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.
|1 - 3 August 2017||7.00am to 5.00pm||Rowing NZ Selection Trial||3 - 4|
|19 August 2017||8.00am to 4.30pm||NZ WaterSki Racing Association Mid Winter Race||5 - 6|
|24 - 27 August 2017||7.00am to 5.00pm||NZ vs Australia U21 Series & RPC Trial Regatta (Rowing)||4 - 6|
|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)|
|12 August 2017||9.00am to 4.30pm||Battle of the Bombays rowing event||Waikato River (Days Park to Victoria Bridge)|
|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)|
|5 August 2017||10.30 to 1.00pm||Whangamata Adventure Race (Kayaking)||Wharekawa / Opoutre Harbour - No Closure|