What's on in Gisborne?

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Saturday, January 12

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

East Coast Vibes. Headlined by soul, roots, reggae acts and various DJ’s. Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive, midday-late, R18. Tickets: $90+Bfee for single day at https://tickets.ticketspace.co.nz/event/east-coast-vibes-

Queen Bee. Singing summer sounds. The White House, 69 Peel St, 12.30–2.30pm, free entry. For lunch bookings ph 867 1112.

Live Music January: Jo Wa. Playing Jimi Hendrix hits, ballads, jazz and bossa nova. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-3.30pm. Bookings at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

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

Pink Floyd Tribute. Performed by Revival, a Hawke’s Bay-based band with decades of experience and dedicated to reproducing the sound of Pink Floyd, featuring Tasha Godinet. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 8-11pm, $20+Bfee at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/comfortably-numb-the-pink-floyd-tribute/gisborne

Big Blues Up. Wellington-based band Shaken Not Stirred, featuring blues legend Bullfrog Rata, Lazy Fifty and Rich Alexander. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $20+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63760/Big-Blues-Up.utr

Sunday, January 13

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Weekly 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Local artisans selling their creations: batik, jewellery, woodwork, sewing, cards, quilting and much more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, Ormond Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Eftpos available.

Honey Jam. Chill out with some mellow, acoustic vibes of originals and well-known covers. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings: 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 2pm. Tickets, pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u12. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

Monday, January 14

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

Half-day Holiday Programme Workshop (to Jan 18). For 7-12 years: 3D modelling, Rube Goldberg challenge, science, animation and coding. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-midday, $30 per child/day. Register: http://www.themindlab.com/workshop/school-holidays-gisborne/ or ph (06) 777 0522.

Breakthrough Parenting: Building Awesome Matua. Programme for dads who have been through their own challenges to be violence free. Tauawhi Men’s Centre, 71 Peel St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Whanau support welcome.

Summer Badminton Club. New players welcome, rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, January 15

Digital Art Workshop (to Jan 17). Three-day workshop for 12-16 years to enhance their digital art skills, design their own character and create seamless images. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-4.30pm, $150 per child/3-days. Register: http://www.themindlab.com/workshop/school-holidays-gisborne/ or ph (06) 777 0522.

Surfing for farmers and their families. Get off-farm, have some quality downtime, learn to surf if you don’t already, have a BBQ and catch up. Midway Beach (dependent upon waves), 5.30-7pm. Boards, wetsuits and lessons provided free.

Gisborne Harriers #Run. For all interested in orienteering around the botanical gardens site. Gisborne Botanical Gardens, 391 Aberdeen Rd, 5.30-8.30pm, start 6pm, gold coin koha.

Wednesday, January 16

The Mind Lab: Digital Art Workshop, 9am-4.30pm. See Tuesday listing.

Twilight Have-A-Go Croquet. Bring flat-soled shoes or jandals along and try this interesting game. Barry Memorial Croquet Club, 530 Aberdeen Rd, from 5pm, free. Equipment and tuition provided.

2019 Junior Surf Sunset Series (and Feb 13 & 27). Designed to give young athletes an opportunity to practise board and tube rescue before ER Junior Champs and Oceans. Non-competitive athletes are also welcome. Midway Beach, 5pm registration, 5.30pm start, free for SLSNZ members.

Thursday, January 17

Treble Court Cruise Market. Check out the stalls, kapa haka performance and kid-friendly entertainment. Treble Court, 9am-2pm. Market will be cancelled if ship can’t dock. Stallholder inquires: tcmarkets@hotmail.com

The Mind Lab: Digital Art Workshop, 9am-4.30pm. See Tuesday listing.

Friday, January 18

Wairoa A&P Show (to Jan 19). Find a shady spot and watch equestrian events, speed shearing, dog trials, junior stock judging, local rodeo. Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Ruataniwha Rd, 8am. Music, rides and bouncy castles after 4pm. Entry to Family Funday: $5 for all, free for u/5s. See Facebook page for other details.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Thursday listing.

Operatunity presents The Luck of the Irish. A celebration of all things Irish. War Memorial Theatre, 11am–1pm, $35 (incl lunch). Tickets; 0508 266 237 or https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/luck-of-the-irish-2019/

Zappo the Magician. Come along and be amazed. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 1.30-2.30pm, free.

Live on the Lawn: Barleycorn. Bring a picnic and enjoy a mixture of Celtic, folk music and songs. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre Riverbank, 6-8pm, free. Listen to MoreFM after 3pm if inclement weather.

