What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday May 11 through to Sunday May 19

Saturday May 11 through to Sunday May 19

Mother's Day is on Sunday May 12.

Saturday, May 11

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. All welcome for a cuppa, chat or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork or carpentry tools, on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

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

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour. Dancers performing a mixed programme of classical and contemporary works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1pm. Tickets: $37.50 adult, $34 senior/student with ID, $12.50-22.50 child u15 from SJ Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz from $25 adult/$10 child+Bfee.

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.

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

SOLD OUT: It’s Back To The 90’s Again. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 9pm, R18.

Sunday, May 12

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour run/walk, a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com or see Facebook.

Manutuke Eco Retreat Mountain Bike Ride. For experienced riders only, be the first to ride this new track. Manutuke Eco Retreat, 322 Waingake Rd (look for Bikeys flag), 9-11am, gates open 8.45am. To register: See Facebook page. Limited numbers.

Gizzy Trail Run: Te Kuri Walkway. Run or walk 2-14kms. Wear yellow in support of the Mental Health Foundation and the Mike Jennings Memorial. Bring cash for baked goods. Te Kuri Walkway, 150 Shelley Rd. Register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See May 11 listing.

Mother’s Day Special at Bridge Estate. Bring mum along to sample a special breakfast platter and enjoy the live music. Bridge Estate, 16 Riverpoint Rd, 10am-2pm breakfast platters & 2-7pm normal platters, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 027 620 0127 to book a table or email info@bridgeestate.co.nz

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

Mother’s Day at Matawhero. Treat mum to a special outing with gourmet platters and live music from local talent Paul Jackson. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, midday, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 6140 to book a table or email cellardoor@matawhero.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

SUP Have-a-go Day. For those with a physical or visual impairment from 8-years-and-over to give stand-up paddleboarding a try. BBQ lunch afterwards. Gisborne Olympic Indoor Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Drive, $1.20 for participants. Register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or shane.luke12@gmail.com

Winter Concert Series. A jazz duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Oscar Laven and Adrian Jensen. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 adult, free for a child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, May 13

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 7-8am (or Wed 3.30-4.30pm), free. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe (to May 17). Show your support, come along for Barista coffee and home-baked goods. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

Mahjong Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club who welcomes all visitors. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Cooking with Jax Hamilton. Come along, see Jax cook and taste her creations. House of Breakthrough, cnr Lytton & Ormond Rd, 6.30pm. Tickets $35 door sales, from Facebook, Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St and Hospice Tairawhiti, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to come along for a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph John 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, May 14

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Join golf buddy program (conditions apply) and play for two-months at no cost. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 13-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

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

The Country Garden Club. For town and country women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, for details ph Katrine 867 2427.

Wednesday, May 15

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve: Rakau care. Support the restoration of the Waimata through weeding and site preparation. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm. Bring a drink bottle and suitable footwear. Details: ph Charles 027 539 6692.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 3.30-4.30pm. See May 13.

Young Plumber of the Year Competition. Come along and watch contestants battle it out for a spot in the national final. Plumbing World, 121 Kahutia St, 5.30-8pm, free. To participate: See www.youngplumbersclub.co.nz

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). Teams of four players (minimum, at least 1 male and 1 female per team). No experience needed, rackets available. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team. Register: email cdoeastland@gmail.com

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or email Phil: pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, May 16

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Gaddums Hill, Darwin Rd, departs 9am, free. A half-day circuit up the road and back along farm tracks/ridgelines to Gowerville Station, beside the Waimata River. Register: Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Bridge Club. Come along and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Schools’ Year 7 & 8 Badminton Tournament. Come on down and support your whanau. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, 9am-2.45pm.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Super Smoothies and Label Reading. Dietitian Mary Hope will provide some fresh ideas and recipes. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Ground floor, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 at door. Register: Mary at maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 13.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Moment of Remembrance. All welcome to come along, remember loved ones and enjoy music and poems. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 6-7pm, free.

