See biodiversityhb.org/

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, 11.30am-2pm, gold coin koha. Proceeds to the Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support.

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.

Great NZ Paws Walk. Bring your furry friend, walk 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.

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

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

Jukes Carriers Opening Meeting Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy a full race programme; Law Cartmell Memorial, TQ Champs, Superstocks and a fireworks display. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $60Fam (2A+3C), $25A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

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

Sunday, November 10

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

Nippers 2019. For ages 6-13 to come along for a season of surf and water skills. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean end of Grey St, 10am-midday.

Combined Services Day. Come along and commemorate Armistice Day, The Battle of Britain and Trafalgar Day with ex and present Service Personnel. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 11am. Personnel form a parade; 10.50am.

Native Trees Nursery Day. Help to pot native seedlings and weed before planting. Women’s Native Tree Project Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 11am-2pm. Details: Kauri ph 021 125 9442.

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.

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 ticketdirect.co.nz

Monday, November 11

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 Y11-13, $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.

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

What’s Next? Join Marama Davidson for a conversation about the Green Party’s journey and where to next. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-9pm, free. RSVP: Facebook; “Find Tickets”.

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, November 12

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

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 Writers’ Hub. For ages 14-18. Meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop skills. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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, November 13

Forestry Workforce Roadshow. Key to government’s continued commitment to working with industry to build a strong and stable workforce, includes an update from Te Uru Rakau, Forestry NZ. Ministry for Primary Industries Office, 59 Awapuni Rd, 9.30-4pm, free. Register: Marion at teururakau@mpi.govt.nz

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.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve: Rakau Care. Support the project by assisting with mulching and weeding newly planted trees, 10.30am-midday. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 10.30am at Donner’s Bush, Riverside Rd. For details ph Charles 027 539 6692.

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.

Shape the future of education. Come along and give feedback on the Government’s priorities for education. The Hub Student Cafeteria, S Block, EIT Tairawhiti, 290 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7.30pm.

Thursday, November 14

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

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

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.

Casual bowls roll-up (& Nov 16). 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 11.

Women’s Summertime Surf: 1 of 4 (to Feb 13). If you’re new to surfing or need a refresher; surfing, coaches, wine and cheese. Midway Beach, 5.30-7.30pm, koha. Register: gisborneboardriders@gmail.com or via Facebook Messenger.

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7. See Facebook.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

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 15

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 22). Part 2 of 3. 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 capmoney.org

Petanque at Matawhero. Brush up your skills, bring the family, sunscreen and sun hats. Platters/beverages available. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 3-6pm. Bookings essential: ph 867 6140. If wet; will be postponed.

Twilight Craft Fair and Gala. Bring the family out for Christmas shopping. Wainui Beach School Hall, 56 Wairere Rd, 4-8pm.

Mana Tane, Mana Whanau (to Nov 17). A chance to reflect, re-connect and reset in the journey of change towards safe men, women and families. Turanga Ararau, cnr Kahutia & Bright St, 5pm, free. Register on Facebook.

Quiz Night Fundraiser. Support the Youth Leadership and Social Studies camp to the Bay of Plenty and have some fun. Te Karaka Area School Gym, 5 Kanakanaia Rd, 6-9pm, quiz starts 6.30pm, $10 each, maximum 6/team. Supper provided, spot prizes and activities. Register: Charlie ph 027 344 2224 or charlie@tkas.school.nz

Rock ’n’ Roll. Come along and enjoy the music. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

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

Motel California: Eagles Tribute. Enjoy a great night with a fully live show and authentic vocals. All the hits from Hotel California to Tequila Sunrise. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, R18. Tickets: $30 from The Aviary (cash-only), or door sales.

Saturday, November 16

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

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 9.

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

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 14.

Mobile Core Embodiment Workshop (& Nov 17). A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 17). Register: j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve 20th Anniversary. A fun-filled occasion for all the family. Whangara School Fundraiser; a cuppa and sausage sizzle. Bring swimwear and snorkelling gear, or go for a beach walk and explore the rocky shore/inhabitants. TToR Marine Reserve, SH35, Pouawa, 16km north of Gisborne, 10am-1pm. Free return bus from Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, register seat/s before 5pm, Nov 11. Details: See Facebook or ph Sandra/Anna 869 0460. If wet; will be postponed to Nov 23.

Ink & Iron. A tattoo and music show. Fundraiser for military veterans. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, gold coin or more at the door, R18. Featuring Lazy Fifty from 8pm.

Nadine Antoinette School of Dance: Students in Once Upon A Time. Come along and experience a place where everyone lives happily ever after. War Memorial Theatre, Bright St, 1.30pm & 6pm. Tickets+Bfee: $28A, $20 Snr, $18Ch from ticketek.co.nz

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 9.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, meet at 5.30pm, dinner 6pm, dance from 8-10pm. Theme: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

Sunday, November 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 10.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Maraenui Rd, Grassmere Forest, Wharerata hills, departs 8.30am, $10. The 5km loop follows an old track through a mature radiata pine stand, includes a small stream crossing. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

She Shed Tour. Come along and meet arty women in their studios, sheds and gardens in the Wainui to Makorori area, 10am-4pm. Tickets/venue details: $5 from The Aviary, Retro or Cheryl ph 022 137 0577. A fundraiser for a local charity. Art works/jewellery can be purchased on the day and refreshments available.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Details: Topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 10.

Contact Improvisation Workshop. A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 16). Register: j.luiten@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

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, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun. Support International Volunteer Week by dressing in purple for a 5km run. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See facebook.com

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner and decorated by you. 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.

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.

