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 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The last night of keglen … make the most of it!!  Heidi will be most happy to see you … enjoy the sport, the chat, the laughter and the supper (remember to bring a plate!).  If you’ve attended enough nights and have been skillful, you may win one of the trophies!!!
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
May 23 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Jassen again at 1.15 … come and enjoy this great pastime!
10:00 am Swiss Society AGM @ AGM of Swiss Society in Hamilton
Swiss Society AGM @ AGM of Swiss Society in Hamilton
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
This is truly a fun-filled weekend heading to Hamilton by bus.  The Australasia Jass Tournament will be held from 9am on Saturday 5th of June, and should there be sufficient interest from Taranaki Swiss Club members the bus will be departing on Friday the 4th of June.  On Saturday a Happy Hour will be held[...]
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jun 13 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Once again, it’s time for a Jass afternoon … come along and enjoy some fun games of cards.   After a few requests for some tuition for learners of the card game, jass, the committee decided to dedicate two sessions (if required more days can be set aside) for this purpose – the 13th and[...]
1:00 pm Small bore Shooting @ Swiss Club
Small bore Shooting @ Swiss Club
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The final of the Championship Shoot starts at 1pm.  Come along and enjoy this Swiss sport, and bring along your children / grandchildren.
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