Nelson Drag Racing Association is seeking resource consent for four drag racing events a year for 10 years at the Motueka Aerodrome, 124 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka. This is a replacement consent for their existing one that expired on 11 May 2019.

The drag racing would be held on Saturdays – with a backup day to the next day (Sunday) for two of the events – any National Race or Easter Saturday event. This might involve all or part of an event on that next day to complete the whole race programme.

Events would run between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a Saturday, but could be extended to 5.00 pm in some circumstances. On any backup Sunday, events would start no earlier than 10.00 am and finish by

The proposal includes:

  • up to 3000 people attending any single event;
  • parking for at least 1000 cars will be provided;
  • signage is limited to a single sign; and
  • no tyre popping to occur.

How to have your say

Anyone can make a submission.

If you do make a submission you must:

Find out more:

The full public notice, and more information about the resource consent application and how to make a submission is available on our website, Type in the keyword search “Motueka drag” or “drag racing”.

View the full application

Alternatively, you can inspect a physical copy of the application and get a submission form at our Richmond, Motueka, or Takaka service centres.

Summary details of resource consent application number RM190119

Applicant: Nelson Drag Racing Association Inc

Applicant’s address for service

C/- Tony Alley, Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd


Post: 277 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010

Site location

Motueka Aerodrome, 124 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka

Legal description: Lot 2 DP 18903 (Record of Title 12C/338)