Ohariu's view of Peter Dunne
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 7:00p.m.
United Future MP Peter Dunne - we used to take the mickey out of him.
But we stopped and began to treat him with the respect befitting a great leader.
And we were right to because when the Government's asset sales programme was passed by 61 votes to 60, the casting vote was Peter Dunne’s.
Today, we wondered what the people who voted him into Parliament made of that decision.
They live in the Wellington electorate of Ohariu.
We sent out our caravan to find out.
Watch the video for the full story.
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28/06/2012 6:34:24 p.m.
Can the rest of New Zealand divorce Ohariu? We all have to suffer over the failure of one small electorate to vote this pest out. Enough is enough. If they won't do it let's just cast the whole electorate adrift and be rid of the lot of them.
28/06/2012 5:40:47 p.m.
I seem to remember that this Phoney man only just mangered to hold on to his seat last election looks like he won't be so lucky next time..
28/06/2012 11:39:14 a.m.
Helena Hutchinson wrote:
i dont believe that these assets will stay at 51% Nz ownership
for instance NZ born children of immigrants buy share but they see themselves as Chinese Greek South African etc where will their loyalties lie to Nz or their famlies
I have always said MP's should get the equalivent of the dole live in HNZ houses and earn bonuses for increasing gdp these men and women are NZ highest paid beneficaries let demand they stio their pay increases and perks
It's a bit like feeding the kids catfood while you go out to dinner so you can save money
28/06/2012 11:14:56 a.m.
Peter Dunne is the man but he needs to sort his stuff out. Why would you sell your assets when you know when we start to break even they will recover the loss
28/06/2012 7:41:44 a.m.
I was surprised that some people on the video though that the proceeds of asset sales would be used to reduce Government debt. My understanding is that it would be used to pay for infrastructure ie new schools and hospitals. The irony is that the electricity generation network is infrastructure which makes it a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. As for Dunne - well surely this must be his last parliamentary term.
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