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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Upcoming Events
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Celebrate Waitangi Day at the Swiss Club … Heidi is keen for many participants, so come along and attend … you will see that they have great fun!!!
5:00 pm Social Evening with Swiss-Kiwi Y... @ Swiss Club
Social Evening with Swiss-Kiwi Y... @ Swiss Club
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Swiss-Kiwi Yodel Group are coming down to the Naki to entertain at our picnic.  We are holding a social evening on Saturday 8th of February where everyone is welcome to come along.  Dinner will cost $15.00 per person with a cash bar available.  Please come along and welcome our visitors and have a chat[...]
11:00 am Picnic @ Swiss Club
Picnic @ Swiss Club
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Our annual picnic … well what can we say?  The committee is so appreciative of the amazing crowds that descend upon Kaponga to come to this great event.  There are plenty of free activities for the children: face painting, pony rides, bottle fishing, schwingen (swiss wrestling), grass skis, our swing and slides … you’re so[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Keglen again … be there at 7.30pm for some fun and laughter … try the 9-pin bowling … enjoy supper!!!
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting @ Swiss Club
Annual General Meeting @ Swiss Club
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The AGM of the Taranaki Swiss Club recaps the past year, and plans ahead for the coming year.  Please come along and have your say, and listen to the discussions … this is YOUR club, so please show your interest and come along.
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