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Rewire! Improvisation Workshop

A classical creative workshop with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra first violinist, Cathy Irons. Open to all musicians who play orchestral instruments (except drums/percussion/piano). Bring your instrument, music stand, pencil, eraser, manuscript paper — and a sense of adventure.Tonight, 7pm, Gisborne Girls' High School room 25 (next to hockey turf). Entry through Stanley Road gate. Registration essential through https://forms.gle/VcmuGzfitTzh9EYz6. Adults $20, students $10.

Mistletoe, Mayhem and Murder

The “usual suspects” are at it again. Can you solve this whodunnit? Unity Theatre, November 26 – December 4. Tickets on sale at Gisborne i-SITE or on eventfinda.co.nz


Rhythm n' Lines

Evening classes have been confirmed. Wednesday, 5.30pm, St Mark's Church, 776 Childers Road. $5 entry for class, or gold coin if you have just come to practise. Wear your masks until you're dancing, and bring some water and a phone or pen to sign in.

Dramatic Skies: Cirrus with NZTrio

Tuesday, December 7, 12.30pm and 7pm. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Tickets $25 and $15 for students from eventfinda.co.nz or Gisborne i-SITE. CANCELLED

Summer Frequencies

Summer Frequencies Festival will host some of the biggest names in Kiwi music including House Of Shem, DJ Noiz, Tomorrow People, Ardijah, Herbs, Scribe, Che Fu and Three Houses Down. January 7 and 8, Gisborne Soundshell. Tickets from ticketspace.co.nz

SmashFest X 2022

The tenth instalment brings the best underground metal and rock acts New Zealand has to offer, over a festival weekend at an exclusive campground with an array of unique and eclectic festival entertainment that will blow your minds. January 7 and 8, Smash Palace. Tickets from eventfinda.


She Kills Monsters

Directed by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is Evolution Theatre's latest production. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, December 2 – 12. Tickets available from trybooking.com

Rock of Ages audition

Gisborne Centrestage clubrooms, 260 Childers Road, December 4 and 5, from 10am.


The Creative Gene

Heather Van Wyk and Raymond Crafts. Tairāwhiti Museum, opening tomorrow, 5.30pm.

Calligraphy Masterclass

Lysnar House, Saturday, 9.30am, $60. Contact Kath McLaughlin on mikecat52@gmail.com or call 867 5366 to book.

Pae Kouka — Beyond the Gate

A celebration of artwork created by Tauira at the Whirikoka campus. Artworks available for purchase, cash only. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Whirikoka campus, 10am to 2pm weekdays, 6pm to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Faces of the Coast

Exhibition to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. All proceeds to support the Mahia Wave Warriors. JBC Cafe, 14 Lowe Street, 7.30am to 2 or 3pm Monday to Saturday.

Weathered Beauty

Sarah Gordon's Weathered Beauty is an expression of rural thoughts and memories of two Manutūkē farms, and their family. Tairāwhiti Museum until November 28.


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery until December 4.

We Can't Stop Now

Handmade prints by 31 past and present members of the Gisborne Printmakers Group celebrate 45 years of printmaking in the Lysnar House Studios. Tairāwhiti Museum until December 5.


Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager realises one day in a shower that she has a beautiful voice. Quitting her job and long-time boyfriend, she travels to Scotland to undergo intense training with a former opera diva and fierce competition from other singers.

The Pinkies are Back

The Pink Dragons, an Auckland-based dragon-boating team of breast cancer patients, feature in this New Zealand-made documentary. After having to put out a mixed team with some paddlers who were not breast cancer patients, the paddlers are determined to assemble a 100 percent breast cancer boat.

The Rose Maker

A French comedy film about a once-successful rose grower on the brink of bankruptcy. She hires three workers with no horticultural skills and must train them to help save her business.


Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Woody Harrelson plays a deranged serial killer who hosts an alien symbiote. Tom Hardy's Brock and his symbiote, Venom, respond.Scenes after closing credits reportedly worth the wait.

A Boy Called Christmas

Nikolas goes to the snowy north searching for his father, who was looking for the village of the elves. Taking with him a reindeer and a pet mouse, Nikolas meets his destiny. Stars Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig, Toby Jones and Stephen Merchant.

Petite Maman

After her grandmother dies, Nelly is taken to her mother's childhood home. While her parents clean out the house, Nelly explores the surrounding woods and meets Marion, to whom she bears a striking resemblance. While they become fast friends, their eerie similarities yield revelations that merge events of the past with those of the present.

Antim: The Final Truth

Hindi-language thriller about the face-off between a Sikh policeman (Salman Khan) and a gangster (Aayush Sharma).


Malayalam-language film based on the life of Sukumara Kurup, one of the most wanted men in the Indian state of Kerala.

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager (Danielle Macdonald) realises one day in a shower that she has a beautiful voice. Leaving her job and long-time boyfriend, she travels to Scotland, where she undergoes intense training with a former opera diva (Joanna Lumley) and fierce competition from other singers.

The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in a modern western film written and directed by New Zealander Jane Campion and based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel. A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son.

Last Night in Soho

A young woman is able to enter the 1960s, where she meets an aspiring singer. But swinging London is not what it seems. Stars New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Terence Stamp and Diana Rigg.


After the return of half the population in Avengers: Endgame ignites “the emergence”, the Eternals — an immortal alien race created by the Celestials and secretly resident on Earth for over 7000 years — must reunite to protect humanity.

Ron's Gone Wrong

A socially awkward schoolboy receives a robot named Ron that's supposed to be his best friend. When Ron starts to malfunction, a shady executive sets out to protect his company's stock price.

No Time to Die

James Bond, having left active service with MI6, is recruited by the CIA to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which leads to a showdown with a powerful adversary.