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1 March 2021

North Island Secondary School Championship Regatta - REGATTA SUSPENDED

Upcoming School Rowing Events Update – 1 March

On 27 February 2021, the New Zealand Government advised as of 6am on Sunday 28 February, Auckland moved to Alert Level 3 for a period of 7 days. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 for the same period, in place until 6am on Sunday 7 March.

All domestic event organizers must prioritize the continued health and safety of all New Zealanders throughout a period of time where community transmission of COVID-19 remains a risk. Rowing NZ understands all schools are seeking clarity on both the 2021 Aon North Island Secondary Schools Championships and 2021 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships, both scheduled to be hosted 5-7 March.

After consultation with School Sport NZ, the Schools Committee and Regatta Hosts, Rowing NZ and New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association (NZSSRA) confirm that the 2021 Aon North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships and 2021 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships are suspended, and will not proceed 5-7 March. 

The suspended status of both regattas means that each event cannot take place as scheduled, and all organizers are working with School Sport NZ to assess whether the events can take place at an alternative time.   

Further information regarding each of these regattas will be provided by Rowing NZ after the New Zealand Government have updated the current Alert Level timeframes.

All updates related to the 2021 Aon North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships and the 2021 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships will be shared via the following platforms:

Direct Email to Schools

Rowing NZ Website

Rowing NZ App Notifications

School Sport NZ Website and Communications

Karāpiro Rowing Incorporated (KRI)

KRI maintains and develops the internationally renowned rowing course and regatta facilities at Lake Karāpiro.  In addition we organise and hold regular international championships and national regattas for the rowing community.  We provide infrastructure, facilities and support to sporting and community groups who hold their events on Lake Karāpiro. Some of these include:

Karapiro Rowing want all our volunteers, rowers, spectators, staff and community to know that when attending a regatta or event at Lake Karapiro that we are taking Covid-19 very seriously.  To view our Covid-19 response please CLICK HERE


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