Rereātea- Midday News Bytes 1 November 2016

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

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

Topics include;

Facebook supporters check-in at Standing Rock:

As the situation at Standing Rock intensifies, people from all over the world are using Facebook to show their support for the indigenous peoples in North Dakota by 'checking in' at Standing Rock. 

The 'check in' initiation was put in place to 'overwhelm' and 'confuse' local law enforcement. More than 924,000 people have checked into the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. That number is set to rise.  

Date set for New Zealand land wars commemoration:

A date has been set to commemorate the New Zealand land wars on 28 October.

This day is significant as it also marks the signing of Te Whakaputanga - The Declaration of Independence in 1835.