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.
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.
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.
|31 August 2019||7.30am - 5.30pm||Legion of Rowers Regatta||4, 5|
|28 - 29 September 2019||7.00am - 4.00pm||Waikato River Head Race - Waikato Association||3, 4, 5, 6 & 7|
|14 - 16 February 2020||7.30am - 6.30pm||NZCT Canoe Sprint Championships 2020||3, 4, 5|
|17 August 2019||7.00am to 7.00pm||Battle of the Bombays 2019||Waikato River (Whitoria Bridge to Victoria Bridge)|
|31 August 2019||10.30am to 4.00pm||River Runs (JBNZ Northern Districts)||Waipa River (Te Kawa to Otorohanga and Otewa Valley upstream)|
|14 September 2019||6.00am to 4.00pm||Waikato Awa Race||Waikato River (Narrows to Pukete Bridge)|
|15 September 2019||6.30am to 4.00pm||Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race||Waikato River (Cambridge to Roose Commerce Park Boat Ramp)|
|28 - 29 September 2019||7.30am to 5.00pm||Series 1 NZ Waterski Racing Event / Elbow River Race||Waikato River (Hoods to Meremere)|
|19 October 2019||8.00am to 5.00pm||Haruaki Twin Rivers Water Ski Race||Piako and Waihou Rivers (Ngatea & Paeroa)|
|20 October 2019||9.00am to Midday||Yamaha Rollos Marine Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic - Practice Day||Waikato River (Cambridge to Hamilton)|
|2 - 3 November 2019||8.30am to 4.30pm||NZ Powerboat Training & Testin||Lake Maraetai|
|8 - 10 November 2019||
Midday to 5.00pm (Friday)
7.30am to 5.00pm (Sat & Sun)
|Yamaha Rollos Marine Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic||Waikato River (Cambridge to Taupiri)|