Phil Goff

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Phil Goff said : “This project will transform east Auckland and deliver the transport infrastructure needed to accommodate population growth and support the provision of new housing,” External link

Stuff Monday, August 10, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a feat of engineering and will be an integral part of the completed busway, supporting high frequency bus travel between Panmure and Pakuranga and eventually Botany once the full project is completed in 2025," External link

nzherald Monday, August 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Western Initiative has, through He Waka Eke Noa, been working with Māori- and Pasifika-owned businesses, helping them to grow by facilitating greater access to supply chains and markets,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “These results demonstrate the success of the He Waka Eke Noa programme and speak to the economic and social benefits we can foster by supporting Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurship,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Western Initiative has, through He Waka Eke Noa, been working with MÄori- and Pasifika-owned businesses, helping them to grow by facilitating greater access to supply chains and markets," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "These results demonstrate the success of the He Waka Eke Noa programme and speak to the economic and social benefits we can foster by supporting MÄori and Pasifika entrepreneurship," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Some projects will, however, be deferred until the following financial year,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Covid-19 is, for good reason, currently preoccupying us as we strive to protect our city and country from community transmission and keep our people safe,” “However, we cannot ignore the ongoing threat posed by climate change environmentally and economically, with more extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels and other impacts” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : “Could we have got information earlier from Watercare, the answer is probably Yes,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “I don’t think it was wise for Watercare to keep council at arm’s length as it did, and we are repairing that situation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In the south, the new Puhinui Station Interchange already under construction will create a congestion-free link to the airport and its commercial precinct that will eventually connect with the Eastern Busway in Botany, creating new employment and educational opportunities in the south and east of our city," External link

voxy Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Yesterday, councillors passed the toughest budget in our city's history," External link

nzherald Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim as Chief Executive of Auckland Council," External link

voxy Friday, July 17, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I appreciate that some people will be suffering as a result of COVID-19; that is why we are setting aside $50 million for rates relief and also suspending the targeted rate on visitor accommodation," External link

newshub Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We need to match our spending to our reduced incomes," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Cuts have been made in services and investment in some infrastructure projects have been deferred, reducing spending by hundreds of millions of dollars," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Councillors have worked very collaboratively over the last several months to try to come to a consensus on where we need to prioritise council’s spend and where we can make cuts to our budget. None of these have been easy decisions, but as governors of this city, we have to make the hard calls," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Council has to become a leaner and more adaptable organisation,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The second lot of $98 million for transport and water, also assured by the government, will be beneficial for the city but won’t immediately help our budget this week,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The $98 million that the government has committed to Auckland Council’s shovel ready-projects will help lower the $750 million hole that we have in our budget for this week," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When we went out to consultation we were looking at a $500 million deficit in our budget, because that was the level of income we are losing in the current financial year," "What we hadn't covered in consultation was an additional $239 million, which is the cost of putting in place new water treatment plants to help stave off a severe water crisis caused by the prolonged drought" External link

nzherald Monday, July 13, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When we went out to consultation we were looking at a $500 million deficit in our budget, because that was the level of income we are losing in the current financial year," "What we hadn't covered in consultation was an additional $239 million, which is the cost of putting in place new water treatment plants to help stave off a severe water crisis caused by the prolonged drought" External link

newshub Monday, July 13, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Sapere report completely backs up my concerns and concerns raised by Auckland Council since the start of the Upper North Island port study led by Wayne Brown," External link

newshub Friday, July 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "This is an emergency budget. We cannot respond to this as business as usual. We have to cut our spending and manage our finances responsibly" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Sapere report completely backs up my concerns and concerns raised by Auckland Council since the start of the Upper North Island port study led by Wayne Brown," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This contribution meets an urgent environmental need for Kaipara Moana, which has been badly damaged by decades of siltation. The harbour is an important fish breeding area and there is a need to stop further damage and to repair the ecosystem," External link

voxy Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Expenditure of this nature is required whenever large scale events, such as the Rugby World Cup, previous America's Cup events and the Masters' Games are held in the city," External link

nzherald Friday, July 3, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We're also looking to get another 100 million litres a day if we need it during the winter months," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "These relate to funds from Government and they are undertaking an investigation into these allegations. Until the investigation is complete, it is not appropriate for further comment at this point," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the fact that the minister recognises that this is an issue of national significance and therefore is fast tracking our resource consent by referring it to a Board of Inquiry," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I am disappointed that Auckland won't physically host APEC, but the health of our country has to come first," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "APEC would have been an amazing opportunity for Auckland to showcase what we have to the world. However, given the uncertain times with COVID-19 it makes sense that the meeting has now moved to a virtual platform," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Reducing speeds to safer limits on roads identified as posing high risk is one effective way that we can reduce deaths and serious injuries and keep all road users safe,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Reducing speeds to safer limits on roads identified as posing high risk is one effective way that we can reduce deaths and serious injuries and keep all road users safe,” External link

