What's on in Gisborne

GETTING READY: All set for Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club Ladies Fishing Competition are Penny Pardoe, Linda Paulson and competition organisers Sue Costello and Linda Coulston. Picture by Liam Clayton

Saturday, January 14

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–12 noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods. Summer Arts and Crafts Fair, 9.30am – 2pm, Gisborne Girls' High School, free.

Ladies Fishing Competition, Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club. Theme for the day is Hawaiian Luau. Prizegiving 6.30pm with Mandy Kupenga as MC.

Gisborne Speedway, gates open 6pm. Sidecar teams, Demon FMX.

Big Blues-Up, a night of blues, 6pm-1am, Smash Palace, featuring Swamp Thing, Cross Creek Blues Band, Lazy 50, Rich Alexander, Waywood Angels, Lesley Niania, Manphibian, Doug Snelling. $15 on the door.

Totally Awesome 80s, a themed extravaganza, 9pm, the Dome Cinema, $10, with prizes to be won. Wear dress-ups. For Tickets ph 027 536 8096.

Sunday, January 15

Raranga Wananga at Muriwai Marae, 12 Tamanuhiri Road, Muriwai, 2pm. Runs to Sunday, January 29. A two-week wananga for weavers interested in making whariki. Drina Hawea facilitating with Wi Tamihana Pohatu. Register to r.rauna@tamanuhiri.iwi.nz or phone 06 863 3560.

Big Blues-Up, 3–6pm, free entry, Smash Palace. A special edition of the Sunday Drive with a BYO Blues Vinyl Session.

Monday, January 16

Summer Reading Programme, Mayhem of Monsters, stories and crafts, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Disaster Management Reduction Strategy Hui at Muriwai Marae, 12 Tamanuhiri Road, Muriwai, 6pm. A hui to discuss disaster management reduction strategies. A barbeque tea will follow. Bring a salad for a shared meal.

Tuesday, January 17

Summer Reading Programme, Tween S.T.E.A.M. Tuesday, Gadgets and techie geek stuff, for ages 9–13, 5.30–7.30pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Registration required, Ph 867 6709.

Wednesday, January 18

Big Beach Fiesta, 10am–3pm, Waikanae Beach. Beach athletics, surfing, sandcastle competition, beach football and netball. Free. An Activators event.

Ka Pai Kaiti Whanau Day, Ilminster Pool, 1–5pm, silver coin donation, DJ, free BBQ.

Summer Reading Programme, Natural Wonder!, stories and crafts, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert (1 of 4), piano recital by Jun Bouterey-Ishido, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25 and children $10, reservations recommended; Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Thursday, January 19

Summer Reading Programme, Little Dog Barking Theatre, 2pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Gisborne/Tairawhiti Surf Lifesaving Sunset Series #1. Club members put their training to the test, 5.30pm Midway Surf Life Saving Club. All welcome.

Friday, January 20

Sunsplash, Smash Up Summer; Jason McIvor Collective, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua, The Search and Say Monika, 7pm-1am, Smash Palace, $10 on the door.

Live on the Lawn Concert, Common Time, 6–8pm, Marina Park, free.

ManaLion, East Coast Breevas and Tunes of I, 9pm, the Dome Room. General concession $20. Tickets online from ticketspace.

Saturday, January 21

ACTVSK8, 3–7pm, Skate Park. Skate and scooter competition, DJ and BBQ. Free. An Activators event.

Crank it Up Cycle Challenge, A 12-hour overnight cycle challenge for teams of 2–10, 7pm, Churchill Park and environs. Five categories to suit all abilities. Register at www.cyclegisborne.com or at Maintrax or from noon – 4pm on the day. Any proceeds to reducing family violence.

Forest & Bird Gisborne Gray’s Bush Project, 1.30pm, site visit and trap, and weed control demo. Bring own drinks etc. Ph Grant 868 8236.

Sunday, January 22

Organ Extravaganza, Organ recital by English-trained Anthony Tattersall, interspersed with vocal items and with free refreshments to follow, 2–3.30pm, Holy Trinity Church. Adults $15, school students $2.

