What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday, November 30, to Sunday, December 8.

Saturday, November 30, to Sunday, December 8.

Cellist Charlotte Miles at the International Music Competition last year. File picture

Saturday, November 30

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 woodwork or carpentry workspace. Tairawhiti Menzshed, cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Learn to weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, kaimoana or as a gift. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Register: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

Gisborne Young Farmers: Districts Competition for Upper East Coast. Come along and support our rural competitors in their quest to become national finalists. A&P Showgrounds, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3.30pm.

Willowsong Summer Fair. A Steiner-inspired fair; family-friendly, crafts, Christmas shopping, food, activities for the kids and Steiner storytelling. Rose Garden, Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, free entry. If wet, will be held on December 7.

SOLD OUT: Summer IPAs at the Royal. Live music, food from the new kitchen menu, eight breweries serving IPAs, APAs, NEIPAs and more. The Royal (Jolly Stockman), 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-5.30pm. Tickets: $35+Bfee from https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz/

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

Summer Sound Check. Summer IPA Festival after-party with DJs in two areas and visuals on the big screen. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm-1am, $5 door sales.

The Vicar of Dibley Show. A musical adaptation based on the well-known TV series featuring; Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and Geraldine. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $42.50A, $37.50Snr, $27.50Ch from ticketek.co.nz and Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139.

Comedy Double Header: Pat Goldsack and DJ Trump. Two award-winning comedy shows in a one-night-only double bill; Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets, R16: $40 from eventfinda.co.nz

The Killing Floor: Live. Followed by Campbell Ngata playing rare vinyl. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5-hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Harriers Matokitoki Classic. Annual 21km half marathon and 10km or 5km run through the scenic Matokitoki Valley. Meet: Waiteata Park, 8 Richardson Ave, 8am-midday. Fees: $25 21km, $15 10km, $10 5km. Register: http://www.gisborneharriers.co.nz/Matokitoki-Classic/Details

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast Fundraiser. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine. Make a donation, or leave a present under the tree for sponsors' children, aged 4-8.

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.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1, Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20A, $10u/12s, limit 25. Details: Brian 027 474 9360.

Love our Moana Christmas Parade. Bring the whanau to watch the floats make their way through the city centre. Gladstone Rd; between Grey St & Reads Quay, 4-5pm. Theme; taking care of our wonderful ocean.

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, December 2

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

Gisborne International Music Competition (to Dec 7): First Round. For ages 16-25. Watch contestants play core orchestral instruments. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am, 2pm & 7pm, free.

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

Raising resilient children in a world of overindulgence. Certified mediator and registered social worker Madeleine Taylor with topics: The new normal, impact on kids, unhelpful parenting styles and tools. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 7pm, $20 cash-only door sales. Register: whataupoko@Playcentre.org.nz

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, December 3

International Day: Persons with Disabilities. Bring along whanau, colleagues and friends as service providers, community groups and organisations create an informative event in support of our disabled community. The Warehouse carpark, 80 Customhouse St, 9am-midday. Details: Rachel at rachel.lodewyk@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

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

Gisborne International Music Competition: First Round, 10am, 2pm & 7pm. See Dec 2.

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

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

Community Remembrance Service. Come along with family and friends to join in a time of communal remembrance. Evans Funeral Services Chapel, 171 Ormond Rd, 6pm.

Only Love is Real: Pure Spirituality. Northland author, Shamare will discuss his recently released book; recover peace of mind and joy in your life. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-8pm, free.

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

Wednesday, December 4

Gisborne Combined Club. Come along if you are an active retiree looking for friendship. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am. 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.

Gisborne International Music Competition: First Round, 10am, 2pm & 7pm. See Dec 2.

Eastern Institute of Technology: Information and Enrolment. EIT tutors will discuss programmes, potential career options and answer questions about fees/scholarships. EIT Toihoukura: Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden St, 5-6.30pm. Details: Kalinda ph 869 3135.

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

Child's Temperament and Understanding Parenting Styles. Learn how to respond to toddlers, parenting styles and how it impacts managing behaviour. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 7 Ormond Rd, 7-9pm, free.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Bushmere Arms Public Bar, 673 Matawai Road, Waerenga a Hika, 7.30pm, ph Chris 027 460 2430.

