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What's on in Gisborne?

This week


Stars In Their Eyes

The finale of the local talent showcase. Lawson Field Theatre. Now October 17, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE or ticketek.

Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks tribute show

Dome Room. Now December 18, 8.30pm. All tickets $34 from eventfinda. Limited door sales

NZ Symphony Orchestra

Eroica, War Memorial Theatre, September 24. Cancelled. Tickets bought online will be refunded automatically. If you purchased at the i-SITE please ring 0800 Ticketek to give your bank details for the refund.

Coming up

Spring Music Festival

A non-competitive event presented by the Gisborne Music Teachers group. St Andrew’s Church, Saturday, September 26. Adults $5 for a single session (whole afternoon or evening) or $10 for a season pass to all sessions, and $15 for a season pass for two adults. Siblings and other children free.


A visual live experience. Dome Room, Saturday, September 26, 9pm. Earlybird tickets from eventfinda $15+bf. First release $25+bf, GA $35+bf.

Pianist Liam Furey

Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street. Sunday, September 27, at 2.30pm. $20.

Dave Dobbyn’s Open Up Tour

War Memorial Theatre, Saturday, October 3, 7pm. All tickets bought for the original date are valid for the new date. Tickets $52.50 from Gisborne i-SITE or eventfinda.

NZDC — NZ’s No.1 ACDC Experience

Smash Palace, Saturday, October 3, 9pm. Tickets $25+bf from eventfinda.


Proof by David Auburn

Directed by Dinna Myers. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street.September 17-27. Tickets $24-$28+bf from Gisborne i-SITE or eventfinda. $1 of each ticket sold goes to support people living with dementia in Gisborne.

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web

Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street. Saturday, September 26, 11am.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Directed by Norman Maclean. Unity Theatre, October 2-10. Tickets $25 from i-SITE or eventfinda.

A One Night Stand - Gisborne

Saturday, October 3, 7pm. Evolution Theatre Company.

The Addams Family

Directed by Belinda Campbell. Lawson Field Theatre. December 11-19. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.

At the movies


School Life

The new deputy principal of a Paris suburban middle school is warned by her colleagues that the students are unmotivated and undisciplined, but she sees things differently. Award-winning French comedy-drama. With subtitles.

Romantic Road

A London lawyer and his wife redefine later life by motoring across rural India in their battered 1936 Rolls Royce, falling into company with chaiwallahs and maharajahs, dodging tribal conflicts and battling with border officials to get to a human rights festival in Bangladesh.

The Girl on the Bridge

Documentary film that gives a glimpse into the suicide crisis in New Zealand. It follows the journey of 22-year-old Jazz Thornton, who survived multiple suicide attempts and is now taking on a system she believes is failing her generation.


Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

A supervillain parrot hatches a devious scheme to break the long-standing truce between cats and dogs.


New Zealand film in which Tom Sainsbury plays stoner Dane “Marbles” Marbeck, a hapless character who can see and speak with the dead. Hayden J. Weal, the film’s director, plays a ghost cop who needs Marbles’ help to solve his murder. Weal and Sainsbury also teamed up to write Dead.

The War With Grandpa

A boy will stop at nothing to get his room back from his grandfather, who has come to live with the family after the death of his wife. Stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman and Oakes Fegley.

School Life

The new deputy principal of a Paris school takes a different approach with pupils her colleagues warn her are hopeless cases.

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

Japanese animated adventure film.


New Zealand film Savage follows Danny (Jake Ryan) across three decades of his life, trying to understand the boy who eventually becomes the brutal enforcer of a gang. Porirua-raised writer and director Sam Kelly undertook a huge task of casting “real people” from around the country for the film, seeking authentic characters who could fit into the gang world he had created. Danny is followed through character-defining moments, from a shocked, timid boy to being the leader and enforcer of a violent gang.

After We Collided

American romantic drama film directed by Roger Kumble and starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. It is based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name by Anna Todd and is the sequel to the 2019 film After.

The Australian Dream

AFL legend Adam Goodes shares the story of his life and career to offer a deeper insight into race, identity, and belonging.

The New Mutants

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.


Written, directed and co-produced by Christopher Nolan. An operative of the organisation known as Tenet is tasked with preventing World War 3. Stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh.

This Town

Acquitted of the charge that he murdered his family, a young man tries to rebuild his life while an ex-cop who now owns a petting zoo tries to prove his guilt. The man meets a young woman whose faith in his innocence lends new force to his struggle for an ordinary life.

Pianist Liam Furey: Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street. Sunday, September 27, at 2.30pm. $20. Picture supplied