Tag Archives: Peter Dunne

Dunne reminds us it isn’t just Jones — Kiwiblog

Peter Dunne wrote: There should be little surprise at Shane Jones’ latest racist outburst against Indians living in New Zealand. …Playing minorities off against the rest of the population in this way is a classic New Zealand First tactic and is the height of electoral cynicism.But it is also much more than that. It is…

via Dunne reminds us it isn’t just Jones — Kiwiblog

The Next Election Will Be a Nailbiter — WOBH | Media

 

I used to be a fan of Peter Dunne. I even voted for him in 2002. But when he was in coalition with the last government, his preening and posturing (not to mention his hypocritical privacy claims over emails with a female journalist), left me wanting to vomit. I was glad to see the back…

via The Next Election Will Be a Nailbiter — WOBH | Media

Wellbeing budget – transformative, or just ‘variation on a them’ — Your NZ

Peter Dunne has said that most budgets he has seen (34 while an MP) are just variations on a theme – and he includes this year’s ‘wellbeing budget’ in that description. because it’s not new. You seem to think you invented Multi-Category Appropriations. You didn’t – we inserted them in the PFA in 2013. And […]

via Wellbeing budget – transformative, or just ‘variation on a them’ — Your NZ

Dunne slates Mallard — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Former MP Peter Dunne has weighed in to the parliamentary rancour swirling around Speaker Trevor Mallard’s rulings, accusing him of “compromising the presumed impartiality” of his role.Dunne, who was a minister in Labour and National governments, said Labour member Mallard seemed “hell-bent” on changing the role of Speaker from its traditional independence…

via Dunne slates Mallard — Kiwiblog

Dunne calls ‘sophistry and bollocks’ on party posturing on cannabis referendum — Your NZ

Peter Dunne has blasted the Government and the Opposition, calling their posturing on the proposed cannabis referendum sophistry and bollocks. sohistry: The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. bollocks: Nonsense; rubbish (used to express contempt or disagreement, or as an exclamation of annoyance) So quite strong language from Dunne. […]

via Dunne calls ‘sophistry and bollocks’ on party posturing on cannabis referendum — Your NZ

Peter Dunne on recreational cannabis regulation — Your NZ

On Q+A last night peter Dunne was asked where he now stands on cannabis use and law. Corin Dann: You’ve been on top of this issue for many years, as a Minister, under a lot of pressure from both sides. Where do you sit now personally on the issue of cannabis? Peter Dunne: I’ve set […]

via Peter Dunne on recreational cannabis regulation — Your NZ

Dunne “more than extremely stunned” by National’s ‘war on drugs’ reversal — Your NZ

After Donald Trump promoted continuing the ‘war on drugs’ Simon Bridges said that a National-led government would sign up to it. Peter Dunne, a minister in the last National-led government, says that he is “more than extremely stunned” by this. On Monday: National would sign up to international drug effort A National-led Government would sign […]

via Dunne “more than extremely stunned” by National’s ‘war on drugs’ reversal — Your NZ

National “too scared” to address cannabis issues — Your NZ

Peter Dunne has said that National were ‘too scared” to address dysfunctional cannabis and drug laws – and Labour seem to be barely better. It’s widely known that cannabis law (and drug laws generally) are not effective and create more problems than they solve. However successive governments have failed to deal with them. As Associate […]

via National “too scared” to address cannabis issues — Your NZ

“We should be an independent republic” — Your NZ

A challenge to the new Parliament to “Seize the moment now, and begin the process of wider constitutional reform by committing to our next Head of State being the first President of the Republic of New Zealand.” I strongly believe the time has well past for us to have severed the umbilical cord to Grandmother […]

via “We should be an independent republic” — Your NZ

Face of the Day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It’s dead Jim. A letter sent out to members this week said the party’s leadership had voted to disband after it received just 0.1 per cent of the vote in this year’s general election. The centrist party had survived on the back of an electoral deal in Ohariu between Mr Dunne and the National Party…

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Why can’t Peter Dunne just STFU? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Peter Dunne has said more in one week than he ever did in decades in parliament. Now he is just making a complete cock of himself, and pimping himself out as an unctuous, virtue signalling tosser to anyone who will listen to him: Former longstanding MP Peter Dunne (who makes no secret there’s no love…

via Why can’t Peter Dunne just STFU? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The new United Future leader — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Damian Light is believed to be the first openly gay leader of a political party in New Zealand. By “turning the worm” in a television debate, Peter Dunne lifted the fortunes of United Future. By turning heads as “New Zealand’s Ryan Gosling” in a television debate, Damian Light hopes to do the…

via The new United Future leader — Kiwiblog

Why are so many party leaders resigning? — Your NZ

I don’t whether there are comparable times in the past, I can’t remember any, but we seem to have had a remarkably high turnover of party leaders this term. Tracey Watkins: Politically Correct: The blitzkrieg campaign continues Why are so many party leaders resigning? Good question. Dunne’s departure leaves just Winston Peters and the Maori […]

via Why are so many party leaders resigning? — Your NZ

Game of Thrones: NZ 2017 Election. 3 Leaders down. Will there be another? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Peter Dunne has figured out that his time is up. He’s getting rolled in Ohariu and he’s getting rolled so hard he can’t even be bothered to hang in the race. He’s stopped campaigning. On TV he was very emotional. He’s happy sad and confused all at once. National have been backing Dunne…

via Game of Thrones: NZ 2017 Election. 3 Leaders down. Will there be another? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

What is more useless: Peter Dunne, or the United Future party list? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne and Party President, Damian Light are pleased to formally announce a number of candidates standing in electorate seats and seeking party votes for United Future. At a meeting held in Wellington today, Mr Dunne outlined the UnitedFuture vision for candidates. “UnitedFuture is a voice of moderation and compassion in…

