Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 16 November

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

Today Aroha Mane and Wikitoria Day take you through the top stories of the day.

Ngāi Tahu has made it their mission to continue sending food and water to people who are still stuck in Kaikoura.  Some people have already arrived by helicopter to Cheviot - 55 minutes from Kaikoura. Read more here.

And the USS Sampson is the first American warship to enter New Zealand since the nuclear-free policy of 1984.  The warship, initially intended to attend the NZ Navy's 75th anniversary ceremonies, has been diverted to assist with the Kaikoura earthquake.  The move comes as peace activists attempt to blockade a major weapons expo in Auckland.  Read more here.

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.