John Gerritsen

John Gerritsen is the education correspondent for Radio NZ. john.gerritsen@radionz.co.nz

Science
Feb 8, 2020

How would New Zealand cope in a global catastrophe?

The coronavirus outbreak is testing New Zealand's emergency plans, but public health experts warn there are much bigger threats to prepare for. RNZ's John Gerritsen investigates. 

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Politics
Nov 23, 2019

The school donation ban kicks in next year. Here's how principals will try to get around it

Though a government scheme to get rid of school donations is yet to begin, schools are looking for ways to push its rules to the limit.

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Ātea
Feb 5, 2019

Why history teachers want NZ history to be a compulsory subject

A new petition is calling for changes to address New Zealand students' 'shameful' ignorance of their country's history, writes RNZ's John Gerritsen.

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