What's on in Gisborne

MV Takitimu. File picture

Saturday, December 9

Gisborne Alzheimer's Society Spud-in-a-Bucket judging and prize-giving, 9–11am, Bunnings carpark, Kahutia Street.

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 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Classes, 9.30am–3pm, bookings essential; 027 664 8010, karen.ross@farmside.co.nz

Tairawhiti Museum, 10am–4pm, locals free/visitors $5, ph 867 3832; 100 Days Project Solo Exhibition 100 Hei Tiki + 100 Songs by Lina Marsh; Mo Te Emepaea–for The Empire, personal exhibition based on the diaries of Tawhai Riri Tamepo.

Merle Bishop’s Exhibition (to Dec 18), Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 10am–2pm, The Aviary, Poverty Bay Club. Jewellery, etchings, sculptures and more.

Introduction to Composting Workshop, 11am–12pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free, register 867 4708. Learn how to start up a compost bin.

Carols On The Beach, 5.30–7pm, Waikanae Beach Reserve (next to the Surf Club). Hosted by The Wiz. Bring a picnic basket, or have a sausage sizzle. Fun for the kids with a lolly scramble.

50 Year Golden Jubilee, Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri, 7 Pickering St – Jubilee Dinner, 5.30pm $50. Register; office@waikirikiri.school.nz

McCafferty Cartage Superstock Teams Challenge, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm, Eastland Group Raceway. Gate sale tickets only; family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5–15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

IRB – Live music, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, $5 on the door.

Sunday, December 10

Tairawhiti Museum Exhibitions (last day of viewing), 1.30–4pm. See Saturday listing.

Historic MV Takitimu Tug Boat sailing, 2pm from inner wharf, weather permitting, adults $20, children $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Remembered at Christmas – Special Remembrance Service, 2pm, Matawhero Historic Church, Church Lane, off Saleyards Road. All welcome.

Summer Concert Series – Recital by Australian pianist Tony Lee and bassoonist Long Nguyen, 4pm, Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Wainui, adults $25, students $10. Reservations; 868 6443, gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Heart of Gisborne Christmas Parade, 5pm, Gladstone Rd. Theme; “And so this is Christmas”, a storybook theme to excite children when they recognise their favourite characters.

Heart of Gisborne Kids Christmas Street Carnival, gates open at 5.30pm after the parade, river-end of Peel St and Treble Court. Bring folding chairs and be entertained with carols. Purchase $5 activity, food and drink vouchers prior to carnival from participating retailers. Note: Vouchers will be the only currency used.

Gisborne Choral Society – Sing We With Mirth, 7pm, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, koha. Easy-listening Christmas music, featuring the Choral Society and solo singers.

Monday, December 11

Te Whare Ripene exhibition of ribbon weaving by Te Aitanga a Hauiti artists, 9am–4pm (weekdays, except statutory holidays), Te Kuwatawata Gallery, 73 Peel St, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd: Social Morning Club; 9.15–11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584 – Summer Kiwi Club (Year 3–8); 4.30–5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482 – Summer Club; 7–9pm, senior players $8, Year 11–13 players $6, ph 021 216 6700. Rackets available.

Eastland Toastmasters – for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens). Come along and see how an evening is run.

Wetland Workshop, 7pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free workshop about ecological restoration/enhancement of wetlands. Register; ph 867 4708. Bring along photos/maps of your wetland to share with us.

Fun Dancing Gisborne, 7–8pm beginners class, 8–10pm review of dances, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing.

Tuesday, December 12

Gisborne Classic Motorcycle Club Meeting, 7.30pm, A&P Showgrounds; clubrooms behind Gates 6-7-8 entrance. Ph 027 289 0007 or 027 785 5500.

Wednesday, December 13

Toddler Time, Final for the year – Stories and songs, 10am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, free.

Voluntary Nursery Work, 10am–noon, EIT Rural, 320 Stout St. Learn to grow/pot native trees for donation to community groups. Will go ahead rain/shine, ph 021 125 9442.

