Upcoming Events


Poverty Bay Blues Club
Poverty Bay Blues Club is an incorporated club formed to promote, perform and educate people about Blues music in the Gisborne region.

20 November 2017 - 20 February 2018

Gamagori - Gisborne Sister City Photography Competition 2018
Theme: The Young Ones

30 November 2017 - 22 April 2018

GIS Canoe and Tramping Club - Trips Schedule

27 December 2017 - 4 February 2018

Smash Up Summer! 2017-2018
Smash Up Summer in Gizzy is back for 2017 - 2018!


Dome Cinema
For some good old fashioned entertainment, and an experience to engage the senses and capture the imagination, we welcome you to the Dome Cinema!


Odeon Multiplex Cinemas
Enjoy the latest movies in air conditioned comfort at the Odeon!

19 January - 6 February 2018

Summerfest Gisborne
Take advantage of the long summer weekends and enjoy 20 sun, sand and surf based events crammed into 3 sun-drenched weeks offering festival-goers an unparalleled summer experience!

6 January 2018 - 2 June 2018

Gisborne Speedway

12 January - 2 February 2018

Free Concerts
Free concerts in Marina Park!

Saturday 13 January 2018

Live Music at Wrights Winery Cellar Door
Wrights Vineyard & Winery Cellar Door has live music Saturday afternoons with local musicians.

19 & 20 January 2018

Veg and Vines
This is the first conference on plant-based nutrition in New Zealand and it's happening here in Tairawhiti Gisborne!

Saturday 20 January 2018

Jas Josland Album Release Tour
Jas Josland Album Release Tour is hitting Tairawhiti Gisborne at Smash Palace Bar!

Saturday 20 January 2018

Shenandoah Davis at The Dome in Gisborne

Thursday 25 January 2018

Worldwide NZ Film Premier - Broken
Be among the first in New Zealand to see the powerful new Kiwi film at the Worldwide NZ Film Premier of Broken - The Movie in sunny Tairawhiti Gisborne!

Thursday 25 January 2018

Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup
For the first time in NZ, "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer tour of NZ in January 2018!

26 - 28 January 2018

Larsen Sawmilling Showjumping Championships Premier Show
This season the Tairawhiti Gisborne Area is running a Premier show!

27 & 28 January 2018

Wa165 Steam Train Excursion
The Wa165 Steam Train is full steam for an excursion to Muriwai!

28 January 2018

First Light Kai Street Food Festival 2018
First Light Kai Street Food Festival is back and bigger than last time!

Saturday 27 January 2018

Nation 'Pop Vulture' Summer Tour
Catch this fresh and energetic act LIVE at the Dome Bar in Tairawhiti Gisborne!

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish
With so many New Zealanders boasting Ireland as part of their ancestry, a concert that showcases the best of the Irish music and the irrepressible Irish spirit warms the heart and rekindles those Irish roots!

Sunday 11 February 2018

Live music at Matawhero Winery - come and listen to Barleycorn, a local 4-piece Irish-influenced folk band.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts
Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas and they're bringing their show to us here in Tairawhiti Gisborne!

Thursday 15 February 2018

Michael Jackson History Show
Come and celebrate the life and talent of the King of Pop with this casino-class production that features a live international band, fully choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and brilliant effects.

Sunday 18th February 2018

Interislander Summer Festival Gisborne Races
Wrap up your summer with a great day at Interislander Summer Festival Gisborne Races.

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
This iconic annual event is part of the world’s largest U16 triathlon series.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Kevin Bloody Wilson "Almost Awesome" Tour
See Australia’s most unique International comedy legend!

Sunday 4 March 2018

Teddy Bear's Picnic
Bring a bear and a picnic and enjoy the fun in the beautiful surroundings of Eastwoodhill Arboretum!

7 & 8 March 2018

Thrive in Gisborne
Come together, share wisdom, build networks, and plan how to create a positive future in your community — founded on learning to Thrive!

Saturday 10 March 2018

The D4
Auckland rock and rollers The D4 are back after a 10 + year absence to put some s-s-s-sock! into your soul.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Operatunity Presents: Rat Pack Returns!
Three talented young singers led by crowd pleaser Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and accompanied by a full band will pay tribute to three of the greatest contemporary artists of the 20th century

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Food Lovers Masterclass
Lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste.

Friday 6 April 2018

Shaun Kirk - Howlin At the Moon Single Launch Tour

10 to 16 April 2018

Ice Skate Tour at Makaraka School
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience!

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll
The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before!

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Operatunity: Because You Asked for It!
We invite you to design this concert with us by requesting your favourite tune or the one you most want to hear in Because You Asked For It!

14 - 15 April 2018

The Extravaganza Fair
Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair!

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
Australia's most wanted comedian is back presenting Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to Tairawhiti Gisborne!

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals
Our music theatre specialists bring you The Golden Era of Musicals, from Show Boat and the Student Prince through to My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, when melody was truly king!

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz
Fabulous, fun and frenetic bluegrass fiddling!

October 2019

Te Hā 1769 - 2019 Sestercentennial
Join us at the ‘Cut’ for a ceremony to launch the opening of the Te Hā Commemoration Events Programme.

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
Some of New Zealand's finest artists singing some of the most famous opera of all time!

29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019

Rhythm & Vines
New Zealand’s biggest music festival, held at the stunning Waiohika Estate