29 Aug 2016

Getting truants out of bed and off to school

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 29 August 2016

Kathryn Ryan talks to Kawerau's secret weapon, Mereana Rua (aka Nanny Dolz). She is the straight shooting local truancy officer who gets teenagers out of bed, bundles them into her car and drives them to Tarawera High School, where truancy rates are down. Steve Stuart, the acting head of sector enablement and support at the Ministry of Education also joins us to discuss the persistent issue of truancy and how to overcome it.