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What's on in Gisborne

Crystal Palace ft Sly Chaos, Yancey & Willy Mav

Dome Bar, Saturday. An intimate showcase of drum and bass and electronic music.

St Andrew’s Concert Series

St Andrew’s Church, Sunday, 2pm. Gisborne Highland Pipe Band. A concert to celebrate 100 years of Highland pipe bands in Tairawhiti. Admission free/koha to performers.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

Performed by Auckland-based pianist Ya-Ting Liou. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Sunday, 4pm. $25 entry.


Gisborne Floral Art Society Christmas exhibition

Lawson Field Theatre, November 28-29, 9am-4pm. $5 entry, cash only.

Long River Swing

David Paquette with Ben Wilcock and Wil Sargisson. Gaiety Theatre, Saturday, November 28, 7pm.

Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, November 29, 2pm.

Entry $35. Book at i-SITE Wairoa or phone 06 838 7440. Or phone Tairawhiti Museum on 867 3832.

Summer Soundcheck

Brazilbeat, Paws, Dizfunk, Slyone, Stix, DJose. DJs on two stages, multimedia, prizes and giveaways. Smash Palace, Saturday, November 28, 9pm. Tickets $10 from eventfinda.

Lazy Soundcheck

Sunshine Brewery have put together a $400 prize to help Lazy Fifty fundraise for a new album.Tickets $10 from the Taproom or givealittle.co.nz/cause/lazy-fundraiser. Every $10 donation gets you an entry in the draw. Neighborhood Pizzeria, Sunday, November 29, 5pm.

Gisborne International Music Competition

War Memorial Theatre. First round begins Monday, November 30, 2pm and 7pm. Admission free for the first round, semi-final and final.

Sea Mouse + Set Waves

Dome Bar, Saturday, December 5, 8pm. Tickets $15 from undertheradar.co.nz or $20 on the door.


Punch Me In The Face

Learn hand-to-hand stage combat basics in a one-day workshop for ages 15+. You’ll get to use your new skills in an original scene. Pack a bottle of water and a light lunch. Please wear sensible shoes (no jandals or heels) and loose-fitting clothing that you are not afraid to roll around in. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, 11am – 2.30pm. $25.

The Addams Family

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


On the Wright track

Pen and ink drawings by Leigh Wright. Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road.

Parsing Binaries — JB Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street

A collaborative project from Shannon Novak and Daniel Metcalfe.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23. 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.

Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum until 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.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz,

or telephone 869-0635

Odeon Multiplex


Obnoxious, spoiled rich kid Billy lives with his grandmother and craves attention from his absentee father. After he finds a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking, he hires a hitman to kill Santa (Mel Gibson).

Made in Italy

A father (Liam Neeson) and son are at odds over renovations to a Tuscan house, left to the son by his mother.

The Secrets We Keep

A woman trying to rebuild her life with her husband in post-war New York is convinced she has seen a war criminal in her neighbourhood, and takes action.


A girl and a serial killer unintentionally change bodies in supernatural slasher-comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn.

Combat Wombat

Australian animated adventure that is reported to be surprisingly adult in its appeal.


Sam Neill and Michael Caton play feuding brothers forced to join forces to save their sheep.

I Am Woman

Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays Helen Reddy as she makes her way in the US music industry — from the time she arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter to the time she records feminist anthem I Am Woman.

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

Ip Man counted Bruce Lee among his students, and the Ip Man films are a reimagining of his exploits at various stages of his life. In this one he is a police officer in China at the time of the Japanese invasion.

Honest Thief

A professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But two FBI agents set him up for a murder rap.


Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope of escape from the impact of a comet on Earth.

The War With Grandpa

A boy will stop at nothing to get his room back from his grandfather, who is staying with the family after his wife’s death.

Dome Cinema

She is the Ocean

Documentary focusing on the lives of nine women and their love of the sea. Fully booked.

Lucky Grandma

Grandma Wong (Tsai Chin), a New York octogenarian, is told by a fortune-teller that an auspicious day is on its way. She withdraws her life savings and goes to the casino. There she does rather well. Then, when the old man next to her dies, she finds herself with a cash-filled duffel bag seemingly without an owner. The local triads say the money is theirs, so Grandma Wong hires muscle.

A Son

Terrorist-inflicted injury to the son of a well-off Tunisian couple causes tension and heartache.

Private Property

Far Out Film Night offering. Two drifters terrorise a woman in her home. Released in 1960 to a hostile reception, then rediscovered, restored and, in 2015, re-released to acclaim. Stars Corey Allen, Warren Oates and Kate Manx.

Gisborne Highland Pipe Band are celebrating 100 years of Highland pipe bands in Tairawhiti with a concert at St Andrew's Church. It starts at 2pm and admission is free/koha to performers. File picture by Liam Clayton