• Deb Stevenson

Festival 2022 Bulletin #8

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

Hello paddlers!

It is so exciting to watch the registrations come in! As at 28/7, we are now sitting at 67 team registrations. We know that many of you have large groups of supporters traveling with you and that you are super excited to be able to register these supporters. 

As we get ready to open registration for the supporters on the 1st August, we thought we would add some information for you, plus registration costs with regards to children. You will need your team's unique identifier for all registrations, payments and travel and accomodation.


Supporters who intend to join in all aspects of the festival and access everything that they are entitled to, will need to pay the full registration fee of $580, and a deposit of NZ$230 per person. 


If you are bringing your family along and have children accompanying you the fees are:

  • Children under five years of age will be able to join the festival for free

  • Children under 14 years of age will be able to register at the reduced rate of NZ$320 (in total) per registrant (NZ$128 deposit) This reduced rate will give access to the full registration package

  • Children over the age of 14 pay the full fee.

Under the New Zealand Dragon Boat Association Health and Safety regulations, children aged 12 (at the 1st January in the competition year, being 2022) and over may participate in dragon boat racing, provided they wear a life jacket and can swim 50m. On this basis registered children supporters over the age of 12 may take part in the supporters races.

Supporter Registration

Registration for paddling supporters, accompanying supporters and children takes place via the registration page on the following forms opening up 1st August 2020:

  • Register & Pay: All team supporters: This is where you register the number of team supporters, paddling or accompanying. You will need the affiliated team's unique identifier. If you have children aged 5-14 with you, register them separately first on the 'Register & Pay: Children aged 5-14' to find out the registration fee for them. Children under 5 are free. When making payment for supporters & children together, please use your UI as a reference. Individual names and contact details can be registered on the 'Register individual participants' form at a later date - no need to worry about this now in case there are changes.

  • Register & Pay: Children aged 5-14: Here you can register the number of children ages 5-14 years. Again, you do not need to register all names, just the number so you can find out how much you will need to pay for the children. You are then able to pay for supporters and children together, using your UI as a reference.

  • Register individual participants: This is where you register ALL individual names and contact details. You will also need the UI, plus the type of participant (paddler, supporting paddler, accompanying supporter or child), plus the age of the child as at the 28th February 2022. This is not needed right now, and can be done closer to the event dates.

We hope we have been able to make it as simple as possible for you to register your full teams. If you have any queries, feel free to contact us.

Paddles up!

Ngā mihi,

2022 Festival Committee

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