NZ Production Saloon Heats. All welcome for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 pensioner, $8 child 5-15yrs, u/5s free.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, free entry, R18.

Strangely Arousing and DJ Straw Hat. Fresh off an international tour, the dub-funk fivesome band are here to entertain. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm-midnight, free, R18.

Saturday, January 19

Community Bioblitz: Tapuaeroa Reserve, Ruatoria. Come along for a Tairawhiti conservation experience. Details: Tairawhiti Environment Centre Facebook page.

Taiao Health Check: Ruatoria (to Jan 20). Come along and carry out bat monitoring and nocturnal bird counts with DIY taiao kits. Meet at Te Heapera Marae, Tapuaeroa Rd, Ruatoria. Overnight accommodation is available if required. For time/to register your interest: Tina Ngata on Facebook Messenger or email tinangata@gmail.com

Wairoa A&P Show, 8am-4pm. See Friday listing.

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open Tournament (to Jan 20). Two-days of fast-paced action sport showcasing some of NZ’s best polo players. Poverty Bay Polo Club, 131 Bushmere Rd, Matawhero, 9am-6pm, free entry. Food, drink and Eftpos available.

Surf City Rod and Custom Club: Show and Shine. See over 50 hot rods and street machines on display. The Warehouse carpark, 80 Customhouse St, 10am-2pm, free entry or koha for a local charity.

Darton Field’s Wings and Wheels. Go for a joyride in a WW2 RNZAF P40 Kittyhawk Warbird or see aerobatics, formation flights, solo displays featuring: RNZAF Texan 2, Venom jet and other aircraft, military vehicles, motor bikes and classic cars on display. Gisborne Airport, Aerodrome Rd, gates open midday, flying starts 1pm to 4pm. Tickets at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/darton-fields-wings-wheels/hawkes-bay-gisborne plus booking fees: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $5 school-age child, u/5s free. For details see Gisborne Airport Facebook page. Food and entertainment available. Bookings for a Kittyhawk ride: email Mr Jones at zkddg@xtra.co.nz

Live Music January: Doug Snelling. Playing old-school blues, original homegrown tunes and vocals. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, free entry, limited seats. Bookings at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Jan 12 listing.

Gisborne Wainui Lions Club Beach Dig. Fun for all the family with a pirate theme, prizes, Lions train, bouncy castles and BBQ food. Proceeds to local charitable and volunteer organisations. Churchill Park, Centennial Marine Drive (between the Olympic Pool and Old Jail), gates open 3pm, digging starts 4pm, $3 per disc. If wet: will be held on Sunday, January 20.

Romeo and Juliet Auditions. Keen and talented actors required for a play to be staged in late April. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm. See our Facebook page for details/script extracts or Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St for whole scripts.

NZ Production Saloon Finals, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. See Friday listing.

Sunsmash 5. Heavy bass lines, vocals and high energy beats, featuring Knights of the Dub Table, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua and Loop Theorem. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 8pm, R18. $25+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63759/Sunsmash.utr

Sunday, January 20

Taiao Health Check: Ruatoria. A full day of counting insects/bird calls, pest trapping, native plant ID, water monitoring workshops and a field trip to Waiorongomai. For details see Saturday Jan 19 listing.

Gisborne Thistle Golf Day: Judy O’Rourke Trophy. Head along for a great game of golf. Gisborne Park Golf Club, 69 Cochrane St, 7-9.30am for a two tee start, $20/round. Register for 9 or 18 holes on the Gisborne Park Golf Club board.​

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Jan 13 listing.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Thursday listing.

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open, 9am-6pm. See Saturday, Jan 19 listing.

Record Fair. An extensive variety: jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, metal, pop, classical and comedy. Sweet Leith Studio, 24 Leith St, 11am-4pm, free entry. To sell unwanted records on the day: phone or text 022 633 0405.

Gisborne Ulysses Club: Ambulance Run. Mystery ride and poker run. St John Ambulance, 4 Bright St, 1pm, $10 per vehicle, BBQ fundraiser follows at the Classic Motorcycle Clubrooms. Proceeds to St John.

Ben Wilkinson plays live. Electronic folk musician sings the blues and plays jazz acoustic guitar. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings: 867 6140.

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, 2pm. See Sunday Jan 13 listing.

Romeo and Juliet Auditions, 3pm. See Saturday Jan 19 listing.​

Saturday, January 12

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 8226.

