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Events on waterways

If you're wanting to organise a race, speed trial, competition or any other organised activity on a waterway in the Waikato region, you will first need to apply for permission from Waikato Regional Council. This permission is to:

  • temporarily suspend restrictions under the Navigation Safety Bylaw and
  • reserve an area for the purpose of that activity.

Temporary event application forms

Application forms for events on the region's waterways are available below.

Select the correct form, depending on whether your event will be on Lake Karāpiro or another waterway.

Temporary maritime event application form [PDF, 54 KB] 

Temporary maritime event application form for Lake Karāpiro [PDF, 1.8 MB] 
This is an editable form. If you have Acrobat Reader(external link) installed, you can edit directly into this form. Make sure you save it out to your desktop before you start editing! If it's a PDF and you start editing in the original version on this webpage, your changes won't save. 

Calendar of events

Check out the events we've authorised on our region's waterways.

You should also check out the full list of Lake Karāpiro events(external link) (as approved by the Lake Karāpiro Users Group). these listed events might not yet have been issued with a temporary event authorisation under the navigation safety bylaw.

Date Time Event Zone(s)
24 - 25 February 2018

7.00am to 6.00pm

Piarere Pick N Choose 9
26 Feb to 1st March 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm (26, 27. 28)

6.00am to 9.30am (1st March)

Rowing NZ National Selection Trial 4, 5, 6
1 - 4 March 2018

9.30 am to 6.00pm (1st March)

7.00am to 6.00pm (2, 3, 4 March)

North Island Secondary Rowing Champs 3, 4, 5, 6
5 - 8 March 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm

Rowing NZ U23 National Selection Trial 4, 5, 6
10 - 11 March 2018

7.00am to 6.00pm

Mercury Rowing Regatta 4, 5, 6
16 - 18 March 2018

7.00am to 6.00pm

Waikato Bay Of Plenty Regional Championship (Water Ski) 9
24 - 25 March 2018

8.00am to 5.00pm

NZWSRA Nationals 4, 5
6 - 7 April 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm

Wakeboarding NZ National Championship 9
Date Time Event Location
November 2015 to May 2018 At all times Construction of the Mangwara Bridge as part of the Huntly Section - Waikato Expressway (Fulton Hogan / HEB joint Venture) Mangawara Stream - 200 metres downstream from Bridge construction (GPS 179 48 700 s58 36 9273e)
31 July 2017 to 30 September 2018 At all times Construction of Bridge and Causeway Opotoru Estuary (Opotoru Road to Rangitahi Penninsula)
9 February 2018 to 1st  April 2018 9.00am to 3.00pm Northpower Reconductor (River Crossing) Waipa River (Eagle Streeet across river to 97 Clarke Rd)
24 - 25 February 2018 6.00am to 6.00pm Wakeboarding North Island Championship Lake Maraetai
10 - 11 March 2018 7.00am to 5.30pm North Island Champsionship (NZWSRA) Lake Maraetai
18 March 2018 7.00am to 7.30pm Wakeboard Boarding Competition Lake Maraetai
24 - 25 March 2018 9.00am to 3.00pm Tairua Wet N Wild (Auckland Jet Ski Riders Assn) Tairua Estuary (beside Bridge)
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