Stuff Monday, June 29, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff saying : "we simply want to have our consent heard without having to wait 17 years" External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If insufficient rain falls through winter and spring, by summer, severe water restrictions could be needed affecting people and businesses," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "How do we help recovery if six or seven months after we have got back to Level 1 we have to close industry for other reasons? What I'm proposing is wholly within the framework of the Covid-19 recovery fast-tracking bill," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "If we want them to race in this America's Cup, to be fair to those crews they've got to be here to acclimatise and practise on our waters," External link

newshub Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "He who pays the piper calls the tune" External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Rail Link ) : "I think the point at which the decision was made that this would be funded and run by central government, rather than shared costs like City Rail Link - then the initiative lay with central government and the old story is, he who pays the piper calls the tune," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "If only one percent of Auckland’s urban households were to use a rainwater tank in the winter seasons to cover their entire non-potable requirements this could equate to approximately one million litres per day of water over winter being served by rain tanks instead of Auckland’s dams," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Tāmaki Makaurau needs a decision on light rail to meet growth on the Auckland isthmus, support intensification of housing, and head off bus congestion due to occur within three to four years - light rail needs to be in place before then,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will have less than average rain during winter and spring, and that makes very real the prospects of severe water restrictions come this summer," "We can't afford to close down this country's biggest city" External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Innovating Streets is about creating safer, more people-friendly places across our region," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The chair was informed of Auckland Council's plan to put submissions forward at the Environment select committee, when council's submissions were being finalised on Sunday, along with the Mayor of Hamilton and the chair of the Waikato Regional Council," External link

nzherald Monday, June 22, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We will have less than average rain during winter and spring, and that makes very real the prospects of severe water restrictions come this summer," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is an unprecedented approach from us, but we're in unprecedented times," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We can't afford to close down this country's biggest city," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council welcomes the fact that Waikato local authorities and local iwi would be represented on the hearing panel, which would consider the resource consent application," External link

voxy Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "However, even with the significant efforts Aucklanders are making, the record low rainfall we've seen in recent months continues to be a serious challenge," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If your lake levels fall below 15 percent then you're in the business of closing industry and people lining up for water at hydrants," "I don't want to see that" External link

newshub Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "However, even with the significant efforts Aucklanders are making, the record low rainfall we've seen in recent months continues to be a serious challenge," External link

nzherald Monday, June 15, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “You can’t ask someone to do firearms and first aid and mental health and substance abuse in the same job and expect you’re going to get people qualified to do all of those things all of the time,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "If we want them to race in this America's Cup, to be fair to those crews they've got to be here to acclimatise and practise on our waters," External link

newshub Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are three months out from an election and I anticipate after the election we will get greater clarity on it," External link

Stuff Friday, June 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "This is part of an election campaign in 99 days – we will just hold our breaths during that campaign, and hope we can then resume," External link

Stuff Friday, June 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will be quiet for a while because we've still got our borders closed and don't have tourists and international students in town but increasingly we will see people from Auckland coming back in to the city," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Watercare didn't predict, and I don't think anyone else predicted that we would get the severity and immediacy of the drought impact, as big as we did over last summer," "There's not much point in entering into a blame game," External link

Stuff Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If there's low rain in winter and summer you're going to have much greater restraint on industry, and higher voluntary compliance from Aucklanders," "If everyone saves a little now, it will make a difference" External link

Stuff Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It can't be business as usual - we have to find the savings," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff explained : "It might be that we don't cut the grass in the parks as often, it might mean we can't empty the bins that people put litter into quite so often, we can't do maintenance works on footpaths and roads at the pace that we were intending to do it," "That's the sort of cost we're talking about" External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They're going to have that choice, but it does come with a cost, and the cost is a further cut to the services we provide, a further cut to the investment we need in transport, the environment and housing infrastructure," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "There are tough decisions ahead of us but by working together we can build a better and stronger Auckland," External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 29, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "The hit to Auckland Council’s revenues by COVID-19 is more than half a billion dollars-the highest faced by any council, and the highest in the city’s history," "This is an emergency budget. We cannot respond to this crisis as business as usual. We have to cut our spending and manage our finances responsibly. We are required by law to balance our budget but can spread that over a slightly longer period than the next financial year. It is fine to borrow for infrastructure which benefits future generations. It’s not good practice to borrow to pay for today’s operational costs and load that debt on future ratepayers," External link

voxy Friday, May 29, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “During Covid-19 alert level 2, Auckland Transport’s buses and trains can carry only around 43 per cent of their usual passengers, to ensure that safe physical distancing can be maintained,” External link

