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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.

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8:12 am Sunday 2 November: Insight: Maths and Science Not Hitting the Mark

Hampton Hill School TawaNew Zealand children have been doing badly in maths and science -but is it getting worse?

Their scores in international tests have been falling for the past decade and it has now reached the point where Year 5 and Year 9 students' are ranked among the lowest in the developed world.

Radio New Zealand education correspondent, John Gerritsen, investigates why our scores are on the slide and what is being done to stop it.

 

8:12 am Sunday 9 November: Insight: An Outbreak of War Commemorations

Inside Hall of Memories Manatu Taonga Andy PalmerCommemorations of the Great War have well and truly begun and will continue for the next four years. 

Millions of dollar are being spent to remember the events that took place one hundred years ago, prompting questions about why we should be commemorating events of long ago and how much of the memory of the war to end all wars has slipped into the realms of myth. 

Gael Woods looks for answers.  

Photo Inside the Hall of Memories, National War Memorial Credit Andy Palmer/Manatū Taonga