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Get your diary out and get planning!

M.bovis and Biosecurity Roadshow. Includes: The biology of M.bovis, mental health and peer support, MPI facts/recommendations.

Saturday, June 16

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

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.

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

Sunday, June 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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

Queen Bee playing live. Wally Te Ua and Lynette Stankovich perform 1950s-1970s hits. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry.

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.

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

More Hot Jazz On a Winter's Day. A charity concert for Hospice Tairawhiti, featuring John Mackill’s Jazz Collective with funk, blues and bebop. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door-sales.

Monday, June 18

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

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584.

M.bovis and Biosecurity Roadshow. Includes: The biology of M.bovis, mental health and peer support, MPI facts/recommendations. Bring: a copy of your farm map. Poverty Bay Golf Club, Cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 1.45-4.30pm, free. Register: Penny.Munro@beeflambnz.com

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Have some anime-related fun and discussion. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, June 19

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.

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.

Open day for Volunteers. Bring a friend and drop in any time that works for you, catch-up with other volunteers and meet new people. Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast, Morris Adair Building, Gisborne Hospital, midday-6pm.

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

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

Many a Muddy Morning: Book Presentation. Off-roading, hill-seeking and muddy-morning adventures of NZ farming legend Mark Warren. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, $5 entry at door.

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

Wednesday, June 20

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.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Day. Assist with restoring native trees to the riverside. Meet: 10.15am, DoC office, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, June 21

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

Victoria University Whanau Evening. Check out study options, scholarships, accommodation and what to expect in your first year of study. Emerald Hotel & Conference Centre, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-8pm, free.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Friday, June 22

The Scrabblers. 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.

Performance Psychology Engagement. Hosted by PB Cricket Association: a discussion for parents and athletes to help develop their mental skills as players. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti boardroom, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 6-8pm, free.

Information Evening: Ambulance and Events Volunteering. Visit our station if you are interested in volunteering. St John Ambulance, 4 Bright St, 6.30-8.30pm.

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.

He Kura E Huna Ana. Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to return her home. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-8.30pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $17.50-$27.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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

Saturday, June 23

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday, June 16 listing for details.

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.

Auditions: Our Town. All experience levels and ages welcome for Thornton Wilder's classic tale of living and loving in a small town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-3pm, for details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/audition

Flag the Bag Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm. Details: Ph Jo on 021 079 6467.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: Cowboys & Indians.

Sunday, June 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, June 17 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Paringahau Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $4. A 5-hour walk starting in a bush remnant, with a climb up onto a ridge and ending with a walk along a farm track back to vehicles. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, 10-11am. Bring: sturdy shoes, gloves and a bucket.

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

The Band School Mid-Year Concert. Over 60 first-time and advanced students and staff perform on stage. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 11am-4pm, koha on-the-door.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, June 17 listing for details.

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

Saturday, June 16

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

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.

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

Sunday, June 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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

Queen Bee playing live. Wally Te Ua and Lynette Stankovich perform 1950s-1970s hits. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry.

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.

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

More Hot Jazz On a Winter's Day. A charity concert for Hospice Tairawhiti, featuring John Mackill’s Jazz Collective with funk, blues and bebop. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 2.30-4.30pm, $15 door-sales.

Monday, June 18

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

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584.

M.bovis and Biosecurity Roadshow. Includes: The biology of M.bovis, mental health and peer support, MPI facts/recommendations. Bring: a copy of your farm map. Poverty Bay Golf Club, Cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 1.45-4.30pm, free. Register: Penny.Munro@beeflambnz.com

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13-18. Have some anime-related fun and discussion. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5/session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

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

Tuesday, June 19

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.

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.

Open day for Volunteers. Bring a friend and drop in any time that works for you, catch-up with other volunteers and meet new people. Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast, Morris Adair Building, Gisborne Hospital, midday-6pm.

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

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

Many a Muddy Morning: Book Presentation. Off-roading, hill-seeking and muddy-morning adventures of NZ farming legend Mark Warren. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 6-7.30pm, $5 entry at door.

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

Wednesday, June 20

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.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve Planting Day. Assist with restoring native trees to the riverside. Meet: 10.15am, DoC office, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm, ph Charles 027 539 6692. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, June 21

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

Victoria University Whanau Evening. Check out study options, scholarships, accommodation and what to expect in your first year of study. Emerald Hotel & Conference Centre, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-8pm, free.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. See our Facebook page.

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

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Friday, June 22

The Scrabblers. 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.

Performance Psychology Engagement. Hosted by PB Cricket Association: a discussion for parents and athletes to help develop their mental skills as players. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti boardroom, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 6-8pm, free.

Information Evening: Ambulance and Events Volunteering. Visit our station if you are interested in volunteering. St John Ambulance, 4 Bright St, 6.30-8.30pm.

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.

He Kura E Huna Ana. Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to return her home. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-8.30pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography $17.50-$27.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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

Saturday, June 23

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday, June 16 listing for details.

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.

Auditions: Our Town. All experience levels and ages welcome for Thornton Wilder's classic tale of living and loving in a small town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-3pm, for details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/audition

Flag the Bag Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm. Details: Ph Jo on 021 079 6467.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: Cowboys & Indians.

Sunday, June 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, June 17 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Paringahau Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $4. A 5-hour walk starting in a bush remnant, with a climb up onto a ridge and ending with a walk along a farm track back to vehicles. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, 10-11am. Bring: sturdy shoes, gloves and a bucket.

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

The Band School Mid-Year Concert. Over 60 first-time and advanced students and staff perform on stage. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 11am-4pm, koha on-the-door.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday, June 17 listing for details.

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

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