What's on in and around the district this week?

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Get the lowdown.

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Share the Taste Road Trip. Bring a friend, grandparent or neighbour and share a bar of Dairy Milk with them. Treble Court, Peel St, on Tuesday, June 12, 10am-1pm, free.

Saturday, June 9

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Raranga Weaving Workshop. For adults to learn how to weave flax into a food basket and flowers, with Heeni Kerekere. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 9am-4pm, $40 incl a cuppa and lunch. Register: eastwoodhill.org.nz or ph 863 9003.

Learn To Meditate. Discover inner peace and happiness with teacher and Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog. Tairawhiti Campus A-Block, 290 Palmerston Rd, 9.15-12.30pm & 2.30-5.45pm, $35 incl refreshments. Tickets: meditateinwellington.org

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday, June 2 listing for details.

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 DJs Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight, first 30 free then $20 door sales.

Tomorrow People. Wellington-based reggae band with a unique style of sunshine reggae. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: theticketfairy.com or at the venue, $30 or $35 which includes an EP copy.

Sunday, June 10

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing for details.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. The Wellington Brass Trio live with a trumpet, clarinet and euphonium programme. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.

Monday, June 11

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

Matariki: for ages 3 and over. Visit the constellation courtyard followed by Matariki stories and action songs. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free. Register: ph 867 6709 or email registration@gpl.govt.nz

Ururangi: Wind Connection. Harness the power of Tawhirimatea with Ururangi: kite making. Tolaga Bay: venue yet to be confirmed, 11am-3pm. Details: ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

Teen Writers' Hub. For ages 13-18 with an interest in any genre of writing. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

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

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 12

Mobile Blood Drive. Donate blood and do something to save a life. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 7.30am-2pm. Book an appointment: nzblood.co.nz or 0800 448 325.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Gaddums Hill-Darwin Rd, Gowerville Station, departs 9am, free. Half-day circuit walk up Gaddums Hill Rd, returning along farm tracks and ridgelines to Darwin Rd. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Share the Taste Road Trip. Bring a friend, grandparent or neighbour and share a bar of Dairy Milk with them. Treble Court, Peel St, 10am-1pm, free.

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. HB Williams Memorial Library Matariki Room, 5.30-7.30pm, free. For details see our Facebook page.

Massey University Information Evening. Staff and student ambassadors will talk to parents, teachers and prospective students about study options and where to stay. Emerald Hotel, Conference Centre, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: massey.ac.nz/infoevenings

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

Wednesday, June 13

Mobile Blood Drive, 7.30am-2pm. See Tuesday listing for details/to book an appointment.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, weather dependent. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Grey Street Skatepark, 1-3pm, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Thursday, June 14

Mobile Blood Drive, 7.30am-midday. See Tuesday listing for details/to book an appointment.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over. Create an art piece, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

30 Minute Meals: Nutrition Workshop. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti dietitian Mary Hope shows how to make low-cost, tasty, 30-minute meals. SGT, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 door-sales. Register: maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz or 868 9943 ext 721.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Firearms Project: Community Discussion. Help NZ Police improve the way it administers the Arms Act by telling us about your challenges and needs. Gisborne Police Station, Cnr Gladstone Rd & Customhouse St, 4.30-6pm.

Plastic Bag-Free Planning. Join Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti to plan July's events. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.15-6.15pm. For details: 867 4708. Child-friendly.

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

Friday, June 15

The Scrabblers Club. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards. An acknowledgement of great men in our community. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, doors open 5pm, starts 6pm, $60/person incl buffet dinner. Tickets: Family Works Tairawhiti, 141 Bright St or email adminFWgisborne@psec.org.nz

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers. Over 100 students from seven Gisborne district schools perform. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, doors open 5pm for 6pm start, $5 door-sales.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

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

Behind the Red Curtain. Burlesque, tease and tantalisation. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $30 or $35 VIP seating, R18. Tickets: behindtheredcurtain.nz or The Aviary.

Saturday, June 16

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday, June 9 listing for details.

Super Veteran Badminton Inter-Associations Ties. Come along and support Eastland, Hawke’s Bay, Fielding and Auckland teams. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, free. Eastland play at 9.30am & 2pm.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Hidden and Significant Sites of Christian Contact. Incl bus trip, lunch at Matawhero Church hall and commentary by Rev Stephen Donald and Marie Burgess. Bus leaves 10am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Wild west. All welcome.

Ladi6: Outta Time Tour. Auckland-based hip-hop and soul artist, featuring Parks and DylanC. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, doors open 8pm. Tickets: $30+Bfee at aaaticketing.co.nz

Behind the Red Curtain, 8.30pm. See Friday listing for details.

Sunday, June 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Poariki Station, Pehiri, departs 8am, $9. Round trip of 9km following a track to a QEII covenant bush remnant. Register: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. A weekly 1.5km course with friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start, for meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, June 10 listing for details.

Shakesperience: The Tempest Pt 1. Everyone will be assigned a part to read, each play takes two sessions to read through. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2-4pm, $10 cash door-sales, incl hot drinks and a snack. Details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/events-1

Hot Jazz On a Winter's Day. A charity concert for Hospice Tairawhiti, including funk, blues and bebop. Gisborne Bowling Club, 15 Rawiri St, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door-sales.

