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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)

7 October 2017

7.00am to 6.00pm

Karapiro Rowing Spring Regatta

4, 5

28 October 2017 6.30am to 5.30pm Te Awamutu Rowing Club Regatta 4, 5, 6
 4 November 2017  5.00pm to 9.30pm  Family Fireworks  4
11 and 12 November 2017 8.00am to 5.00pm Armistice Cambridge 4
15 - 21 January 2018 6.30am to 6.00pm The National Waka Ama Sprint Championships 3, 4, 5
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)
18 March 2017 (Postponed - to be rescheduled possibly May)

8.30am to 4.30pm

Hauraki Twin Rivers Water Ski Race Waihou & Piako Rivers into the Firth of Thames (Ngatea to Puke Bridge Paeroa)
 9 September 2017  6.00am to 5.00pm  Waikato Awa Race (JMA Event - Nga Tai Whakarongo Whanau Hoe Waka)  Waikato River - Pukete Bridge to City Limtis (Hamilton Gardens)
 17 September 2017  7.00am to 3.00pm  Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race  Waikato River - Cambridge to Roose Commerce Park Boat Ramp
30 September to 1st October 7.30am to 4.30pm NZWSRA Series Race 1 & Elbow Waterski Race Waikato River (Hoods to Meremere)
7 to 8 October 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm NZGP Club Day Event for Testing and Training Lake  Maraetai
8 October 2017 10.00am to 3.30pm Waitoa River Club Run Waitoa River (From North Rd to SH27)
14 October 2017 7.00am to 5.00pm Waikato Rowing Association Head Race Waikato River (Day Street to Roose Common - Bridge Street)
29 October2017 8.30am to 11.30am Bridge to Bridge Practice Day Waikato River Cambridge to Grantham Street boat ramp
10, 11 & 12th November 2017 8.00am to 5.00pm Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race Waikato River Cambridge to Taupiri
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