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
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Keglen again … come along and join this happy crowd!!
5:00 pm Fondue Evening @ Swiss Club
Fondue Evening @ Swiss Club
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Our Fondue Evening is always a raging success.  Although Cheese Fondue is the main meal, we also offer cervelas and a huge variety of salads … you are welcome to enjoy both or just one … whatever your palate enjoys and your taste buds relish!!!  Dinner is served between 6.00pm and 8.00pm, with our cash[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Heidi looks forward to seeing you …
11:00 am Swiss Society Competitions @ Swiss Club
Swiss Society Competitions @ Swiss Club
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Swiss Society Competitions allow competitors to undertake shot put, shooting (small bore), keglen and jassen.  There is a separate competition for juniors aged 15 years and younger.  The top 20% will be presented with a medal (at a later date) so the more competitors taking part, the better the odds of gaining a medal. [...]
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
May 26 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Walter hosts the Jassen at the Club house.  All competitors must be seated by 1.15pm to enjoy some fun games of cards, although there is a cup at stake … so give it your best shot!!!  Please bring a plate for afternoon tea.  Some further friendly card games will be played after a bite and[...]
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