Trained and Skilled? Just exactly which skills did Andrea Vance use to take down Peter Dunne?


A honeypot is a trap that uses sex to lure an enemy agent into disclosing classified information or, in some cases, to capture or kill them. In the classic Hitchcock film North by Northwest, Eva Marie Saint’s character was both a honeypot and a double agent. In real life, in 1961, U.S. diplomat Irvin Scarbeck was blackmailed into providing secrets after he was lured by a female Polish agent and photographed in a compromising position.

Meet Agent Vance

Credit: Fairfax

Credit: Fairfax

So, what exactly was in those 86 emails?

The article which prompted the investigation ran on April 9. The former minister and the reporter exchanged a total of 86 emails between March 27 and April 9.

Dunne would not let Mr Henry see all of those emails for the purpose of his inquiry.

“Mr Dunne has declined to allow me to read those 86 emails,” the report said.

Dunne had allowed him to see an edited version of 44 emails.

Those exchanges showed a discussion around GCSB issues, including the Kitteridge report.

Dunne was to meet the reporter on the morning of Monday April 8, but said that did not happen.


What a tool.  After getting all hot and bothered, he gets to the point of actually having a sniff of a promise, and he chickens out.

A career down the tubes over a woman.  Isn’t the first time.  Won’t be the last.


Fairfax Media executive editor Paul Thompson said: “Fairfax has no comment to make on the report and we never comment on our confidential sources.”

“This story was an excellent scoop by our reporter and was handled with the utmost professionalism by the Fairfax team.”

I wonder what is allowed under the guise of “professionalism” from a  former News of the World reporter?


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  • williamabong

    Dunne should have told her to fuck right off, anyone that talks to her in future will be, now lets all combine to to remove that shit stain that is Winston Peters.

    • Salacious T Crumb

      A good dose of harpic should do the job.

      • james

        Good on Winnie for taking it to the police. Do as i say not as i do is typical of red neck hypocrites in the middle class.

        • rockape

          Yes, if and only if he goes with the real evidence he has. If he hasnt got any he remains a shit stirring old drunk in my book.

    • james

      I would like to remove the shit stain that is John key and put all right wing middle class red necks on a deserted island to fend for themselves.

      • LesleyNZ

        And to think you have a right to vote! Hope you are never in power making decisions.

      • rockape

        At least we could fend for ourselves. You would need a benefit office and a mcdonalds on your island!

      • GazzW

        Posts here are usually either intelligent or witty or at the least contribute towards the subject under discussion. Even outright lefties such as Meg or TR are welcome as they usually provoke some decent debate. Your short tenure here james has displayed no such talent. You may be better off at the Standard.

      • williamabong

        Help were under attack, Andrew Williams yesterday and now you today, seriously Darien haven’t you got anything better to do with your day ?

      • LabTested

        Yep.. And in 5 years it would be a new Singapore

  • peterwn

    Re journalism – the answer lies in the Cole Porter musical – ‘Anything Goes’;

  • Dealing with Vance is going to be like sticking your head in the mouth of a croc and tickling its chin.

  • Random66

    Well I suppose if they aren’t allowed to tap phones anymore, they have to ‘tap’ something (or someone) else.

  • 4077th

    Thinking with the little head will always lead to trouble. At least Shane Jones knows he is old and past it so hotel porn was as far as his little head took him.

  • Phar Lap

    Peter Dunne will always be known in our house as’ Bambi’.He forgot that coming from a “mata hari ” allegedly Vance.”That flattery was the food of fools”.

    • Lofty

      Given her Irish heritage, it is actually Mata O’Hari.

  • Salacious T Crumb

    Saucy minx. Look at those “come proof read me” eyes

  • MarcWills

    I would assume that not only Dunne’s career, but also Vance’s career is finished too – who would want to talk with her now? Whatever happened, those who ruin other people’s lives are always kept at arms length by any other person with integrity. Can the Government take it out on Fairfax by bypassing them with any future news releases, or by selectively favouring their opposition. I would be tempted.

