What's on in Gisborne?

More entertainment than you can shake a stick at!

More entertainment than you can shake a stick at!

Don't forget to enjoy an egg or two this Easter!

Saturday, March 31

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.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. Two-day competition for 13yrs to 60-plus. Check Facebook for location, start time and fees. Register: Steve 027 245 3673.

NZ Lawyers Easter Surfing Festival. Open to all lawyers and their families, all ages and board types. Makorori Beach, 8am-4.30pm, $50/person. Register: gisborneboardriders.com

Circus Aotearoa, New Zealand's very own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, 11am. Tickets: $15 child, $20 adult, at the box office: cash only, or book online: www.circusaotearoa.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Paul Jackson plays live acoustic guitar. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, from 1.30pm, bookings essential: 862 5335.

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

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

The Wave. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring: TDK and Rei. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight. Tickets: $20 presales: 7th Rose Tattoo Studio, 257 Gladstone Rd, $25 limited door sales.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart’s opera set over one crazy day in the Almaviva household. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $12.50-$51.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Sunday, April 1

Daylight Saving ends. Clocks back an hour from 3.00am.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. See Saturday listing.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Featuring: the Morris Minor Club cars from over NZ.

Circus Aotearoa, midday. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt. Bring the family, relax with gourmet pizzas and organic wines. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, from 1pm, bookings essential: 862 5335.

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, 5pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Arts on Tour NZ present Olive Copperbottom. It’s Oliver meets Blackadder, with a saucy feminine twist. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $30. Bookings: The Aviary, PBC and i-Site: Mon-Sun/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Monday, April 2

Social Morning, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584.

Alchemy of Sourdough Workshop. Libby Moon of This Table presents an interactive session. Wrights Vineyard & Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, Manutuke, 9.30am-12.30pm, $95/person, bookings essential: 862 5335.

Circus Aotearoa, 2pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Gisborne Badminton, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Tuesday, April 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Turihaua Ridge, depart 9am, $5. Half-day walk from top of Tatapouri Hill, a steep climb to the ridge, ending in a steep descent to the mouth of the Turihaua Stream. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best live local music, featuring the Jan Preston Duo. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $10 door-sales, $5 members, R18.

Wednesday, April 4

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

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

Musica Viva Concert. Pianist Tony Chen Lin and violinist Jun Hong Loh play live. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 7.30pm, adult $30, student/child $10. Reservations: 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Thursday, April 5

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

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

Friday, April 6

Barleycorn Album Launch. Celebrate the release of new album All at Sea. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, doors open 7pm, play one set from 7.30pm then celebrating thereafter. Tickets: $5 at the door or sarah@454.net.nz

Shaun Kirk: Howlin' at the Moon Tour. Australian award-winning blues/soul troubadour, with Son and Rise. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15+Bfee shaunkirk.com /$20 door sales, R18.

111 — The Tauranga covers band playing live, Cosmopolitan Club, 8pm, $5.

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

Saturday, April 7

Tui Blokes Day Out Fishing Contest. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply, ph 868 4756 for costs or email: GTSFC admin@gistatapouri.co.nz

The Bob Competition. U16s to over 45s, join in and celebrate the life of friend and mentor Bob Hansen. Location will be posted on GBC website and Facebook at 7am today, start 8am, free. Register: www.gisborneboardriders.com

Waipaoa Parish Autumn Shop Day. Cakes, jumble, books, plants, produce, raffles and white elephant. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 9am. Something for everyone.

Superstock Champ of Champs and Ramp Demo Derby, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 2pm, racing starts 3pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

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

Sunday, April 8

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, McMillans' Farm, Rere, depart 8am, $15. 7-hour high-country hike, with steep climbs and descents. Open farmland with good views. Bring togs for a swim. Register: Tracey 867 0855 or danieljcobb@gmail.com

Bushmere Arms Giant Pumpkin Festival. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day out with the family. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, 11am-2pm, free entry, child-friendly activities $2 and food available. Funds raised go to the Gisborne-East Coast Cancer Society.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls, parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

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

City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band. Concert of Scottish and Irish music. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, free/koha to performers. Featuring: Madra Dubh Celtic Band, Highland Dancers and a guest solo piper.

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.

Saturday, March 31

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.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. Two-day competition for 13yrs to 60-plus. Check Facebook for location, start time and fees. Register: Steve 027 245 3673.

