A judge called Taharoa Ironsands' actions "careless".
'True summer' won't be here for a while, Weather Watch warns.
There have been six recorded cases of the deception.
"If I can't pay rent, I will live on the street - and the council wouldn't care."
A switchboard fault in Wairakei is to blame for the huge outage.
Emergency services are still working to separate the vehicles.
SH1 is now closed, and two other people have serious to critical injuries.
The Waikato father received non-life threatening injuries.
One school says thousands of dollars of damage has been done.
The boy was taken illegally eight months ago by his mother.
Waitoki Hemara, who is autistic, has been found safe at a friend's house.
A Waikato man couldn't pass up the chance to chase the rare weather event.