Parata makes Novopay apology

By Kate Shuttleworth

Education Minister Hekia Parata. Photo / Getty Images
Education Minister Hekia Parata. Photo / Getty Images

Education Minister Hekia Parata folded under pressure to apologise over Novopay this afternoon.

This morning she skirted around calls to apologise but this afternoon uttered the "s" word twice.

"I am sorry that's it taken so much extra work for administrators - we want to get this fixed."

Asked if she would apologise for her role in signing off on the flawed payroll system Ms Parata said: "I took advice from officials at the time, and as I say I am sorry that administrators have had to do so much extra work."

- APNZ

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