Saturday, June 9

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Raranga Weaving Workshop. For adults to learn how to weave flax into a food basket and flowers, with Heeni Kerekere. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 9am-4pm, $40 incl a cuppa and lunch. Register: eastwoodhill.org.nz or ph 863 9003.

Learn To Meditate. Discover inner peace and happiness with teacher and Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog. Tairawhiti Campus A-Block, 290 Palmerston Rd, 9.15-12.30pm & 2.30-5.45pm, $35 incl refreshments. Tickets: meditateinwellington.org

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday, June 2 listing for details.

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 DJs Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm-midnight, first 30 free then $20 door sales.

Tomorrow People. Wellington-based reggae band with a unique style of sunshine reggae. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: theticketfairy.com or at the venue, $30 or $35 which includes an EP copy.

Sunday, June 10

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See Saturday listing for details.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. The Wellington Brass Trio live with a trumpet, clarinet and euphonium programme. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.

Monday, June 11

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

Matariki: for ages 3 and over. Visit the constellation courtyard followed by Matariki stories and action songs. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10.30am, free. Register: ph 867 6709 or email registration@gpl.govt.nz

Ururangi: Wind Connection. Harness the power of Tawhirimatea with Ururangi: kite making. Tolaga Bay: venue yet to be confirmed, 11am-3pm. Details: ph Rawinia 021 247 1797, text on the day if wet.

Teen Writers' Hub. For ages 13-18 with an interest in any genre of writing. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

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

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 12

Mobile Blood Drive. Donate blood and do something to save a life. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 7.30am-2pm. Book an appointment: nzblood.co.nz or 0800 448 325.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Gaddums Hill-Darwin Rd, Gowerville Station, departs 9am, free. Half-day circuit walk up Gaddums Hill Rd, returning along farm tracks and ridgelines to Darwin Rd. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Share the Taste Road Trip. Bring a friend, grandparent or neighbour and share a bar of Dairy Milk with them. Treble Court, Peel St, 10am-1pm, free.

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. Casual discussion with writers of all levels. HB Williams Memorial Library Matariki Room, 5.30-7.30pm, free. For details see our Facebook page.

Massey University Information Evening. Staff and student ambassadors will talk to parents, teachers and prospective students about study options and where to stay. Emerald Hotel, Conference Centre, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, free. Register: massey.ac.nz/infoevenings

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

Wednesday, June 13

Mobile Blood Drive, 7.30am-2pm. See Tuesday listing for details/to book an appointment.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, weather dependent. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Grey Street Skatepark, 1-3pm, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Thursday, June 14

Mobile Blood Drive, 7.30am-midday. See Tuesday listing for details/to book an appointment.

Matariki: for ages 3 and over. Create an art piece, 10.30am. See Monday listing for details.

30 Minute Meals: Nutrition Workshop. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti dietitian Mary Hope shows how to make low-cost, tasty, 30-minute meals. SGT, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 door-sales. Register: maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz or 868 9943 ext 721.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Firearms Project: Community Discussion. Help NZ Police improve the way it administers the Arms Act by telling us about your challenges and needs. Gisborne Police Station, Cnr Gladstone Rd & Customhouse St, 4.30-6pm.

Plastic Bag-Free Planning. Join Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti to plan July's events. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.15-6.15pm. For details: 867 4708. Child-friendly.

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

Friday, June 15

The Scrabblers Club. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards. An acknowledgement of great men in our community. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, doors open 5pm, starts 6pm, $60/person incl buffet dinner. Tickets: Family Works Tairawhiti, 141 Bright St or email adminFWgisborne@psec.org.nz

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers. Over 100 students from seven Gisborne district schools perform. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, doors open 5pm for 6pm start, $5 door-sales.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

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

Behind the Red Curtain. Burlesque, tease and tantalisation. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $30 or $35 VIP seating, R18. Tickets: behindtheredcurtain.nz or The Aviary.

Saturday, June 16

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday, June 9 listing for details.

Super Veteran Badminton Inter-Associations Ties. Come along and support Eastland, Hawke’s Bay, Fielding and Auckland teams. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, free. Eastland play at 9.30am & 2pm.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Hidden and Significant Sites of Christian Contact. Incl bus trip, lunch at Matawhero Church hall and commentary by Rev Stephen Donald and Marie Burgess. Bus leaves 10am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Wild west. All welcome.

Ladi6: Outta Time Tour. Auckland-based hip-hop and soul artist, featuring Parks and DylanC. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, doors open 8pm. Tickets: $30+Bfee at aaaticketing.co.nz

Behind the Red Curtain, 8.30pm. See Friday listing for details.

Sunday, June 17

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Poariki Station, Pehiri, departs 8am, $9. Round trip of 9km following a track to a QEII covenant bush remnant. Register: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. A weekly 1.5km course with friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start, for meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, June 10 listing for details.

Shakesperience: The Tempest Pt 1. Everyone will be assigned a part to read, each play takes two sessions to read through. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2-4pm, $10 cash door-sales, incl hot drinks and a snack. Details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/events-1

Hot Jazz On a Winter's Day. A charity concert for Hospice Tairawhiti, including funk, blues and bebop. Gisborne Bowling Club, 15 Rawiri St, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door-sales.

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