2019 International Rally of Whangarei – Media

As New Zealand’s only international rally event for the year it will again feature the best drivers from the Asia Pacific, and New Zealand. Our media centre will again have comfortable work spaces with high speed internet cable and wireless connectivity to assist working media.

Media accreditation:

Information will be available soon about Media accreditation for the 2019 International Rally of Whangarei (3-5 May).

If you require information about the event contact media manager Lance Hastie: lance@comtechnology.co.nz

For 2019 the headquarters and media center is again located at the the Northland Events Centre, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei (West Corporate Entrance, Level 2).

For those unable to attend we will continue to have tabulated driver comment sheets following each pre-service group of stages and access to editorial photo images – all available from the website.

Further information on the international event can be found in the competitors section, including:

Entry list – Available in April 2019
Rally Guide 1 – Available in Dec 2018
Rally Guide 2 – Available in April 2019
Supplementary Regulations – Available in 2019

Drones – Unmanned Aircraft Restrictions and Prohibitions

The Organisers of the International Rally of Whangarei (ROW) advise that the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles poses safety and privacy risks. The use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited unless specifically permitted by ROW. MSNZ’s insurance does not cover any loss or damage resulting from their use. This prohibition applies regardless of the size or use of the drones or other UAVs. ROW may permit on application the use of drones or other UAVs on a case by-case basis. Application forms are available on request and must adhere to these guidelines:


Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at https://www.airshare.co.nz/rules

All requests must be made in writing, and along with a detailed flight plan (location, date and time). Final approval will be made by the Clerk of Course.
Standard flight restrictions/exclusions also extend to flying over spectators.

Media Centre

Location:  Northland Events Centre, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei (West Corporate Entrance, Level 2)
Opening Hours:  Thursday 2 May 1300 – 1730hrs / Friday 3 May 0800 – 2000hrs / Saturday 4 May 0700 – 1900hrs / Sunday 5 May 0700 – 2000hrs

Media Conference
FIA Pre-Event Press Conference
Location: Media Centre, Northland Events Centre, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei
Time: TBC

For further information please contact Media Manager Lance Hastie +64 21 329 909 lance@comtechnology.co.nz


Rally of Whangarei

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.