Stuff Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Paula Southgate ) : “I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "International education, $2.8 billion a year to the Auckland economy, we've got to start looking at those opportunities to get that economic recovery," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Paula Southgate ) : “I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We're frustrated, and I've written to the Minister for the Environment, in fact, twice, to say this really isn't good enough," External link

newshub Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While rates make up around 40 per cent of council’s revenue, the majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets," External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “While rates make up around 40 per cent of council’s revenue, the majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "That's the right thing to do, but it means council may suffer a shortfall of around $65 million worth of rates income in the time that it would normally be available to support the funding of services and facilities like libraries, leisure centres and parks," "All of this adds up to a huge challenge for Auckland. As a city and a council, we will have to make difficult decisions to reduce costs while ensuring we can continue to deliver key services and invest in critical infrastructure the city needs and which boosts jobs and economic recovery" External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It won't be easy and we will need to make some tough choices in the coming weeks as part of our emergency budget. But I'm confident that together we can get through this and recover stronger as a city," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are forecasting a shortfall of $30 million in revenue just from community facilities, pools and leisure centres over the next year," External link

tvnz Friday, May 22, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland University ) : "Auckland University has a medical school and could run with knowledge and authority a quarantine and testing programme," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council has experienced a huge loss in revenue," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With either proposal, we are looking at huge revenue losses for council so cutbacks are inevitable and needed," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "The magnitude in the reduction in spending that the council is required to take is going to have to require taking measures that aren't pleasant - I wish we didn't have to do that," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we put pay rises on freeze for the coming financial year — that's got to be negotiated — that's about $8-9 million, the voluntary salary cuts is around $3-4 million," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions in the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

nzherald Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions in the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

nzherald Friday, May 15, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We now need to find permanent solutions to their plight, not simply dump them back on the street," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We all had a fantastic summer - it was the longest and the finest and the driest on record. And that was the problem," External link

newshub Friday, May 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We're not yet in crisis, but we are facing a critical situation if the rain still doesn't come," "It's not yet a crisis, but if you look at the graph, the rain level and the lake level is lower than at a comparable time in 1993, 1994. We don't know what the weather is going to deliver us. NIWA says it will maybe be drier than normal - we're not quite sure what that means yet. What we're saying is right now is if we take action now, we won't have to take more urgent and more drastic action later" External link

newshub Friday, May 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are not yet in a crisis, but we are in a critical situation," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The mandatory restrictions will highlight water conservation overall. By everyone saving a little, we can save many millions of litres of water and avoid the need to move to more draconian restrictions under stage 3, should winter and spring not bring enough rainfall," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions on the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland is experiencing its worst drought on record, with January to April this year the driest in our history," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For the commercial sector, additional restrictions will apply to commercial car washing, and watering of sports fields, plants and paddocks," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the Emergency Committee is considering today," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The mandatory restrictions will highlight water conservation overall. By everyone saving a little, we can save many millions of litres of water and avoid the need to move to more draconian restrictions under stage 3, should winter and spring not bring enough rainfall," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the emergency committee is considering today," "I appreciate that there is a lot of stress due to Covid-19, which is why we have delayed bringing in these restrictions, but now we have to start taking stronger action to conserve water" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For households, there will be a ban on the use of outdoor hoses for activities like watering gardens and washing cars, and a ban on the use of water-blasters. For the commercial sector, additional restrictions will apply to commercial car washing, and watering of sports fields, plants and paddocks," "While these restrictions can and will be enforced, we want Aucklanders to work with us to voluntarily save water by doing things like taking shorter showers and using dishwashers and washing machines only when full" External link

newshub Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland is experiencing its worst drought on record, with January to April this year the driest in our history," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the emergency committee is considering today," "I appreciate that there is a lot of stress due to Covid-19, which is why we have delayed bringing in these restrictions, but now we have to start taking stronger action to conserve water" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While these restrictions can and will be enforced, we want Aucklanders to work with us to voluntarily save water by doing things like taking shorter showers and using dishwashers and washing machines only when full," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff wrote : "I sympathise with the situation faced by cleaners employed by suppliers doing the cleaning work for Auckland Council who have had their wages reduced to 80% for the period there is reduced work," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland Zoo ) : “Council staff have also assisted with the managed isolation of more than 5,430 people, including the 3,570 people who arrived in Auckland from overseas between 9 and 27 April, and were required to spend the full 14 days in managed isolation or quarantine,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 4, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I know everyone is excited to return to some kind of normalcy with things like takeaways, coffee and some physical activities, but I am concerned about the lack of social distancing we are seeing," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “With the injection of Government capital under the Infrastructure Upgrade decision made in January, and the shovel-ready projects to be announced in May, Auckland can play a key role in working with Government to promote economic recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland City Police ) : "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously," "Our thanks go to our essential transport staff and all of the key workers across Auckland and New Zealand who are working tirelessly at some risk to their personal safety to ensure that the services we all rely on can continue to function throughout the lockdown" External link

