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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1:00 pm Small bore shooting – Ted Napfli... @ Swiss Club
Small bore shooting – Ted Napfli... @ Swiss Club
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Ted Napflin Memorial Shield, another one of our old shoots, will be up for grabs today … give it a go … shooting can be competed by all … the young and the young at heart!!!  All you need is a bit of skill, a steady hand (ladies and juniors have the luxury of[...]
10:00 am Christmas Shoot @ Swiss Club
Christmas Shoot @ Swiss Club
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Christmas Shoot is all about fun for the children and the adults.  For the children Christmas activities will be organised.  Father Christmas will make an appearance after a potluck lunch, and would each parent / grandparent please bring a wrapped and named present for Father Christmas to distribute.  For the older children and adults[...]
5:00 pm Swiss Tour Group @ Swiss Club
Swiss Tour Group @ Swiss Club
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 12:30 am
A touring group from Switzerland will arrive around 5.00pm on the 29th of November with guests being billeted out to Kiwi-Swiss people.  They will have dinner with their hosts.  On the 30th of November the guests can either stay with their hosts or Othmar will take them on a small tour of Taranaki.  A potluck dinner[...]
12:00 pm New Years Eve @ Swiss Club
New Years Eve @ Swiss Club
Dec 31 2018 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 11:00 am
This function has been held in conjunction with the campervan club.  The gates open at lunch time, with happy hour held at 4.00pm.  A barbeque will be available for those who wish to use it and entertainment by way of music and skits will start around 8.00pm. This is a fun-filled evening with an excellent[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen recommences after the Christmas / New Year break.  Come and join Heidi and her loyal supporters … a great, fun-filled evening is in store for you!!!
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