Unity Theatre auditions for 'A Time Like This', 3pm, 209 Ormond Road.

Saturday, January 14

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–12 noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods. Summer Arts and Crafts Fair, 9.30am – 2pm, Gisborne Girls' High School, free.

Ladies Fishing Competition, Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club. Theme for the day is Hawaiian Luau. Prizegiving 6.30pm with Mandy Kupenga as MC.

Gisborne Speedway, gates open 6pm. Sidecar teams, Demon FMX.

Big Blues-Up, a night of blues, 6pm-1am, Smash Palace, featuring Swamp Thing, Cross Creek Blues Band, Lazy 50, Rich Alexander, Waywood Angels, Lesley Niania, Manphibian, Doug Snelling. $15 on the door.

Totally Awesome 80s, a themed extravaganza, 9pm, the Dome Cinema, $10, with prizes to be won. Wear dress-ups. For Tickets ph 027 536 8096.

Sunday, January 15

Raranga Wananga at Muriwai Marae, 12 Tamanuhiri Road, Muriwai, 2pm. Runs to Sunday, January 29. A two-week wananga for weavers interested in making whariki. Drina Hawea facilitating with Wi Tamihana Pohatu. Register to r.rauna@tamanuhiri.iwi.nz or phone 06 863 3560.

Big Blues-Up, 3–6pm, free entry, Smash Palace. A special edition of the Sunday Drive with a BYO Blues Vinyl Session.

Monday, January 16

Summer Reading Programme, Mayhem of Monsters, stories and crafts, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Disaster Management Reduction Strategy Hui at Muriwai Marae, 12 Tamanuhiri Road, Muriwai, 6pm. A hui to discuss disaster management reduction strategies. A barbeque tea will follow. Bring a salad for a shared meal.

Tuesday, January 17

Summer Reading Programme, Tween S.T.E.A.M. Tuesday, Gadgets and techie geek stuff, for ages 9–13, 5.30–7.30pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Registration required, Ph 867 6709.

Wednesday, January 18

Big Beach Fiesta, 10am–3pm, Waikanae Beach. Beach athletics, surfing, sandcastle competition, beach football and netball. Free. An Activators event.

Ka Pai Kaiti Whanau Day, Ilminster Pool, 1–5pm, silver coin donation, DJ, free BBQ.

Summer Reading Programme, Natural Wonder!, stories and crafts, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Tiromoana Summer Music Concert (1 of 4), piano recital by Jun Bouterey-Ishido, 7.30pm, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25 and children $10, reservations recommended; Ph 868 6443 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Thursday, January 19

Summer Reading Programme, Little Dog Barking Theatre, 2pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Gisborne/Tairawhiti Surf Lifesaving Sunset Series #1. Club members put their training to the test, 5.30pm Midway Surf Life Saving Club. All welcome.

Friday, January 20

Sunsplash, Smash Up Summer; Jason McIvor Collective, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua, The Search and Say Monika, 7pm-1am, Smash Palace, $10 on the door.

Live on the Lawn Concert, Common Time, 6–8pm, Marina Park, free.

ManaLion, East Coast Breevas and Tunes of I, 9pm, the Dome Room. General concession $20. Tickets online from ticketspace.

Saturday, January 21

ACTVSK8, 3–7pm, Skate Park. Skate and scooter competition, DJ and BBQ. Free. An Activators event.

Crank it Up Cycle Challenge, A 12-hour overnight cycle challenge for teams of 2–10, 7pm, Churchill Park and environs. Five categories to suit all abilities. Register at www.cyclegisborne.com or at Maintrax or from noon – 4pm on the day. Any proceeds to reducing family violence.

Forest & Bird Gisborne Gray’s Bush Project, 1.30pm, site visit and trap, and weed control demo. Bring own drinks etc. Ph Grant 868 8236.

Sunday, January 22

Organ Extravaganza, Organ recital by English-trained Anthony Tattersall, interspersed with vocal items and with free refreshments to follow, 2–3.30pm, Holy Trinity Church. Adults $15, school students $2.

Unity Theatre auditions for 'A Time Like This', 3pm, 209 Ormond Road.

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