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Phil Goff

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Phil Goff was elected as Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party, with Annette King as his deputy.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
Politics 2:20PM
Labour's position on SAS in Afghanistan

Labour Leader Phil Goff has today expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Lance Corporal Leon Smith who was killed while serving his country in Afghanistan.


Thursday, 23 June 2011
Politics 6:34AM
Key's incredible u-turn on Pike River safety

John Key’s sudden declaration that Pike River mine would have been illegal in Australia and his questioning of mining safety standards here is an unbelievable about-face, says Labour Leader Phil Goff.


Monday, 23 May 2011
Economy 8:02AM
Growing a smart and innovative economy

Labour has yesterday announced it will introduce a research and development tax credit at a rate of 12.5% to help get our country moving again and to grow a smart and innovative economy.


Thursday, 19 May 2011
Politics 4:08PM
Phil Goff - Budget Speech

Today, New Zealand needed a shot in the arm.


Monday, 6 October 2008
Defence 5:48PM
NZ Defence contribution to the Balkans ends

The New Zealand Defence Force's nine-year contribution to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has drawn to a close, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.


Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Trade 7:01PM
NZ-China Free Trade Agreement to enter into force

The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) enters into force tomorrow, Trade Minister Phil Goff said.


Monday, 29 September 2008
Diplomacy 6:46PM
Commonwealth Endorses Forum call for Fiji to Progress Return to Democracy

The New Zealand Government representative on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, Phil Goff, today welcomed CMAG's reaffirmation of its strong support for the Pacific Islands Forum to achieve the restoration of democratic and constitutional government in Fiji.


Monday, 22 September 2008
Trade 5:54PM
Phil Goff to attend meetings in New York and Washington DC

Trade and Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff leaves today for a seven-day trip to New York and Washington DC.


Thursday, 4 September 2008
Defence 1:07AM
Defence Force best equipped its ever been, making good progress on recruitment, retention  Goff

The total number of personnel in the New Zealand Defence Force has increased to its highest level in seven years, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.


Corrections 1:02AM
Prison intelligence systems help bust crime

Corrections Minister Phil Goff said that intelligence work by Corrections staff working closely with Police and other agencies will continue to have an important role in fighting crime.


Friday, 22 August 2008
Defence 10:39AM
NZ to Participate in Five Nation Training Exercise

A 172 strong contingent from the 2/1st Infantry Battalion based at Burnham will head for Europe next month to participate in an army training exercise with forces from Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.


Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Defence 10:31PM
Modified Boeing 757s  a valuable asset for New Zealand

Defence Minister Phil Goff today officially welcomed home the first of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Boeing 757 aircraft following an extensive refit in the United States.


Monday, 18 August 2008
Economy 5:59PM
New Zealanders will be able to repatriate up to billions of dollars of locked Australian retirement funds

New Zealanders will be able to repatriate up to billions of dollars of locked Australian retirement funds Australian and New Zealand ministers meeting in Melbourne celebrated the 25th anniversary of Closer Economic Relations and marked further progress towards creating a trans Tasman Single Economic Market.


Thursday, 14 August 2008
News 7:14PM
Ministers to attend CER annual meeting in Australia

New Zealand and Australian trade, industry and agriculture ministers are to meet for the annual Closer Economic Relations Ministerial Forum in Melbourne tomorrow, which also marks the 25th anniversary year of the Australian-New Zealand relationship.


Thursday, 31 July 2008
Trade 1:05AM
WTO talks end without result

World Trade Organisation talks in Geneva aimed at concluding the Doha Development Round this year ended today without final agreement being reached.


Saturday, 26 July 2008
Trade 2:15AM
China Free Trade Agreement Bill passes third and final reading

Trade Minister Phil Goff says the passing in Parliament today of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement Bill will bring the FTA into force on 1 October and represents an historic advance in New Zealand’s trading relationships.


Saturday, 19 July 2008
Corrections 1:51AM
Mobility dog training programme in prisons

AUCKLAND — Corrections Minister Phil Goff today launched a new programme in prisons which involves inmates helping train mobility dogs to help people in the community.


Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Trade 7:08PM
Phil Goff to travel to Geneva for WTO ministerial meeting

Trade Minister Phil Goff will travel to Geneva tomorrow to meet with other Trade Ministers with the aim of progressing the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha Development Round trade negotiations.


Defence 7:08PM
Successful test flights for Air Force C-130 Hercules

The first of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s upgraded C-130 Hercules has completed a series of successful test flights, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.


Aid 7:07PM
New Zealand Defence Force officer to assist UN in Darfur

The Government has approved a request from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to redeploy a New Zealand military liaison officer from Sudans capital Khartoum to Darfur, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 


Monday, 14 July 2008
Police 11:39PM
Death of Police Officer

Acting Minister of Police Phil Goff said: "Our hearts go out to the family of Sergeant Derek Wootton, the police officer who died in the line of duty, and to his friends and his colleagues in the New Zealand Police Force.


Corrections 11:38PM
Cellphone blocking stops criminal offending

Corrections Minister Phil Goff said today that cellphone blocking being implemented in New Zealand prisons is a major step forward that will stop prisoners committing further offences while behind bars.


Food 7:38PM
Indonesia meat ban lifted


Trade Minister Phil Goff announced today that Indonesia has lifted a temporary suspension of New Zealand meat imports which was put in place last week due to Indonesia concerns over labelling and halal certification.


Thursday, 26 June 2008
Defence 4:34PM
Goff backs recommendation for strengthened reporting systems

Defence Minister Phil Goff has endorsed a recommendation for strengthened and more transparent reporting systems for defence acquisition projects.


Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Corrections 7:57PM
Minister welcomes Coroner's findings

Corrections Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the Wellington Coroners findings that the Government quickly moved to deal with deficiencies which contributed to the death of Karl Kuchenbecker, and that he therefore has no further recommendations to make.


Thursday, 12 June 2008
Trade 3:21PM
Productive Discussions with US on Trade Issues

Following discussions with key Administration and Congressional leaders in Washington over the past two days, Trade and Defence Minister Phil Goff said he was confident that New Zealand would progress towards a free trade agreement with the United States.


Monday, 26 May 2008
Trade 6:02PM
Concept Centre to help New Zealand businesses entry into Shanghai

New Zealand businesses looking to China will have a new entry point in the market with the opening of a New Zealand Concept Centre in Shanghai in October this year, Trade Minister Phil Goff said today.


Corrections 6:00PM
Telephone monitoring improves public safety

Telephone monitoring technology recently implemented in prisons has again paid dividends following new charges being laid against a prisoner after he was caught making serious threats against his partner.


Sunday, 25 May 2008
Trade 6:11PM
Roadshow gives businesses tools to put China FTA to work

A nationwide roadshow to begin tomorrow will help businesses make the most of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with China, Trade Minister Phil Goff said today.


Friday, 23 May 2008
Defence 4:29PM
Next step to modernise and rebuild defence force

Budget 2008 invests $276.4 million in the New Zealand Defence Force over the next four years as part of our sustained efforts to rebuild and modernise the defence force under this Government, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.


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