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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.

LAKE KARĀPIRO
Date Time Event Zone(s)
14 - 19 January 2019

6.30am to 6.00pm

Waka Ama Sprint Nationals 3, 4, 5
24 – 28 January 2019

7am – 7pm (24th only) Zone 4, 5, 6 only and 5.30am – 7.30pm (25 – 28) zones 3, 4, 5, 6

Cambridge Town Cup 3, 4, 5, 6
26 January 2019

7am – 6pm

Piarere Club Champs 9
9 - 10 February 2019

7.00am to 5.00pm

Hydro Thunder Acceleration on Water Festival of Speed 3, 4, 5
15 - 17 February 2019

7.30am to 6.30pm

NZCT NZ & Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships 2019 3, 4, 5
16 - 17 February 2019

7.30am to 7.00pm

Waikato Regional Barefoot Waterski Champs 9
22 – 24 February 2019

7am – 6pm

Pick N Choose 9
23 – 24 February 2019

6.00am to 7.00pm

KRI Junior Regatta 3, 4, 5, 6
25 - 27 February 2019

8.00am to 4.00pm

Canoe Sprint HP Trials 4, 5
4 – 7 March 2019

6am – 6pm

National Selection Trial 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
OTHER WATERWAYS
Date Time Event Location
13 – 20 January 2019

6am – 6pm

HBHS Rowing Comp Lake Maraetai - Rowing zone only
18 - 20 January 2019

3.00pm to 6.00 pm (18th)

9.00am to 4.00pm (19th, 20th)

NZ Jet Sports and Boating Assn NZ Tour Rounds 3 and 4 Lake Maraetai
19 - 20 January 2019

7.30am to 3.00pm

NZ SUP Technical Championship Pauanui (In Front of Surf Club)
16 – 17 February 2019

1.00pm Sat to Midday Sunday

Annual Okoriore Weekend Camp Run Waihou River (Okauia to Okoriore)
23 - 24 February 2019

7.00am to 7.00pm

Wake NZ Round 3 : Mangakino Lake  Maraetai
23 - 24 February 2019

8.00am to 3.00pm

Tairua Wet N Wild Weekend (Jet Ski Racing NZ) Tairua Harbour
2 March 2019

10am – 3pm

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