BioBuzz: Wairoa. Come along to celebrate community achievements with talks by; Adrian Manel and Helen Jonas (DoC) on biodiversity of Whakamahia Lagoon, Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay, Craig Little and more. Wairoa Waterski Club, Lockwood Point, 10am-3pm, free. Details/register: See biodiversityhb.org/

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, 11.30am-2pm, gold coin koha. Proceeds to the Terrier Race Against Time; Breast Cancer Support.

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.

Great NZ Paws Walk. Bring your furry friend, walk 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.

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

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

Jukes Carriers Opening Meeting Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy a full race programme; Law Cartmell Memorial, TQ Champs, Superstocks and a fireworks display. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $60Fam (2A+3C), $25A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

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

Sunday, November 10

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

Nippers 2019. For ages 6-13 to come along for a season of surf and water skills. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean end of Grey St, 10am-midday.

Combined Services Day. Come along and commemorate Armistice Day, The Battle of Britain and Trafalgar Day with ex and present Service Personnel. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 11am. Personnel form a parade; 10.50am.

Native Trees Nursery Day. Help to pot native seedlings and weed before planting. Women’s Native Tree Project Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 11am-2pm. Details: Kauri ph 021 125 9442.

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.

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 ticketdirect.co.nz

Monday, November 11

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 Y11-13, $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.

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

What’s Next? Join Marama Davidson for a conversation about the Green Party’s journey and where to next. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 6-9pm, free. RSVP: Facebook; “Find Tickets”.

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, November 12

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

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 Writers’ Hub. For ages 14-18. Meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop skills. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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, November 13

Forestry Workforce Roadshow. Key to government’s continued commitment to working with industry to build a strong and stable workforce, includes an update from Te Uru Rakau, Forestry NZ. Ministry for Primary Industries Office, 59 Awapuni Rd, 9.30-4pm, free. Register: Marion at teururakau@mpi.govt.nz

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.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve: Rakau Care. Support the project by assisting with mulching and weeding newly planted trees, 10.30am-midday. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St or 10.30am at Donner’s Bush, Riverside Rd. For details ph Charles 027 539 6692.

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.

Shape the future of education. Come along and give feedback on the Government’s priorities for education. The Hub Student Cafeteria, S Block, EIT Tairawhiti, 290 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7.30pm.

Thursday, November 14

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

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

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.

Casual bowls roll-up (& Nov 16). 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 11.

Women’s Summertime Surf: 1 of 4 (to Feb 13). If you’re new to surfing or need a refresher; surfing, coaches, wine and cheese. Midway Beach, 5.30-7.30pm, koha. Register: gisborneboardriders@gmail.com or via Facebook Messenger.

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7. See Facebook.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

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 15

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 22). Part 2 of 3. 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 capmoney.org

Petanque at Matawhero. Brush up your skills, bring the family, sunscreen and sun hats. Platters/beverages available. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 3-6pm. Bookings essential: ph 867 6140. If wet; will be postponed.

Twilight Craft Fair and Gala. Bring the family out for Christmas shopping. Wainui Beach School Hall, 56 Wairere Rd, 4-8pm.

Mana Tane, Mana Whanau (to Nov 17). A chance to reflect, re-connect and reset in the journey of change towards safe men, women and families. Turanga Ararau, cnr Kahutia & Bright St, 5pm, free. Register on Facebook.

Quiz Night Fundraiser. Support the Youth Leadership and Social Studies camp to the Bay of Plenty and have some fun. Te Karaka Area School Gym, 5 Kanakanaia Rd, 6-9pm, quiz starts 6.30pm, $10 each, maximum 6/team. Supper provided, spot prizes and activities. Register: Charlie ph 027 344 2224 or charlie@tkas.school.nz

Rock ’n’ Roll. Come along and enjoy the music. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

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

Motel California: Eagles Tribute. Enjoy a great night with a fully live show and authentic vocals. All the hits from Hotel California to Tequila Sunrise. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, R18. Tickets: $30 from The Aviary (cash-only), or door sales.

Saturday, November 16

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

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 9.

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

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 14.

Mobile Core Embodiment Workshop (& Nov 17). A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 17). Register: j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve 20th Anniversary. A fun-filled occasion for all the family. Whangara School Fundraiser; a cuppa and sausage sizzle. Bring swimwear and snorkelling gear, or go for a beach walk and explore the rocky shore/inhabitants. TToR Marine Reserve, SH35, Pouawa, 16km north of Gisborne, 10am-1pm. Free return bus from Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, register seat/s before 5pm, Nov 11. Details: See Facebook or ph Sandra/Anna 869 0460. If wet; will be postponed to Nov 23.

Ink & Iron. A tattoo and music show. Fundraiser for military veterans. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, gold coin or more at the door, R18. Featuring Lazy Fifty from 8pm.

Nadine Antoinette School of Dance: Students in Once Upon A Time. Come along and experience a place where everyone lives happily ever after. War Memorial Theatre, Bright St, 1.30pm & 6pm. Tickets+Bfee: $28A, $20 Snr, $18Ch from ticketek.co.nz

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 9.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, meet at 5.30pm, dinner 6pm, dance from 8-10pm. Theme: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

The Pohutukawa Tree, 7.30pm. See Nov 9.

Sunday, November 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 10.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Maraenui Rd, Grassmere Forest, Wharerata hills, departs 8.30am, $10. The 5km loop follows an old track through a mature radiata pine stand, includes a small stream crossing. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

She Shed Tour. Come along and meet arty women in their studios, sheds and gardens in the Wainui to Makorori area, 10am-4pm. Tickets/venue details: $5 from The Aviary, Retro or Cheryl ph 022 137 0577. A fundraiser for a local charity. Art works/jewellery can be purchased on the day and refreshments available.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Details: Topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 10.

Contact Improvisation Workshop. A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 16). Register: j.luiten@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

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