What's going on in Gisborne?

Saturday October 27 through to Sunday November 4.

Saturday October 27 through to Sunday November 4.



Saturday, October 27

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

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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

Friends of Chelsea Kitchen Tour. A premium fundraising event with 11 wonderful kitchens to view and refreshments provided, 9.30am-4pm, tickets: $50 from Chelsea Hospital, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and The Gisborne Herald.

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Two bored kids, one rainy day and a crazy cat wearing a hat. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am & 12.30pm. Tickets: $37.50, $110 family of 4, Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

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

TRAMPS. All singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Our Town. A narrated story of the Gibbs and Webb families over twelve years of life in town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $22 youth, $32 adult from evolutiontheatre.org.nz/our-town.

Jukes Carriers Opening Meeting Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy great racing and a fireworks display. Gisborne Speedway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-11pm, $10-$50 gate sales.

Sydney Hotshots Live. An ultimate girls’ night with an all-male choreographed dance show. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10pm, R18, $25 pre-sale tickets at the RSA from 11.30am today, or $30+Bfee at events.humanitix.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, includes supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Arabian Nights.

The Thinking Person’s Idiot: Justin ‘Rusty’ White. His outrageous stories are complemented by his dry, deadpan delivery. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $12 adult from The Aviary (cash-only), $20 door sales or iticket.co.nz/events

Harbinger presents Deadset 3. Celebrate Halloween with songs from fallen legends, with support from Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $15 entry, R18.

Sunday, October 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. A varied 1.5 hour walk with a cuppa and chat after. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Huringa Pai Whanau Day. All welcome to join us for some fun, games and a steak sandwich after the quarter marathon and fun run. Marina Park, 9am, free, sign up on our Facebook page for catering purposes.

The Gisborne Herald Quarter Marathon and 5.6km Fun Run. Walk, jog or run with the whanau. Proceeds to a local charity. Marina Park, 9.30am-midday, primary child $3, secondary student $5, over 16s $20, group of 10 adults $150. Register at www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Gisborne Stroke Garden Party. Wear a fancy hat and celebrate our 25th birthday, with plenty of parking and a wheelchair-friendly area, stalls, face painting, games, a maze and high tea. 550 Nelson Rd, 11am-3pm, $5 adult, kids free.

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

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party, Contest and Bark-a-que. A family-friendly event for well-behaved and leashed dogs: 1.30pm dog parade, 1.45pm costume contest, 2pm dog portraits. Fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, $10 pre-registration at www.harryandsam.co.nz or $15 on the day.

Wairoa Museum Friends: The Battle at Omaruhakeke. A discussion on the battle followed by a visit to Captain Hussey’s grave, Marumaru. Wairoa Museum, 142 Marine Parade, 1.30pm. Bring your own picnic. For details ph 06 838 8829, 06 838 6063 or the Museum 06 838 3108.

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 3-4pm.

Monday, October 29

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, ph 867 2584.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome, rackets available. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subscription, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subscription $80, ph 021 216 6700.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, October 30

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents and caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright Street, 10am, free.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, fabric and join in to make reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-9pm.

Wednesday, October 31

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Operatunity presents Divas and Divos. Our tenors and sopranos feature well-known ballads and famous opera classics. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers. A five week course for 5-12 year-olds to bring their own gear and develop surfing skills or learn how to surf. Midway Beach or an alternative beach depending upon the weather, 5-6.30pm, $50 GBC members or $85 non-members, register at sporty.co.nz

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Thursday, November 1

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

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, November 2

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. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

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

The Best Live Soul and R&B Ever: Russell Harrison. An old-school show with tunes you grew up with and know, featuring TJ Taotua with R&B, soul and funk. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $30 limited door sales or from The Aviary (cash-only).

Saturday, November 3

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Oct 27 listing.

Amazing Rhododendrons: Motu (to Nov 4). A garden ramble fundraiser for the restoration of St Paul’s Church with raffles and a free cuppa, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15, children free, from Parkview Garden Centre and Motu-vation Cafe. For details ph 863 5008.

2018 Rose and Iris Show (to Nov 4). Blooms from around the region will be on display, with stalls and sales tables. Presentations by Wendy Davies: Tall Bearded Irises at 2pm today and Siberian Irises at 1.30pm Sunday. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Oct 27 listing.

Spitfire presents: Seafood Festival. An epic evening celebrating seafood, music and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5pm. Tickets: ph 021 446 441 or from Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd, $50 each incl four-course meal. See our Facebook page for menu details.

The Walsh Brothers: Live. Smorgasbord dinner and concert, with a tribute to Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 6-7pm dinner, 7-9.30pm show. Tickets: $40 from the venue, ph 867 1112.

Good Folk folk dancing. Come along for fun, friendship or fitness. All ages welcome, with no experience or partners required. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7pm, $5 entry and a plate for supper. Kids dance free.

Sunday, November 4

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Oct 28 listing.

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

2018 Rose and Iris Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Nov 3 listing.

Amazing Rhododendrons: Motu, 10am-4pm. See Saturday Nov 3 listing.

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

Festival of Lights: Diwali. Free food, turban and sari workshops, cultural performances, henna artists and bouncy castles. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 11am-2pm, free.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 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, $20 adult, $10 child u12, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a real passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm, for details ph Phil 867 3715.



