Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 18 February

Online reporters, Wikitoria Day and Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne bring you today's latest news direct from the Māori Television newsroom. We also bring you some of the biggest online stories online.

In today's news:

* Hundreds of young Christchurch children are suffering post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to the earthquakes. However, fewer than one in ten has access to counselling.

* The call of the Pied Bag-piper has enticed Kiwi's into buying tickets to next year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

* Tonight NZ's top sports people will be celebrated at the annual Halberg Sports Awards held in Auckland.