Kelvin Cruickshank Live. NZ medium Kelvin will read as many people as permitted by spirit. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 7-9.30pm, R16. Tickets: $70+Bfee at http://www.iticket.co.nz

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Black Grace 20for20. A 20-centre NZ tour led by Neil Ieremia with a mix of iconic favourites and new works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30-9pm, $20 door sales only one hour prior to show starting.

Friday, May 17

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards Dinner. Join MC Te Radar and celebrate with winners of the 10th Awards. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 6pm, $60/head incl a full buffet menu, tables of 8-10, cash bar, Eftpos available. For bookings, email Prue: prue@publicimpressions.co.nz

The Merry Wives of Windsor. Award-winning actress Katie Boyle plays more than 10 characters from Shakespeare's comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or $20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 from The Aviary (cash-only), $25 door sales, or undertheradar.co.nz

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 18

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Reggio Emilia Through a Maori Lens. Creators at Home - Gisborne and Brenda Soutar will draw upon common elements of the Reggio approach relevant to our local context. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 70 Derby Street, 9.30am-midday & 1-3pm. Tickets: $40-$80+Bfee on Facebook or eventbrite.co.nz

Flat-Pack Whakapapa Exhibition (to July 28). Noted artist, weaver and academic, Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving). Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Introduction to Vermicomposting. Start a worm farm and minimise your food waste while creating rich compost and fertiliser for your garden and plants. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. To register ph 867 4708.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 11.

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7pm, $20 door sales. See eventfinda.co.nz

A One Night Stand. An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or ETC’s website https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/ booking fees may apply.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. Theme: India. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8.

Sunday, May 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukerua Station, Kanakanaia, departs 8am, $10. A circuit walk to include one of the two hills, returning along farm tracks beside the Motumate Stream. Register: Geoff at 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Sponge Bay. Run or walk 2-14kms. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Meet at the beach. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

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

Saturday, May 11

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. All welcome for a cuppa, chat or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork or carpentry tools, on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

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

Royal NZ Ballet: Tutus on Tour. Dancers performing a mixed programme of classical and contemporary works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 1pm. Tickets: $37.50 adult, $34 senior/student with ID, $12.50-22.50 child u15 from SJ Photography, or ticketdirect.co.nz from $25 adult/$10 child+Bfee.

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.

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

SOLD OUT: It’s Back To The 90’s Again. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 9pm, R18.

Sunday, May 12

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour run/walk, a cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. For meeting place: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com or see Facebook.

Manutuke Eco Retreat Mountain Bike Ride. For experienced riders only, be the first to ride this new track. Manutuke Eco Retreat, 322 Waingake Rd (look for Bikeys flag), 9-11am, gates open 8.45am. To register: See Facebook page. Limited numbers.

Gizzy Trail Run: Te Kuri Walkway. Run or walk 2-14kms. Wear yellow in support of the Mental Health Foundation and the Mike Jennings Memorial. Bring cash for baked goods. Te Kuri Walkway, 150 Shelley Rd. Register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details ph Michelle 021 271 5171.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking, 9.30am-3pm. See May 11 listing.

Mother’s Day Special at Bridge Estate. Bring mum along to sample a special breakfast platter and enjoy the live music. Bridge Estate, 16 Riverpoint Rd, 10am-2pm breakfast platters & 2-7pm normal platters, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 027 620 0127 to book a table or email info@bridgeestate.co.nz

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

Mother’s Day at Matawhero. Treat mum to a special outing with gourmet platters and live music from local talent Paul Jackson. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, midday, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 6140 to book a table or email cellardoor@matawhero.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

SUP Have-a-go Day. For those with a physical or visual impairment from 8-years-and-over to give stand-up paddleboarding a try. BBQ lunch afterwards. Gisborne Olympic Indoor Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Drive, $1.20 for participants. Register: ph Shane 022 621 8422 or shane.luke12@gmail.com

Winter Concert Series. A jazz duo performance by Te Koki NZ School of Music musicians, Oscar Laven and Adrian Jensen. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 adult, free for a child/student with ID, pay on the day, ph 867 3832.

Monday, May 13

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 7-8am (or Wed 3.30-4.30pm), free. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe (to May 17). Show your support, come along for Barista coffee and home-baked goods. Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St, 10am-2pm.

