Whanau centre dispute settled

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 09:59 18/12/2012

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An employment dispute between the Whanau Centre and two former employees has been settled.

Former employees Sia To'omaga and Sara Teaurima accused the social service centre's manager Liz Kelly of bullying and intimidation last year, and an Employment Relations Authority heard evidence on December 5.

During a break in proceedings a settlement was reached.

It was understood the complainants initially wanted $60,000 each.

Ms Kelly was relieved at the outcome.

"I can finally have a night's sleep."

She said she was not allowed to discuss the details of the settlement, but her husband Pat Kelly provided a statement to Kapi-Mana News.

He said his wife had been subjected to "negative, vindictive and destructive" comments from certain quarters of the community that highlighted the "lengths of hypocritical behaviour" that existed.

"My wife is managing the delivery of services to the community and growing the organisation, which employs a team of experienced and committed staff overseen by a skilled governance board."

Ms Kelly also provided Kapi-Mana News affidavits from two former colleagues of Ms To'omaga, who alleged Ms To'omaga bullied them.

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