Days to the General Election: 26
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Peter Dunne

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Peter Dunne is the leader of the UnitedFuture Party and MP for Wellington's Ohariu electorate. He is the government Minister of Internal Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Conservation.

Member for
3 years 4 months

Articles by Peter Dunne

10th Sep 20, 9:49am
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Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
10th Sep 20, 9:49am
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
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Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
6th Aug 20, 9:20am
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Peter Dunne says while Covid-19 has proved to be an unexpected boon for a previously struggling Labour Party, fresh unforeseen events could yet disrupt the electoral cycle in a more unpredictable way
Peter Dunne says while Covid-19 has proved to be an unexpected boon for a previously struggling Labour Party, fresh unforeseen events could yet disrupt the electoral cycle in a more unpredictable way
6th Aug 20, 9:20am
30th Jul 20, 9:07am
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Peter Dunne says what Judith Collins describes as money 'put aside for a rainy day' is far more than that
Peter Dunne says what Judith Collins describes as money 'put aside for a rainy day' is far more than that
30th Jul 20, 9:07am
23rd Jul 20, 9:19am
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Peter Dunne says the 52nd term of Parliament has been dramatic but in recent weeks the focus has been more on what many would describe as farce
Peter Dunne says the 52nd term of Parliament has been dramatic but in recent weeks the focus has been more on what many would describe as farce
23rd Jul 20, 9:19am
18th Jul 20, 9:14am
12
Peter Dunne says Matariki deserves its own special day of celebration and is worthy of a public holiday in its honour
Peter Dunne says Matariki deserves its own special day of celebration and is worthy of a public holiday in its honour
18th Jul 20, 9:14am
9th Jul 20, 9:43am
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Peter Dunne says the Hamish Walker affair is potentially catastrophic for the National Party just over 10 weeks away from the general election
Peter Dunne says the Hamish Walker affair is potentially catastrophic for the National Party just over 10 weeks away from the general election
9th Jul 20, 9:43am
28th Jun 20, 6:02am
119
Peter Dunne argues no returning New Zealand citizen or permanent resident should have to pay for the detention of managed isolation or quarantine
Peter Dunne argues no returning New Zealand citizen or permanent resident should have to pay for the detention of managed isolation or quarantine
28th Jun 20, 6:02am
4th Jun 20, 9:08am
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Peter Dunne says the Government and health authorities know that the public acquiescence achieved during lockdown was a moment in time unlikely to be achievable to the same extent again if future circumstances warrant it
Peter Dunne says the Government and health authorities know that the public acquiescence achieved during lockdown was a moment in time unlikely to be achievable to the same extent again if future circumstances warrant it
4th Jun 20, 9:08am
28th May 20, 8:33am
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Peter Dunne says the Government will be worried that soon public concern about the social and economic impact of Covid19 - already sharply on the rise - will overtake support for the approach the Government has taken so far
Peter Dunne says the Government will be worried that soon public concern about the social and economic impact of Covid19 - already sharply on the rise - will overtake support for the approach the Government has taken so far
28th May 20, 8:33am
21st May 20, 9:45am
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Peter Dunne says regardless of the winner, the public will be asking whether a party as divided as it is can present itself as a credible, united team with a coherent and focused plan when the election comes round in just 17 weeks
Peter Dunne says regardless of the winner, the public will be asking whether a party as divided as it is can present itself as a credible, united team with a coherent and focused plan when the election comes round in just 17 weeks
21st May 20, 9:45am
23rd Apr 20, 9:06am
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Peter Dunne says next week’s events will set off a further process of major adjustment for the government, just as it will for every other New Zealander
Peter Dunne says next week’s events will set off a further process of major adjustment for the government, just as it will for every other New Zealander
23rd Apr 20, 9:06am
16th Apr 20, 9:00am
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Peter Dunne says making the case for an early resumption of Parliament after the lockdown ends should be a no-brainer for the National Party
Peter Dunne says making the case for an early resumption of Parliament after the lockdown ends should be a no-brainer for the National Party
16th Apr 20, 9:00am
9th Apr 20, 9:11am
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Peter Dunne says the way the government has approached the pandemic crisis has effectively side-lined NZ First and the Greens and left them largely irrelevant
Peter Dunne says the way the government has approached the pandemic crisis has effectively side-lined NZ First and the Greens and left them largely irrelevant
9th Apr 20, 9:11am
26th Mar 20, 9:37am
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Peter Dunne says unless the relevant government officials move quickly to tidy up anomalies around the lockdown as and when they occur, the 'whole effort risks falling apart'
Peter Dunne says unless the relevant government officials move quickly to tidy up anomalies around the lockdown as and when they occur, the 'whole effort risks falling apart'
26th Mar 20, 9:37am
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
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Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
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Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
12th Dec 19, 10:08am
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Peter Dunne examines the prospect that our election next year may turn into an auction with the major parties seeking to outspend each other
Peter Dunne examines the prospect that our election next year may turn into an auction with the major parties seeking to outspend each other
12th Dec 19, 10:08am
28th Nov 19, 9:49am
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Peter Dunne says although people are looking for realistic alternatives to the current government, the National's reversion to the grim and punitive world the party now seems to be focusing on does not fit with the tone of contemporary New Zealand
Peter Dunne says although people are looking for realistic alternatives to the current government, the National's reversion to the grim and punitive world the party now seems to be focusing on does not fit with the tone of contemporary New Zealand
28th Nov 19, 9:49am
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
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Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
14th Nov 19, 9:55am
32
Peter Dunne assesses the prospects for new political party Sustainable New Zealand
Peter Dunne assesses the prospects for new political party Sustainable New Zealand
14th Nov 19, 9:55am
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
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Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
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Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
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Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
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Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
19th Sep 19, 9:05am
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Peter Dunne says the Leader of the National Party could have grabbed the initiative during Labour's recent struggles, but he has missed the moment
Peter Dunne says the Leader of the National Party could have grabbed the initiative during Labour's recent struggles, but he has missed the moment
19th Sep 19, 9:05am
12th Sep 19, 8:54am
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Peter Dunne asks some hard questions about the allegations of sexual misconduct within the Labour Party - and what the Prime Minister knew or should have known
Peter Dunne asks some hard questions about the allegations of sexual misconduct within the Labour Party - and what the Prime Minister knew or should have known
12th Sep 19, 8:54am
6th Sep 19, 7:22am
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Peter Dunne says time will tell on the wisdom of the National Party shunning consensus on issues that cut across traditional political boundaries
Peter Dunne says time will tell on the wisdom of the National Party shunning consensus on issues that cut across traditional political boundaries
6th Sep 19, 7:22am
29th Aug 19, 9:12am
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Peter Dunne says compulsory Kiwisaver and Flexi-Super are the real superannuation issues we ought to be discussing and debating now
Peter Dunne says compulsory Kiwisaver and Flexi-Super are the real superannuation issues we ought to be discussing and debating now
29th Aug 19, 9:12am
22nd Aug 19, 9:26am
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Peter Dunne says the 'half-baked' plan for Treasury to do the independent financial scrutiny of political party promises in next year's election should be ruled out altogether
Peter Dunne says the 'half-baked' plan for Treasury to do the independent financial scrutiny of political party promises in next year's election should be ruled out altogether
22nd Aug 19, 9:26am
Days to the General Election: 26
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