Synlait has argued historic restrictions are no longer relevant to land where a factory now operates.
Choppy seas are preventing the Coast Guard from helping the ship.
Sunday's forecast says flooding, slips and power outages are likely across the upper North Island.
The announcement comes after new freshwater regulations were announced on Thursday.
Residents are still urged to save water where they can.
More than 100 families have been gifted the wood.
Farmers on the Hauraki Plains are banding together and holding socially-distanced shed meetings, as they fight the worst drought seen in the area in decades.
Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor said $500,000 would be shared between the two regions.
The rain was too patchy to make a real difference.
"We're not going to satisfy their demands just because of [Watercare's] incompetence."
The duck shooting season is set to get underway on Saturday.
Rain over the past month did little good for those in Hauraki, Coromandel and south Auckland.
"I had to do a double-take to see I wasn't imagining things."
The woman had repeatedly broken level 4 lockdown rules.
Thursday morning was a cold one for much of the country, but particularly the North Island.
"We don't have a list of everybody who attended that event."
Waikato Police say any illegal activity or alert level breaches by gangs won't be tolerated.
He has been helicoptered to hospital.
It will stay in effect until lifted by Kiingi Tūheitia.
Police, ambulance and Fire and Emergency are on the scene.
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