Heart of Gisborne Christmas In The City & Santa’s Grotto, 10am–2pm (daily Dec 13–20 & 22–24), Treble Court. Free; bouncy castles/story time/arts and craft/face-painting/photos with Santa.

Operatunity presents Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 11am–1pm, War Memorial Theatre, $34 (includes light lunch). Filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Tickets; 050 826 6237, bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Gisborne Athletic Club, Red Programme, 6pm, Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive, gold coin at the gate. Everyone welcome, for details ph 027 550 6595.

Thursday, December 14

Ship to Shore – Live Video broadcast from research vessel Joides Resolution, and a presentation from those involved in research to uncover more about New Zealand's largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone, 6–7pm, Cosmopolitan Club, Derby Street, free.

Friday, December 15

Build-a-Band – 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St.

Arthur Bristowe, 8pm, Boulevard Bar, Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, free to members and their guests. Brisbane-based Kiwi influenced by Luther Vandross/Marvin Gaye.

Saturday, December 16

Lean On Me Concert (Suicide Awareness), 11am, Hinerupe Marae, Paikea St, Te Araroa. Guest Speakers; Mike King & Eru Whare. Workshops, horse rides, bouncy castle, food stalls, Hare rides. Featuring; Paenoa Pahuru-Huriwai, Phil Reid, Deevi & Matenga Parata, Taha Ora, Ruawhaitiri Ngatai-Mahue, Baye Riddell, Mad Housx, Kurawaka, East Coast Cuzzies, Maisy Rika, East Coast Breevas, MC The Wiz.

Christmas Special, Streetstock Champs (Kids Night – bring a bike), gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm, Eastland Group Raceway. Gate sale tickets only; family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5–15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

Sunday, December 17

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue; Ph 867 3715, 867 7122.

Jolly Lifestyle Market, 11am–2pm, Jolly Stockman Carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd. Live music, parking in the paddock. Stall holder inquiries; monica@jollystockman.co.nz

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied, members $2, non-members $3. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Ph 867 7637, flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Tug Boat sailing, 2pm from inner wharf, weather permitting, adults $20, children $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Saturday, December 9

Gisborne Alzheimer's Society Spud-in-a-Bucket judging and prize-giving, 9–11am, Bunnings carpark, Kahutia Street.

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 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Classes, 9.30am–3pm, bookings essential; 027 664 8010, karen.ross@farmside.co.nz

Tairawhiti Museum, 10am–4pm, locals free/visitors $5, ph 867 3832; 100 Days Project Solo Exhibition 100 Hei Tiki + 100 Songs by Lina Marsh; Mo Te Emepaea–for The Empire, personal exhibition based on the diaries of Tawhai Riri Tamepo.

Merle Bishop’s Exhibition (to Dec 18), Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 10am–2pm, The Aviary, Poverty Bay Club. Jewellery, etchings, sculptures and more.

Introduction to Composting Workshop, 11am–12pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free, register 867 4708. Learn how to start up a compost bin.

Carols On The Beach, 5.30–7pm, Waikanae Beach Reserve (next to the Surf Club). Hosted by The Wiz. Bring a picnic basket, or have a sausage sizzle. Fun for the kids with a lolly scramble.

50 Year Golden Jubilee, Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri, 7 Pickering St – Jubilee Dinner, 5.30pm $50. Register; office@waikirikiri.school.nz

McCafferty Cartage Superstock Teams Challenge, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm, Eastland Group Raceway. Gate sale tickets only; family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5–15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

IRB – Live music, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, $5 on the door.

Sunday, December 10

Tairawhiti Museum Exhibitions (last day of viewing), 1.30–4pm. See Saturday listing.

Historic MV Takitimu Tug Boat sailing, 2pm from inner wharf, weather permitting, adults $20, children $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Remembered at Christmas – Special Remembrance Service, 2pm, Matawhero Historic Church, Church Lane, off Saleyards Road. All welcome.

Summer Concert Series – Recital by Australian pianist Tony Lee and bassoonist Long Nguyen, 4pm, Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Wainui, adults $25, students $10. Reservations; 868 6443, gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Heart of Gisborne Christmas Parade, 5pm, Gladstone Rd. Theme; “And so this is Christmas”, a storybook theme to excite children when they recognise their favourite characters.

