Auckland high school students who streamed video of themselves smoking marijuana on school grounds will face 'serious dicipline', says principal

A South Auckland school principal says three students who filmed themselves smoking marijuana on school grounds yesterday face "very serious discipline".

Footage, obtained from Facebook by NZ Herald, shows three boys from Southern Cross Campus smoking in their uniforms.

"Look at these mean buds," the boy filming says at one point as he shows a close-up of the drug.

The video, which was reportedly three minutes long and captioned "having a stoney", was streamed on Facebook yesterday afternoon.

Southern Cross principal Robin Staples told the NZ Herald the school is aware of the video and addressing it as a priority, saying the boys will likely be suspended and have to report to the board of trustees.

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The National Party deputy was clearly delighted by what her boss was saying. Source: Seven Sharp

It was a big day for Finance Minister Grant Robertson as he delivered his first Budget, and the first from a Labour-led Government in 10 years.

But Seven Sharp reckons his moment in the spotlight was overshadowed by a member of the shadow cabinet.

Tonight, Seven Sharp would like to give a standing ovation to National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett, a shoe-in for best supporting actress, for her performance during Simon Bridges' rebuttal of the Budget.

Watch as she connects both physically and emotionally with her leader. 


Most read story: Budget 2018 - Here's what you need to know at a glance

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File image of $50 and $100 notes. Source: 1 NEWS

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has revealed the 2018 Budget. Here's what you need to know - at a glance.

Watch Grant Robertson deliver the Budget HERE.

*More children to get free GP visits, with the scheme extended to under-14s from under-13s.

*Lower-cost doctors' visits for all Community Services Card holders, making them cheaper by $20 to $30.

*More people eligible for the Community Services Card - extended to anyone living in state housing, receiving accommodation supplement or paying income-related rents.

*6400 more state houses provided over the next four years.

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*$750m boost in spending for re-building ageing hospital buildings and facilities.

*About $450m towards new schools, and money to hire another 1500 teachers by 2021.

*Around $300m over four years to police to recruit an extra 920 officers.

*New housing insulation programme providing grants to tens of thousands of low-income families.

*Tribunal set up to resolve outstanding Earthquake Commission and insurance claims.