Topic: Rereātea - Midday News

Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 18 October

By Te Rina Kowhai, Wikitōria Day

Our Rereātea Online News Team brings you a breakdown of the latest news of the day, live from the Māori Television newsroom.

A group has blocked entry to contractors working on the Te Hiku Sports Hub in Kaitaia and claim hapū and mana whenua weren't consulted in the process.

All restaurant outdoor dining areas in Auckland will be made smokefree in November this year.

And a new survey says 53% of New Zealanders believe that new fathers don't take the full parental leave they are entitled to out of fear they'll be viewed as less committed to their job.

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