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Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 18 April

By Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne, Leo Horgan, Wikitōria Day

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

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

Canterbury Police are looking for missing 12-year-old boy Khanye Harimate who has not been seen since Monday afternoon. 

Harimate is from Kaiapoi, 20km north of Christchurch.   Police say he may be on his way to Christchurch, possibly with friends.

The Government is activating a Temporary Accommodation Service to assist Edgecumbe residents hit by the recent floods, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe, Anne Tolley and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
"This service is to help people displaced when the Rangitāiki River broke its banks and flooded the town of Edgecumbe," says Mrs Tolley.

And Rautahi Marae welfare centre, which was set up after the evacuation in Kawerau is having a Karakia at 10am as it closes and moves to Edgecumbe Town Hall.  

Tune into Māori Television at 5:30 for all the details on all of our top stories, or visit our website, Facebook or Twitter page.