Insight

NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration

 

tonga sailorsKing Tupou VI was installed as Tonga’s new Monarch at the end of March,  but his powers are very different to those held by his Father.

The King's brother, George Tupou V relinquished many of his powers as Tonga moved toward greater democracy.

Radio New Zealand's Pacific Correspondent, Karen Mangnall, was in Nukualofa for the late King's funeral and reports on what challenges might lie ahead for the new King.

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 27 April: Insight: Closing the Education Gap

Arne Duncan US Embassy credit Press Secretary Sean Gillespie resizedNew Zealand has one of the worst gaps in performance between rich children and poor children in the developed world.

What can we learn from other countries where that span between top and bottom is much smaller?

Do the likes of Germany, Finland, Hong Kong or Canada have the answers?

Radio New Zealand's education correspondent, John Gerritsen, asks some of the education ministers and teachers' representatives at an International Summit on the Teaching Profession about the secrets to their success.

Photo: RNZ's Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen, interviewing  US Secretary for Education, Arne Duncan, during the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Credt Sean Gallespie US Embassy