Topic: Rereātea - Midday News

Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 17 December

Online reporters, Wikitōria Day and Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne bring you today's latest news direct from the Māori Television newsroom.

In today's news:

* Te Kāea gained exclusive access to film part of Oprah Winfrey's event at Vector Arena last night.

* Education Minister Hekia Parata has closed the doors Northland's Whangaruru Charter school.

* Russell Packer has been granted a visa to stay in Australia.

For more details and extensive coverage tune in to Te Kāea tonight at 5:30pm.