Thursday, December 5

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

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 or eastland.association@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series. Claudia and Sofia Tarrant-Matthews each play piano and violin in solo or accompanied performances. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, doors open midday, koha or donation for performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Dec 2.

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

International Volunteer Day Awards. Come along and support great volunteers in our community. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 6-9pm. Details: Gisborne Volunteer Centre: Facebook Messenger or ph 868 4522.

Tautua Arts Showcase. Support hip-hop and contemporary dancers, singers and speakers. House of Breakthrough, Cnr Lytton & Ormond Rds, 6.30-8pm, doors open 6pm, koha entry. Food and drink for sale.

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

TWOA Music Students End of Year Concert. Support Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s music programme students as they perform creative works live. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7.30-10.30pm, free entry.

Friday, December 6

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

Gisborne International Music Competition: Semi-final. Watch contestants compete for a place in the final. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am, 2pm & 7pm, free.

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME or CFS come along and meet others. CCS, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm, ph Moira 027 457 6923.

Teen Girls’ Surf Club. Weekly sessions to Feb 7, for beginner/intermediate surfers aged 12-18 to learn from female coaches. Midway Surf Life Saving Club, Midway Beach, 3.30-5.30pm, $10/session, free for members. Register Facebook or gisborneboardriders/forms

Sequence Twilight Surfing Series. A fun-filled event for kids of all abilities with spot prizes, especially beginners wanting to have-a-go. Northern Makorori Beach, registration from 3.30pm, surfing 4-6pm, free.

Derek and Kay Biddle Live. Enjoy a mix of favourite tunes from Roy Orbison to Abba. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, gold coin donation to the RSA.

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

Saturday, December 7

Gisborne Wainui Lions: Christmas Tree Sales. Pick up a tree and decorate for the festive season. Salvation Army site, 389 Gladstone Rd, 7-11am, $30/tree, stands and delivery extra. Proceeds to local charities.

The Samuel Fox Memorial Ngati Porou Surfing Competition. To bring whanau and friends together to share a few waves, beers, laughs and to raise awareness of the Meth problem in our region. Te Puia Springs, 7am-4pm, free. Details: Gisborne Boardriders ph 022 407 8987.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 30.

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Spud-in-a-Bucket Judging and Prize-giving. Bring in your bucket of spuds to be weighed and attend the prize-giving. Bunnings carpark, Kahutia St, 9–11am.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 30.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 30.

V8 Saloon Series, Stockcar Classic, Sidecar Best Pairs and Ministock Best Pairs. Come along for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-10pm, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50Fam (2A+3C), $20A, $10Snr, $8 5-15s, u/5s free.

Gisborne International Music Competition: Final. Come along and cheer on the finalists. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm, free.

Courtyard Cosmogony. Groove along to the sounds with DJs, Subset BC and friends. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 8

Tauawhi No Violence Longboard Classic. Heats drawn out of a hat, with a bikini and speedo contest. Makorori Beach, 7.30am-3pm, $20 non-members, free for members. All proceeds to the prevention of family violence. Register: Facebook or gisborneboardriders/forms or ph 022 407 8987.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Dec 1.

Motorbikes and Moustaches. Displays of bikes from past to present with family-friendly fun. Supporting men's health and cancer awareness. Gisborne Army Hall, Fitzherbert St, 9-4pm, $2, u/16s free. All proceeds to the Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Dec 1.

Calendar Girls Auditions. Come along and read parts (men and woman) in a play set in Yorkshire, England. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm. Details: Julie ph 867 1138, 027 742 0931.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Dec 1.

The Band School End of Year Concert. Over 70 students performing live on stage with favourite tunes; Eric Clapton, Abba and more. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 2-6pm. Details/cost: ph 867 7769, info@smashpalacebar.com

5G Apocalypse Documentary Film and Q&A. Watch the film to find out what you are not being told about, and any audience questions will be answered by Nelson environmental lawyer Sue Grey. Odeon Theatre, 79 Gladstone Rd, 4.30-7.30pm, cash-only koha at the door.