East Coast Vibes. Headlined by soul, roots, reggae acts and various DJ’s. Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive, midday-late, R18. Tickets: $90+Bfee for single day at https://tickets.ticketspace.co.nz/event/east-coast-vibes-

Queen Bee. Singing summer sounds. The White House, 69 Peel St, 12.30–2.30pm, free entry. For lunch bookings ph 867 1112.

Live Music January: Jo Wa. Playing Jimi Hendrix hits, ballads, jazz and bossa nova. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-3.30pm. Bookings at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

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

Pink Floyd Tribute. Performed by Revival, a Hawke’s Bay-based band with decades of experience and dedicated to reproducing the sound of Pink Floyd, featuring Tasha Godinet. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 8-11pm, $20+Bfee at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/comfortably-numb-the-pink-floyd-tribute/gisborne

Big Blues Up. Wellington-based band Shaken Not Stirred, featuring blues legend Bullfrog Rata, Lazy Fifty and Rich Alexander. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $20+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63760/Big-Blues-Up.utr

Sunday, January 13

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Weekly 1.5 hour walks with a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Local artisans selling their creations: batik, jewellery, woodwork, sewing, cards, quilting and much more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, Ormond Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Eftpos available.

Honey Jam. Chill out with some mellow, acoustic vibes of originals and well-known covers. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings: 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 2pm. Tickets, pay at the gate: $20 adult, $10 child u12. Details: Brian 027 474 9360 or Barry 868 3900.

Monday, January 14

Social Morning Badminton. New players welcome and rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584.

Half-day Holiday Programme Workshop (to Jan 18). For 7-12 years: 3D modelling, Rube Goldberg challenge, science, animation and coding. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-midday, $30 per child/day. Register: http://www.themindlab.com/workshop/school-holidays-gisborne/ or ph (06) 777 0522.

Breakthrough Parenting: Building Awesome Matua. Programme for dads who have been through their own challenges to be violence free. Tauawhi Men’s Centre, 71 Peel St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Whanau support welcome.

Summer Badminton Club. New players welcome, rackets available. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Tuesday, January 15

Digital Art Workshop (to Jan 17). Three-day workshop for 12-16 years to enhance their digital art skills, design their own character and create seamless images. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-4.30pm, $150 per child/3-days. Register: http://www.themindlab.com/workshop/school-holidays-gisborne/ or ph (06) 777 0522.

Surfing for farmers and their families. Get off-farm, have some quality downtime, learn to surf if you don’t already, have a BBQ and catch up. Midway Beach (dependent upon waves), 5.30-7pm. Boards, wetsuits and lessons provided free.

Gisborne Harriers #Run. For all interested in orienteering around the botanical gardens site. Gisborne Botanical Gardens, 391 Aberdeen Rd, 5.30-8.30pm, start 6pm, gold coin koha.

Wednesday, January 16

The Mind Lab: Digital Art Workshop, 9am-4.30pm. See Tuesday listing.

Twilight Have-A-Go Croquet. Bring flat-soled shoes or jandals along and try this interesting game. Barry Memorial Croquet Club, 530 Aberdeen Rd, from 5pm, free. Equipment and tuition provided.

2019 Junior Surf Sunset Series (and Feb 13 & 27). Designed to give young athletes an opportunity to practise board and tube rescue before ER Junior Champs and Oceans. Non-competitive athletes are also welcome. Midway Beach, 5pm registration, 5.30pm start, free for SLSNZ members.

Thursday, January 17

Treble Court Cruise Market. Check out the stalls, kapa haka performance and kid-friendly entertainment. Treble Court, 9am-2pm. Market will be cancelled if ship can’t dock. Stallholder inquires: tcmarkets@hotmail.com

The Mind Lab: Digital Art Workshop, 9am-4.30pm. See Tuesday listing.

Friday, January 18

Wairoa A&P Show (to Jan 19). Find a shady spot and watch equestrian events, speed shearing, dog trials, junior stock judging, local rodeo. Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Ruataniwha Rd, 8am. Music, rides and bouncy castles after 4pm. Entry to Family Funday: $5 for all, free for u/5s. See Facebook page for other details.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Thursday listing.

Operatunity presents The Luck of the Irish. A celebration of all things Irish. War Memorial Theatre, 11am–1pm, $35 (incl lunch). Tickets; 0508 266 237 or https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/luck-of-the-irish-2019/

Zappo the Magician. Come along and be amazed. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 1.30-2.30pm, free.

Live on the Lawn: Barleycorn. Bring a picnic and enjoy a mixture of Celtic, folk music and songs. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre Riverbank, 6-8pm, free. Listen to MoreFM after 3pm if inclement weather.

