DHB-employed midwives will strike throughout next week, before a rally at Parliament on Thursday.
Winds of more than 110km/h lashed Auckland on Monday night.
The swells will get bigger and bigger throughout the day.
Police said a knife fell to the ground during the incident, though "there is no evidence to suggest it was brandished at all".
"They've killed around 150 head of our animals."
There are about 100 feral dogs estimated to be roaming the Far North, with sharpshooters keeping vigil over one farm where dozens of animals have been mauled.
A teenager has admitted stabbing another teen to death at a party in the Bay of Islands.
On one farm, dogs have mauled 24 sheep, more than 60 lambs and 30 angora goats since Thursday.
Two people have walked away from a plane crash-landing with moderate injuries.
The school is not only giving students a free lunch, it's employing local families to make the food.
Simmonds' former partner Samuel Hemuera Pou was found guilty of her murder on Friday.
The victim's family and friends held back tears in the public gallery as the unanimous verdict was read on Friday afternoon.
He claims because English is his second language, he didn't understand the sale documents he signed.
"We are taking appropriate measures to keep everyone on the premises as safe as possible."
Police are appealing to the public for any photos and videos of the incident.
Samuel Hemuera Pou denies murdering his former girlfriend.
Protesters want the Government to do more than just pause SNAs and scrap them altogether.
SNAs have recently been in the news a lot as concerns have been raised about implications for private land owners.
"We don't need a heavy hand to come over the top and tell us how to care for our whenua."
The investigation into the incident targeted members and associates of the Mongols motorcycle gang.