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Aquatic Events

If you want to carry out an aquatic event in any area where the Bay of Plenty Navigation Safety Bylaw applies, you might need to apply for permission.

You may need to apply to temporarily suspend or reserve an area to carry out your activity if you wish to carry out a

  • race,
  • speed trial,
  • competition, or
  • other organised water activity; 
  • or recognise cultural events or practices 

Please refer to the Navigation Safety Bylaw for further detail.

How to apply

Please download, fill out and return the appropriate form for your event:

Any questions about applying for an event can be sent to

Safety Plans

Please note: you will need to supply a Safety Plan with your event application. View the Guidelines here.

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