Saturday, November 30

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 woodwork or carpentry workspace. Tairawhiti Menzshed, cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Learn to weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, kaimoana or as a gift. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Register: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

Gisborne Young Farmers: Districts Competition for Upper East Coast. Come along and support our rural competitors in their quest to become national finalists. A&P Showgrounds, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3.30pm.

Willowsong Summer Fair. A Steiner-inspired fair; family-friendly, crafts, Christmas shopping, food, activities for the kids and Steiner storytelling. Rose Garden, Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, free entry. If wet, will be held on December 7.

SOLD OUT: Summer IPAs at the Royal. Live music, food from the new kitchen menu, eight breweries serving IPAs, APAs, NEIPAs and more. The Royal (Jolly Stockman), 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-5.30pm. Tickets: $35+Bfee from https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz/

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

Summer Sound Check. Summer IPA Festival after-party with DJs in two areas and visuals on the big screen. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm-1am, $5 door sales.

The Vicar of Dibley Show. A musical adaptation based on the well-known TV series featuring; Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and Geraldine. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $42.50A, $37.50Snr, $27.50Ch from ticketek.co.nz and Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139.

Comedy Double Header: Pat Goldsack and DJ Trump. Two award-winning comedy shows in a one-night-only double bill; Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets, R16: $40 from eventfinda.co.nz

The Killing Floor: Live. Followed by Campbell Ngata playing rare vinyl. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5-hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Harriers Matokitoki Classic. Annual 21km half marathon and 10km or 5km run through the scenic Matokitoki Valley. Meet: Waiteata Park, 8 Richardson Ave, 8am-midday. Fees: $25 21km, $15 10km, $10 5km. Register: http://www.gisborneharriers.co.nz/Matokitoki-Classic/Details

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast Fundraiser. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine. Make a donation, or leave a present under the tree for sponsors' children, aged 4-8.

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.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1, Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20A, $10u/12s, limit 25. Details: Brian 027 474 9360.

Love our Moana Christmas Parade. Bring the whanau to watch the floats make their way through the city centre. Gladstone Rd; between Grey St & Reads Quay, 4-5pm. Theme; taking care of our wonderful ocean.

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, December 2

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

Gisborne International Music Competition (to Dec 7): First Round. For ages 16-25. Watch contestants play core orchestral instruments. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am, 2pm & 7pm, free.

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

Raising resilient children in a world of overindulgence. Certified mediator and registered social worker Madeleine Taylor with topics: The new normal, impact on kids, unhelpful parenting styles and tools. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 7pm, $20 cash-only door sales. Register: whataupoko@Playcentre.org.nz

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, December 3

International Day: Persons with Disabilities. Bring along whanau, colleagues and friends as service providers, community groups and organisations create an informative event in support of our disabled community. The Warehouse carpark, 80 Customhouse St, 9am-midday. Details: Rachel at rachel.lodewyk@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

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

Gisborne International Music Competition: First Round, 10am, 2pm & 7pm. See Dec 2.

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

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

Community Remembrance Service. Come along with family and friends to join in a time of communal remembrance. Evans Funeral Services Chapel, 171 Ormond Rd, 6pm.

Only Love is Real: Pure Spirituality. Northland author, Shamare will discuss his recently released book; recover peace of mind and joy in your life. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 6-8pm, free.

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

Wednesday, December 4

Gisborne Combined Club. Come along if you are an active retiree looking for friendship. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am. 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.

Gisborne International Music Competition: First Round, 10am, 2pm & 7pm. See Dec 2.

Eastern Institute of Technology: Information and Enrolment. EIT tutors will discuss programmes, potential career options and answer questions about fees/scholarships. EIT Toihoukura: Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden St, 5-6.30pm. Details: Kalinda ph 869 3135.

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

Child's Temperament and Understanding Parenting Styles. Learn how to respond to toddlers, parenting styles and how it impacts managing behaviour. Gisborne/Wairoa Plunket, 7 Ormond Rd, 7-9pm, free.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Bushmere Arms Public Bar, 673 Matawai Road, Waerenga a Hika, 7.30pm, ph Chris 027 460 2430.

