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The club was formed in 1959 as a merger of the Paremata and Plimmerton clubs. The Plimmerton club was formed in 1932 and based at what is now the Plimmerton Domain. Paremata was formed later in 1946, taking over a section of the Army Camp which was being dismantled at Ngatitoa Domain on the shores of Porirua Harbour. The amalgamated club adopted Ngatitoa as its headquarters.
Pare-Plim, as the club is more commonly called, has never established itself in the Premier grade of Wellington club rugby, and it is only in recent years has established its senior team as a consistent performer in the second-tier Senior 1 grade. Like most clubs its playing numbers have fluctuated in recent seasons and in 2013 has three teams in competition. In addition to the Senior 1 side it has an Under 85 kg restricted side and a reserve grade team, and a Presidents grade team.
The club does boast however one of the largest junior sections in Wellington with over 400 players from Under 6 to Under 13. The club's teams are all given aquatic nicknames. Notably in 2012 the club fielded an all-girls Under 8's team,