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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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Toby Manhire: Labour woes lay bare 'bed blocking' crisis - New Zealand Herald
Toby Manhire: Labour woes lay bare 'bed blocking' crisisNew Zealand HeraldA text message might arrive on his phone, from Phil Goff, saying something like, "Show me the money!" The series of mishaps that have befallen their successor as Labour leader, David Cunliffe, the very man whose supporters made their own tenures ...and more »
Claire Trevett: Cunliffe has a few things to learn - New Zealand Herald
Claire Trevett: Cunliffe has a few things to learnNew Zealand HeraldCunliffe's predecessors in the role, Phil Goff and David Shearer, must be taking some satisfaction from this. Throughout all their own mishaps, Cunliffe and his supporters would have thought he would shine in the same situations. Once in the role, the ...
Oldest resident marks 102nd birthday - Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland stuff.co.nzOldest resident marks 102nd birthdayAuckland stuff.co.nzEvelyn Munn (nee Witt) marked the occasion on Saturday with her family in her Hillsborough rest home and was visited by Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff. "Evelyn has had a remarkable life," Mr Goff says. "She was born in a small English village near Stonehenge ...
Rejuvenation tough for Labour - The Dominion Post
Rejuvenation tough for LabourThe Dominion PostBeyond that, the focus has gone on the so-called "old guard" such as Annette King, Phil Goff and Trevor Mallard. But there are a couple of problems with that. Ad Feedback. First, they are not comparable with the down-table ministers and backbenchers ...and more »



 
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