Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Joyce must fix Novopay disaster without delay

22 January 2013
Immediate Release

Joyce must fix Novopay disaster without delay

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the announcement that Senior Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce is to be given responsibility for fixing Novopay, but says that parents and schools expect the pay system to be working properly as soon as possible.

“The use of the Constitution Act to transfer responsibility for the Novopay shambles from one minister to another shows that finally the Government is taking the problem seriously,” said Laures Park, Acting National Secretary of NZEI.

“And so they should – pay mess-ups have turned the new pay system into a household name for all the wrong reasons.”

“The same sense of urgency needs to be applied to making sure that school staff are paid the right amount at the right time from now on,” said Ms Park.

“Parents are readying their children for a new school year. They need to know that principals and staff are able to give all their attention to providing a quality education for their children and not in trying to fix up more Novopay mistakes.”

“We are looking to Mr Joyce to deliver an effective pay system as soon as possible.’’


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news