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:


Shelly Johnstone 027 315 1650
Email address all corespondence:


New members welcome. We play Tuesday
and Sunday 1pm to 3pm. We are a very friendly
group and have been playing since 2000.
Social drinks at the club after games. Tea and
coffee available all day. Subs: $15


Majorie Vincent 03 323 7129 


We currently have 6 teams playing interclub
on a Tuesday night from March to October.
We have social nights on Thursdays and all
our club championships are held on Sunday
mornings. Pool section subs are $20 and $5
for juniors (under 18). For more information


Darren Purdon 03 383 5004 / 021 306 087
Rachel Hiddleston 03 359 5004 / 021 181 8808


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.


Cheryl Beaton 03 359 6938



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’


Alastair Morice 03 323 9290
Elva Craig 03 352 5951


The travel section was formed in 1996 and
has grown in numbers since that time. We
are a friendly group and new members are
always welcome. Meeting times are on the 3rd
Wednesday of the month at 11am.
Events: Two 5 day trips within the South Island
and day trips throughout the year.


Wayne Lovell 03 323 8637
Gwen Mould 03 359 8046


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.


Cindy Hey 03 352 6266
Ray Wilson 03 358 7982


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!


Marilyn Townshend 027 603 1478
Helen Lovell 03 323 8637



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.

President: Anne Caldwell 03 352 9232
Club Captain: Dave McKay 03 359 7209
Secretary: Bob Bennett 03 352 3338
Treasurer: Neil McConachie 03 359 8547



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.


Brian Aldridge 03 352 8324
David Murray 03 360 2866


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


Alan Neate 03 359 5582 


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


Paul Harrington 027 316 5002
Alan Penney 021 202 5821


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.


Bruce Finnie 03 352 9896
Bob Broadbent 027 434 2956




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.


Helen Lovell 03 323 8637
Claire Blom 03 354 3976


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 Golf Club Section Programme 2017

August 20 - Kaiapoi 10am

TBA Final - Match Play

Sept 10 - Greendale 10am

4th Round - Stroke Play

Oct 15 - Rangiora 9:30am

5th Round - Stroke Play

Nov 12 - Hororata 10am

6th Round - Stroke Play

Dec 10 - Amberley 9:30am for 10am

Hamper Day followed by Prize Giving & Social


Gav Russell 03 359 8665
Acting Club Captain:
Len Beattie 03 358 5856
Carl Daly 03 323 8455


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


Peggy Appleton 03 386 2784
Lorraine Stanley 03 383 0344


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.


John Denley 03 359 2454
Catherine Cooper 03 359 9533


As representatives of the Papanui Club and
tournaments - Chris Anderson  
Maurice Prebble   Wayne Ramsay

Some recent section member’s achievements
as players:

NZ Billiards Champion (Multiple times)
Gary Oliver
Canterbury & South Island Billiards Champion
Gary Oliver
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
with pride. 

New members welcome and encouraged. Subs: $15


Brent Jones 021 437 388
Ted Hardiman 03 354 1468