What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday January 26 through to Sunday February 3.

Saturday January 26 through to Sunday February 3.

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Saturday, January 26

Eastern Regional Championships (to Jan 27). Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the lifesaving events: canoe, surf, board rescue/relay, ski and beach flags. Midway Beach, 8am-late afternoon.

Larsen Sawmilling North Island Jumping and Show Hunter Championships (to Jan 27). Competition with FEI Open/Children’s International Classic, Transtasman Young Rider team event and much more. A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am, free entry.

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.

Veg and Vines (to Jan 27). Annual lifestyle medicine conference with a focus on plant-based nutrition. Endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, Waerenga a Hika, today 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. Tickets: from $229-$429 for 1-day or 2-days available at http://www.vegandvines.com

Live Music January: Chaidaze. Acoustic duo playing sweet sounds with percussion and melodic vocals. Cellar Door, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1-3.30pm, free entry, limited seats. 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.

Enterprise Cars and Autosure Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in (to Jan 27). Come along and watch the catch of the day being unloaded. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Shed 2, inner harbour, approx 3-6pm during the competition.

Ruth Wyand and the Tribe of One. With an intricate picking style, bottleneck slide and raw blues vocals. East End Cafe, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm. Tickets from the Cafe $20. Dinner from 6pm.

Sunday, January 27

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

Larsen Sawmilling Jumping and Show Hunter Championships, 8am-midday. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

Eastern Regional Championships. Lifesaving finals from 11am: 2km beach run, surf race, board, ski, ironman and taplin relay. Midway Beach, 8am-late afternoon. See Jan 26 listing.

Veg and Vines, 9am-5pm. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians Joe Martin and Nick Tupara who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 9-10.30am & 11am-12.30pm, $10. For details and to register: ph 0800 289 849 or https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/history-on-the-mv-takitimu/hawkes-bay-gisborne

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

Wrights Family Fun Day. Bring the family for a fun day with marshmallow roasting, cupcake decorating, ice cream, gourmet pizzas and bouncy castle. Live music: Paul Jackson at midday and Big Rich at 2pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm, free entry, limited tables, book at 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Tickets: half an hour before departure from the station (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Waka Hourua Open Day. Join us on board for an in-berth experience (not a sailing excursion) where our storyteller will share the voyaging history of our ancestors. Meet: Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour (gate outside The Mind Lab), 1-2.30pm & 3-4.30pm, free. Registration essential at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/tairawhiti-waka-hourua-open-day/hawkes-bay-gisborne

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.

Smash 29th Birthday. Join the celebration and enjoy live music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 3pm, free entry, R18.

Enterprise Cars and Autosure Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in, approx 3-6pm. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

Erinsphere Live. Come along and listen to a one-woman-band featuring brass, woodwind, beats and epic vocals. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm, free entry.

Tuesday, January 29

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 Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Ridge Track and Mangakawa Track, Morere Springs Scenic Reserve, depart 9am, $20. A 3.5 hour walk including five stream crossings, with lots of steps. Car pool, with flexibility for soak in hot pool. Will be postponed if lots of recent rain. Register, Bill at sansb@caverock.net.nz or 06 261 5037.

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.

Wednesday, January 30

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.

Summertime Surfing Mums. A fun surfing session, bring your own gear, Milo, wine and children. Some wetsuits and surfboards will be provided and babysitters for your little ones. Meet at Midway Beach by the surf container, 5-6pm, koha. Proceeds to the Surf for Life programme.

Thursday, January 31

A Taste of Village Life. Join in for an afternoon of indoor and outdoor bowls, croquet, pool, five hundred or Rummikub. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1-4pm. To register ph Pip 863 3639 before Jan 28.

Friday, February 1

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs (to Feb 2). This event will determine the 2019 top lifesaving club. Midway Beach, 5.30pm, free for SLSNZ members.

Practice for Whanau Fun and Weet-Bix Tryathlon. Open to all ages and experience levels, learn some tips to put it all together. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 5.30pm, gold coin donation.

Soulfej Fire Single Release. Sweet reggae/dub sounds and three-part harmonies. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, free entry, R18.

Saturday, February 2

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs, 9am. See Saturday Feb 1 listing.

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

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

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 26 listing.

Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth. An evening of dancing goodness inspired by the world. Suits all ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 door sales, pot luck supper follows, kids free.

Hail To The Thieves. A Radiohead tribute band playing all the favourites. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

Welcome to Smashville. Annual celebration of Country Music featuring iconic Kiwi legends The Warratahs and special guests Honey Jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 9pm, R18. Tickets: $30+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/9385/Welcome-To-Smashville.utr

Sunday, February 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride, Paritu to Mahanga Rd, Opoutama, departs 8am, $20-30. Cycle from the SH2 end of Paritu Rd, near Wharerata Hill summit, downhill to Opoutama approx 25km. Bicycle with wide tyres required for this hilly, varied surfaces: grass, dirt, gravel and sealed road. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Jan 27 listing.

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

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

G’Zukers Good Time Band Live. Performing all your favourite tunes. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Jan 27 listing.

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, January 26

Eastern Regional Championships (to Jan 27). Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the lifesaving events: canoe, surf, board rescue/relay, ski and beach flags. Midway Beach, 8am-late afternoon.

