Petanque is enjoyable, entertaining and accessible to all New Zealanders. We are a values-based organisation that promotes Continuous improvement, Integrity, Enjoyment, Personal leadership, Relationships: trust, support and challenge and lastly Service. We believe that petanque is distinctive in its nature which offers many opportunities for all.

In 2002 our organisation had begun its journey amongst the Petanque fraternity. Playing out of Victoria Park, the club took on the venues location for its name-Vic Park Petanque Club as it was formally known then. During this time the club grew its membership base even without a club facility achieving many club regional titles and with many members gaining national representative honours. The venue became an iconic place for all Petanque players as they would remember its energetic environment with the overpass bridge and staggering Skycity tower as its backdrop.

As fate would have it, 2007 meant that we had to relocate due to the construction of the underground tunnel and Gribblehurst Park in Sandringham became our new home. In 2012 the club was given the opportunity to work alongside the Mt Wellington Lawn Bowls Club and inhabit an unused green generously donated by them. We are excited with this development and we foresee our relationship to be servants of our community.

Our name `Panmure Pioneers` was drawn upon the unique heritage of the area of Panmure. History has shown that this particular region was known for its early settlers where hard work, determination and perseverance was needed to develop the township. Years later, the Panmure township has continued this momentum with the increase of population, businesses, churches and schools. A true testament to our Pioneer Spirit.

Club Committee:
President: Andrew Mailei
Secretary: Pa Peni
Treasurer: Charles Peni
Club Captain: Seti Mailei
Content Creator: Claudine Mailei


Benefits of Membership include...

  • Opportunity to play socially and competitively
  • Bar and Kitchen amenities available
  • Onsite parking
  • Personal coaching by arrangement
  • Affiliation to Auckland Petanque Association and NZ Petanque Association
  • Opportunity to network and enjoy others company
  • Affiliated social member to the Mt Wellington Lawn Bowls Club
  • Full year membership to Panmure Pioneers Petanque Club

How to Join

Simply drop us an email or give us a call regarding your inquiry about how to join. We will be more than happy to discuss membership details or whatever your inquiry may be. Better yet, if you feel the urge then drop into the club itself and by all means please do so.

One of our friendly members will direct you to the either a club representative or to whatever information you need. Even better join us on our club nights which are every Friday afternoon from 3pm-6pm for a game or two. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • 18Feb

    2018 Auckland Regional Triples Defending Champions

    Results for Auckland Regional Triples 2018 Firstly thank you to everyone who competed in today's tournament. Special Thank you to Claudine Mailei for running her 1st Swiss System Tournament. Thank you to our members who chipped in... read more

  • 18Jul

    Pioneers to Host 3 National Tournaments in 2018 in October!

    Panmure Pioneers is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Petanque New Zealand National Singles, National Doubles and National Mixed Doubles. This will be held over the Labour Weekend-Saturday, Sunday and Monday. More detai... read more

  • 19Feb

    Congratulations to our Panmure Pioneers Team - Auckland Regional Triples Champions 2017

    Congratulations to Tom Paulo, David Peni and Charles Peni- Winners of the 2017 Regional Triples tournament. They performed well under pressure and worked well as a team. Special mention to our other two teams who also did well. Set... read more

  • 10Nov

    Club Fees for 2017-2018 season

    Just a reminder that Club fees are due February 18, 2017. Adult fees are $50 Student (U18) are $30 If you are an existing member you can transfer your funds into our club account, please add your name, use the reference: Sub... read more

  • 06Nov

    2016 National Doubles in Christchurch

    Tom Paulo & AnDré Noel our 2016 Doubles Champs in Christchurch.... read more

  • 05Nov

    2016 National Doubles in Christchurch

    Panmure Pioneers Petanque Club with 2 teams.... read more

  • 26Oct

    Auckland Petanque Regional Doubles Tournament

    Auckland Petanque Regional Doubles Tournament Time: 8am register for 8:30am start Venue: Hernbay Petanque Club Cost: $15 Register online... read more

  • 03Oct

    Auckland Regional Single

    Auckland Regional Single held in Herne Bay & won by Adelys Taraunu against Seti Mailei,well done Boys,congratulations... read more

  • 28Aug

    Auckland Win AKL/WLGTN Challenge

    Congrtulations to our Auckland Team who won the Cup against our rivals from Wellington this weekend. Special congratulatins to our very own members who represented Auckland as well, Adelys Taraunu, Tumua Faitele and Seti Mailei! We... read more

  • 03Apr

    Pioneers Head to Division 1 of Interclub

    Congratualtions is to be in order for our members who contributed over the season of the interclub. Your hard work has paid off! We are off to Division one for the upcoming season. Please make sure you email our club captain Seti o... read more

  • 20May

    2018 Panmure Open Doubles

    WHEN / 20 May 2018

    Open Doubles 8:30am for 9am start Cost:$20 per team Registrations closes Friday 18th May Email teams to ... read more

  • 06May

    2018 Interclub Round 5 @ Herne Bay

    WHEN / 06 May 2018

    Final Interclub at Herne Bay. 8:30am for 9am start... read more

  • 11Apr

    2018 Interclub (Round 1 Catch Up)

    WHEN / 11 April 2018

    Interclub Round 1 catch up. 9am register for 9:30am start. Please ensure that all clubs are in team uniform. ... read more

  • 18Feb

    Auckland Regional Triples 2018

    WHEN / 18 February 2018

    Auckland Regional Triples $30 per Team 8am Register for 8:30am Start Format 4 Swiss games and Top 4 (Structure subject to change, numbers depending) 60min + 1 end (Structure subject to change, numbers depending) ... read more

  • 27Jan

    2018 Panmure Pioneers Open Doubles

    WHEN / 27 January 2018

    Panmure Pioneers Open Doubles Petanque Tournament Date: 27th & 28th January 2018 Time: 8:30am Register for 9am start Entry Fee $80 per team(As part of Entry you will also receive a T shirt to be worn over the two day tournament ... read more

  • 09Apr

    Interclub Final Round

    WHEN / 09 April 2017

    8:30 register for 9am start. Lunch and awards ceremony to be after the competition. See you all there.... read more

  • 18Feb

    Auckland Regional Triples Tournament

    WHEN / 18 February 2017

    The Regional Triples is a two-day tournament that will be held on the 18th / 19th February. It will be hosted by The Panmure Pioneers team at their local terrain. If you wish to register your team Contact Andrew via email: inf... read more

  • 12Feb

    Interclub Tournament: Round 4

    WHEN / 12 February 2017

    Round 4 @ Cockle Bay Terrain, Panmure Pioneers vs. Herne Bay B ... read more

  • 28Jan

    Panmure Pioneers Open Doubles

    WHEN / 28 January 2017

    Panmure Pioneers Open Doubles (One Day Only) 8:30am register for a 9am start. Contact to register or contact Andrew 0211147045. Early registrations are welcomed. No BYO. Bar facilities will be open an... read more

  • 22Jan

    Vikings Triples

    WHEN / 22 January 2017

    Gribblehurst Park Contact Georgio on 0211896682 or to confirm your team. ... read more


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