Mahjong Club. Learn the game and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club who welcomes all visitors. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Cooking with Jax Hamilton. Come along, see Jax cook and taste her creations. House of Breakthrough, cnr Lytton & Ormond Rd, 6.30pm. Tickets $35 door sales, from Facebook, Hospice Shop, 66 Peel St and Hospice Tairawhiti, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to come along for a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph John 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, May 14

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Join golf buddy program (conditions apply) and play for two-months at no cost. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (option 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 13-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

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

The Country Garden Club. For town and country women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, for details ph Katrine 867 2427.

Wednesday, May 15

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13.

Donner’s Bush Micro-reserve: Rakau care. Support the restoration of the Waimata through weeding and site preparation. Meet: 10.15am at DoC, 63 Carnarvon St, 10.30am-12.30pm. Bring a drink bottle and suitable footwear. Details: ph Charles 027 539 6692.

Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 3.30-4.30pm. See May 13.

Young Plumber of the Year Competition. Come along and watch contestants battle it out for a spot in the national final. Plumbing World, 121 Kahutia St, 5.30-8pm, free. To participate: See www.youngplumbersclub.co.nz

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). Teams of four players (minimum, at least 1 male and 1 female per team). No experience needed, rackets available. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team. Register: email cdoeastland@gmail.com

Gisborne Orphans Club Concert. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11pm, free, supper provided, ph Mike 867 5247 or email Phil: pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Thursday, May 16

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Gaddums Hill, Darwin Rd, departs 9am, free. A half-day circuit up the road and back along farm tracks/ridgelines to Gowerville Station, beside the Waimata River. Register: Register: Gillian at 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Bridge Club. Come along and enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town and Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Schools’ Year 7 & 8 Badminton Tournament. Come on down and support your whanau. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, 9am-2.45pm.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Super Smoothies and Label Reading. Dietitian Mary Hope will provide some fresh ideas and recipes. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Ground floor, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 at door. Register: Mary at maryh@sportgisborne.org.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 13.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Moment of Remembrance. All welcome to come along, remember loved ones and enjoy music and poems. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 6-7pm, free.

Kelvin Cruickshank Live. NZ medium Kelvin will read as many people as permitted by spirit. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 7-9.30pm, R16. Tickets: $70+Bfee at http://www.iticket.co.nz

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Black Grace 20for20. A 20-centre NZ tour led by Neil Ieremia with a mix of iconic favourites and new works. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30-9pm, $20 door sales only one hour prior to show starting.

Friday, May 17

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Hospice Tairawhiti: Pop-up Cafe, 10am-2pm. See May 13 listing.

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards Dinner. Join MC Te Radar and celebrate with winners of the 10th Awards. Showgrounds Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 6pm, $60/head incl a full buffet menu, tables of 8-10, cash bar, Eftpos available. For bookings, email Prue: prue@publicimpressions.co.nz

The Merry Wives of Windsor. Award-winning actress Katie Boyle plays more than 10 characters from Shakespeare's comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or $20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20 from The Aviary (cash-only), $25 door sales, or undertheradar.co.nz

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 18

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 11.

Reggio Emilia Through a Maori Lens. Creators at Home - Gisborne and Brenda Soutar will draw upon common elements of the Reggio approach relevant to our local context. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 70 Derby Street, 9.30am-midday & 1-3pm. Tickets: $40-$80+Bfee on Facebook or eventbrite.co.nz

Flat-Pack Whakapapa Exhibition (to July 28). Noted artist, weaver and academic, Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving). Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Introduction to Vermicomposting. Start a worm farm and minimise your food waste while creating rich compost and fertiliser for your garden and plants. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. To register ph 867 4708.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 11.

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7pm, $20 door sales. See eventfinda.co.nz

A One Night Stand. An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or ETC’s website https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/ booking fees may apply.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. Theme: India. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8.

Sunday, May 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukerua Station, Kanakanaia, departs 8am, $10. A circuit walk to include one of the two hills, returning along farm tracks beside the Motumate Stream. Register: Geoff at 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Sponge Bay. Run or walk 2-14kms. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Meet at the beach. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

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

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