13 Jul 2009

French Polynesian group angered over sacking of NZ welfare liaison

7:10 pm on 13 July 2009

A French Polynesian support group is angered that the CPS social welfare agency has sacked its New Zealand-based liaision person.

The group, A Tautura Ia Na, which helps sick people sent for medical treatment overseas, says it doesn't accept that the sacking was for financial reasons because it followed pay rises at the head office.

Local television reports that the woman has been advised by the CPS that her post was being terminated because there was little work for her in Auckland with the small number of patients being sent to New Zealand.

The CPS has been cautious in its comment on television but the group says it will hold a public protest over her sacking.