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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  • 21Aug

    Seti Mailei wins Herne Bay Winter Tournament 2021

    Congratulations to our Club Captain Seti Mailei who won the 2021 Herne Bay Winter Tournament. From a pool of 58 entries he was victorious over the tournament period. ... read more

  • 04Jul

    Panmure Pioneers Win 2021 Auckland Interclub

    Panmure Pioneers were successful in their quest to return the Auckland Petanque Interclub shield. Our final hurdle was against Herne Bay 1. Heading into this final round meant that whoever won this final round would go onto being v... read more

  • 10Nov

    Club Fees for a season

    Just a reminder that Club fees are: 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: Subs 17. You should recei... read more

  • 09Feb

    Venue Hire

    Looking for a venue to host your next corporate event or private function? For more info see our gallery poster for more details. ... read more

  • 20Jan

    Message from MP for Maungakiekie Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

    Yesterday I officially opened the terrain for the Panmure Pioneers Petanque Club. The opening realised the vision of Club President Andrew Mailei. Andrew worked alongside members of the Mt Wellington Lawn Bowls Committee and, in... read more

  • 17Dec

    Official Honorary Life Members for 2013

    At the beginning of this year it was decided by the committee and rightly so, that the club would take the opportunity to pay homage and respects to two of our most dedicated and long serving members Joyner Smith and Jean Peni who ... read more


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