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Events on waterways

On this page: General events calendar, Karapiro events

Temporary event application forms

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 to Waikato Regional Council to:

-temporarily suspend restrictions under the Navigation Safety Bylaw and

-reserve an area for the purpose of that activity.

Application forms for this purpose are available below:

Temporary maritime event application form [PDF, 54 KB] 

Temporary maritime event application form for Lake Karapiro [PDF, 1.8 MB] 

General  events

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)
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)
3 June 2017

9.00am to 4.00pm

Pukete to Karapiro Social (Jetski) Ride Waikato River Waikato River (Pukete Bridge to Cobham Bridge) then on to Karapiro Dam
13-17 June 2017

7.00am to 5.30pm

Passenger Service Camjet to Mystery Creek Fieldays Waikato River Cambridge to Narrows Boat Ramp
14 - 17 June 2017

6.00am to 6.00pm

Ferry Service Waikato Explorer to Mystery Creek Fieldays Waiakto River Hamilton Gardens to Mystry Creek

Lake Karapiro events

Check out the full list of events for Lake Karapiro (external link) (as approved by the Lake Karapiro Users Group). These events might not yet have been issued with a temporary event authorisation under the navigation safety bylaw.


5 - 7 May 2017 7.00am to 5.00pm Rowing NZ Winter Series #1 - U21 Trial Regatta 4, 5, 6
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