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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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Labour all but rules out Internet-Mana - New Zealand Herald
The Farming ShowLabour all but rules out Internet-ManaNew Zealand HeraldSome of Mr Cunliffe's caucus, including Phil Goff, have strongly criticised the Internet-Mana merger to try to get the Internet Party into Parliament on the back of Hone Harawira's Te Tai Tokerau electorate. Mr Cunliffe said Labour was opposed to ...Patrick Gower interviews Labour leader David CunliffeScoop.co.nz (press release)all 74 news articles »
Story behind David Cunliffe's biography - New Zealand Herald
Story behind David Cunliffe's biographyNew Zealand HeraldFor each general election since 2008, the Herald has undertaken an in-depth project on the person challenging to be Prime Minister. We call these 'unauthorised biographies' and have so far told the life and times of John Key and Phil Goff ...and more »
Schools scramble to check rules after student's legal victory - New Zealand Herald
Schools scramble to check rules after student's legal victoryNew Zealand HeraldFamous locks: John Key, Phil Goff and David Cunliffe. In his judgment, Justice Collins said tensions arose when Mr Melloy, who started as principal last month, attended a 1st XV game and noticed several players had untidy and long hair. After meeting ...and more »
Labour promises new buildings for schools - New Zealand Herald
Labour promises new buildings for schoolsNew Zealand HeraldHowever, the party will not go as far as it did in 2008 when it did not have photos of its then leader Phil Goff on its billboards at all. Mr Cunliffe will deliver his speech to the conference of Labour faithful tomorrow, and is expected to focus on ...

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