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Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 2 December

By Kawe Roes , Oriini Kaipara

Rereātea brings you the latest news live from the Māori Television newsroom.

Today Wikitoria Day and Aroha Mane take you through the top stories of the day.

With the help of funding from an American group, Tom Roa's Māori translation of Alice in Wonderland is being gifted to Māori schools in an event at Waikato University's Te Kohinga Mārama Marae. Roa says a copy will be sent to every Māori Medium Education school in New Zealand for young readers to enjoy.  Read more here.

The convergence of technology and tikanga are the subject of research by academic Tiriana Anderson (Ngāti Maniapoto/Rereahu).  Should smartphones be used on the marae?  Is the filming of tangi a step too far?  More on this subject on Kawe Korero this evening.

And the sudden passing of Tauranga leader Awanuiārangi Black has shocked his community.  He was taken to Te Whetu o te Rangi Marae yesterday where he will lie over the next three days.  Koro Nicholas, a former student of Awanuiārangi says that his loss will be keenly felt by the younger generation who thrived on his teachings.  Read more here.

Tune in to Māori Television at 5:30 for all the details on all of our top stories, or visit our website, Facebook or Twitter page.