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Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 28 October

By Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne, 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.

This morning at approximately Noon, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, officers deployed from other states, and the National Guard, descended upon protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, located on highway 1806 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Read the latest developments here.

Peaceful water protectors were subjected to the use of sonic guns, pepper spray, and the threat of automatic weapons. This latest action follows prior militarized police actions, including a Labor Day incident involving the use of attack dogs, pepper spray, and unlicensed security contractors hired by Dakota Access, LLC.  Read more here.

Finalists in the 13 respective categories at the annual Ngā Tohu Reo Māori have been announced. Thirty-eight finalists have been chosen from more than 88 entries. This is the highest number of entries received since the award's inception in 2004. This year, the Te Taurawhiri i Te Reo Māori event will take place in New Plymouth on 11 November. 

Te Taura Whiri Chief Executive Ngahiwi Apanui says the entries have set a new benchmark for innovation and excellence in te reo Māori.  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.