For details and benefits in becoming a PAPO club member see the Join Us page.
Don't hesitate to send your enquiries to us via our contact page.
The club was founded in 1977 with the first event being held in Hagley Park, a map (updated) that is still used today. Over the years club members have won many national titles and been selected to represent NZ in international competitions. Many members have a long association with the club, with some families now having their 3rd generation joining. See the following links for a fuller history.
- PAPO - The First 20 Years (1977-1997) by Stuart Payne
- PAPO - The Next 10 Years (1998-2007) by Trish Faulkner
- PAPO-40th-birthday-2007-2017-decade-review by Alister Metherall
See the links on the sidebar for more information and resources related to club activities.
Active Life Members:
Non-Active Life Members:
Recent past President report:
2020 report by Tane Cambridge
Previous PAPO presidents since 1997:
2017 - 2020 Tane Cambridge
2011 Alister Metherell
2009-2010 Richard Hensby
2005-2008 Alister Metherell
2003-2004 Trish Faulkner
2001-2002 Robert Whitla
1998-2000 John Davies
PAPO Strategic plan 2019-2023
The PAPO strategic plan has been reviewed and updated by Tane Cambridge. Any feedback welcome, please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .