Posts Tagged ‘novopay’

We need more ministers like Steven Joyce

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, March 7th, 2018 - 123 comments

Rare praise for Steven Joyce from someone on the left.

National’s terrible deal making

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, August 9th, 2015 - 114 comments

A brief analysis of a number of deals that National has negotiated suggests that its reputation as a supposedly tough dealmaker is misplaced.

Calling Mr Gower – more late payments!

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 19th, 2015 - 203 comments

Apparently Mr Gower worked himself up into an unseemly state of excitement with a chance to stick it to Andrew Little on the telly last night. Here are some more cases of late payments he might be interested in looking in to…

Novopay cost us $45 million

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, February 19th, 2015 - 102 comments

It was announced yesterday that Novopay has cost the country $45 million more than intended. The Ministry of Education has accepted some responsibility but in terms of ultimate responsibility the Ministers involved, English, Parata and Foss should be held to blame.

Local Bodies: Novopay Exemplifies National’s Governance

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, July 31st, 2014 - 26 comments

This National led Government is strong on ideology, weak on process and reluctant to accept responsibility. The Novopay debacle exemplifies all of these well. When questioned about Novopay, National Ministers will never accept full responsibility. Stephen Joyce has just announced that the Government will be taking over the management of Novopay after almost two years of stress and wide-ranging issues. No matter what National and its Ministers claim, Novopay is largely their fault, and taking responsibility and making apologies are not what this Government does readily.

NRT: Rewarding failure

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, September 18th, 2013 - 17 comments

What seems to be the defining feature of this government is in providing corporate welfare to incompetents who underbid their competition for government work or want bigger subsidies at the taxpayers expense. Give them the vaguest excuse and Key or Joyce will wilt like a flower in a desert and throw money at companies who […]

Someone to blame…

Written By: - Date published: 3:59 pm, June 25th, 2013 - 11 comments

“If an information technology project costing more than $10 million goes off the rails, the buck will now stop with Government chief information officer (GCIO) and Internal Affairs boss Colin MacDonald.”

Novopain protest Tuesday!

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 pm, March 4th, 2013 - 18 comments

Nationwide protest against the Novopay fiasco tomorrow Tuesday (early!). Check here for details of a protest near you…

Novopay going from bad to worse

Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, February 7th, 2013 - 103 comments

Mr Fixit Steven Joyce has been handed the Novopay fiasco, and the first pay round under his watch is the worst yet. Teachers are currently owed almost $12 Million in missing wages. Is this a conspiracy, or just a good old fashioned cock up?

Did we just hear Steven Joyce sh*t all over his colleagues?!?!

Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, February 1st, 2013 - 93 comments

Reprinted with permission from Frankly Speaking. Three ministers dropped in the Novopay mess by Steven Joyce. Three ministers parroting very similar lines…

Some free advice for Mr Fixit

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 pm, January 28th, 2013 - 52 comments

Steven Joyce is about to severely tarnish his Mr Fixit reputation by making the wrong decision about Novopay.

A solution to the Novopay fiasco

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, November 30th, 2012 - 33 comments

I have a suggestion.

NRT: Absolute insanity

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, November 16th, 2012 - 36 comments

No Right Turn on Novopay and the sacking of payroll staff.

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