Thursday, December 5

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

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 or eastland.association@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series. Claudia and Sofia Tarrant-Matthews each play piano and violin in solo or accompanied performances. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 12.30pm, doors open midday, koha or donation for performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Dec 2.

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

International Volunteer Day Awards. Come along and support great volunteers in our community. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 6-9pm. Details: Gisborne Volunteer Centre: Facebook Messenger or ph 868 4522.

Tautua Arts Showcase. Support hip-hop and contemporary dancers, singers and speakers. House of Breakthrough, Cnr Lytton & Ormond Rds, 6.30-8pm, doors open 6pm, koha entry. Food and drink for sale.

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

TWOA Music Students End of Year Concert. Support Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s music programme students as they perform creative works live. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7.30-10.30pm, free entry.

Friday, December 6

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

Gisborne International Music Competition: Semi-final. Watch contestants compete for a place in the final. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am, 2pm & 7pm, free.

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME or CFS come along and meet others. CCS, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm, ph Moira 027 457 6923.

Teen Girls’ Surf Club. Weekly sessions to Feb 7, for beginner/intermediate surfers aged 12-18 to learn from female coaches. Midway Surf Life Saving Club, Midway Beach, 3.30-5.30pm, $10/session, free for members. Register Facebook or gisborneboardriders/forms

Sequence Twilight Surfing Series. A fun-filled event for kids of all abilities with spot prizes, especially beginners wanting to have-a-go. Northern Makorori Beach, registration from 3.30pm, surfing 4-6pm, free.

Derek and Kay Biddle Live. Enjoy a mix of favourite tunes from Roy Orbison to Abba. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, gold coin donation to the RSA.

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

Saturday, December 7

Gisborne Wainui Lions: Christmas Tree Sales. Pick up a tree and decorate for the festive season. Salvation Army site, 389 Gladstone Rd, 7-11am, $30/tree, stands and delivery extra. Proceeds to local charities.

The Samuel Fox Memorial Ngati Porou Surfing Competition. To bring whanau and friends together to share a few waves, beers, laughs and to raise awareness of the Meth problem in our region. Te Puia Springs, 7am-4pm, free. Details: Gisborne Boardriders ph 022 407 8987.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 30.

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Spud-in-a-Bucket Judging and Prize-giving. Bring in your bucket of spuds to be weighed and attend the prize-giving. Bunnings carpark, Kahutia St, 9–11am.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 30.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 30.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 30.

V8 Saloon Series, Stockcar Classic, Sidecar Best Pairs and Ministock Best Pairs. Come along for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-10pm, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50Fam (2A+3C), $20A, $10Snr, $8 5-15s, u/5s free.

Gisborne International Music Competition: Final. Come along and cheer on the finalists. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm, free.

Courtyard Cosmogony. Groove along to the sounds with DJs, Subset BC and friends. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 8

Tauawhi No Violence Longboard Classic. Heats drawn out of a hat, with a bikini and speedo contest. Makorori Beach, 7.30am-3pm, $20 non-members, free for members. All proceeds to the prevention of family violence. Register: Facebook or gisborneboardriders/forms or ph 022 407 8987.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Dec 1.

Motorbikes and Moustaches. Displays of bikes from past to present with family-friendly fun. Supporting men's health and cancer awareness. Gisborne Army Hall, Fitzherbert St, 9-4pm, $2, u/16s free. All proceeds to the Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Dec 1.

Calendar Girls Auditions. Come along and read parts (men and woman) in a play set in Yorkshire, England. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm. Details: Julie ph 867 1138, 027 742 0931.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Dec 1.

The Band School End of Year Concert. Over 70 students performing live on stage with favourite tunes; Eric Clapton, Abba and more. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 2-6pm. Details/cost: ph 867 7769, info@smashpalacebar.com

5G Apocalypse Documentary Film and Q&A. Watch the film to find out what you are not being told about, and any audience questions will be answered by Nelson environmental lawyer Sue Grey. Odeon Theatre, 79 Gladstone Rd, 4.30-7.30pm, cash-only koha at the door.

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