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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)
13 - 16 December 2018

5.30am to 6.30pm

KRI Christmas Regatta 3, 4, 5, 6
14 - 19 January 2019

6.30am to 6.00pm

Waka Ama Sprint Nationals 3, 4, 5
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
25 - 27 February 2019

8.00am to 4.00pm

Canoe Sprint HP Trials 4, 5
Date Time Event Location
31 December 2018

11.00pm to 1.00am

Tairua Pauanui New Years Fireworks Display Tairua Harbour
6 January 2019

8.00am to 3.00pm

Matarangi Beach Surf Sprints (Jet Ski Racing NZ) Matarangi Beach (Reserve End Kenwood Drive)
7 January 2019

8.00am to 5.00pm

Whangamata Surf Cross and Mayor Island Enduro Whangmata Beach (south of Surf Club) and Whangamata to Mayor Island
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)
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
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