Police are looking into an incident where a man "sandal-surfed" across the Harbour Bridge in Auckland.
A video of the incident, which took place last Thursday (May 10), shows a male being pulled along by a car by skidding on the soles of his shoes.
The practice is known as "sandal-surfing" and police say they are now looking for the person involved.
"This behaviour is highly dangerous, risky and idiotic as it puts not only that person's life in danger, but also the lives of other motorists sharing the road," Waitemata Road Policing Manager Inspector Trevor Beggs said.
"This behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone caught behaving in a reckless and unlawful manner on our roads will be held to account."
The individual in the footage reportedly called out to the person filming that their name was "Jake", and he asked them to "add me on Facebook".
The stunt is reminiscent of those performed by Johnny Danger, who passed away recently in a motorcycle accident.
Anyone with information can contact North Shore Police on 09 477 5000, or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
"I'm pleased to be able to announce today that Budget 2018 will set aside $15 million of operating funds to boost the capability of the new service, enabling it to work with landowners, provide forestry expertise and deliver on the Government’s forestry objectives," Mr Jones said.
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Seventy-six million dollars will be injected into the sector.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced in a pre-Budget speech that an extra $714.2 million would go to foreign aid, mainly around the Pacific region over the next four years, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would see an increase of $150.4 million over the next four years, as well as $40.3 million in capital expenditure.
Mr Peters said the funding increase would open up 50 more positions in foreign policy and the New Zealand embassy in Stockholm, Sweden would reopen.
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The money will go on extra emergency housing as well as a programme for long-time street sleepers.
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In the pre-Budget announcement, the government say they will "boost funding for ongoing services for more than 900 households in the Housing First programme in Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Wellington and Lower Hutt", costing $20.5m, and expand Housing First to 550 homes in other regions to a cost of $42.9m.
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Project AF8 - the South Island-wide efforts towards preparing for a powerful earthquake along the Alpine Fault - has released a series of new videos as it marks two years of preparation.
The project has now also completed its draft South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response (SAFER) framework, which puts into place procedures for when the enormous fault ruptures.
According to AF8 steering group chair Angus McKay, carbon dating shows the Alpine Fault last ruptured around 1717, and it was expected to rupture about every 300 years - meaning it is now due.
When it does rupture, the earthquake is expected to be magnitude 8 or above, which is likely to affect almost all of the South Island badly.
"Some of New Zealand's best scientific minds from universities, Crown Research Institutes and GNS Science have worked together to produce a credible scenario for what will happen with the next major earthquake on the Alpine Fault," Mr McKay said.
"We have used that scenario to work with our partners to identify the foreseeable impacts on communities and critical infrastructure across the South Island."
The videosgive first-hand accounts of the impacts of the Canterbury Earthquakes, as well as insight into how Civil Defence actually responds to - or plans to respond to - such large events.
One of the major pushes from the group is for people to be prepared themselves, including keeping up-to-date emergency kits, having plans in place, and designing their homes and businesses to be resilient.
Finalised frameworks for the response to such an event will begin being implemented from July 1, and the framework will also be posted at projectAF8.co.nz.