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Saturday, June 30

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

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Jul 1). Looking for inspiration? You will find it here: art, electric bikes, first aid/survival kits, pet grooming and much more. Farmers Air Event Centre, Showgrounds Park, 10am-4pm, free admission.

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

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Confetti. A dynamic and sassy Hawke's Bay trio with flutes and cello. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 4pm, free, optional koha or donation to performers, tea or coffee provided.

Spitfire presents: Medieval Mid-Winter Feast. Dress in costume and enjoy a four-hour buffet with live bands and DJs. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5pm, R18. Tickets ph 021 446 441: $50/person with tables of 10, see tairawhitigisborne.co.nz for menu details.

Hail To The Thieves. Enjoy a selection of Radiohead tunes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 1

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

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

A Quilt Does Not Have To Stand Alone (to Aug 19). Eight local textile artists created artworks using objects and methods not associated with quilting. Tairawhiti Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Gisborne Rose Society Rose Demonstration. Learn some rose pruning tips from the experts. All welcome. 40 Darwin Rd, 1pm, free.

Queen Bee Duo play live. A music extravaganza with classic 50s, 60 & 70s hits and country music. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, 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

Gisborne Civic Brass Band and Gisborne Civic Orchestra. A programme featuring: Grease, My Fair Lady and much more. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 2.30pm, door-sales: $10 adult, $5 child.

Pou Whare: A Pillar of Strength (to Sep 23). An exhibition featuring works by local artists in tribute of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his followers landing at Whareongaonga. Tairawhiti Museum, opening preview: today 4.30pm, floor talk: July 2, 10.30am and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Monday, July 2

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

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

Health, Well-being and Challenging Behaviours. For disabled persons, families and carers wanting to access support from government or community support services. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 9.30am-3pm, free.

Pou Whare: A Pillar of Strength. A floor talk, 10.30am. See July 1 listing for details.

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. 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 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, July 3

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.

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. We promote, perform and educate the Gisborne region about blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, July 4

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.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. EIT Rural Studies Unit, 320 Stout St, 1-2.30pm, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Thursday, July 5

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

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.

Friday, July 6

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 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.

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.

Saturday, July 7

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Surf Swap. Trade, buy, sell, swap your boards, wetsuits and surf equipment. Donations of equipment or money will be appreciated in support of the Youth at Risk Surf Programme for less privileged kids. Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 9am-midday, free entry.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

TRAMPS. 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

Ice Block: Beleza Winter Arts Showcase. DJs Dick Johnson, MC Woody and Dizfunk play live, benefiting Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $21.50-$26.50 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

Strangely Arousing. Rotorua-based band with their reggae and jazz-influenced sound. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: $14+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 8

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 1 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Linburn Station, Waimata Valley, departs 9am, $10. A 7km walk, steep in places on farm tracks, with spectacular views from high points of farm. Register: Jan at janclare@hotmail.com

Suicide Prevention with Dr Chris Bowden. A hosted conversation with Dr Bowden about grief and how to cope with suicide bereavement. EIT, Toihoukura, 290 Palmerston Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music entertain: Tenor Joe Haddock, soprano Pasquale Orchard and pianist Bruce Greenfield. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.



Saturday, June 30

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

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Jul 1). Looking for inspiration? You will find it here: art, electric bikes, first aid/survival kits, pet grooming and much more. Farmers Air Event Centre, Showgrounds Park, 10am-4pm, free admission.

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

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Confetti. A dynamic and sassy Hawke's Bay trio with flutes and cello. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 4pm, free, optional koha or donation to performers, tea or coffee provided.

Spitfire presents: Medieval Mid-Winter Feast. Dress in costume and enjoy a four-hour buffet with live bands and DJs. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5pm, R18. Tickets ph 021 446 441: $50/person with tables of 10, see tairawhitigisborne.co.nz for menu details.

Hail To The Thieves. Enjoy a selection of Radiohead tunes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 1

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

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

A Quilt Does Not Have To Stand Alone (to Aug 19). Eight local textile artists created artworks using objects and methods not associated with quilting. Tairawhiti Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Gisborne Rose Society Rose Demonstration. Learn some rose pruning tips from the experts. All welcome. 40 Darwin Rd, 1pm, free.

Queen Bee Duo play live. A music extravaganza with classic 50s, 60 & 70s hits and country music. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3pm, 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

Gisborne Civic Brass Band and Gisborne Civic Orchestra. A programme featuring: Grease, My Fair Lady and much more. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 2.30pm, door-sales: $10 adult, $5 child.

Pou Whare: A Pillar of Strength (to Sep 23). An exhibition featuring works by local artists in tribute of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his followers landing at Whareongaonga. Tairawhiti Museum, opening preview: today 4.30pm, floor talk: July 2, 10.30am and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Monday, July 2

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

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

Health, Well-being and Challenging Behaviours. For disabled persons, families and carers wanting to access support from government or community support services. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 9.30am-3pm, free.

Pou Whare: A Pillar of Strength. A floor talk, 10.30am. See July 1 listing for details.

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. 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 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, July 3

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.

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

Poverty Bay Blues Night. We promote, perform and educate the Gisborne region about blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

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

Wednesday, July 4

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.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. EIT Rural Studies Unit, 320 Stout St, 1-2.30pm, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Thursday, July 5

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

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.

Friday, July 6

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 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.

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.

Saturday, July 7

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Surf Swap. Trade, buy, sell, swap your boards, wetsuits and surf equipment. Donations of equipment or money will be appreciated in support of the Youth at Risk Surf Programme for less privileged kids. Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 9am-midday, free entry.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players, 2-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

TRAMPS. 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

Ice Block: Beleza Winter Arts Showcase. DJs Dick Johnson, MC Woody and Dizfunk play live, benefiting Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $21.50-$26.50 Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

Strangely Arousing. Rotorua-based band with their reggae and jazz-influenced sound. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: $14+Bfee at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 8

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday July 1 listing for details.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Linburn Station, Waimata Valley, departs 9am, $10. A 7km walk, steep in places on farm tracks, with spectacular views from high points of farm. Register: Jan at janclare@hotmail.com

Suicide Prevention with Dr Chris Bowden. A hosted conversation with Dr Bowden about grief and how to cope with suicide bereavement. EIT, Toihoukura, 290 Palmerston Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music entertain: Tenor Joe Haddock, soprano Pasquale Orchard and pianist Bruce Greenfield. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Tickets, pay at the event: adult $5, child/student with ID free.

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