What's on in Gisborne?

More fun than you can shake a stick at.

More fun than you can shake a stick at.

Musical Theatre Gisborne plans to stage Footrot Flats - The Musical and will hold auditions this weekend so rattle yer dags and get in behind. Picture supplied


Saturday, March 17

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

TSB NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships, 8am-5pm. See Thursday listing.

JAB Rugby Season 2018 Muster Day. For all boys and girls wanting to play rugby, under-6 to under-13 grades. To register: turn up at one of the following clubs from 10am: YMP, Uawa RU, Ngatapa, Pirates, Horouta, OBM, Waikohu and HSOB.

Ngatapa RASC Junior Muster. All sports-mad town and country kids are welcome. Ngatapa Clubrooms, Onslow Rd, Patutahi, 10am-noon, $20 subs on muster day, after Mar 17 $30/child. Register at the muster for rugby: u6-u13s, netball: 8yrs-Yr8 and soccer: 6yrs-Yr8.

St Patrick’s Day Gig. Barleycorn play at lunchtime, other bands through the day. Irish music, good food, dress in green attire/leprechaun ears. The Rivers Bar, Reads Quay, noon-3pm.

Footrot Flats – The Musical Audition. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 2pm.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Subset BC. Playing live with DJs Missing Link and Subsekretary. Garden Bar, PBC, 8.30pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 18

TSB NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships, 8am-5pm. See Thursday listing.

Embossed Notebook Making Workshop. Bring your lunch and old clothes. Dreamspace Gallery, 61 Carnarvon St, $50 incl materials for 3x A6 books. Register: mikecat52@gmail.com

Alzheimer's Gisborne Charity Fundraiser. Guests: Andy & Nate winners of The Block NZ 2017. Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd, 10am, $45. Proceeds to: Alzheimer's Gisborne. Tickets: cash and credit only from LJ Hooker, 66 Reads Quay or homeinspirationseries.eventbrite.co.nz

Opportunities Without Discrimination Colour Run. A 2.5km run with lots of spot prizes. Marina carpark, 10am, free.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Waikanae Stream Working Bee. Help weed/spread mulch around native plants or collect litter. Meet: Skate Park, Grey St, 1-3pm. Wear covered shoes.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Forest & Bird Pest and Weed Project. An open day to learn about predator trapping. Children welcome with adult supervision. Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve, Back Ormond Rd, 1.30pm. Details: 868 8236.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Footrot Flats – The Musical Audition, 2pm. See Saturday listing.

Monday, March 19

Tai Chi at the Beach. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, Grey St, 7.30-8.30am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning Club, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton Club for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students explore their own movement style and creativity with great music. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10/class. See our Facebook page or ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton Club for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. Topics: Conservation, changes in pest control, GDC perspective. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin. Details: 868 8236.

Tuesday, March 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Tolaga Bay Coastal Walks, meet 8am, $15. Two half day walks: from top of Shelton Rd to Waihau Bay and return, then a circuit along Tolaga Bay Beach and return. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

Ladies' Decorating Night. Learn the dos and don'ts of decorating. Resene, 291 Palmerston Rd, 6pm, free. Register: ph 868 4656.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, March 21

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

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

Gisborne Boardriders Rippers 2018 Intake 2 (to Apr 18). Ages 5-12 years. Various locations, weather dependent, check GBC facebook page, 5.30-7pm, $25 member, $50 non-member.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Sue Nicholson: Earth, Life & Beyond. Her gift links the spirit world and the living. War Memorial Theatre, 7–9.30pm, R13-R18 accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $67.95 / www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, March 22

Beef+Lamb NZ Annual General Meeting. Topics: Virtual tour of Wharekopae Catchment Project (Rere Falls), field trip to Tangihanga Station, dinner/presentation by Marlborough Farmer/author, Doug Avery. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-9.30pm. Register: beeflambnz.com

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Hui. All welcome to join and plan July activities. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-6.30pm.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, March 23

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust Charity Golf Tournament. Get a team of four together for a fun day. Poverty Bay Golf Course, noon-7pm. Register before Mar 20: kerry@expresspr.co.nz Tickets on Fbook: Individuals $35, teams of four $140.

Mike King: I am Hope. Mike tells his story: being bullied, becoming a bully and how he became one of NZs best-known comedians. War Memorial Theatre, 5-7pm, free.

Sixshooter and Streetstock Teams, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Clyde Hotel, Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.00pm, $5.

Circus Aotearoa. New Zealand's own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, near the old jail, 7.30pm. Tickets: box office cash only sales, various seating costs free-$30: depending on age.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free, R18.

IRB playing live. Set the dance floor on fire with these legends. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free.

Saturday, March 24

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up: 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–noon, $5/car paid on arrival. Details: 868 8226.

Circus Aotearoa, 11am. See Friday listing for location/cost details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

Enzed Sixshooters, Streetstock Teams Final and Best Pairs Streetcars, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Friday listing.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Sequence and social ballroom dancing, theme: green. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7, ph 867 0074.

Glitter Masquerade. Dress in Mardi Gras theme. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm start, $5 at door, R18. Featuring: Brazeilbeat and DJ Eaze.

Sunday, March 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whareongaonga Bay, depart 9am, $10. Following farm tracks downhill, then retracing steps back uphill. A spectacular and historic area. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Family Fun Run/Walk Stride. A 5k course raising awareness for stroke support services. Beacon Reserve, Midway Beach, 10am-noon, u5s free, u/16s $5, adult $10. Register: on the day, or www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Circus Aotearoa, 2pm. See Friday listing for location/cost details.

Saturday, March 17

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

TSB NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships, 8am-5pm. See Thursday listing.

