Join one of our many activities!

Our sport and social activities are a key part of The Papanui and can be very rewarding. Try something new, have fun and create new friendships - there’s an activity for everyone!

Bowls Outdoor

Bowls Canterbury Club Of The Year 2023

Annual subscription: $200 for existing bowlers, $120 for first year/beginner bowlers, $100 for Limited members and $50 for students and non-playing members. Application forms for Outdoor Bowls are available at the Bowls pavilion or in the foyer of the club. Facilities are of the highest standard with the greens being used daily between late Sept and early April.

We have a full bowling programme scheduled during the playing season - Interclub, club and open tournaments, Men’s and Women’s Championships plus roll ups for the non-competitive bowlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New Member enquiries email for further information.

CLICK HERE to view the Interclub Competition Draw

CLICK HERE to view the Club Championships

CLICK HERE to download the Clubs NZ Women's South Island Fours Tournament Entry Form

Trevor Sutherland 027 369 7849, Email:

Sharon Wilson 021 207 7595, Email:

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Bowls Indoor

The Indoor Bowls Section meets each Tuesday evening in the Club Meeting Rooms with activities starting at 7.30pm.

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.

Dave McKay 03 359 7209

Kylie Gould 027 332 9982


Subscription is $10 a year and new members are always welcome. We send players to five Club NZ tournaments each year. National Crib, Euchre and 500. South Island Crib and South Island Euchre (Steinlager). Interclub runs from 9th May to end of August each year (approx).

Monday afternoon, 1:15pm - 3:15pm - Flag 500
Tuesday afternoon, 1pm - 3:15pm - Crib
Wednesday afternoon, 1:15pm - 3:15pm – Euchre

Tony Smith 027 659 0002, Email:

Alan Neale 021 173 3388, Email:

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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

Barry Davis 021 678 415

Simon Durney 027 355 9294

Club Captain
Darren Vaeluaga 027 274 3407


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 trips, 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.

Bob Broadbent 027 434 2956, Email:

Cindy Hey 027 424 2670, Email:

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Meetings: Meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Embers. Each month we have speakers to do with gardens. Outings to 2 Heritage Gardens a year. In the summer months we visit local areas of interest.

Please view the Programme on the notice board in the club.

Helen Lovell 021 045 0524, Email:

Fiona Gurnsey 021 119 7271


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 $20 and the subscription to join the Golf Section is $20 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.

AGM date to be advised.

CLICK HERE to Register for the next event

CLICK HERE to download The Papanui Golf Club Section Programme 2024

Grant Milner 027 556 9900, Email:

Dirk Marais 022 447 372, Email:

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The Papanui Club - Technology


Technology meetings in the Club Bar from 11.00am to 12.00pm on the last Wednesday of each month.

Help desk operating for 10 minute sessions. Help desk sessions range from assistance with files, photos, operating systems, emails, etc on a variety of devices.

President: Judy Herkess 021 060 1526

Secretary: Sydney Cook-Oliver 021 133 6331

Leisure Marching

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.

View the team’s latest march in Invercargill - March 16

Pam Edkins 027 527 5177, Email:

Claire Blom 021 131 6646, Email:

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The Papanui Club - Leisure Time

Leisure Time

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.

Sydney Oliver 021 133 6331, Email:

Michael Cooper 027 431 7044, Email:

Merlins Netball Club

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

Lyn-Marie Daikee 022 072 0149

Email all correspondence to:

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The Papanui Club - Petanque


We welcome new members. We play every Sunday and Tuesday 1pm to 3pm. Boules are available to use and our friendly coaching team will provide you with an easy introduction to the game. Come along and give it a go and join our friendly group.

Subs are $10 per year.

Caroline Kinloch 03 323 6099, Email:

Fiona Penney 021 202 5820,Email:


We currently have 6 teams playing interclub on a Tuesday night from March to October. All our club championships are held on Sunday mornings. Pool section subs are $30 and $10 for juniors (under 18).

For more information contact:

Darren Purdon 021 306 087, Email:


Rachel Hiddleston 021 181 8808

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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


Dale Baillie 03 352 0262


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 Drive by the angle parking besides 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 027 424 2670

George McCormick 022 600 8093

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The Papanui Club - Wine and Food Lovers

Wine & Food Lovers

To belong to the Wine and Food section you must be a current member of The Papanui Club, then $10 a year to belong to the Wine and Food section. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month in the Club Bar and the meetings start at 7pm.

Events 2023

13th February Vin de Classique wine
13th March Kimbellas Candy
10th April No meeting due to Easter
8th May Salmon
12th June 27 Seconds Wine
10th July Corentin - Butter Pastry
14th August Wine
11th Sept Love Ya Fudge
9th Oct Queen Anne Chocolates
11th Dec Christmas Function

Marilyn Townshend 027 603 1478, Email:

Ady Russell 027 598 6655, Email:

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