    • Patrick

      You are assuming Journalists (trained & skilled) operate by some sort of a moral compass, you wait she will be the recipient of some sort of award for her outstanding investigative journalism – we have our very own cub “Watergate” reporter now & she will be honoured & held in esteem by her peers. These are heady times for Ms Vance.

      • She will be looking to usurp Paddy Gower as Leader of the Pack

    • rockape

      I dont know, slip her a bit of juicy info and get a shagg, better than paying for it! She could get very popular around some of the old despots in the beehive.

      • Teletubby

        It doesn’t look like he even got a shag for his efforts, seems she lead him on until she got the story then dropped him in it

        • Patrick

          She got bored while he was scrambling around in the dark looking for his viagra supplies.

    • Chad Chambers

      Say what? That’s one step away from muzzling the press altogether. Very dangerous. You simply haven’t thought that through.

      • GazzW

        …………and then there was the Electoral Finance Act. Most of us haven’t forgotten that.

    • Not only Dunnes career; I think the Dunnes will be in seperate beds for a while before we hear of a quiet separation. Mr amiable is now going to be Peter No Friends.

  • Pete George

    My guess is the lunchtime meeting was just to clarify some points about the report that Vance already had a copy of.

  • caleb

    Agent Vance.


  • Patrick

    Andrea Vance will do what she will with what she has to get what she wants. Why an old stager like Dunne couldn’t see that is anyones guess. Did he really think a man of his vintage was going to get his backwheels in her garage just because she fluttered her eyelids & slipped a bit of cleavage into the conversations?

  • Cadwallader

    To quote from your other post: “I wouldn’t piss on her if she was on fire!”

  • Mr_V4

    Brings new meaning to the term media whore …

  • GazzW

    To quote my now departed grandmother (probably referring to my grandfather):

    “There’s no fool like an old fool”

    • james

      Sums up the National government.

      • GazzW

        hmmm………… much more likely to be Mallard, Goff & King.

    • LesleyNZ

      Have you shortened your name?

  • LesleyNZ

    Lust is a form of adultery. These are words of wisdom that all men should listen to.
    Proverbs 5 New International Version (NIV)
    Warning Against Adultery:
    1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
    turn your ear to my words of insight,
    2 that you may maintain discretion
    and your lips may preserve knowledge.
    3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
    and her speech is smoother than oil;
    4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
    sharp as a double-edged sword.
    5 Her feet go down to death;
    her steps lead straight to the grave.
    6 She gives no thought to the way of life;
    her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

    7 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
    do not turn aside from what I say.
    8 Keep to a path far from her,
    do not go near the door of her house,
    9 lest you lose your honor to others
    and your dignity[a] to one who is cruel,
    10 lest strangers feast on your wealth
    and your toil enrich the house of another.
    11 At the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are spent.
    12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
    How my heart spurned correction!
    13 I would not obey my teachers
    or turn my ear to my instructors.
    14 And I was soon in serious trouble
    in the assembly of God’s people.”

    15 Drink water from your own cistern,
    running water from your own well.
    16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
    your streams of water in the public squares?
    17 Let them be yours alone,
    never to be shared with strangers.
    18 May your fountain be blessed,
    and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
    19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
    may her breasts satisfy you always,
    may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
    20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
    Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

    21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
    and he examines all your paths.
    22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;
    the cords of their sins hold them fast.
    23 For lack of discipline they will die,
    led astray by their own great folly.

    • rockape

      All very well, but sometimes it can be so much fun!

      • LesleyNZ

        You have been warned Rocky. There are always consequences for actions – and much hurt.

        • OT Richter

          Speaking from experience Lesley? You could brighten up the weekend and tell us about your own ‘AV’ experience.

          • LesleyNZ

            No – but has happened to friends. Nothing great about that experience.

        • 4077th

          So, she is a filthy lying bitch and he is a dumb as a sack of hammers for even considering it. No need for the sermon!

          • LesleyNZ

            Truth hurts.

    • Lofty

      Yes yes all that……but I would still slip her one or even two….mind you at my age I would need a couple of days rest between slip ins. Much like Peter the prostitute Dunne I suspect.

    • unsol

      I”m late to this but spied your comment….re “Lust is a form of adultery”

      So very true. Problem is with the amount of support for trash & porn on here you will get very few men agreeing with you.

