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What’s on in Gisborne?

Saturday, January 18

Earlybird Market. Fresh seasonal fruit and veges, pickles, plants and other goods. Alfred Cox Park, 204 Grey St, 6-8am, $5 stall. Proceeds go to local charities.

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Wainui Junior Carnival. Find a shady spot on the beach and watch 7 to 14-year-olds participate in beach and water events. Wainui Surf Life Saving Club, 11 Moana Rd, Okitu, 8.30-11.30am.

Wairoa A&P Show. Find a shady spot and watch equestrian events, shearing, dog trials and more. Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Ruataniwha Rd, 8.30am-4pm. Kid-friendly entertainment after 4pm. Entry fee subject to change: $5, free for u/5s. See Facebook page for details.

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open Tournament (to Jan 19). Two-day polo tournament with visiting North Island teams. Poverty Bay Polo Club, 130 Bushmere Rd, Matawhero, 9am, free entry. Family-friendly barbecue on Jan 19.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. Work in a fully equipped woodwork or carpentry workspace. Tairawhiti Menzshed, cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-3pm. Details: Ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Gisborne Farmers' Market. Grown or produced locally; vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, baking, eggs, meat, fish, flowers, seedlings and more. Cnr Stout & Fitzherbert Sts, 9.30am-12.30pm. Details: www.gisbornefarmersmarket.co.nz

Sewing Bee. Creative sewers required to sew, knit and crochet patterns for Australian wildlife. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am-1pm, free. Bring: own scissors, pen, mug; tea and coffee available.

Live Music at Wrights. Locally-based The Bridge Street Band will be playing a mix of blues, rock, pop and country. Wrights Vineyard & Winery Cellar Door, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-4pm, free entry. Reserve a table; Geoff ph 027 656 8222. Family-friendly; with gourmet pizzas.

Tennis for players of all skill levels. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

More FM Gisborne Lions Annual Beach Dig. Due to wet weather this event has been postponed. A new date is yet to be confirmed.

NZ Sidecar Champs, TQ Masters and Classic Stockcars. Come along for a great night of speedway racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50Fam (2A+3C), $20A, $10Snr, $8 5-15s, u/5s free.

N8VSoul NZ Tour. Come along for some reggae-influenced electronic and dub vibes. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm-midnight, R18, $15 at the door.

Sunday, January 19

Gisborne Thistle Golf Day: Judy O'Rourke Trophy. Visitors are welcome to join in for a great day of golf. Gisborne Park Golf Club, 69 Cochrane St, 7am-9.30am for a two-tee start, $20/round. Register at the golf club.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Historic Places Tairawhiti Bus Tour. Join HPT members and look at Wairoa's historic buildings, churches and the Wairoa Museum. Bus leaves Bright St bus stop at 8.30am, returns 4.30pm, $90 non-members; incl lunch and bus. Register at info@hpt.org.nz

Poverty Bay Polo Club Open Tournament, 9am-8pm. See Jan 18.

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Local artisans selling their creations: batik, beadwork, cards, jewellery, photography, quilting, sewing and woodwork. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 111 Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm. Eftpos available.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Details: Topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Lions Express Train Rides. Take the kids for a train ride around the playground and lake. Start: near Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm, $2.

Sunday Music with Neil Smoker. Acoustic guitar and vocals. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings: Ph 867 6140. Gourmet platters available.

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 SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20A, $10u/12s, limit 25. Details: Brian ph 027 474 9360.

Monday, January 20

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Badminton, Yr 11-13 players, 7-9pm, $8 Snr, $6 Yr 11-13, $80 Subs, ph 021 216 6700.

Holiday Open Fun Gym (& Jan 22). For ages 4-13 to bring friends and have fun; tumble track or trampoline, swing on rings and bars, climb up ropes. Gisborne Gymnastics Club, Electrinet Sports Centre, cnr Aberdeen & Stanley Rds, 9am-midday, $10/child, email gisgymoffice@gmail.com or Nic ph 021 031 9606.

