The woman bizarrely swerved in and out of the flashing barriers to attempt the impossible crossing.
James Casson, who is now a Hamilton Council member, says a hui between gangs, police and council could help alleviate tensions.
In March, 21 properties in the Bella Vista subdivision were served eviction notices saying they had to evacuate their homes as Cycone Hola approached.
The group claims the Council and Mayor Phil Goff acted in breach of the Bill of Rights Act.
Among the warnings MetService says the swells will also lead to some "good surfing".
It's been two years since 20-year-old Ruby Knox was killed when her mother Donella Knox drugged and suffocated her at home.