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Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 7 December

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

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

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

We provide an update paua recovery efforts south of Kaikōura. It's been three weeks since the earthquake yet volunteers are still pushing efforts to save Kaikoura's paua despite large numbers of paua decaying in the affected zones.  Is it time to give up the fight?   

Hawke's Bay is the first DHB in the country to implement a zero fees scheme for doctors visits aimed at youth aged 13-17 years old.  Chair of the Hawke's Bay District Health Board Kevin Atkinson says, "We know a barrier to health, for young people, has been the cost to see a doctor - so we are taking away the barriers and building up equity into who can see a doctor."   Read more here.

And in breaking news, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially declared his interest in the deputy prime minister role and endorsed current deputy Bill English for prime minister.

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.