Rereātea - Midday News Bytes 12 August

Te Kāea reporters Wikitōria Day and Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne bring you today's latest news direct from the Māori Television newsroom.

Here's what was discussed today:

* Hekia Parata will announce the future of Turakina Māori Girls College at 3pm today

* 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri named as toddler fatally assaulted on Monday

* Assoc Prof Suzanne Pitama from Otago University awarded PM's Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence

Tune in to Te Kāea later today at 5:30pm with live subtitles, and 7pm (repeat) for our full reports.