2020 International Rally of Whangarei – Media

This year’s international rally event 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.

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

For 2020 the headquarters and media center is again located at the the Semenoff Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei (West Corporate Entrance, Level 2).

The media centre will be open from 13:00 on Thursday 7 May for accreditation to be completed and passes handed out.

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
Rally Guide 1
Rally Guide 2
Supplementary Regulations

Drones – Unmanned Aircraft Restrictions and Prohibitions

The Organisers of the International Rally of Whangarei (IROW) 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 IROW. 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. IROW 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 follow the procedure on our application page. Final approval will be made by the Clerk of Course.
Standard flight restrictions/exclusions also extend to flying over spectators.

Media Centre

Location:  Semenoff Stadium, 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, Semenoff Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei
Time: 1530hrs

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.