The International Rally of Whangarei takes our environmental responsibilities seriously – we have been awarded two-star accreditation under the FIA environmental framework and are constantly striving to improve our practices.

We have a big focus on waste and we ask all our spectators to help us by taking your rubbish home with you if out on the rural stages (and recycling what you can!), or if at the Pohe Island Super Special Stage or Service Park, making use of the provided bins – with composting, recycling and rubbish available. In 2021 our vendors were requested to stop using single use plastic serveware, and therefore we ask that all compostable servewear be placed in the appropriate composting bins provided.

We ask that all our Spectators, Officials and Volunteers carpool wherever possible to reduce the overall event carbon footprint. We measure our volunteer and competitor vehicle emissions and work to offset these in various ways.

In 2021 we partnered with Mountains to Sea Trust/Whitebait Connection and Competitors donated towards native tree planting. The Trust had some successful tree planting projects at Pehiaweri Marae and the Hatea River, using the trees that were propagated using our donations.

We also ran a successful rubbish clean up with ‘For Our Real Clean Environment’ – with many of our Competitors collecting all sorts of rubbish along Pohe Island.

If you have any concerns, ideas or thoughts on sustainability for our event, we encourage you to get in touch via

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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. In 2024 we are excited to host the FINAL round, where this years champion will be crowned.