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ENG: Philip Bruce Goff (born 22 June 1953) is the Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Mount Roskill. During the Fifth Labour Government, in office from 1999 to 2008, he served in a number of ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Defence of New Zealand, Minister of Corrections, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control and Associate Minister of Finance. He served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011. Political career Goff had joined the Labour Party in 1969, the same year he left home, and held a number of administrative positions within the party. In the 1981 elections, Goff stood for Parliament in the Roskill electorate, and was elected. Three years later, when ...
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Phil Goff reveals he has not given up hope‎

Phil Goff isn't sure whether he believes in God, so he doesn't pray. Has he felt like praying sometimes, though? The politician gets the point and laughs. "I think people are put on earth, or are on earth, to determine their own fate," he says. Forging his fate as opposition leader, of course, hasn't turned out so well. "Being leader of the Labour Party is a huge privilege," he says, leaning back in the sunshine. "But being leader of the opposition is a pain in the arse." The trouble is that one goes with the other. Goff still has a sense of humour after three years of grief. Perhaps you ...

Kiss and make up too late for ACT, says Goff

Labour leader Phil Goff says an apparent "kiss and make up" between ACT leader Rodney Hide and MP Heather Roy is too late for the party to redeem its image. After a week of messy disputes, Mr Hide and Mrs Roy have declared a truce. She returned to Parliament on Wednesday. Mr Hide had said she was "fragile" and might struggle to return to the party after being deposed as deputy leader by John Boscawen. The ACT caucus met again yesterday and pledged support for the leadership team. In front of the news media Mr Hide apologised for any distress his behaviour had caused Mrs Roy, and she ...

Goff slams

Labour leader Phil Goff is accusing the government of writing off high unemployment, as the price New Zealand has to pay to recover from the recession. But Finance Minister Bill English says saving, not spending, is the key to long-term economic health."If people were rushing back to the shops and the housing market then I would be a bit concerned that New Zealanders hadn't got the message," English told TVNZ's Q + A programme. "Well to some extent it is because a lot of those jobs were dependent on this credit-fuelled economy that we had, particularly from 2005 onwards, and we are going ...

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Phil Goff: why we will remember the Anzacs - Stuff.co.nz
Phil Goff: why we will remember the AnzacsStuff.co.nzNext Saturday, 100 years will have passed since Kiwi soldiers landed at dawn on Anzac Cove at the start of the Gallipoli campaign. That generation has now passed on and there is a dwindling number left of those who served in World War Two who are now ...and more »
Phil Goff likely to run for Mayor - 3News NZ
3News NZPhil Goff likely to run for Mayor3News NZVeteran Labour MP Phil Goff says the chances of him having a tilt at the Auckland mayoralty are "better than average". The long-standing MP for Mt Roskill told TV3's Paul Henry programme he hasn't made a decision yet because incumbent Len Brown is only ...and more »
Goff standout leader in mayoral poll - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzGoff standout leader in mayoral pollStuff.co.nzThe standout leader was Labour MP Phil Goff, who attracted 23 per cent support. Former mayor John Banks and National MP Maurice Williamson came next, on 8 and 6 per cent support respectively. When those surveyed were asked who they would consider ...and more »
John Key willing to work with Phil Goff - New Zealand Herald
International Business Times AUJohn Key willing to work with Phil GoffNew Zealand HeraldPrime Minister John Key says the Government would be willing to work with Labour MP Phil Goff if he becomes Auckland mayor. The former Labour leader has said he is giving serious thought to running for the city's mayoralty in 2016. Mr Key said he would ...Top Politicians Keen To Join Auckland Mayor Race: Opinion Poll Puts Phil Goff ...International Business Times AUKey: I could work with 'Mayor Goff'3News NZall 3 news articles »

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