Former MP Peter Dunne has seen plenty of inquiries come and go over controversies around the Cabinet table. He looks at whether the Wally Haumaha inquiry could prove a unwelcome distraction and test of Jacinda Ardern's resolve.
Former MP Peter Dunne has seen many business cycles while in Government. He says Jacinda Ardern should genuinely listen to the business whiners and naggers, not just pay lip-service to hearing their concerns.
Former MP Peter Dunne argues National needs to either embrace New Zealand First or reject it, and quickly. The current prevarication is confusing voters and is ultimately dangerous.
Former MP Peter Dunne asks why the Foreign Minister and Defence Minister have chosen to provoke China and Russia in their latest Defence Review. He sees it as a spurious, vainglorious and risky move for a small trading nation.
Former MP Peter Dunne argues Gareth Morgan's TOP was one of a long line of short-lived parties set up by moguls, and National can't rely on another flash-in-the-pan party for support.
Former MP and Minister Peter Dunne argues New Zealanders angry about Trump's family separations policy should look instead at our own racist policy on family reunifications.
Former MP and minister Peter Dunne looks underneath Simon Bridges' apparent change of tack on climate change and National's history of embracing change after the fact.
Former MP Peter Dunne analyses how National might handle soon-to-be-Prime Minister Winston Peters, and why the former governing party is still struggling for relevance.
Former MP (and Minister) Peter Dunne argues in his column this week for Newsroom that the Government’s sidelining of officials is a risky approach that could rebound painfully
Former MP Peter Dunne writes in his column this week about the legalities and politics of an abortion debate in New Zealand. It will be different to Ireland's stunning referendum result.