What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, September 16

Gisborne Civic Brass Band hosting the 2017 Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Brass Band Competitions — Solo/party classes, 9.30am–4.30pm, Campion College, gold coin donation.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Todd Sheridan, 'Just Draw', Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, to September 24, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

TRAAMPS (Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song), 2–4pm, Band Room, 200 Childers RD, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Coaltown Blues by Mervyn Thompson, 4pm, Gisborne Unity Theatre — A one man play of a young boys early life in a West Coast mining town, post the Depression and war years. $20 book at i-Site Gisborne.

Sunday, September 17

Gisborne Civic Brass Band hosting the 2017 Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Brass Band Competitions, 9.30am–4.30pm, Campion College, adults $10, children gold coin donation. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography/at the door on the day.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation, 39 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Last day to view Todd Sheridan 'Just Draw', Tairawhiti Museum, 1.30–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Coaltown Blues by Mervyn Thompson, 2pm, Gisborne Unity Theatre. See Saturday listing for details.

Monday, September 18

Badminton — Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd — Eastland Social Morning Club, 9.30–11.30am, $4, ph Leslie 867 2584 — Kiwi Badminton (3–7 years), 4.30–5.30pm, $5 or $80 for season, ph Scott 027 350 9482 — Junior Badminton (8–11 years), 6–7pm, $5 or $80 for season, ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne — Beginners classes, 7–8pm (review of dances 8–10pm, supper provided), St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, $5. Ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Ph Pat 868 6081.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting, 7.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Guest speaker Lois Easton, GDC — Freshwater/pest management issues. Ph 868 8236 or gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz

Titirangi Mount Everest Challenge, (to 29 October) — A free, seven-week challenge to walk, run or cycle up Kaiti Hill 68 times, the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest from sea level, with the aim of raising money by donations to assist Tairawhiti bowel cancer sufferers. For more information visit www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Tuesday, September 19

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, 69 Peel Street.

Wednesday, September 20

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for little ones, 10–10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito, to October 8, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Conservation Volunteer Experience, 10am–12pm, EIT Stout St campus, 320 Stout St, free. Learn how to pot and grow native trees for donating to community groups. No experience needed.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, across from YMCA in Childers Rd, for beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Thursday, September 21

He Awa Ora, Healthy Rivers Te Tairawhiti — Introduction to fresh water monitoring workshop, 5.30–7pm, to register ph Murray 21 177 1926 or murray@nmtt.co.nz. Workshop to be held at Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free/koha accepted. Recognition of participants learning provided.

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, September 22

He Awa Ora, Healthy Rivers Te Tairawhiti — Surveys: Sep 22 & 23, Waihirere Domain/Tuckers Rd/Gisborne Airport. See Thursday listing. Participants required to provide their own food/food to share.

Friends of Chelsea Hospital Quiz and Auction night FUNdraiser, 6.30pm, Waikanae Surf Club, Tickets $30, from Gisborne Herald, Chelsea Hospital and Sean Shivnan Pharmacy.

Saturday, September 23

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, to September 24, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito, to October 8, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Orphans Club, best of best concert, 7–11.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, $5 members, $10 non-members, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Gisborne Caledonian Society, 7.30–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, $10. Modern sequence and social dancing, semi-formal dress, theme “Masks”, live band and spot prizes.

Rhythm and Soul Gisborne, 2.30–5pm, 20 Loisel St, Riverdale — Be part of a non-stop drum-a-thon playing traditional drums from around the world. Tickets $40, u/18s $20, group of four $100 at connectcreatechange@gmail.com or text Shirley 021 27 30800.

Sunday, September 24

Memory Walk — around the rivers/boardwalks to Waikanae Surf Club. Meet at Murray Ball’s Wal and Dog statue, Lawson Field Rose Garden, 10am, free. For all ages/abilities, raising awareness of dementia in our community. Register at www.alzheimers.org.nz, or turn up on the day wearing purple. Free refreshments at the end.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale, 11am. Under garden bar roof if wet. Buyers and sellers welcome. $5 per stall.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, 1.30pm–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

Saturday, September 16

Gisborne Civic Brass Band hosting the 2017 Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Brass Band Competitions — Solo/party classes, 9.30am–4.30pm, Campion College, gold coin donation.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Todd Sheridan, 'Just Draw', Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, to September 24, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

TRAAMPS (Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song), 2–4pm, Band Room, 200 Childers RD, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Coaltown Blues by Mervyn Thompson, 4pm, Gisborne Unity Theatre — A one man play of a young boys early life in a West Coast mining town, post the Depression and war years. $20 book at i-Site Gisborne.