JAB Rugby Season 2018 Muster Day. For all boys and girls wanting to play rugby, under-6 to under-13 grades. To register: turn up at one of the following clubs from 10am: YMP, Uawa RU, Ngatapa, Pirates, Horouta, OBM, Waikohu and HSOB.

Ngatapa RASC Junior Muster. All sports-mad town and country kids are welcome. Ngatapa Clubrooms, Onslow Rd, Patutahi, 10am-noon, $20 subs on muster day, after Mar 17 $30/child. Register at the muster for rugby: u6-u13s, netball: 8yrs-Yr8 and soccer: 6yrs-Yr8.

St Patrick’s Day Gig. Barleycorn play at lunchtime, other bands through the day. Irish music, good food, dress in green attire/leprechaun ears. The Rivers Bar, Reads Quay, noon-3pm.

Footrot Flats – The Musical Audition. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 2pm.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Subset BC. Playing live with DJs Missing Link and Subsekretary. Garden Bar, PBC, 8.30pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, March 18

TSB NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships, 8am-5pm. See Thursday listing.

Embossed Notebook Making Workshop. Bring your lunch and old clothes. Dreamspace Gallery, 61 Carnarvon St, $50 incl materials for 3x A6 books. Register: mikecat52@gmail.com

Alzheimer's Gisborne Charity Fundraiser. Guests: Andy & Nate winners of The Block NZ 2017. Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd, 10am, $45. Proceeds to: Alzheimer's Gisborne. Tickets: cash and credit only from LJ Hooker, 66 Reads Quay or homeinspirationseries.eventbrite.co.nz

Opportunities Without Discrimination Colour Run. A 2.5km run with lots of spot prizes. Marina carpark, 10am, free.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Waikanae Stream Working Bee. Help weed/spread mulch around native plants or collect litter. Meet: Skate Park, Grey St, 1-3pm. Wear covered shoes.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Forest & Bird Pest and Weed Project. An open day to learn about predator trapping. Children welcome with adult supervision. Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve, Back Ormond Rd, 1.30pm. Details: 868 8236.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Footrot Flats – The Musical Audition, 2pm. See Saturday listing.

Monday, March 19

Tai Chi at the Beach. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of the Waikanae Surf Club, Grey St, 7.30-8.30am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning Club, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton Club for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Contemporary Dance for Adults Gisborne. Students explore their own movement style and creativity with great music. Wainui Beach School Hall, 5.15-6.45pm, $10/class. See our Facebook page or ph Kim 021 072 1279.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton Club for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Forest & Bird Public Meeting. Topics: Conservation, changes in pest control, GDC perspective. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin. Details: 868 8236.

Tuesday, March 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, Tolaga Bay Coastal Walks, meet 8am, $15. Two half day walks: from top of Shelton Rd to Waihau Bay and return, then a circuit along Tolaga Bay Beach and return. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

Ladies' Decorating Night. Learn the dos and don'ts of decorating. Resene, 291 Palmerston Rd, 6pm, free. Register: ph 868 4656.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, March 21

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

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

Gisborne Boardriders Rippers 2018 Intake 2 (to Apr 18). Ages 5-12 years. Various locations, weather dependent, check GBC facebook page, 5.30-7pm, $25 member, $50 non-member.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Sue Nicholson: Earth, Life & Beyond. Her gift links the spirit world and the living. War Memorial Theatre, 7–9.30pm, R13-R18 accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $67.95 / www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, March 22

Beef+Lamb NZ Annual General Meeting. Topics: Virtual tour of Wharekopae Catchment Project (Rere Falls), field trip to Tangihanga Station, dinner/presentation by Marlborough Farmer/author, Doug Avery. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-9.30pm. Register: beeflambnz.com

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Hui. All welcome to join and plan July activities. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-6.30pm.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, March 23

Tai Chi at the Beach, 7.30-8.30am. See Monday listing.

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust Charity Golf Tournament. Get a team of four together for a fun day. Poverty Bay Golf Course, noon-7pm. Register before Mar 20: kerry@expresspr.co.nz Tickets on Fbook: Individuals $35, teams of four $140.

Mike King: I am Hope. Mike tells his story: being bullied, becoming a bully and how he became one of NZs best-known comedians. War Memorial Theatre, 5-7pm, free.

Sixshooter and Streetstock Teams, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Clyde Hotel, Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.00pm, $5.

Circus Aotearoa. New Zealand's own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, near the old jail, 7.30pm. Tickets: box office cash only sales, various seating costs free-$30: depending on age.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free, R18.

IRB playing live. Set the dance floor on fire with these legends. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free.

Saturday, March 24

Tai Chi at the Museum. Reap the benefits and develop your own routine. In front of Tairawhiti Museum, 8-9am, $5. No class if raining, will proceed in light drizzle.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up: 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–noon, $5/car paid on arrival. Details: 868 8226.

Circus Aotearoa, 11am. See Friday listing for location/cost details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm. New members welcome. Ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856.

Enzed Sixshooters, Streetstock Teams Final and Best Pairs Streetcars, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 5pm, racing starts 6pm. Gate sale tickets, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Friday listing.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Sequence and social ballroom dancing, theme: green. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7, ph 867 0074.

Glitter Masquerade. Dress in Mardi Gras theme. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 10pm start, $5 at door, R18. Featuring: Brazeilbeat and DJ Eaze.

Sunday, March 25

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Whareongaonga Bay, depart 9am, $10. Following farm tracks downhill, then retracing steps back uphill. A spectacular and historic area. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Family Fun Run/Walk Stride. A 5k course raising awareness for stroke support services. Beacon Reserve, Midway Beach, 10am-noon, u5s free, u/16s $5, adult $10. Register: on the day, or www.gisbornestrokesupport.org.nz

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Circus Aotearoa, 2pm. See Friday listing for location/cost details.

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