Which makes this story in the Dom-Post today all that more interesting:
MPs have been investigated three times over allegations they bullied parliamentary staff.
In responses to questions from ACT leader Rodney Hide, Speaker Margaret Wilson revealed claims of workplace bullying and intimidation during the past three years.
The article goes on to say:
Ms Wilson also said 11 MPs had invoked "special breakdown in relationship" contract clauses to get rid of 12 employees in the past three years.
The 12 were paid a total of $117,561 as they departed. Ms Wilson said one MP had been engaged in two "fast-track" staff departures in the current term. Neither she, Ms Pilott nor Parliamentary Service spokesman Warren Inkster would name the MP involved.
However, The Dominion Post understands two of Winston Peters' staff left after the fast-track departure clause was invoked.
They are understood to be the NZ First leader's former senior private secretary, Graham Harding, and long-term private secretary Allison Jones.
Mr Harding, who worked for Mr Peters for 12 years, left his job in March. Ms Jones left soon after.