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Dunne Speaks for this week

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:52 am | Peter Dunne

31 July 2014 This week’s stoush over the Fish and Game Council points to a deeper challenge confronting the Government as it contemplates a third term in office. There is no doubt of this Government’s commitment to boosting economic development, but ... More >>

Dunne speaks - Make MPs Accountable

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:53 am | Peter Dunne

The ruckus over a National MP’s spending and a critical performance review of the Parliamentary Service highlight two unsatisfactory aspects of the way we currently run Parliament. Spending by MPs has always been a vexed question and control over ... More >>

Dunne Speaks on joining up the Dotcom dots

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 8:50 am | Peter Dunne

17 July 2014 Joining the dots together to reveal a mystery shape was a popular childhood game. The continuing Dotcom evidence saga has shown elements of this game again this week. The facts in this case are few, but relatively clear. Dotcom was granted residency ... More >>

Dunne Speaks on the Malaysian Diplomat saga

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 9:00 am | Peter Dunne

3 July 2014 Charles de Gaulle once commented that politics were far too important to be left to the politicians. It appears our diplomats have adopted the same view about diplomacy, if the case of the disgraced Malaysian diplomat is any guideline. ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Donghua Liu saga

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 8:53 am | Peter Dunne

26 June 2014 Just when it seemed almost impossible, there has been a new twist in the Donghua Liu saga. No, I am not referring to his amended statement about the nature of his relationships with and contributions to the Labour Party. Nor am I referring ... More >>

Dunne Welcomes Wellington Housing Relief

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 4:03 pm | Peter Dunne

Ohariu MP and Leader of UnitedFuture Hon Peter Dunne welcomed today’s joint announcement between the Government and Wellington City Council to open up more areas for housing in the Wellington region. “We are constantly hearing about the housing pressures ... More >>

Rich boys and their toys - Dunne Speaks

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 3:58 pm | Peter Dunne

Rich boys and their toys - Dunne Speaks 11 June 2014 “Rich boys and their toys” usually describes the obsession of wealthy men to use their wealth to achieve something they can do only through their wealth, because they lack the ability to ever be likely ... More >>

Who is a migrant?

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 3:49 pm | Peter Dunne

At one level, all of us are migrants – it is just a matter of when we arrived here. At another, if you believe New Zealand First’s bigots and Labour’s xenophobes, we are being overrun today by hordes of migrants arriving here with the expressed ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Friday, 16 May 2014, 9:50 am | Peter Dunne

16 May 2014 There is a political dictum not to get involved with animals or children because they invariably upstage you. Richard III may have found that at Bosworth, when he lost his kingdom, but for a horse. William Huskisson, the British Cabinet ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Psychoactive Substances Act

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:56 am | Peter Dunne

9 May 2014 Among the many extraordinary Parliamentary events this week was the surge of moral hysteria and sanctimony that accompanied the passage of two very simple amendments to the Psychoactive Substances Act. To recap: I recommended to the Cabinet ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Anzac Day

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 9:35 am | Peter Dunne

24 April 2014 Tomorrow morning, rain or shine, thousands of New Zealanders will gather at dawn and throughout the morning to commemorate the disastrous Allied landings at ANZAC Cove, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, nearly 100 years ago. They will do so ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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