Sunday, September 17

Gisborne Civic Brass Band hosting the 2017 Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Brass Band Competitions, 9.30am–4.30pm, Campion College, adults $10, children gold coin donation. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography/at the door on the day.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation, 39 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Last day to view Todd Sheridan 'Just Draw', Tairawhiti Museum, 1.30–4pm. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Coaltown Blues by Mervyn Thompson, 2pm, Gisborne Unity Theatre. See Saturday listing for details.

Monday, September 18

Badminton — Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd — Eastland Social Morning Club, 9.30–11.30am, $4, ph Leslie 867 2584 — Kiwi Badminton (3–7 years), 4.30–5.30pm, $5 or $80 for season, ph Scott 027 350 9482 — Junior Badminton (8–11 years), 6–7pm, $5 or $80 for season, ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne — Beginners classes, 7–8pm (review of dances 8–10pm, supper provided), St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, $5. Ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Ph Pat 868 6081.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting, 7.30pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd. Guest speaker Lois Easton, GDC — Freshwater/pest management issues. Ph 868 8236 or gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz

Titirangi Mount Everest Challenge, (to 29 October) — A free, seven-week challenge to walk, run or cycle up Kaiti Hill 68 times, the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest from sea level, with the aim of raising money by donations to assist Tairawhiti bowel cancer sufferers. For more information visit www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Tuesday, September 19

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, 69 Peel Street.

Wednesday, September 20

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for little ones, 10–10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito, to October 8, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Conservation Volunteer Experience, 10am–12pm, EIT Stout St campus, 320 Stout St, free. Learn how to pot and grow native trees for donating to community groups. No experience needed.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, across from YMCA in Childers Rd, for beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Thursday, September 21

He Awa Ora, Healthy Rivers Te Tairawhiti — Introduction to fresh water monitoring workshop, 5.30–7pm, to register ph Murray 21 177 1926 or murray@nmtt.co.nz. Workshop to be held at Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free/koha accepted. Recognition of participants learning provided.

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, September 22

He Awa Ora, Healthy Rivers Te Tairawhiti — Surveys: Sep 22 & 23, Waihirere Domain/Tuckers Rd/Gisborne Airport. See Thursday listing. Participants required to provide their own food/food to share.

Friends of Chelsea Hospital Quiz and Auction night FUNdraiser, 6.30pm, Waikanae Surf Club, Tickets $30, from Gisborne Herald, Chelsea Hospital and Sean Shivnan Pharmacy.

Saturday, September 23

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, to September 24, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition; Jo Tito, to October 8, Tairawhiti Museum, Mon—Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30–4pm. Jo Tito @wonderingearth. Locals free, visitors $5. Ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Orphans Club, best of best concert, 7–11.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, $5 members, $10 non-members, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Gisborne Caledonian Society, 7.30–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, $10. Modern sequence and social dancing, semi-formal dress, theme “Masks”, live band and spot prizes.

Rhythm and Soul Gisborne, 2.30–5pm, 20 Loisel St, Riverdale — Be part of a non-stop drum-a-thon playing traditional drums from around the world. Tickets $40, u/18s $20, group of four $100 at connectcreatechange@gmail.com or text Shirley 021 27 30800.

Sunday, September 24

Memory Walk — around the rivers/boardwalks to Waikanae Surf Club. Meet at Murray Ball’s Wal and Dog statue, Lawson Field Rose Garden, 10am, free. For all ages/abilities, raising awareness of dementia in our community. Register at www.alzheimers.org.nz, or turn up on the day wearing purple. Free refreshments at the end.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale, 11am. Under garden bar roof if wet. Buyers and sellers welcome. $5 per stall.

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, 1.30pm–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

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