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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 to stand for Auckland mayor - The Aucklander
Phil Goff to stand for Auckland mayorThe AucklanderLabour MP Phil Goff with announce he is standing for the Auckland Mayoralty while Len Brown is yet to make a statement. Photo / Mark Mitchell and Jason Oxenham. Labour MP Phil Goff will announce he is standing for the Auckland mayoralty on November ...and more »
Goff to stand for Auckland mayor - New Zealand Herald
Newstalk ZBGoff to stand for Auckland mayorNew Zealand HeraldLabour MP Phil Goff will announce he is standing for the Auckland Mayoralty on November 22 at a function at Westhaven. Two sources in the Goff camp have confirmed to the Herald the date and location of the announcement. Today at Parliament, Mr Goff ...Mayor Phil Goff? Announcement expected this monthTVNZTaxpayers Shouldn't Pay for Phil Goff's Mayoral CampaignScoop.co.nz (press release)Goff dodges questions on mayoralty bidNewstalk ZB3News NZall 19 news articles »
Decision to bar Iraqi-born Kiwi from NZDF job 'stupid' - Phil Goff - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzDecision to bar Iraqi-born Kiwi from NZDF job 'stupid' - Phil GoffStuff.co.nzNew Zealand Defence Force personnel in Iraq. A decision to bar an Iraqi-born Kiwi woman from an NZDF job is stupid and prejudiced, Labour defence spokesman Phil Goff says. A decision to deny an Iraqi-born New Zealand woman a job in the New Zealand ...Goff: Defence Force's refusal “just plain dumb”3News NZNZDF stupid to reject Iraqi-born KiwiScoop.co.nz (press release)Defence force 'stupid' to deny Iraqi born womanNewstalk ZBRadio New Zealandall 12 news articles »
Phil Goff will stand for Auckland mayoralty - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzPhil Goff will stand for Auckland mayoraltyStuff.co.nzLabour MP Phil Goff is poised to confirm his bid for the Auckland Mayoralty, sounding the final death knell to Len Brown's prospects of another term. Goff is expected to make the announcement on November 22 and has already pulled together a campaign ...

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