Taranaki Swiss Club

The Taranaki Swiss Social Club Incorporated was formed in 1952 “to conserve, promote and advance the cultural standards of citizens of Swiss blood living within New Zealand“.  It would also provide opportunities for the meeting together of citizens of Swiss blood in social, cultural or sporting gatherings.  The club would assist persons of Swiss blood to understand the obligations of New Zealand citizenship and to help introduce new settlers of Swiss blood into the New Zealand way of life.


In 1981 our Club house at Grace Avenue, Kaponga, was officially opened, and we are thankful that our members had the foresight and determination to build such a beautiful Club house.  The Club house had been planned and built over several years, and is situated on 1.5 hectares of land.  Our grounds are well maintained and have many trees and gardens adorning its land.

Currently our membership stands at just over 325; many members being actively involved in the various activities organised by our committee of fourteen.  We offer shooting – small bore and karabiner (big bore), keglen (9 pin bowling), jassen (Swiss cards), and various social functions (picnic, meals etc).  We have several sporting activities including Swiss Society competitions, Schwingen (swiss wrestling at our picnic) and the Cowbell Competition.  Our Club is very fortunate to have a Singing and Entertainment group which provides a varied programme for other clubs and organisations from New Plymouth to Waverley; we have also provided lunch and entertainment at our Club house for various groups who have enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food!!!  Our many talented musicians happily entertain at our various functions, and we are so lucky to have them!  We are thrilled that many younger people have joined the Taranaki Swiss Club over the past few years, and we look forward to seeing them at our many events.

See our upcoming events and venture out to Kaponga to participate in one of our many functions!!!

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7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen … hopefully the coronavirus problems will be behind us and we can all enjoy participating in Club functions again.  See you at keglen … we will advise if functions will not be held in May by the end of April.
4:00 pm Fondue Evening @ Swiss Club
Fondue Evening @ Swiss Club
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Well, that fabulous Fondue Evening is once again here!!!  We will serve fondue and / or cervelas with an amazing selection of salads from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  This is a superb dinner at a VERY good price!!!  In the past we have attracted great crowds, so for, catering purposes and seating arrangements, we would love[...]
11:00 am Swiss Society Competitions @ Swiss Club
Swiss Society Competitions @ Swiss Club
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Swiss Society Competitions will be held today from 11.00am.  The sporting disciplines are small bore shooting, shot put, keglen (9-pin bowling) and jassen.  Every person who enters three of the four disciplines will go into the draw for a dinner at the Swiss Club … so come and try as many of the disciplines[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come again to Keglen … Heidi would love to see you.  Have fun, a good chat with friends and acquaintances, plenty of laughter and a good supper.  The more participants, the better the competition!!!
9:30 am Swiss Society AGM @ Auckland Swiss Club
Swiss Society AGM @ Auckland Swiss Club
May 30 @ 9:30 am – Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm
The AGM of the Swiss Society of New Zealand, together with the final of the Cowbell Competition (which we will only be WATCHING!!!) will be hosted by the Auckland Swiss Club this year.  Othmar is organising a bus (cost and departure time to be advised) and we would love to get a good muster of[...]
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