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It is not often this clown is right, but he’s nailed this one — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Peter Dunne is a clown, and often pontificates and preens himself as he lurches from one grandstanding position to the next. However, he’s got this one right: If Peter Dunne’s vote is the one that decides the next Government, say hello to another three years of National. In a fiery condemnation of Andrew Little’s Labour,…

via It is not often this clown is right, but he’s nailed this one — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

National says vote Seymour and Dunne — Kiwiblog

Bill English announced: Prime Minister Bill English today signalled National’s intention to work with support partners – United Future and ACT – in this year’s General Election. … “We are encouraging National supporters to give their electorate vote to ACT candidate, David Seymour, in Epsom, and United Future candidate, Peter Dunne, in Ohariu – and…

via National says vote Seymour and Dunne — Kiwiblog

Green MP helps tidy up one of Peter Dunne’s near-death experiences — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Green MP Julie Anne Genter witnessed first-hand the horrifying effects of the synthetic cannabis crisis that has claimed seven lives in the past month. She witnessed a homeless person in central Auckland a week ago rolling onto a busy road while having seizures. She and several other Green Party members, including co-leader James Shaw, had…

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Will Peter Dunne take responsibility for synthetic cannabis deaths? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

There are fears there is a new chemical or poison in a drug that’s been linked to a spate of deaths in Auckland this month. Police and the chief coroner yesterday issued an urgent warning after seven people who had used synthetic cannabis recently, or were found with the drug on them, died. Ross Bell,…

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Guest Post – Dunne 101 – How to get re-elected by courting voting blocks — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Ashley C. is one of our writers for the new hunting and fishing site Simon Lusk and I are setting up called The Wild. He has submitted this guest post about Peter Dunne and his shameless attempts to seek niche votes to remain an MP. Conservation minister Dunne opened the Deerstalkers national conference last week…

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Dunne’s drug symposium speech — Your NZ

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne delivered the opening speech at the Healthy Drug Law Parliamentary Symposium in Wellington. Here is his speech: Healthy Drug Law Parliamentary Symposium, Parliament Buildings It is my great pleasure to welcome you all this morning to the Healthy Drug Law Parliamentary Symposium, and to our sponsor, the New Zealand Drug […]

via Dunne’s drug symposium speech — Your NZ

Cannabis law reform – when, how, not if — Your NZ

It may take a change of government but it looks likely cannabis (and other drug) law will be reformed. It’s just a matter of when and how. The National Party is the main impediment to drug law reform. Stuff: What would happen if New Zealand legalised cannabis? Peter Dunne, the bespectacled politician in the bow-tie, was […]

via Cannabis law reform – when, how, not if — Your NZ

The Nation – support parties

This morning The Nation looks at the support parties and their leaders, Peter Dunne, David Seymour and Te Ururoa Flavell – ” what have they got out of their support arrangements this term?” And “What have National done well and badly this term?” Name one area where the Government is excelling? Peter Dunne – economic […]

via The Nation – support parties — Your NZ

Genter v Dunne on cannabis and drug law

Coincidental to Julie Anne Genter’s Medicinal Cannabis bill being drawn from the Members’ ballot – see Medicinal Cannabis Bill – she already had a question lined up in Parliament yesterday on drug and cannabis law. This was targeting the Minister of Health (Jonathan Coleman) but for some odd reason was transferred to Associate Minister of […]

via Genter v Dunne on cannabis and drug law — Your NZ

Medicinal cannabis now up to doctors

Stuff reports: At present using CBD products for therapeutic use is an offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act unless approval is given by the Ministry of Health. Dunne said he had taken advice from advisors that CBD should not be a controlled drug. “Cabinet has now accepted my recommendation to make this change,” he said. “Therefore, I am now taking…

via Medicinal cannabis now up to doctors — Kiwiblog

Dunne versus Little and Labour

Peter Dunne started in politics and in Parliament with Labour. He split off and helped form United New Zealand in 1995, merging and becoming United Future in 2002. Dunne and UF worked in coalition with Helen Clark’s Labour government, and then with John Key’s National government in which he is still a minister. It sounds […]

via Dunne versus Little and Labour — Your NZ

Bill English doesn’t get dope

 

Bill English is a muppet when it comes to cannabis. Peter Dunne has done a volte-face on cannabis, but Bill English hasn’t a clue. Standing in Mr Dunne’s way is his ministerial boss – the Prime Minister. Bill English says Mr Dunne is “making a lot of assumptions” about a drug that “does real damage…

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Dunne calls for cannabis legalisation and regulation

Stuff reports: For some time now, Dunne’s been talking up the merits of Portugal’s drug laws, where every drug is decriminalised – albeit with a caveat: If you’re caught with less than 10 days of any drug – cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine, or anything in between – you won’t be prosecuted. Instead, you’ll be fined or…

via Dunne calls for cannabis legalisation and regulation — Kiwiblog

English dumps on cannabis proposals

Last week Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne suggested that the poorly working laws on cannabis need to be changed. Stuff: Peter Dunne says ‘Class C’ drugs like cannabis should be made legal and regulated Our current law isn’t stopping New Zealanders from using drugs. This year’s Global Drug Survey quizzed 3795 Kiwis about their drug […]

via English dumps on cannabis proposals — Your NZ

Desperation is a stinky cologne: Dunne wants to reclassify Marijuana

 

Dunne envisions an Aotearoa where the drug trade is no longer controlled by gangs, but by the law – with licenced drug sellers able to cultivate and distribute tested and approved class C drugs such as cannabis. He cautions he is not calling for the legalisation and decriminalisation of cannabis and other class C drugs,…

via Desperation is a stinky cologne: Dunne wants to reclassify Marijuana — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media