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.
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."
He forgot to steal a paddle, and had to be rescued by lifeguards.
The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, the Pointer Sisters and Village People are coming to the Bay of Plenty.
Siniua got into trouble at Mt Maunganui - but four good Samaritans came to her aid.
Powerball was not struck and has now rolled over to Wednesday night.
"Everyone else goes up the Mount - why shouldn't I?"
Four people have died in paragliding crashes over the last two summers.
A paraglider who died after hitting rock at Mt Maunganui on Saturday afternoon was a local pilot.
A car crashed into a fence on Ocean Beach Rd and the area is being cordoned off.