Saturday, October 27

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

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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

Friends of Chelsea Kitchen Tour. A premium fundraising event with 11 wonderful kitchens to view and refreshments provided, 9.30am-4pm, tickets: $50 from Chelsea Hospital, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and The Gisborne Herald.

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Two bored kids, one rainy day and a crazy cat wearing a hat. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am & 12.30pm. Tickets: $37.50, $110 family of 4, Stephen Jones Photography and ticketdirect.co.nz

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

TRAMPS. All singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Our Town. A narrated story of the Gibbs and Webb families over twelve years of life in town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $22 youth, $32 adult from evolutiontheatre.org.nz/our-town.

Jukes Carriers Opening Meeting Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy great racing and a fireworks display. Gisborne Speedway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-11pm, $10-$50 gate sales.

Sydney Hotshots Live. An ultimate girls’ night with an all-male choreographed dance show. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10pm, R18, $25 pre-sale tickets at the RSA from 11.30am today, or $30+Bfee at events.humanitix.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, includes supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Arabian Nights.

The Thinking Person’s Idiot: Justin ‘Rusty’ White. His outrageous stories are complemented by his dry, deadpan delivery. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $12 adult from The Aviary (cash-only), $20 door sales or iticket.co.nz/events

Harbinger presents Deadset 3. Celebrate Halloween with songs from fallen legends, with support from Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $15 entry, R18.

Sunday, October 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. A varied 1.5 hour walk with a cuppa and chat after. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Huringa Pai Whanau Day. All welcome to join us for some fun, games and a steak sandwich after the quarter marathon and fun run. Marina Park, 9am, free, sign up on our Facebook page for catering purposes.

The Gisborne Herald Quarter Marathon and 5.6km Fun Run. Walk, jog or run with the whanau. Proceeds to a local charity. Marina Park, 9.30am-midday, primary child $3, secondary student $5, over 16s $20, group of 10 adults $150. Register at www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Gisborne Stroke Garden Party. Wear a fancy hat and celebrate our 25th birthday, with plenty of parking and a wheelchair-friendly area, stalls, face painting, games, a maze and high tea. 550 Nelson Rd, 11am-3pm, $5 adult, kids free.

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

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party, Contest and Bark-a-que. A family-friendly event for well-behaved and leashed dogs: 1.30pm dog parade, 1.45pm costume contest, 2pm dog portraits. Fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, $10 pre-registration at www.harryandsam.co.nz or $15 on the day.

Wairoa Museum Friends: The Battle at Omaruhakeke. A discussion on the battle followed by a visit to Captain Hussey’s grave, Marumaru. Wairoa Museum, 142 Marine Parade, 1.30pm. Bring your own picnic. For details ph 06 838 8829, 06 838 6063 or the Museum 06 838 3108.

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 3-4pm.

Monday, October 29

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, ph 867 2584.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome, rackets available. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subscription, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subscription $80, ph 021 216 6700.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, October 30

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents and caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright Street, 10am, free.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, fabric and join in to make reusable fabric bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-9pm.

Wednesday, October 31

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Operatunity presents Divas and Divos. Our tenors and sopranos feature well-known ballads and famous opera classics. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Rippers. A five week course for 5-12 year-olds to bring their own gear and develop surfing skills or learn how to surf. Midway Beach or an alternative beach depending upon the weather, 5-6.30pm, $50 GBC members or $85 non-members, register at sporty.co.nz

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Thursday, November 1

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.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

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, November 2

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. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

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

The Best Live Soul and R&B Ever: Russell Harrison. An old-school show with tunes you grew up with and know, featuring TJ Taotua with R&B, soul and funk. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $30 limited door sales or from The Aviary (cash-only).

Saturday, November 3

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Oct 27 listing.

Amazing Rhododendrons: Motu (to Nov 4). A garden ramble fundraiser for the restoration of St Paul’s Church with raffles and a free cuppa, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15, children free, from Parkview Garden Centre and Motu-vation Cafe. For details ph 863 5008.

2018 Rose and Iris Show (to Nov 4). Blooms from around the region will be on display, with stalls and sales tables. Presentations by Wendy Davies: Tall Bearded Irises at 2pm today and Siberian Irises at 1.30pm Sunday. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Oct 27 listing.

Spitfire presents: Seafood Festival. An epic evening celebrating seafood, music and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5pm. Tickets: ph 021 446 441 or from Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd, $50 each incl four-course meal. See our Facebook page for menu details.

The Walsh Brothers: Live. Smorgasbord dinner and concert, with a tribute to Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 6-7pm dinner, 7-9.30pm show. Tickets: $40 from the venue, ph 867 1112.

Good Folk folk dancing. Come along for fun, friendship or fitness. All ages welcome, with no experience or partners required. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7pm, $5 entry and a plate for supper. Kids dance free.

Sunday, November 4

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Oct 28 listing.

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

2018 Rose and Iris Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Nov 3 listing.

Amazing Rhododendrons: Motu, 10am-4pm. See Saturday Nov 3 listing.

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

Festival of Lights: Diwali. Free food, turban and sari workshops, cultural performances, henna artists and bouncy castles. Gisborne Girls’ High School, 11am-2pm, free.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 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, $20 adult, $10 child u12, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a real passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm, for details ph Phil 867 3715.

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