Summer Holiday Workshop (to Jan 24). Action-packed workshop from film-making to game development, music creation to virtual reality. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 9am-midday, $30/child/workshop. Register: Ph 777 0522 or admin@tonuicollab.com

Oscar Holiday Programme (to Jan 24). Activities for ages 5 to 13-years, including art, board games, books, cooking, crafts, playground fun, water fun and more. YMCA, Corner Childers & Roebuck Rd, 9am-3.45pm, $45/child per day. See Facebook and register at the YMCA Office.

Tairawhiti Script Writers' Workshop (to Jan 21). Come along and learn some new skills with Kath Akuhata-Brown and Tearepa Kahi. Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 630 Childers Rd, 9am-5pm, $20. Register: pa@ngaahowhakaari.co.nz

Kids Holiday Drama Workshop (to Jan 24). Learn all things theatrical with games, skits and activities, while having fun and growing acting skills. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St. Ages 6-10; 10.30am-midday. Ages 11-16; midday-5pm. $45/week. Register: https://evolutiontheatre.org.nz/

Splash in the Park. Fun water activities for tamariki; bring togs, towel, a change of clothes and have fun with water. Blackpool Park, 11 Blackpool St, 1-4pm, free. Various agencies will be attending with fun activities.

Eastland Toastmasters. A friendly club for confidence in public speaking. Arohaina, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.30-7pm.

Tuesday, January 21

Tamariki For Change (& Jan 23). House of Science and Mihi Hannah present hands-on workshop for 7 to 12-year-olds to explore climate change and electric future. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 9-10am & 1-2pm, gold coin koha.

Summer Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See Jan 20.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 18.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 9am-3.45pm. See Jan 20.

Tairawhiti Script Writers' Workshop, 9am-5pm. See Jan 20.

Inner Vibrance Workshop (& Jan 23). For girls aged 8-13/over to learn wellbeing and empowerment skills. Reset Yoga Studio, Level 2, PBC, 38 Childers Rd. Ages 8-12; 10.30am-1pm, $30 per child. See Jan 23 for ages 13/over. See https://www.innervibrance.net/ or register at innervibrancelight@gmail.com

Surfing for Farmers. Get off-farm for some quality downtime, learn to surf if you don't already, have a BBQ and catch up. Midway Beach (meet beside Midway Surf Life Saving Club), 5.30-7.30pm, free.

Wednesday, January 22

Holiday Open Fun Gym, 9am-midday. See Jan 20.

Summer Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See Jan 20.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 9am-3.45pm. See Jan 20.

Rosier Live. Montreal-based quintet band with traditional folk, indie, jazz and bluegrass. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7pm. Tickets: $20, The Aviary (cash-only), or $23+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz

Revitalising the Maori Calendar. Learn about the traditional calendar and the effect climate change has on it with speaker Dr Pauline Harris. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7-10pm, free. Registration essential at eventbrite.co.nz

Thursday, January 23

Tamariki For Change, 9-10am & 1-2pm. See Jan 21.

Summer Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See Jan 20.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 21.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 9am-3.45pm. See Jan 20.

Casual Badminton Group. Come along for a game and to meet other players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, $4. Details: Raewynne ph 027 256 4351 or eastland.association@gmail.com

Inner Vibrance Workshop, 9:30am-12pm for ages 13/over. See Jan 21.

Friday, January 24

Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships (to Jan 26). Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships. Grand Prix Show with national series classes, horse and pony Grand Prix, and New Zealand vs Australia Young Rider test. A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 8.30am, free entry.

Summer Holiday Workshop, 9am-midday. See Jan 20.

Oscar Holiday Programme, 9am-3.45pm. See Jan 20.

Enterprise Motor Group Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in (to Jan 26). Watch the catch of the day being unloaded from boats in the contest. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Shed 2, Inner Harbour, approx 3-6pm during the competition.

