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Saturday, January 25

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 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/details: See Facebook. See eventspronto.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/r45v7s8

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/

St Andrew's Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. Carpark behind St Andrew's Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

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.

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.

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.

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

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: http://gisbornefarmersmarket.co.nz/

The Moana Ngarimu VC Dart Tournament (& Jan 26). Come along and watch the Open Pairs and Open Singles darts competitions. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 10am, $20/team. Details or to register: Kehu ph 027 617 7505 or email 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 or 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. 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.

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

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

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

Sunday, January 26

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

Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships, 8.30am. See Jan 25.

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

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.

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.

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 at Matawhero Wines. Waikato-based Smokefree Rockfest finalist Naamah Cheiban plays live. 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.

Summer Concert Series. Baritone William King and pianist Bruce Greenfield perform. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu, 2.30pm, $25A, Ch/Stu free. Reservations essential: Gill ph 021 170 7641 or email gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Enterprise Motor Group Bay Bonanza Fishing Contest Weigh-in, approx 3-6pm. See Jan 25.

Head Like A Hole. Wellington-based rock band are joined by Sit Down in Front and The Groundsmen to celebrate Smash's 30th birthday. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $40+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/sc4bf53 or at the bar.

Monday, January 27

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.

Tuesday, January 28

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 25.

Technovation Tairawhiti Open Labs. Supporters, mentors and competitors come along and problem-solve, ideate and app-develop together. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 5.30-7pm, free.

Bayleys Beach Netball League (to Mar 3). Find a shady spot and watch the five-a-side mixed teams battle it out. Churchill Park, Beacon St, 5.30-7.30pm.

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 29

Paul Bosauder: Tierra Y Mar. World-class flamenco musicians explore the limits of flamenco dance, composition and improvisation. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 8.30–10.30pm. Tickets+Bfee: $58.50A, $47.50Snr/Stu ticketek.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/qkha8hc or

Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139.

Thursday, January 30

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 25.

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

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew's Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7.

Friday, January 31

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Jan 25.

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

Sundowner Session. Come along as Vinyl DJ plays some favourite tunes and sample the antipasto platters. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 4-8pm.

Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs (to Feb 1). Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the 7-13s lifesaving rescue events. Midway Beach, near Midway Surf Life Saving Club, 5.30pm.

Live on the Lawn: G ‘n I. Bring a picnic and enjoy easy-listening music. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre Riverbank, 6-8pm, free. Inclement weather: Listen to MoreFM after 3pm.

Hear4U. Live auctions, entertainment and a photography exhibition with a focus on men's mental health and suicide prevention. Ashwood Lounge, The Poverty Bay Turf Club, Makaraka Racecourse, 76A Main Rd, 6.30-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $50, Grant Bros, 69 Gladstone Rd. Fundraiser for the Movember charity.

The Man. A minimalist solo show that uses comedy and theatrics to explore the idea of a modern jester holding court to his fellow citizens. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-8.30pm, R18, $20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/wtnoxp9

Build-a-Band. Let's jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, February 1

Earlybird Market, 6-8am. See Jan 25.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Jan 25.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday. Details: tairawhiticc@gmail.com

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Jan 25.

Gisborne/Tairawhiti Junior Champs, 9am-3pm. See Jan 31.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Jan 25.

Creative Travellers Faire. Handmade arts and crafts; tie-dye, rope, flax, resin, wooden, metal, dream catchers, kid-friendly entertainment, games and food. Childers Rd (check Facebook for location), 9am-5pm.

Gisborne Farmers' Market, 9.30am-12.30pm. See Jan 25.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Jan 25.

Memorial Night: Ashley Scott & Phil Walsh, and Go Karts. 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.

It's Showtime. Various Gisborne locals with songs from Les Miserables, Chicago, Cabaret, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Greatest Showman. A fundraiser to get Gisborne-based Matthew Hatten to the Globe. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7pm. Tickets: $27.50+Bfee from ticketek.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/wnvsysv or Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Absolute Bowie Tribute Band. Come along for Bowie music and hits from Ziggy Stardust to Lazarus and many more in-between. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, $25 from The Aviary (cash-only) or $25+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/vl6kp6y

Superfly Killa and Jurn E. Soul, disco and reggae; a night of dance-floor joy, sweet harmonies and good vibes. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, $10 door sales.

Sunday, February 2

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Jan 26.

Gas Guzzlers' Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine.

Adaptive Surfing. Gisborne Boardriders and Parafed Gisborne Tairawhiti are having a give-it-a-go day for those living with disabilities or impairments. Midway Beach, 9am-midday, free. Register: Facebook link. Details: Shane ph 022 621 8422, shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

The Royal Market. Local craft stalls, coffee and music and parking in the paddock. The Royal Raglan Roast carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, Matawhero, 11am-2pm, weather permitting.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Jan 26.

Wright's Family Fun Day. Bring family and friends along for some family-friendly fun, bouncy castle activities and gourmet pizzas. Wrights Vineyard & Winery Cellar Door, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-5pm, with live music from midday, free entry. Reserve a table: Geoff ph 027 656 8222.

Sunday Music at Matawhero Wines: The Bridge Street Band, 1-3pm. See Jan 26.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Jan 26.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

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