He sold 97 crayfish, which had a wholesale value of almost $5000.
The family was sitting in their lounge when they heard a loud bang
He will appear in the Hastings District Court on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old suffered moderate back injuries.
The mayor of the isolated district of Wairoa warns the changes could spell doom for local government.
Fuel and heavy-duty batteries have been thieves' main targets.
A car was found wedged head-on in wooden orchard crates on Saturday.
The speeding driver went airborne and landed in a stack of fruit bins after fleeing from police overnight.
One of the kids asked to use the bathroom, then stole the homeowner's wallet.