Heart of Gisborne Kids Christmas Street Carnival, gates open at 5.30pm after the parade, river-end of Peel St and Treble Court. Bring folding chairs and be entertained with carols. Purchase $5 activity, food and drink vouchers prior to carnival from participating retailers. Note: Vouchers will be the only currency used.

Gisborne Choral Society – Sing We With Mirth, 7pm, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, koha. Easy-listening Christmas music, featuring the Choral Society and solo singers.

Monday, December 11

Te Whare Ripene exhibition of ribbon weaving by Te Aitanga a Hauiti artists, 9am–4pm (weekdays, except statutory holidays), Te Kuwatawata Gallery, 73 Peel St, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd: Social Morning Club; 9.15–11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584 – Summer Kiwi Club (Year 3–8); 4.30–5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482 – Summer Club; 7–9pm, senior players $8, Year 11–13 players $6, ph 021 216 6700. Rackets available.

Eastland Toastmasters – for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens). Come along and see how an evening is run.

Wetland Workshop, 7pm, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, free workshop about ecological restoration/enhancement of wetlands. Register; ph 867 4708. Bring along photos/maps of your wetland to share with us.

Fun Dancing Gisborne, 7–8pm beginners class, 8–10pm review of dances, St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, $5 (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing.

Tuesday, December 12

Gisborne Classic Motorcycle Club Meeting, 7.30pm, A&P Showgrounds; clubrooms behind Gates 6-7-8 entrance. Ph 027 289 0007 or 027 785 5500.

Wednesday, December 13

Toddler Time, Final for the year – Stories and songs, 10am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Rd, free.

Voluntary Nursery Work, 10am–noon, EIT Rural, 320 Stout St. Learn to grow/pot native trees for donation to community groups. Will go ahead rain/shine, ph 021 125 9442.

Heart of Gisborne Christmas In The City & Santa’s Grotto, 10am–2pm (daily Dec 13–20 & 22–24), Treble Court. Free; bouncy castles/story time/arts and craft/face-painting/photos with Santa.

Operatunity presents Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 11am–1pm, War Memorial Theatre, $34 (includes light lunch). Filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Tickets; 050 826 6237, bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. First two sessions free.

Gisborne Athletic Club, Red Programme, 6pm, Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive, gold coin at the gate. Everyone welcome, for details ph 027 550 6595.

Thursday, December 14

Ship to Shore – Live Video broadcast from research vessel Joides Resolution, and a presentation from those involved in research to uncover more about New Zealand's largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone, 6–7pm, Cosmopolitan Club, Derby Street, free.

Friday, December 15

Build-a-Band – 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St.

Arthur Bristowe, 8pm, Boulevard Bar, Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, free to members and their guests. Brisbane-based Kiwi influenced by Luther Vandross/Marvin Gaye.

Saturday, December 16

Lean On Me Concert (Suicide Awareness), 11am, Hinerupe Marae, Paikea St, Te Araroa. Guest Speakers; Mike King & Eru Whare. Workshops, horse rides, bouncy castle, food stalls, Hare rides. Featuring; Paenoa Pahuru-Huriwai, Phil Reid, Deevi & Matenga Parata, Taha Ora, Ruawhaitiri Ngatai-Mahue, Baye Riddell, Mad Housx, Kurawaka, East Coast Cuzzies, Maisy Rika, East Coast Breevas, MC The Wiz.

Christmas Special, Streetstock Champs (Kids Night – bring a bike), gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm, Eastland Group Raceway. Gate sale tickets only; family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5–15yrs) $8, u/5s free.

Sunday, December 17

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue; Ph 867 3715, 867 7122.

Jolly Lifestyle Market, 11am–2pm, Jolly Stockman Carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd. Live music, parking in the paddock. Stall holder inquiries; monica@jollystockman.co.nz

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, afternoon tea supplied, members $2, non-members $3. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Ph 867 7637, flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Tug Boat sailing, 2pm from inner wharf, weather permitting, adults $20, children $10, paid on board, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

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