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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)
11 and 12 November 2017 8.00am to 5.00pm Armistice Cambridge 4
18 - 19 November 2017 7.00am to 6.00pm Karapiro Rowing Memorial Regatta 4, 5, 6
25 November 2017 7.00am to Midday Tri Maori Festival 4
2 - 3 December 2017 7.00am to 6.00pm Karapiro Rowing Club Regatta 4, 5, 6
9 December 2017 6.00am to 6.00pm Slalom Water Ski Coach Development 9
9 - 10 December 2017 7.00am to 5.00pm Te Puku O Te Ika Regional Regatta 4, 5
15 - 17 December 2017 7.00am to 6.00pm Karapiro Rowing Christmas Regatta 3, 4, 5, 6
15 - 21 January 2018 6.30am to 6.00pm The National Waka Ama Sprint Championships 3, 4, 5
25 - 29 January 2018 7.00am to 6.00pm Cambridge Towncup & NZ Club Champs 3, 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)
NEW DATE - 13-14 January 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm NZGP Club Day Event for Testing and Training Lake  Maraetai
5 November 2017 10.30am to 3.00pm Waipa River Run Waipa River (Upstream from Otewa)
10, 11 & 12th November 2017 8.00am to 5.00pm Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race Waikato River Cambridge to Taupiri
19 November 2017 10.30am to 4.00pm Waihou River Run (Day Run) Waihou River (Okauia to Okoriore)
25 November 2017 7.00am to 5.00pm Waikato 100 Waikato River (Hamilton To The Elbow)
2 - 3 December 2017 7.00am to 6.00pm NZWSRA Inc Nth Island Series 3 & 4 Lake Arapuni
9 December 2017 8.00am to 4.00pm Mercer Rowing Club Annual Regatta Waikato River (200mtrs south Mercer Bridge to 1800mtrs North Mercer Bridge)
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)
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