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What’s on in Gisborne?

Saturday, February 1

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/

Tahora Horse Sports. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family-friendly day watching the competing horses. Tahora Settlement Road, Rere, 8.30am.

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. 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. 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/Tairawhiti Junior Champs. Find a shady spot along the beach and watch the 7-13s lifesaving rescue events. Midway Beach, near Midway Surf Life Saving Club, 9am-3pm.

Creative Travellers Faire. Handmade arts and crafts; tie-dye, rope, flax, resin, wooden, metal, dream catchers, food, kid-friendly entertainment and games. 470 Childers Rd (old St Mary's convent site), 9am-5pm.

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

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

Ashley Scott Memorial Stockcars, Phil Walsh Memorial Production Saloons and Eastland Kart Club. 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 Mathew Hatten to the Globe. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7pm. Tickets: $27.50+Bfee from ticketek.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/wnvsysv or Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St.

Good Folk Dance. Social folk dance for all ages, no experience, skill or partner required. St Andrew's Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5, plus a pot luck supper plate.

Absolute Bowie Tribute Band. Come along for Bowie hits from Ziggy Stardust to Lazarus. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, R18, $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, good vibes and sweet harmonies. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-midnight, $10 door sales.

Sunday, February 2

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

Gas Guzzlers' Breakfast. Check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sun.

Adaptive Surfing. Gisborne Boardriders and Parafed Gisborne Tairawhiti give-it-a-go day for those living with disabilities or impairments. Midway Beach, 9am-midday, free. Register: Facebook. https://tinyurl.com/u3jdlf9 Details: Shane ph 022 621 8422, shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

Creative Travellers Faire, 9am-5pm. See Feb 1.

Fun Bombing & Grid Landing Competition. Flight students and instructors compete to drop a flour-bomb closest to a target on the ground. Gisborne Aero Club, Gisborne Airport, 10am-3pm.

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. 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.

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, live music from midday with acoustic music from Wairoa performers, free entry. Reserve table: Geoff ph 027 656 8222.

Sunday Music at Matawhero Wines. The Bridge Street Band with live music. 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.

The Maureen Potroz Memorial Concert. Come along and be entertained with singing, dancing, music and comedy. Gisborne Musical Theatre, 99 Innes St, 2pm. Tickets: $20 ph Maree 022 635 1173, Liz 027 282 3310 or Cilla 027 698 2850.

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.

Monday, February 3

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.

Treble Court Cruise Market, approx 3pm start. See Feb 1.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. A roll-up for new or seasoned bowlers. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Tuesday, February 4

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Feb 2.

Community Workshop. A hands-on workshop; learn how to make budget-conscious meals, baking and preserves. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. 69 Central, 69 Peel St, 5.30pm.

Bayleys Beach Netball League (weekly 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.

River Run Series. A 2.5m or 5km kid/walker/runner-friendly run series. Meet; 5.30pm at the Marina carpark, Vogel St, for a 6pm start, $2 entry. Free for Harriers members, or if you bring any fresh produce for spot prizes.

YMP Senior Netball Trials (to Feb 5). Come along and watch, or enter for social or competitive games. Gisborne Netball Courts, 144 Roebuck Rd, 6pm. Details: Paku-Jane ph 027 924 4090.

The Developing Brain. Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis provides a quick snapshot on how your child's brain develops. Gisborne Girls' High School, 555 Gladstone Rd, 7.30-9pm, $35+Bfee from eventfinda.co.nz or https://tinyurl.com/vpesj5k

Poverty Bay Blues Night. A selection of live blues music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, music 8pm, $5 door sales, R18.

Wednesday, February 5

Gisborne Combined Club. Come along if you are an active retiree looking for friendship. Kahutia Bowling Club, 191 Cobden St, 9.30am. Details: Ph Noelene 868 4473 or Dianne 867 4294.

YMP Senior Netball Trials, 6pm. See Feb 4.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Bushmere Arms Public Bar, 673 Matawai Rd, Waerenga a Hika, 7.30pm, ph Chris 027 460 2430.

Thursday, February 6

Treble Court Cruise Market, 9am-2pm. See Feb 1.

Waitangi Whanau Day Out. Alcohol/drug/smoke-free with some of NZs finest artists; Louis Baker, Scribe, Church & AP, The Witchdoctor, Bella Kalolo and Israel Starr. Gisborne Soundshell, Centennial Marine Dr, midday-4pm, free.

Friday, February 7

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME or CFS come along and meet others. CCS, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm, ph Moira 027 457 6923.

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

Queens Come East (& Feb 8). Premiere gender illusionists; big hair, fabulous gowns, great dance numbers and risque comedy. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm, $40 (cash-only) at The Aviary or door sales if tickets are unsold.

The Witchdoctor, Louis Baker and Scribe. Come along for some of the finest NZ acts in one show. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm-late, $25+Bfee at ticketspace.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/rymhntn or $30 door sales, R18.

Saturday, February 8

Earlybird Market, 6-8am. See Feb 1.

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Feb 1.

Waingake Horse Sports. Action-packed fun on horseback, with events for all ages. Food and cash bar available. Follow the signs: Willy & Lou Livingston's property, Gordon Rd, Manutuke. Gate open for registration at 8am, starts 9am.

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

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Feb 1.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Feb 2.

Gisborne Farmers' Market, 9.30am-12.30pm. See Feb 1.

Thunder Out East Race. NZ Offshore Powerboat Series where teams battle for national points. Parade from Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St and boats launched from Tatapouri SFC Ramp: 8-9.30am. Best viewing of race is from Midway Beach: 10am-1.30pm.

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.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Feb 1.

More FM Gisborne Lions Annual Beach Dig. Family-friendly fun; pirate theme, Lions train and BBQ. Proceeds to local charities. Churchill Park, Centennial Marine Drive (between the Old Jail & Olympic Pool), 3-5.30pm, $3 per disc. Gates open/BBQ 3pm, costumes judged 3.30pm, dig 4pm and prize-giving 5pm.

Queens Come East, 8pm. See Feb 7.

Full Moon Dance Party. Dress in white and dance under UV lighting. Featuring Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, Stix & Slyone and Djose. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm-1.30am, $5 door sales, R18.

Sunday, February 9

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Feb 2.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Feb 2.

Sunday Music at Matawhero Wines: Martha and Chris with easy-listening music, 1-3pm. See Feb 2.

Waitangi Day Whanau Day Out concert. Alcohol/drug/smoke-free with some of NZs finest artists; Louis Baker, Scribe (pictured above), Church & AP, The Witchdoctor, Bella Kalolo and Israel Starr. Gisborne Soundshell, Centennial Marine Dr, midday-4pm on Waitangi Day, Thursday, February 6. Free.