It would have been easy for Diane Maxwell to quietly slip out the door in a few weeks' time hoping the furore over her wrongly accused bullying allegations also disappeared as fast.

But the woman who has been New Zealand's Retirement Commissioner for six years isn't going to leave quietly, or let the Government off the hook for how she was treated during a six-month investigation in which she has been cleared but still walks away with no job.

Maxwell, who was initially seconded to the Retirement Commissioner's role from the Financial Markets Authority in 2013, found herself the subject

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'Flawed process'

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Losing the fight

Diane Maxwell:

Bullying investigation