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Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 29 November

By Aroha Mane , Wikitōria Day

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.

Well-wishes are pouring in from around Aotearoa after the news of King Tūheitia's kidney transplant surgery which is scheduled for this week.  Te Kāea spoke exclusively with the king’s private secretary, Te Rangihīroa Whakaruru, yesterday.  See the extended interview here. 

The Kaipara tradgedy, which has claimed seven lives with one man still missing, has refocused the nation on the importance of lifejackets when out on the water.  This evening Te Kāea will talk to the CEO of WaterSafe and lifejacket manufacturers about current attitudes and legislation around water safety.

And the Attitude Awards gala evening gets underway this evening in Auckland.  Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a finalist for the Artistic Achievement Award.

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.