      And that is the saddest thing. So many men have so little morality. They see sex & lust vs love, marriage & fidelity as mutually exclusive.

  • james

    The right is coming apart all your bad karma regards the poor and others who have had bad luck is coming home to ruse, Look forward to a labor-green government 2014. Judith Collins may not like Russell Norman But I don’t like Mr brain fade and i eat the poor Bennett who is definitely using free breakfasts in schools for herself. Good times hey Cameron.

    • M3N78L

      Can you even breathe with your head that far up your arse?

    • Darwin39

      “coming home to ruse”?

      With an intellect like yours presumably you’re a teacher?

    • Lofty

      You would eat the poor Bennett? Mmmmm so would I.

      Oh and in NZ labour is spelt labour……tosser

      • Col

        I notice in a Green page on Norman they spelt Labour -Labor, must be a secret sect or sign?

    • Mediaan

      Keep wishing for karma, useless james.

      For five years now we have had the hard-working, slogging National members doing their successful work on the economy.

      “Those who have had bad luck and the poor”, alongside everyone else in New Zealand, already are winning. That’s thanks to the work done by National’s great parliamentary and electorate people.

      If Labour-Green were to return, that would be further hopeless years for “those who have had bad luck and the poor” …

    • Col

      James interesting what you said about Brain Fade, I notice Shearer has taken note of JK and using the same tactic, as we have seen with SHOW US THE MONEY SHEARER that has to be the biggest joke I have heard, didn’t know I had it, bullshit, and it is close to $750000.00 us

      Trying to remember a phone call 18 months ago is a little hard do you think, or do you record yours?
      Go play with yourself and come up with some good shit.

      • james

        I thought that was why labor changed the working girls law so people like you could get laid as a solo mother certainly would not be interested.

        • Col

          Your a bright cunt this early in the morning, stay out late last night, when I asked you to come up with some good shit, if this is the best you can do, best you slide back into the cutter.
          Most solo PERSONS are good, you should try it yourself one day, I have, so fuck off James and go fuck yourself, you racist little prick.

  • Teletubby

    I have long suspected that this was a honey trap sting on Vance’s part but just haven’t been able to get past the fact that this particular pot didn’t really have any honey in it. Still it appears she has another silly horny old fool in her sights now in the form of one Winston Peters. I’m salivating at the thought of seeing him taken down and publicly humiliated.

  • Bryan

    dunne should print the whole 86 emails and raise some money for his party talk about shades for grey

    • pukakidon

      ewwwww!! A tale of a dirty decitful slapper and an old person in a love tryst. You would have to be pretty desperate to want to read that.

  • Mediaan

    It’s time for us to listen to Peter Dunne carefully. He appears to be telling us something true and important. These things happen at the high peaks of power – it is an occupational thing. Honeypot politics, yes.

    And don’t let us entirely dismiss the calculating-faced Vance as a nasty little schemer either.

    There is a very real alternative. This is that she might be a pathetic pusharound, controlled by the new military mind control technology.

    That possibility would make Vance yet another sad, hopeless little girl that they will very likely kill off when she outlives her usefulness. It’s what they do.

    • Lofty

      Ups for this……..bloody funny.

  • Col

    Professionalism is a word used by Fairfax Media that means the following,
    Soliciting for ?
    also known as Whore, will do anything to get what it can,
    I still reckon Winston had something going here with her and he is a dirt bag and may have even been slapping Ms Vance now and then.

  • Col

    I don’t allow cell phones at work.
    I hear the new Game out is called who DUNNE IT, Peter Didn’t Dunne it?

    • pukakidon

      That is his career down the Dunne

  • pukakidon

    Let this be a lesson to all to be very aware of these little untalented whores who now seem to fill the media. They cant research anything without promising to get their nickers off.

    Just another lefty scum bag from ole blighty escaping the shit and bringing their low life level of media to our shores. They are same idiots that buggered their own country and now come here to do the same to us. She is another nasty Liarbour Pawn star (or did I spell that wrong). We should be very concerned in regards to these UK immigrants sidling up to the likes of Robertson, he is a nasty piece of work and will do anything to be leader..