NZ Production Saloon Heats. All welcome for a great night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 pensioner, $8 child 5-15yrs, u/5s free.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, free entry, R18.

Strangely Arousing and DJ Straw Hat. Fresh off an international tour, the dub-funk fivesome band are here to entertain. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm-midnight, free, R18.

Saturday, January 19

Community Bioblitz: Tapuaeroa Reserve, Ruatoria. Come along for a Tairawhiti conservation experience. Details: Tairawhiti Environment Centre Facebook page.

Taiao Health Check: Ruatoria (to Jan 20). Come along and carry out bat monitoring and nocturnal bird counts with DIY taiao kits. Meet at Te Heapera Marae, Tapuaeroa Rd, Ruatoria. Overnight accommodation is available if required. For time/to register your interest: Tina Ngata on Facebook Messenger or email tinangata@gmail.com

Wairoa A&P Show, 8am-4pm. See Friday listing.

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open Tournament (to Jan 20). Two-days of fast-paced action sport showcasing some of NZ’s best polo players. Poverty Bay Polo Club, 131 Bushmere Rd, Matawhero, 9am-6pm, free entry. Food, drink and Eftpos available.

Surf City Rod and Custom Club: Show and Shine. See over 50 hot rods and street machines on display. The Warehouse carpark, 80 Customhouse St, 10am-2pm, free entry or koha for a local charity.

Darton Field’s Wings and Wheels. Go for a joyride in a WW2 RNZAF P40 Kittyhawk Warbird or see aerobatics, formation flights, solo displays featuring: RNZAF Texan 2, Venom jet and other aircraft, military vehicles, motor bikes and classic cars on display. Gisborne Airport, Aerodrome Rd, gates open midday, flying starts 1pm to 4pm. Tickets at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/darton-fields-wings-wheels/hawkes-bay-gisborne plus booking fees: $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $5 school-age child, u/5s free. For details see Gisborne Airport Facebook page. Food and entertainment available. Bookings for a Kittyhawk ride: email Mr Jones at zkddg@xtra.co.nz

Live Music January: Doug Snelling. Playing old-school blues, original homegrown tunes and vocals. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, free entry, limited seats. Bookings at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222.

TRAMPS. Beginners to experienced singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Jan 12 listing.

Gisborne Wainui Lions Club Beach Dig. Fun for all the family with a pirate theme, prizes, Lions train, bouncy castles and BBQ food. Proceeds to local charitable and volunteer organisations. Churchill Park, Centennial Marine Drive (between the Olympic Pool and Old Jail), gates open 3pm, digging starts 4pm, $3 per disc. If wet: will be held on Sunday, January 20.

Romeo and Juliet Auditions. Keen and talented actors required for a play to be staged in late April. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm. See our Facebook page for details/script extracts or Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St for whole scripts.

NZ Production Saloon Finals, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. See Friday listing.

Sunsmash 5. Heavy bass lines, vocals and high energy beats, featuring Knights of the Dub Table, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kaiaua and Loop Theorem. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 8pm, R18. $25+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63759/Sunsmash.utr

Sunday, January 20

Taiao Health Check: Ruatoria. A full day of counting insects/bird calls, pest trapping, native plant ID, water monitoring workshops and a field trip to Waiorongomai. For details see Saturday Jan 19 listing.

Gisborne Thistle Golf Day: Judy O’Rourke Trophy. Head along for a great game of golf. Gisborne Park Golf Club, 69 Cochrane St, 7-9.30am for a two tee start, $20/round. Register for 9 or 18 holes on the Gisborne Park Golf Club board.​

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Jan 13 listing.

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Thursday listing.

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open, 9am-6pm. See Saturday, Jan 19 listing.

Record Fair. An extensive variety: jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, metal, pop, classical and comedy. Sweet Leith Studio, 24 Leith St, 11am-4pm, free entry. To sell unwanted records on the day: phone or text 022 633 0405.

Gisborne Ulysses Club: Ambulance Run. Mystery ride and poker run. St John Ambulance, 4 Bright St, 1pm, $10 per vehicle, BBQ fundraiser follows at the Classic Motorcycle Clubrooms. Proceeds to St John.

Ben Wilkinson plays live. Electronic folk musician sings the blues and plays jazz acoustic guitar. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings: 867 6140.

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, 2pm. See Sunday Jan 13 listing.

Romeo and Juliet Auditions, 3pm. See Saturday Jan 19 listing.​

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