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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 remembers 'smell and taste of death' from Boxing Day tsunami - TVNZ
Phil Goff remembers 'smell and taste of death' from Boxing Day tsunamiTVNZNew Zealand played a big part in the rush to help people affected by the tragic 2004 Boxing Day tsunami 10 years ago to the day. The world witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in our history with nearly a quarter-of-a-million people killed ...
Phil Goff: Arms not the answer - Stuff.co.nz
Phil Goff: Arms not the answerStuff.co.nzSchools break up this week and Parliament has lifted for Christmas. We are all looking forward to the season of peace and goodwill. Sadly not all are so fortunate. In the Middle East hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions made refugees by ...and more »
Phil Goff - rebel with applause - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzPhil Goff - rebel with applauseStuff.co.nzPhil Goff has a Christmas card from "a Right-wing outfit" encouraging him to stand for mayor of New Zealand's biggest city. Electorate office meetings this month were disrupted by a mechanic determined to persuade him to take up the mayoral chains.and more »
Goff off the hook over leak - Radio New Zealand
Radio New ZealandGoff off the hook over leakRadio New ZealandThe Inspector-General, Cheryl Gwyn, said while no classified information was disclosed, Mr Goff's actions led to premature media reporting on the content of the report to the detriment of other witnesses to the inquiry, particularly those adversely ...Goff apologises for leakNew Zealand HeraldGoff let off over revealing report detailsStuff.co.nzInspector-General accepts apology for leak of reportScoop.co.nz (press release)all 7 news articles »

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