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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)
14 - 20 April 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm

Rowing NZ Juniors / U18 Trials / Regatta 4, 5, 6
15 - 21 April 2018

7.00am to 6.00pm

NZ Tournament Water Ski National Championship 9
21 April 2018

7.00am to 5.00pm

NZ University Rowing Champs 4, 5, 6
22 April 2018

6.00am to Midday

NZ Uni Trans Tasman Trials 4, 5, 6
3 - 6 May 2018

6.00am to Midday

Rowing NZ Winter Series #1 4, 5, 6
31 May - 2 June 2018

6.00am to Midday (31st and 1st June)

6.00am to 10.30am (2nd June)

Rowing NZ Winter Series #2 4, 5, 6
2 - 4 June 2018

10.30 - 5.00pm (2nd June)

7.00am to 5.00pm (3 & 4 June)

Waka Ama National Elite Sprint Team Training 3, 4, 5
29 June - 1st July 2018

6.00am to Midday

Rowing NZ Winter Series #3 4, 5, 6
27 - 29 July 2018

7.00am to 5.00pm

Elite Final Selection Trial 3, 4, 5, 6
23 - 26 August 2018

6.00am to 6.00pm

NZ vs Australia U21 Regatta and RPC Trials (Rowing NZ) 4, 5, 6
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)
22 April 2018 8.00am to 5.00pm 2018 Mangakino Oval Regatta (Lakes Model Power Boat Club) Lake Maraetai
12 May 2018 10.00am to 3.00pm NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship Round 7 Whitianga (Mercury Bay) Beachfront and surrounding bay
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