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Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 21 October

By Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne, Online News Team, Wikitōria Day

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

Today Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Wikitōria Day take you through the top stories of the day.

In response to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts' 2016 application to the Department of Conservation to secure a 60-year lease for the Tūroa ski field operation, Ngāti Rangi's RAL working group are leading our comprehensive Iwi consultation process.

Ngāti Rangi has objected to the way the application process has progressed as the Concession Officerʻs Report has not specifically discussed their views on the application.  Ngati Rangi representatives believe the application should not have been approved in principal.

Last year the Government announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage childhood obesity.  The package aimed to provide interventions for those who are obese, increase support for those at risk of becoming obese and various approaches to making healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders.  One year on since the launch of the Childhood Obesity Plan, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says good progress is being made.  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.