Annie was reported missing on Monday night.
"This should not have happened and I apologise to Bay of Plenty people who were affected."
A technical fault had some North Island residents in a tsunami panic overnight.
Police say he suffered a medical event.
Footage of an all-in brawl at a New Year's music festival is being shared on social media.
Police are impressed with New Zealand's celebratory antics.
Video footage is being examined for the alleged offender.
"It's strange to see humpbacks this time of year... it was pretty awesome."
"He's just not living the full life that he should be."
Police have concerns for their welfare.
The defendant was sentenced on Monday morning at Tauranga District Court.
A photo of a cat being carried up Mt Maunganui in a clear backpack sparked debate online.
"I've never seen that before."
What happens when you ask a thief to give your stuff back?
There is a "significant amount of smoke in the area" police said.
There are still cases of the highly infectious illness in Christchurch and Auckland.
"It's a breach of their human rights."
The Bay of Plenty scored very highly in the poll.
Even experienced surfers are being urged to stay out of the water.
"To do something so natural yet so impossible without that mat, it was a beautiful moment."