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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.

EDITING FORMS: These forms are editable PDFs. To edit a form you'll also need to have Acrobat Reader(external link)Make sure you save the document 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. 

Temporary maritime event application form [PDF, 190 KB] 

Temporary maritime event application form for Lake Karāpiro [PDF, 1.9 MB] 

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)
4 – 7 March 2019

6am – 6pm

National Selection Trial 4 , 5, 6
7 - 10 March 2019

6.00am to 7.00pm

2019 NISS Rowing Championships 3, 4, 5, 6
14 – 17 March 2019

1.00pm – 5.00pm (14th only)

9.00am – 5.00pm (15-17)

New Zealand Jet Sport Nationals 4
22 – 24 March 2019

7am – 6pm

Waikato Tournament Water Ski Assn – Regionals 9
23 – 31 March 2019

5.30am to 7.30pm

2019 Aon NZ Secondary School Champs (Maadi Cup) 3, 4, 5, 6
1 – 4 April 2019 6.00am to 6.00pm National Selection Trial #3 4, 5, 6
5 – 7 April 2019 7.00am to 6.00pm 2019 NZ Wakeboarding Championships 9
5 – 6 April 2019 7.00am to 6.00pm NZDBA National Championships 3, 4, 5
14 – 20 April 2019 6.00am to 6.00pm Rowing NZ Junior U18 Trials / Regatta 4, 5, 6
Date Time Event Location
2 March 2019

10am – 3pm

NZ Offshore Powerboat Championships Round 3 Mercury Bay (Buffalo Beach and Bay)
10 March 2019

10.00am to 11.30am

5 Bridges River Swim Waikato River (Hamilton Gardens to Ann Street beach)
16 March 2019

8.30am to 5.00pm

Raglan Surf Cross (Thundercats) Raglan Beach (Ngarunui Beach)
16 – 17 March 2019

7.00am to 7.30pm

2019 Groms Comp (Mastercraft Boards & BBQ’s Groms) Lake Maraetai
30 – 31 March 2019

7.00am to 6.00pm

NZ Water Ski Racing National Champs Lake Maraetai
6 – 7 April 2019

7.00am to 5.00pm

Arapuni Powerboat Spectacular Lake Arapuni
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