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 350; 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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Upcoming Events
7:00 pm Swiss National Day celebrations @ Swiss Club
Swiss National Day celebrations @ Swiss Club
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
We are celebrating the Swiss National Day on the 31st of July with great music and singing, a wonderful tombola (swiss raffle) and an amazing supper of fine meats, cheese boards and a great selection of sweets.  This is certainly a MUST on your Swiss Club calendar.  Come along and chat and laugh with friends[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen recommences for the season … come along and enjoy a chat with fellow Kiwi-Swiss, a game or two of skittles and a fine supper.  Heidi looks forward to seeing you.
1:00 pm Small bore Shooting @ Swiss Club
Small bore Shooting @ Swiss Club
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mark is hosting the Trudi Ott Belt Shoot and the Championship Shoot from 1pm.  Come along and bring your children / grandchildren to try this great Swiss sport.  Mark is more than happy to share his knowledge and help with coaching.  The Trudi Ott Belt is one of our coveted trophies, so why not come[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen again … come and enjoy!
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen at the Swiss Club … what else would you be doing … so come along and have a bit of fun, try your best at skittles and enjoy a bite afterwards.  Your participation is appreciated!!!
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