From Vernon Small:
Education secretary quits
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie says he has accepted the resignation of the Secretary for Education Lesley Longstone.
She was appointed to the role in November last year for a five-year term. …
There have been a series of difficulties at the ministry which has been under fire over the Novopay payroll debacle, the Christchurch schools merger and closure consultation process, the court-ordered u-turn of the closure of Nelson’s Salisbury school and the blunder and backdown over increased class sizes.
Can’t say that I blame Longstone for bailing, she was working for a Minister who is clearly well out of her depth. Early versions of Small’s article mentioned conflict with Parata (that seems to have been deleted now). Another fail for Hekia Parata, she’s the one that should be going.