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:
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 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.
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.
7 October 2017
7.00am to 6.00pm
Karapiro Rowing Spring Regatta
|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|
|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|