NZ Lawyers Easter Surfing Festival. Open to all lawyers and their families, all ages and board types. Makorori Beach, 8am-4.30pm, $50/person. Register: gisborneboardriders.com

Circus Aotearoa, New Zealand's very own circus. Centennial Marine Drive, 11am. Tickets: $15 child, $20 adult, at the box office: cash only, or book online: www.circusaotearoa.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Paul Jackson plays live acoustic guitar. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, from 1.30pm, bookings essential: 862 5335.

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

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

The Wave. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring: TDK and Rei. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight. Tickets: $20 presales: 7th Rose Tattoo Studio, 257 Gladstone Rd, $25 limited door sales.

Circus Aotearoa, 7.30pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart’s opera set over one crazy day in the Almaviva household. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $12.50-$51.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Sunday, April 1

Daylight Saving ends. Clocks back an hour from 3.00am.

2018 New Zealand Waveski Surfing Titles. See Saturday listing.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Featuring: the Morris Minor Club cars from over NZ.

Circus Aotearoa, midday. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai, 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt. Bring the family, relax with gourmet pizzas and organic wines. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, from 1pm, bookings essential: 862 5335.

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, 5pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Arts on Tour NZ present Olive Copperbottom. It’s Oliver meets Blackadder, with a saucy feminine twist. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $30. Bookings: The Aviary, PBC and i-Site: Mon-Sun/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings.

Monday, April 2

Social Morning, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584.

Alchemy of Sourdough Workshop. Libby Moon of This Table presents an interactive session. Wrights Vineyard & Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, Manutuke, 9.30am-12.30pm, $95/person, bookings essential: 862 5335.

Circus Aotearoa, 2pm. See Saturday listing for location and cost details.

Gisborne Badminton, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Tuesday, April 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Turihaua Ridge, depart 9am, $5. Half-day walk from top of Tatapouri Hill, a steep climb to the ridge, ending in a steep descent to the mouth of the Turihaua Stream. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best live local music, featuring the Jan Preston Duo. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $10 door-sales, $5 members, R18.

Wednesday, April 4

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

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

Musica Viva Concert. Pianist Tony Chen Lin and violinist Jun Hong Loh play live. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 7.30pm, adult $30, student/child $10. Reservations: 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Thursday, April 5

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

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

Friday, April 6

Barleycorn Album Launch. Celebrate the release of new album All at Sea. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, doors open 7pm, play one set from 7.30pm then celebrating thereafter. Tickets: $5 at the door or sarah@454.net.nz

Shaun Kirk: Howlin' at the Moon Tour. Australian award-winning blues/soul troubadour, with Son and Rise. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm, $15+Bfee shaunkirk.com /$20 door sales, R18.

111 — The Tauranga covers band playing live, Cosmopolitan Club, 8pm, $5.

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

Saturday, April 7

Tui Blokes Day Out Fishing Contest. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times apply, ph 868 4756 for costs or email: GTSFC admin@gistatapouri.co.nz

The Bob Competition. U16s to over 45s, join in and celebrate the life of friend and mentor Bob Hansen. Location will be posted on GBC website and Facebook at 7am today, start 8am, free. Register: www.gisborneboardriders.com

Waipaoa Parish Autumn Shop Day. Cakes, jumble, books, plants, produce, raffles and white elephant. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 9am. Something for everyone.

Superstock Champ of Champs and Ramp Demo Derby, Eastland Group Raceway, gates open 2pm, racing starts 3pm. Gate sale tickets only, fees subject to change: family (2A+3C) $40, adult $15, child (5-15yrs) $8, u5s free.

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

Sunday, April 8

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club, McMillans' Farm, Rere, depart 8am, $15. 7-hour high-country hike, with steep climbs and descents. Open farmland with good views. Bring togs for a swim. Register: Tracey 867 0855 or danieljcobb@gmail.com

Bushmere Arms Giant Pumpkin Festival. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day out with the family. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, 11am-2pm, free entry, child-friendly activities $2 and food available. Funds raised go to the Gisborne-East Coast Cancer Society.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls, parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

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

City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band. Concert of Scottish and Irish music. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, free/koha to performers. Featuring: Madra Dubh Celtic Band, Highland Dancers and a guest solo piper.

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.

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