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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10:00 am Christmas Shoot @ Swiss Club
Christmas Shoot @ Swiss Club
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is another well-organised event run by Mark.  Parents / grandparents are asked to bring a small wrapped and named present for their children / grandchildren.  Adults entry fee is $5.00 (this covers the mystery prize draw) and must also bring a wrapped prize worth at least $10.00 (and thus everyone will receive a present[...]
12:00 pm New Years Eve @ Swiss Club
New Years Eve @ Swiss Club
Dec 31 2020 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 1 2021 @ 11:00 am
This event is combined with the Campervanners, hence the gates open at lunchtime.  Happy Hour or hours will be held from 4.00pm (outside if the weather permits) with several jokes being told, and lots of chatting and laughter can be heard!!!  A barbeque is available for those wishing to use this, and then the entertainment starts around[...]
7:30 pm Keglen @ Swiss Club
Keglen @ Swiss Club
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Keglen recommences after a two month break … so come along and enjoy an evening filled with chatting, fun and laughter, and a good supper … oh, keglen is also played!!!
12:00 pm Cowbell Competition semi-final @ Swiss Club
Cowbell Competition semi-final @ Swiss Club
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We will be hosting members of the Wellington Swiss Club for the semi-final of the Cowbell Competition here at the Club house.  After providing participants and supporters with a hearty lunch, the serious business of the competition will commence.  We will need muscly men for the shot put, accurate shooters, accomplished keglers and skillful /[...]
11:00 am PICNIC @ Swiss Club
PICNIC @ Swiss Club
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
This is the biggest day in the Taranaki Swiss Club calendar … the annual picnic … we hope for a beautiful day and, as has been the case in the past few years, a huge crowd!!!  We will have children’s activities – bottle fishing, pony rides and face painting.  There will be barbequed cervelas and bratwurst for[...]
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