Bill Ralston: Peter Dunne, leaks, and the Winston Peters vortex

By Bill Ralston In Life

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Alas, poor Peter. His fall from grace has unleashed a string of puns: Dunne and dusted, Dunne like a dog’s dinner, Dunne and out. Worse, the media is full of speculation as to his motives: “No fool like an old fool”, “besotted”, “infatuated”, were some of the descriptions mooted for his relationship with Fairfax press gallery reporter Andrea Vance. But what kind of “relationship” was it? Professional or personal? What exactly was he apologising for if, as he claims, he did not leak the Kitteridge report to her? He said he was bereft of any explanation as to his behaviour ...

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