More weirdness in Clutha-Southland

Stuff reports:

Several people connected to embattled Clutha- MP Todd Barclay’s electorate have been approached by for interviews, while Parliamentary Services has confirmed it has also spoken to police.

Three resignations in Barclay’s Clutha- electorate since the start of the year have raised questions about the MP’s relationship with his staff and party members, and the involvement of the  could put his position under further threat.

Swan told the Otago Daily Times that had arranged a meeting with her, but that it had been postponed and she had “no idea” what it was about.

Swan would not repeat her comments when approached by, referring enquiries to Parliamentary Services.

However, it is understood that have made contact with several people in the electorate as part of their enquiries.

The involvement is believed to centre on a complaint about the “employment issue” which led to Dickson’s resignation – understood to relate to unproven allegations of a secret recording made by Barclay.

seems weird.

I don’t know if any secret recording was made. If so, I would make the comment that secretly recording your staff is not a great idea unless you have strong reasons for doing so. But again, allegation is unproven.

But even if true, I don’t see how the are involved. It is an offence to secretly record two people, if you are neither of them. It is not an offence to do it, if you are one of them. Maybe the allegation is the office was generally bugged, but that seems bizarre.

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