Phil Goff

MP for Mt Roskill

Spokesperson for Defence
Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities
Associate Veterans' Affairs Spokesperson

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Phil Goff is committed to Labour principles of all people having a fair go and everyone having the opportunity to realise their potential and provide a good life for their families. These values are reflected in his hard work and committment on behalf of his constituents and his passionate advocacy in the House. 

Phil is married to Mary and has three children. He loves fishing, hunting, farming and watching rugby and league.

Phil Goff is one of NZ's most experienced and competent politicians.

He has served 15 years as a Cabinet Minister, covering portfolios such as Trade, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Disarmament, Justice, Education, Housing and the Environment.

Among his most important achievements for New Zealand was negotiating this country's free trade agreement with China and initiating our international education industry.

  • Phil Goff has assiduously represented Mt Roskill for 10 terms of Parliament.
  • He has strong electorate support which crosses party lines.
  • He has been a senior Cabinet Minister in the Fourth and Fifth Labour Governments.
  • In each of his Ministerial portfolios he has established a reputation for achievement, new ideas and competent performance.

Contact Phil Goff

Mt Roskill electorate office

Address: 503A Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland
Phone: 09 624 2278

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 6775

Latest from Phil Goff

Families petition to repatriate war dead

June 03, 2016

The Government must bring home the bodies of the war heroes buried in Malaysia says Labour’s Defence and Associate Veterans’ Affairs spokesperson Phil Goff.

“Today I accepted a petition from the families of 32 defence force personnel buried in Malaysia who died while serving in the Malaya Emergency and Vietnam War. The petition was presented by Vietnam War veterans, Paul Thomas and Andrew Peters.

Navy crippled by staff shortages

April 14, 2016

Staff shortages – not lack of need – is why the Navy’s inshore patrol vessels are not being put to sea, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says.

“Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is deliberately misleading New Zealand in suggesting otherwise. Half of the new fleet has languished at port and have not gone to sea for years.

Explanation for Defence debacle demanded

February 29, 2016

The Government must explain why $1 million of Defence Force expenditure and taxpayers money was wasted on an unfounded attack on journalist Jon Stephenson, says Labour Defence spokesperson Phil Goff.

“The attack on Jon Stephenson’s credibility by both the Defence Force and the Prime Minister creates the impression of a dirty tricks campaign to undermine the questions and the criticism he raised.

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