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Planning an event

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Planning an event

Updated 21 September 2020 9:55am

Get in touch with us if you are planning to hold an event on or in the water - a swimming event or race, sailing, kayaking, jet ski or other boating race or event.

Complete and send in an Event form for:

What we will do for you

We will check that your event does not clash with another major activity on the water.

We check to ensure that you have made adequate safety provisions for your event, and decide if you need dispensation from any Navigation and Safety Bylaws, e.g. uplifting of speed restrictions to hold a speed boat regatta, or an exemption to participants wearing lifejackets for an event such as a Dragon Boat race.

We also provide advice on other safety precautions, such as checking the weather, good communications and monitoring shipping movements during the event.

If you need any advice for planning your event contact us on 04 830 4160.

See Harbours Events Calendar.