Larsen Sawmilling North Island Jumping and Show Hunter Championships (to Jan 27). Competition with FEI Open/Children’s International Classic, Transtasman Young Rider team event and much more. A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8am, free entry.

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.

Veg and Vines (to Jan 27). Annual lifestyle medicine conference with a focus on plant-based nutrition. Endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Bushmere Arms, 673 Matawai Rd, Waerenga a Hika, today 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. Tickets: from $229-$429 for 1-day or 2-days available at http://www.vegandvines.com

Live Music January: Chaidaze. Acoustic duo playing sweet sounds with percussion and melodic vocals. Cellar Door, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1-3.30pm, free entry, limited seats. 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.

Enterprise Cars and Autosure Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in (to Jan 27). Come along and watch the catch of the day being unloaded. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Shed 2, inner harbour, approx 3-6pm during the competition.

Ruth Wyand and the Tribe of One. With an intricate picking style, bottleneck slide and raw blues vocals. East End Cafe, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm. Tickets from the Cafe $20. Dinner from 6pm.

Sunday, January 27

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

Larsen Sawmilling Jumping and Show Hunter Championships, 8am-midday. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

Eastern Regional Championships. Lifesaving finals from 11am: 2km beach run, surf race, board, ski, ironman and taplin relay. Midway Beach, 8am-late afternoon. See Jan 26 listing.

Veg and Vines, 9am-5pm. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians Joe Martin and Nick Tupara who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri Fishing Club), weather permitting, 9-10.30am & 11am-12.30pm, $10. For details and to register: ph 0800 289 849 or https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/history-on-the-mv-takitimu/hawkes-bay-gisborne

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

Wrights Family Fun Day. Bring the family for a fun day with marshmallow roasting, cupcake decorating, ice cream, gourmet pizzas and bouncy castle. Live music: Paul Jackson at midday and Big Rich at 2pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm, free entry, limited tables, book at 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. Enjoy the scenery, bring a picnic or have a cuppa on board. Leaving from the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm, $12 child, $30 adult, $70 family pass (2A and 2C). Tickets: half an hour before departure from the station (cash or Eftpos), Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings, or see http://www.gcvr.org.nz

Waka Hourua Open Day. Join us on board for an in-berth experience (not a sailing excursion) where our storyteller will share the voyaging history of our ancestors. Meet: Shed 3, The Esplanade, inner harbour (gate outside The Mind Lab), 1-2.30pm & 3-4.30pm, free. Registration essential at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/tairawhiti-waka-hourua-open-day/hawkes-bay-gisborne

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.

Smash 29th Birthday. Join the celebration and enjoy live music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 3pm, free entry, R18.

Enterprise Cars and Autosure Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in, approx 3-6pm. See Saturday Jan 26 listing.

Erinsphere Live. Come along and listen to a one-woman-band featuring brass, woodwind, beats and epic vocals. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-9pm, free entry.

Tuesday, January 29

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 Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Ridge Track and Mangakawa Track, Morere Springs Scenic Reserve, depart 9am, $20. A 3.5 hour walk including five stream crossings, with lots of steps. Car pool, with flexibility for soak in hot pool. Will be postponed if lots of recent rain. Register, Bill at sansb@caverock.net.nz or 06 261 5037.

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.

Wednesday, January 30

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.

Summertime Surfing Mums. A fun surfing session, bring your own gear, Milo, wine and children. Some wetsuits and surfboards will be provided and babysitters for your little ones. Meet at Midway Beach by the surf container, 5-6pm, koha. Proceeds to the Surf for Life programme.

Thursday, January 31

A Taste of Village Life. Join in for an afternoon of indoor and outdoor bowls, croquet, pool, five hundred or Rummikub. Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, 12 Gwyneth Place, 1-4pm. To register ph Pip 863 3639 before Jan 28.

Friday, February 1

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs (to Feb 2). This event will determine the 2019 top lifesaving club. Midway Beach, 5.30pm, free for SLSNZ members.

Practice for Whanau Fun and Weet-Bix Tryathlon. Open to all ages and experience levels, learn some tips to put it all together. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 5.30pm, gold coin donation.

Soulfej Fire Single Release. Sweet reggae/dub sounds and three-part harmonies. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, free entry, R18.

Saturday, February 2

2019 Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs, 9am. See Saturday Feb 1 listing.

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

Queen Bee and B Bumble. Live old school music. Garden Bar, The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings 867 1112.

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 26 listing.

Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth. An evening of dancing goodness inspired by the world. Suits all ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 door sales, pot luck supper follows, kids free.

Hail To The Thieves. A Radiohead tribute band playing all the favourites. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

Welcome to Smashville. Annual celebration of Country Music featuring iconic Kiwi legends The Warratahs and special guests Honey Jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, starts 9pm, R18. Tickets: $30+Bfee at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/9385/Welcome-To-Smashville.utr

Sunday, February 3

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride, Paritu to Mahanga Rd, Opoutama, departs 8am, $20-30. Cycle from the SH2 end of Paritu Rd, near Wharerata Hill summit, downhill to Opoutama approx 25km. Bicycle with wide tyres required for this hilly, varied surfaces: grass, dirt, gravel and sealed road. Register, Gillian ph 867 4591 or grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Jan 27 listing.

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

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

G’Zukers Good Time Band Live. Performing all your favourite tunes. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. For bookings ph 867 6140.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Jan 27 listing.

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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