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Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 10 February

By Rewi Heke

Online reporters, Wikitōria Day and Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne bring you today's latest news direct from the Māori Television newsroom. We also bring you some of the biggest online stories online.

In today's news:

* The National Māori Tobacco Control Leadership Service is calling for a 20% tobacco tax increase. 

* For the first time in her political career, Metiria Turei has delivered her first address in te reo Māori.

* Luke Bird of Ngāpuhi descent starring in musical about a cross dressing dad.