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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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Goff welcomes CRL funding decision - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The National Business ReviewGoff welcomes CRL funding decisionScoop.co.nz (press release)Auckland Mayoral Candidate Phil Goff has welcomed the Government's decision to bring forward funding for the City Rail Link. While the Government has said it will consider what share it will pay, Mr Goff says it should consider the project as being the ...Key pulls rug under Goff on CRL - BrewerVoxyAucklanders could pay tolls to fund city rail linkNew Zealand HeraldKey carves new routes for next electionNZResources.com (subscription)all 108 news articles »
Kiwi troops could be attacked by Iraqis they're training - Phil Goff - TVNZ
Newstalk ZBKiwi troops could be attacked by Iraqis they're training - Phil GoffTVNZ"If you look at the history of training in Iraq and in Afghanistan, there is a clear pattern of blue on green attacks where the soldiers being trained, for whatever reasons, train their weapons on those that are training them. That's always a risk," Mr ...PM: welfare of Iraqi troops not our responsibilityNewstalk ZBNZ concerned with Iraqi troop conditionsNewshub (blog)all 3 news articles »
Audrey Young: Brownlee has Defence Force in his sights - New Zealand Herald
Otago Daily TimesAudrey Young: Brownlee has Defence Force in his sightsNew Zealand HeraldAs a former Defence Minister, Phil Goff is usually well informed and worth listening to when he is talking on military matters. But this week in the foreign affairs and defence select committee he suggested Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee was in a job ...Opinion: Brownlee well aware of need to tread carefullyOtago Daily Timesall 2 news articles »
Ross Henderson: Andrew Little's masterstroke on Phil Goff and the TPPA derailed by David Shearer - Taranaki Daily News
Taranaki Daily NewsRoss Henderson: Andrew Little's masterstroke on Phil Goff and the TPPA derailed by David ShearerTaranaki Daily NewsThis week the Labour Party came out clearly against signing the TPPA. It might have taken months since the agreement was finalised, but better late than ever. Of course Labour should be commended for following a clear process before making the decision.MPs break ranks on TPPNew Zealand HeraldLittle gives Goff green light to cross floor on TPPRadio New ZealandDavid Shearer faces 'consequences' for not toeing Labour line on TPPA - LittleStuff.co.nzVoxyall 48 news articles »

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