Energy, talent and focus makes a fun weekend

Gisborne giving it a go

Gisborne giving it a go

Gisborne Girls’ High School’s Monisha Whaitiri-Te Miha from Times Up performs at the East Coast regional heats of Smokefreerockquest. Times Up were among the bands who made it through to the final on Monday, May 28 at the War Memorial Theatre.
Smokefreerockquest entrants E-nut & T-butter are from GBHS.
Sweet sounds: Paquin King-Otene from Tolaga Bay Area School’s UTW.
Guitar riffs: Tui Cave (above) plays guitar in Trouble, a composite band made up of students from Ilminster, Gisborne Intermediate, Central and Waerenga o Kuri schools.
Double act: Gisborne Boys’ High students Tane Hewett and Ihaka Cotter perform as the duo E-nut & T-butter.
Chani Brown on the keyboard for MR.E from Tolaga Bay Area School.
In the moment: Saffron Bull sings during the set of Gisborne Girls’ High five-piece band Order for Manny.
Stellar performance: Gisborne Girls’ High School student Pounamu Wharehinga on vocals and guitar for 5th Division, one of the 12 bands who made it through to the East Coast Smokefreerockquest final.
Les Bryon eyes up a shot. Bryon and partner Bill Raggett made the semifinals. The title was won by David Ou and Nathan Coombs.
On cue: Mick Cleaver lines up a red at the Cossie pairs tournament on the Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club tables.
Happy family: Forget the bacon and eggs in bed for Mother’s Day. The Baker family of Andy, Nan and son Gus joined more than 85 others for the Gisborne Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk along the Oneroa Walkway. Andy and Nan are well known for their athletic pursuits, so this was a walk, well, a jog in the park for them.
Mick Cleaver’s partner Mary Kerekere has the extended rest out for this shot.

Talent shone in Gisborne this weekend as locals pulled out their microphones, cue sticks and running shoes.

Talent shone in Gisborne this weekend as locals pulled out their microphones, cue sticks and running shoes.

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