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Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 24 November

By Aroha Mane , Wikitōria Day

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

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

The body of a baby was discovered this morning at a reserve in Mangere at 8:30am today.  A member of the public was walking through Mona Avenue when they came across the body.  Police are yet to confirm any details but the deceased baby is believed to be very young, possibly a newborn.  The scene has been cordoned for a forensic examination to be carried out, this is expected to take some time.  Read more here.

Deidre Walker, the wife of the late Māori academic and writer Dr Ranginui Walker has passed away at the age of 85.  Read more here.

And police in Goose Bay, Canterbury have evacuated 35 homes due to the possibility of an earthquake-related slip.  Residents were moved to a nearby motor camp until further notice.  Not all were happy as some residence argued with police to stay.  The evacuations come as a setback for the Pāua Recovery Rescue Crew who are based in Goose Bay. The volunteers had hoped to restart their restoration work with the Ministry of Primary Industries officials and members of Kaikōura's commercial pāua industry tomorrow.  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.