On Friday, NZSTA included Education Minister, Hon. Nikki Kaye in the list of keynote speakers for the NZSTA annual conference.
"We have invited the Minister to address our conference, as we always do," says President, Lorraine Kerr "We very much hope she or her representative will be able to address the conference but this has not yet been confirmed.
"We sincerely apologise if we have caused the Minister any embarrassment."
Keynote addresses from Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft; Human Rights Commissioner, David Rutherford and Chief Ombudsman, Judge Peter Boshier have already been confirmed for the three-day conference, along with the programme of 54 breakout seminars on a range of topics.