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Roche Allegations Completely Unfounded

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:44 am | Peter Dunne

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says allegations by Green MP Denise Roche that he has a conflict of interest over his role with the Northern Wellington Festival Committee have been proven to be completely unfounded. Last week, Ms Roche complained ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:45 am | Peter Dunne

Dunne Speaks 17 April 2014 There have been a number of harrowing cases presented this week about the impact of psychoactive substances on vulnerable young people. At one level, the tales are deeply disturbing. It is awful to see anyone affected ... More >>

Dunne Receives Major Safari Club Award

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 9:46 am | Peter Dunne

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has been awarded Honorary Membership of the New Zealand Chapter of Safari Club International “in recognition of outstanding contributions and service to New Zealand recreational hunting.” Safari Club International is ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 9:37 am | Peter Dunne

Am I alone in feeling that aspects of search for the missing Malaysian airliner, Flight MH370, have taken on the form of an international Dance of the Seven Veils? More >>

Search for MH370 an International Dance of the Seven Veils

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 8:53 am | Peter Dunne

Every country now seems to have known something – more than it was prepared to let be known originally – that it now seems keen to suggest was the real turning point in the hunt for Flight MH370. More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 9:30 am | Peter Dunne

The circus has come to town. At least, you could be forgiven for thinking so following the announcement of the election date, and the mindless braying of vacuous, discredited performers putting on their stale make up yet one more sad time to rant about who ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:01 am | Peter Dunne

6 March 2014 Every now and then, and usually in hushed tones, the question is asked about how affordable our public health system will be in the future. Especially so as the baby boomers age, and demand more care, and the level of medical knowledge ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - 27 February 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:14 pm | Peter Dunne

The tactic is not new. It is as old as humanity, and has been tried many times before, sometimes with monstrous and chilling effect. More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 9:19 am | Peter Dunne

For the uninitiated, and Americans, cricket is one of the great unexplained mysteries of our time. More >>

Dunne Speaks: 5 February 2014

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 1:31 pm | Peter Dunne

A sunny day in Wellington and the line-up of floats for the annual parade marking the start of the madcap Wellington Sevens event is a great reminder of all that is good in our country, and a welcome relief to many of the daily pressures we face. More >>

Dunne Speaks: 29 January 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 11:22 am | Peter Dunne

The political debate about support for families that has erupted this week has highlighted once more that governments are generally not very organised when it comes to social policies. More >>

Dunne Speaks

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 10:48 am | Peter Dunne

Happy New Year! After the bumbling comedy show of political wannabes strutting their stuff over the holiday period the serious business of government is underway once again. More >>

Dunne Speaks - My final blog for 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 9:27 am | Peter Dunne

2013 is close to being just a memory. As usual, the end of year reviews are being written, and the lessons, if any, for the future noted. For me, the most significant feature of the year has received scant attention, which makes it also the most disturbing. More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 7:51 pm | Peter Dunne

Convenient political amnesia is capturing all the attention at the moment, in the main because our Prime Minister cannot remember where he stood on the 1981 Springbok Tour. More >>

Dunne Speaks - 5 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 9:02 am | Peter Dunne

This week’s row about the PISA report on educational attainment levels is a good case in point. In essence, it showed that rates of achievement amongst New Zealand school students have not improved in recent years, and in relative terms have actually ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 11:10 am | Peter Dunne

Amidst the frenzied debate about the suitability or otherwise of the untested, yet to be elected, Conservatives as a viable post-election support partner for National, one point seems to have been overlooked. More >>

Dunne Speaks - 14 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 10:18 am | Peter Dunne

This weekend’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka seems set to be dominated by the furore surrounding human rights abuses in that country. More >>

Dunne Speaks - Historical Rape Charges

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 10:01 am | Peter Dunne

Karl Marx once said famously that the thing to learn from history is that people do not. More >>

Dunne Speaks For This Week

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 10:34 am | Peter Dunne

A sure sign of looming danger is when a politician opines the eerie words, “I’ve been thinking.” It is usually a warning some new crackpot idea is about to be unleashed, or hobby horse indulged. In fact, politicians’ “thinking” lies at the heart ... More >>

Greenpeace Warning “Sobering And Timely”

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 11:38 am | Peter Dunne

Greenpeace’s warning of the potential risks to the New Zealand coastline and surrounding oceans from a deep sea oil spill is both “sobering and timely”, according to UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne. “Deep sea oil exploration is inherently risky ... More >>

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