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Dunne Speaks on the 2015 Budget

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:07 pm | United Future NZ Party

The 2015 Budget has been presented, and while Parliament settles down for the next day or so to debate some of the consequential legislation, the public will begin to pick over the entrails to determine their assessment of it. Essentially, it will ... More >>

Peter Dunne Address at 2015 Identity Conference

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:26 am | United Future NZ Party

I would like to acknowledge the excellent speeches yesterday given by Honourable Bill English, and Rebecca Kitteridge, as well as guests joining us today: Liz Macpherson, John Edwards, conference guests, and attending media. More >>

Dunne Welcomes Security Agencies Review

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:31 am | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has welcomed the announcement of the details of the first independent review of security agencies to be conducted by Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy. More >>

Promises to Recreational Fishers Have Gone Nowhere

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 4:12 pm | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne says the government’s promised recreational fishing reserves have gone nowhere since the election. “One week before last year’s election National announced they would release a discussion paper in November that ... More >>

More Parliamentary Service Feather-Bedding?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 9:18 am | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is querying five new staff positions recently advertised by the Parliamentary Service. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Better Public Services

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:07 pm | United Future NZ Party

A quiet revolution is underway in the provision of public services. Under the guise of its “Better Public Services” programme the Government is stealthily but deliberately changing the way in which public services are delivered, and also, and perhaps more ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Regional Development

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:17 am | United Future NZ Party

As a country we have never really got the hang of regional development. Labour-led governments have generally been in favour of it, without quite understanding what “it” is, using it instead as an opportunity to pork-barrel popular local projects. ... More >>

Tree Destruction Will Be Routine with National’s RMA Reform

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 9:43 am | United Future NZ Party

The destruction of 500 year old Kauri trees will become business as usual if the National and Act Parties further reform the Resource Management Act says UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne. More >>

Post-Survey United Future’s Direction Charted

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 9:27 am | United Future NZ Party

The United Future party is mapping out its future course following the results of a comprehensive survey of voter opinion. More >>

UnitedFuture Supports Reform of Local Government Funding

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 8:54 am | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is backing calls local government funding reforms. But he says the wider relationship between local and central government is the more important issue which needs to be resolved first, to better inform future funding ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: RMA Changes

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 9:10 am | United Future NZ Party

The first was the befittingly silly comment from Ron Mark about putting shots across the bows of foreign fishing vessels illegally poaching toothfish in the southern ocean. More >>

RMA Changes Need Broader Support than Act Party

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10:02 am | United Future NZ Party

20 January 2015 RMA Changes Need Broader Support than Act Party UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the Government would be very unwise to progress its proposed changes to the Resource Management Act relying solely on the vote of the ACT Party. National ... More >>

Local Government Reform Key to Wellington’s Future

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:00 pm | United Future NZ Party

United Future leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne says Wellington has been over-governed for too long, and change is needed to best shape the region’s future. More >>

Bill an Improvement but More Work Needs to Be Done

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 5:16 pm | United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne says that while the revised Countering Foreign Terrorists Bill is an improvement on the Bill originally introduced to Parliament, it is still just a temporary measure which will need to be replaced. More >>

Dunne Tells UnitedFuture to “Go Back to Basics”

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 3:31 pm | United Future NZ Party

Dunne Tells UnitedFuture to “Go Back to Basics” United Future leader Peter Dunne says the Party needs to “go back to basics” and “focus afresh” on its core principles, if it is to regain voters’ trust and support. Addressing United Future’s ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: The Tragedy Of Pike River

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 1:25 pm | United Future NZ Party

Solid Energy’s decision not to re-enter the Pike River mine is awful, horrific and tragic –especially for the families concerned – but is almost certainly correct in the circumstances. More >>

Possible RMA Reform Changes Could Be Move in Right Direction

Friday, 10 October 2014, 9:43 am | United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne has cautiously welcomed suggestions by the Prime Minister that the Government might back away from its original proposals to weaken the principles of the Resource Management Act, in order to broaden political support. More >>

1080 Decision Highlights Need for Time Out

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 1:50 pm | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the controversy surrounding today’s decision to conduct aerial drops of 1080 in the Hunua Ranges emphasises the need to take a take time out on the use of 1080 as a pest control method to better assess its efficacy. More >>

Video: UnitedFuture's Appeal to Voters

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:29 pm | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture's Appeal to Voters UnitedFuture's ghostly selfie More >>

Dunne Speaks: 12 Sept 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:00 am | United Future NZ Party

It had to happen at some stage. And better late than never is probably an understandable excuse, but, at last, as the home straight looms, the election debate has started to focus on the policy options the various parties are putting forward. More >>

 

 

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