Merlins Netball have been part of The Papanui
Club for 8 years. We have senior social teams, junior
teams starting at under 11 and competitive
teams in 2nd grade. We are the only netball
club in the area and our junior teams practice
at Isleworth School. Visit our Facebook page for
more details: facebook.com/MerlinsNetball/
The Committee and members of the
SeniorNet North-West Christchurch (Inc) a
section of the Papanui Club Inc invite you to
view our new and exciting website created
by our members.
We are now playing at the Canterbury Table
Tennis Stadium 294 Blenheim Road Upper
Riccarton. Every Tuesday night from 7-10pm until
27th September 2016. Interclub starts Tuesday
5th April which is every 2nd week. We play
home and away games and every Tuesday night
is a Club night for players not in a team. We have
3 teams entered in the Inter-club 1 ‘A’, 1 ‘B’ + 1 ‘C’
The walking section caters for any member of The Papanui Club who likes meeting people and keeping fit in a friendly environment. We walk on Monday and Wednesday evening meeting at the club at 7pm by the main entrance. The Sunday walk is a little longer and during the cooler months once daylight savings finishes we meet at 9:30am in Glasnevin Dr by the angle parking beside the park. We then car pool to where we are walking from. During the summer months we meet at 9am. Once a year we have a walking trip away.
We meet on the second Monday of each
month at 7pm. One month is a food meeting
and the next month is a wine meeting.
The food can be anything from seafood to
chocolate, with the wine coming from
anywhere in NZ. Generally a wine maker
comes and speaks to us and brings us their
wines for us to try and buy.
For food months we try and select local
people/businesses to come and let us try their
products. We are open to any members asking
us to invite someone. We also have a Wine and
Food club shirt & encourage as many members
as possible to buy one at a cost of $45 so when
we go on bustrips, we can all wear them. If you
are interested in joining please don’t hesitate
to get in touch.
Update on our Christmas function for 2016
Wow what a great night was had on Monday night the 12th December for the Wine and Food Christmas Function. We had 100 members plus partners turn up for such a fun night. Leno played music starting at 7p.m. and it wasn't long before all those with nimble feet were up on the dance floor.
Dinner was from the Carvery with a great choice of foods to cater for everyone - no-one left hungry!
A huge selection of raffles were sold and drawn with many happy members taking home Scratchie Christmas trees - let's hope some won a bit of money!
Spot prizes were given out to crazy Christmas hats, great dancers and various other reasons.
Helen and Wayne Lovell were given a huge big Christmas basket full of goodies for all the great work that they do for our section, and very appreciative they were for this........Roll on 2017!
The Indoor Bowls Section meets each Monday evening in the Club Meeting Rooms with activities starting at 7-30 pm. Please phone Dave McKay 3597209 or Bob Bennett 3523338 for more information.
All new members welcome.
Our season runs from early March until late September and we have home and away visits with other clubs. Members can enter in competitions arranged by the Canterbury Indoor Bowls Association and/or the Chartered Clubs Association. We also have a regular Ladies tournament played at Kaiapoi Club on the last Thursday of each month April – September inclusive. Club nights are a mix of various types of competitions with teams being drawn from members present on the night.
Season subscription are $45 for members who do not wish to be affiliated with the Canterbury Indoor Bowls Assn. (CIBA) or $65 for affiliated players. Members are requested to assist with clearing away mats and bowls at the end of each evening.
The annual subscription is $160 for existing
bowlers and $60 for first year bowlers.
Application forms for the Bowling Club are
available at the Papanui Outdoor Bowls pavilion.
Facilities at the bowling club are of the highest
standard with the greens being used daily
between late Sept and early April. Over the last
few years we have hosted the NZ Nationals
Outdoor Bowls Tournaments, Bowls NZ Men’s
and Ladies Nationals Clubs NZ fours Nationals
Clubs NZ South Island Ladies Fours Nationals
(2009 and 2010). We have a very full bowling
programme scheduled during the playing
season - Club and open tournaments, Men’s
and Women’s Championships.
Subscription is $10 a year and new members are always welcome. We send players to four Club NZ tournaments each year. National Crib and National Euchre. South Island Crib and South Island Euchre (Steinlager). Interclub runs from 9th May to end of August each year (approx).
Monday afternoon 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Flag 500.
Tuesday afternoon 1pm - 3:15pm - Crib
Wednesday afternoon 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Euchre
Everyone can play darts, so why not join our
friendly and social section? We are always on
the lookout for new members to play social
darts or to join one of our many teams and
play Interclub Competition. We currently have
9 teams covering all grades of ability from
beginners through to the best. All email
correspondence to email@example.com
The Fishing section is a group of like-minded
individuals who participate in a various styles
of fishing. Throughout the year we take part in
a variety of competitive and social tips, two of
which are set aside as ‘family’ trips. If you want
to find out more about the section, please
contact our president or come along to one of
our meetings which are held on the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
The Gardening section meets the second Wednesday of every month. We have some
interesting speakers on quite a number of subjects from planting bulbs to growing flowers, vegetables and pruning trees. We also go on outings to gardens around the city. Our subs are $5 yearly and we meet at The Papanui at 7pm to 8:30pm followed by supper.
The Golf Section has a Sunday Tournament
every month of the year except January.
Visitors are more than welcome to join us at
any of the tournaments. Green fees are kept
to a minimum, being only $15 and the
subscription to join the Golf Section is $10 yearly.
We cater for Golfers of all abilities, with
divisions from those on single figure handicaps
right through to intermediates, juniors, ladies
and a separate non-handicapped division.
Don’t forget the first law of Golf
- No matter how bad your last shot was,
the worst is yet to come. This law does not
expire on the 18th hole, since it has the
supernatural tendency to extend over the
course of a tournament, a summer and,
eventually, a lifetime.
Papanui Paraders Leisure Marching Team was
established in 2001. At present the team has
12 members but at times has had as many as
16 with many having been part of the team
for over 5 years.
As one team member said, she ‘ joined
marching to see NZ and this has certainly
happened with the team now entering events
from Invercargill to Auckland & many places
in-between. Fun, fitness and friendship is the
motto for Leisure Marching and this is surely
followed with much fun and many friendships
made when the team has travelled. Fitness is
taken care of with practice being held on
Tuesdays at either Tullet Park or in the
Bowling Club rooms. Contact our coach Glenda
for more details.
View the team’s latest march in Invercargill - March 16
The Leisure Time Section was established in
1986 and now has a membership of 80+ club
members. The elected committee endeavours
to put together a programme which offers a
mix of guest speakers (covering a variety of interesting
topics) and also subsidised coach trips to those ‘hidden’ places of interest throughout
the Canterbury region - often including morning/afternoon
tea or lunch. Our mid-winter and end-of-year lunches are always popular and very
well supported. All Papanui club members are welcome to join.
As representatives of the Papanui Club and
tournaments - Chris Anderson
Maurice Prebble Wayne Ramsay
Some recent section member’s achievements
NZ Billiards Champion (Multiple times)
Canterbury & South Island Billiards Champion
Interclub Billiards Team Champion
G. Oliver B.Jones C. Anderson
Not everyone has to be a champion and just
to have taken part and completing a game of
Billiards or Snooker or any challenge, you are
a winner. However some of our players and
teams have achieved at events large and small
while others have gone on to represent NZ
New members welcome and encouraged. Subs: $15