30th Birthday Reunion: Smash (to Jan 26). Join the celebration and enjoy live music. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, Jan 24; 3pm to Jan 26; 11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $150 for 3/days; incl three dinners, Sunday lunch, entertainment and a commemorative reunion handle. Register: Facebook page or www.smashpalacebar.com/

Teen Girls' Surf Club (to Feb 7). Beginner/intermediate surfers aged 12-18 will learn to surf with female coaches. Midway Surf Life Saving Club, Midway Beach, 3.30-5.30pm, $10/session, free for members. Register: Facebook or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com

Live on the Lawn: Gisborne Country Music Club. Bring a picnic and enjoy some country music. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre Riverbank, 6-8pm, free. Inclement weather: Listen to MoreFM after 3pm.

Rebuild-a-Band. With two bands from back in the day; Nervous Surgeons and Four Strokes. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, R18. Tickets: $10+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz

Saturday, January 25

Earlybird Market, 6-8am. See Jan 18.

Gisborne Boardriders: Dune Dogz Dunga Derby. Surfing competition for various ages, bring your pre-1980 8ft-plus boards, 7.30am-2pm, $20 non-members. Where to meet, or for details: See Facebook. Register before Friday, Jan 24 at eventspronto.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Jan 18.

St Andrew's Car Boot Sale, 8am-midday. See Jan 18.

Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships, 8.30am. See Jan 24.

Tautua Arts Hip-hop Dance Workshop. For ages 5/over. Palmerston North-based tutors Sydney and Jay Pelman teach hip-hop. Tautua Arts, 100 Grey St, 8.45am-3pm, $5/session or $10/day. Register on Facebook.

Treble Court Cruise Market. Check out the local stalls and cultural performance. Treble Court, 9am-2pm. Market will be cancelled if ship can't dock. Stallholder inquiries: Lana at lana@trusttairawhiti.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 18.

Gisborne Farmers' Market, 9.30am-12.30pm. See Jan 18.

The Moana Ngarimu VC Dart Tournament (& Jan 26). Watch, or put a team together. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 10am, $20/team. Details/register: Kehu ph 027 617 7505 or admin@gisbornersa.co.nz

Gisborne Woodturners' Group. Come along and work in the workshop or see what the group does. Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool carpark, Nelson Rd, 10am-2pm. Details: Bill ph 027 450 7719 or gizzywheelers@gmail.com

Clothes Swap. Trade in those clothes that no longer spark joy and walk away with a new outfit. Fundraiser to place a Seabin in the Gisborne Marina. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach Rd, 10am-3pm, $5 entry.

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $3, ph John 868 9658.

Live Music at Wrights. Come along and be entertained by a locally-based musician. Wrights Vineyard & Winery Cellar Door, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 1.30-4pm, free entry. Reserve a table; Geoff ph 027 656 8222. Family-friendly; with gourmet pizzas.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Jan 18.

Enterprise Motor Group Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in, approx 3-6pm. See Jan 24.

James Peden: Glow In The Dark. Melbourne artist performs original upbeat, lively electronic synth-pop songs. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.45pm, free entry.

Sunday, January 26

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Jan 19.

Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships, 8.30am. See Jan 24.

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8A, $5Ch. Details: Ph Rose 027 777 0782.

The Moana Ngarimu VC Dart Tournament, 10am-7pm. See Jan 25.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Jan 19.

Tairawhiti Multicultural Council: Fundraiser for the Australian Bushfire Appeal. Meals will be sold in support of the appeal outside Bollywood Restaurant, 355 Gladstone Rd, 11.30am-1.30pm, $10/meal, with $5 per meal being donated.

Sunday Music with Naamah Cheiban. Waikato-based Smokefree Rockfest regional finalist. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Bookings: Ph 867 6140. Gourmet platters available.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Jan 19.

Enterprise Motor Group Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in, approx 3-6pm. See Jan 24.

This Saturday, January 18, there is a Sewing Bee on at HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am-1pm (free). Bring: own scissors, pen, mug; tea and coffee available. Creative sewers are needed to sew, knit and crochet patterns for Australian wildlife. Above, a vet treats an injured koala at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, on Friday, January 10, 2020. AAP Image by David Mariuz