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Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum, September 26 - November 22.

Te Hono Wai – Where waters meet

Jo Torr explores in costume and textile history cultural exchanges between European and Maori. Tairawhiti Museum until December 6.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers annual exhibition

Tairawhiti Museum until November 10.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23 (excl October 26). Gisborne Artists’ Society members $8 per session or $50 for 8 sessions. Non-members $10 per session. Bring your own sketch pads, pencils and paints.



Covers band at the Cosmopolitan Club. Tomorrow, 8pm. Free entry.

Richard Alexander plays acoustic blues

Saturday, 1.30pm.

Doug Snelling and Tawiri play rock blues, Sunday, 1.30pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery. Bookings essential at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222

Reb Fountain

Dome Room, Sunday, 7pm. Tickets $34.90+bf from BanishedMusic.com or $35 cash from The Aviary.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series

Piano Extravaganza 10. Eight-plus pianists play two, four and even more at a time, on one or more pianos. St Andrew’s Church, Monday, 12.30pm. Optional koha for performers’ expenses and piano maintenance fund.


The Harmonic Resonators

Acoustic, country/folk, family band. House of Breakthrough, October 31, 7pm.Tickets $20. To book call 867 7637 or 027 494 6979.

Anthonie Tonnon presents Rail Land

Sunday, November 1. Depart by train as part of the immersive experience from Gisborne Railway Station at 3pm for the show at Te Whare Maumahara, Muriwai. Tickets $60 from www.eventfinda.co.nz Presented by Arts On Tour New Zealand InCahoots with Gisborne City Vintage Railway and Te Whare Maumahara.

Choral Capers

Gisborne Choral Society presents a celebration of world music and old favourites. St Andrew’s Church, Cobden Street. November 7, 4pm. Koha.

Poverty Bay Blues Club

With special guests David Paquette and Grant Haua. Dome Room, Saturday November 7. Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm.

The Sensational 70s

Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, November 7, 9pm.


The Shows Must Go On

War Memorial Theatre, Sunday, 4.30pm. Tickets from $83.40 available from i-SITE and ticketek.

Tofiga Fepulea’i National Comedy Tour — Sorry Bout It

With award-winning NZ/UK comedian James Nokise. War Memorial Theatre, October 31. Tickets available from i-SITE or ticketek.

The Addams Family

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


Odeon Multiplex

Honest Thief

A professional bank robber (Liam Neeson) agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for a murder rap, he goes on the run to clear his name and bring the crooked agents to justice.

Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity

Documentary celebrating The Three Tenors — Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo — and their debut concert at the ancient baths of Caracalla on the eve of football’s 1990 World Cup final. An audience of 1.6 billion reportedly watched the event, and its recording became the best-selling classical album of all time. This documentary has new interviews and backstage footage, and the viewer is witness to the rivalries and friendships of the opera stars from 1990 to Pavarotti’s death in 2007.

Baby Done

Two arborists are expecting a baby. The father likes the idea but the mother wants to cram in all the experiences she fears she’ll miss out on.


A Vietnamese man living in England returns to Saigon after 30 years away.

I Am Greta

Documentary film about teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg.


Scientists discover that fragments of a comet will hit Earth in a few days, and could cause the extinction of humanity. Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope.

The More You Ignore Me

A mother’s efforts to be a good wife are undermined by her declining mental health.

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 his wife’s death.

The Secret Garden

An orphaned girl finds a magical secret garden on her uncle’s estate.

Hope Gap

A woman’s idyllic life comes crashing down when her husband of 29 years tells her he is leaving her for another woman.


New Zealand film Savage follows Danny across three decades of his life, trying to understand the boy who eventually becomes the brutal enforcer of a gang.

Dome Cinema

The Mystery of Henri Pick

Two years after the death of supposedly illiterate pizza cook Henri Pick, he is hailed as the author of a celebrated novel. Not everyone is convinced that Pick wrote the book, though. Literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche (Fabrice Luchini) sets out to discover the truth behind Pick and the book that bears his name. Dialogue in French and Russian, with subtitles.

Miss Juneteenth

A former beauty queen and single mother prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.


New Zealand film in which Tom Sainsbury plays a hapless character who can see and speak with the dead.

Being John Malkovich

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich as a satirical version of himself, star in this 1999 American fantasy comedy.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series Piano Extravaganza 10. Eight-plus pianists play two, four and even more at a time, on one or more pianos. St Andrew’s Church, Monday, 12.30pm. Optional koha for performers’ expenses and piano maintenance fund.