The Indoor Bowls Section meets each Monday evening in the Club Meeting Rooms with activities starting at 7-30 pm.
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 subscriptions 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 $80 for first year/beginner bowlers. Application forms for Outdoor Bowls are available at the Bowls pavilion or in the foyers of the club.
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 Bowls NZ Men’s and Ladies Nationals and Intercentre, Clubs NZ Nationals Mens Fours (2018), Clubs NZ South Island Womens Fours (2009 and 2010). We have a full bowling programme scheduled during the playing season - Interclub, club and open tournaments, Men’s and Women’s Championships with roll ups for the non-competitive bowlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 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.
11 Oct - Visit Oderings Nursery, Barrington
8 Nov - Annual Dinner @ Bishop Brothers
13 Dec - Competition for 'Best Decorated Supper Plate'
14 Feb - Visit to Begonia Gardens
11 March - Visit Ohinetahi Governors Bay
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. AGM date to be advised.
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 by 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.
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.
Table Tennis play's at the Canterbury Table Tennis Stadium, 294 Blenheim Road, every
Tuesday night from end of February until end of September at 7:15pm. We play inter-club with
other chartered clubs from the beginning of April, every 2nd week. We have home and away matches.
We fit in our own championships in where weeks are available.
We play in grades from 'A' down to 'D'. Social players are most welcome. All players must be members of the Papanui Club.
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.
Programme for rest of year:
9 October - Wine. Framingham
13 November - BBQ Foods. Stu from Fresh Choice
11 December - Christmas Function. Embers