nzherald Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously" External link

newshub Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As we all play our part in the fight against Covid-19 by staying home and staying local, Papatūānuku is breathing is a heartening glimpse of what we have to look forward to when the lockdown is lifted and a showcase of what our city has to offer," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously" External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Our thanks go to our essential transport staff and all of the key workers across Auckland and New Zealand who are working tirelessly at some risk to their personal safety to ensure that the services we all rely on can continue to function throughout the lockdown," External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Councillors were unanimous yesterday that the council needs to take decisive steps to reduce the pressure on residents and businesses facing economic hardship, while ensuring we can protect and maintain the essential services Aucklanders rely on," External link

voxy Friday, April 17, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They would start reasonably nominally, with bans on outdoor hose use for gardens, or washing cars or houses," External link

Stuff Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is a personal decision that sets no expectations on actions by other mayors, councillors or local board representatives. As Mayor of Auckland I am aware that in coming months, there will be many people hurting financially because of the Covid-19 related economic crisis," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If they don't I'd give the equivalent amount to charity," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With revenue already down, a further reduction in rates would compound council's difficulties, requiring the cancellation of capital projects which the city needs and which could contribute to recovery," External link

nzherald Monday, April 13, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In the past two weeks we've seen a surge of individuals and families in their bubbles heading outdoors and making the most of the walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, with some locations seeing a 100 per cent increase in use compared to the same period last year," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “The programme enables construction suppliers to keep their workforces and sub-contractors and ensures they can return to work as soon as possible, which will be critically important as we work to kickstart our economy after the COVID-19 crisis passes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “Staying at home is not just the right thing to do. It’s also the law, and it will be enforced,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In particular we are trying to reach out to those who have suffered job losses because of the lockdown, to tide them over until their applications for income support are processed by state agencies," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It is really important that every family is able to put food on the table for their children at a time when unexpectedly they are facing financial hardship," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a hard decision, and my heart goes out to them," External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The surge is putting pressure on the most popular titles, so libraries is working closely with publishers to get more copies to these and more titles," External link

Stuff Friday, April 3, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We need to do something to assist them through the hardest time they have been through," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Advisory Panel allows for regular communication between Auckland Council , key government sectors and the business community, even during the lockdown period," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will identify issues needing to be addressed and opportunities to get through the difficulties caused by the unprecedented interruption in economic activity," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Business Advisory Panel is another mechanism of keeping abreast of what is going on in the city in addition to our other already established networks like local business associations, the IMSB and community and NGO organisations," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Mayoral Business Advisory Panel brings together a range of leaders in the business and public sectors to ensure we are working together to address the challenges faced by Auckland businesses and workers during the lockdown period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Business Advisory Panel is another mechanism of keeping abreast of what is going on in the city in addition to our other already established networks like local business associations, the IMSB and community and NGO organisations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland council can now confirm that recycling will continue under necessary safety provisions for workers," "I want to thank all those involved in keeping these services operating, on which the wellbeing of our community depends" External link

newshub Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “We have agreed to temporarily establish a ‘supercommittee’ made up of the whole Governing Body to assume the functions and power of all committees except for the Audit and Risk Committee. That includes the responsibilities of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We have agreed to temporary establish a ‘supercommittee’ made up of the whole Governing Body to assume the functions and power of all committees except for the Audit and Risk Committee. That includes the responsibilities of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will also be examining how staff freed up by deferred council activity can use their skills to help public services under pressure, such as health and people's welfare," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The focus of the council over coming weeks will firstly be on maintaining essential services, including fresh and wastewater, waste collection and disposal and continuation of a core public transport function for essential workers," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “These are extraordinary and unprecedented times. It is critical that we work together to face the challenges ahead of us. The crisis will have an endpoint and we want to be in a position to embrace the recovery when we have broken the COVID-19 cycle of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 23, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Director General ) : "I am keeping in touch with the Director General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, and his advice is that while local and central government can do a lot to help prevent transmission of the virus, it also comes down to individuals following the advice of health authorities. We urge people to do so," "A key concern is for older people, immunocompromised people, and those with underlying health conditions. While it’s important for these groups to be self-isolating, we must continue to offer our connection, assistance and support. Be a good friend, family member or neighbour" External link

voxy Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Director General ) : “I am keeping in touch with the Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, and his advice is that while local and central government can do a lot to help prevent transmission of the virus, it also comes down to individuals following the advice of health authorities. We urge people to do so,” “A key concern is for older people, immunocompromised people, and those with underlying health conditions. While it’s important for these groups to be self-isolating, we must continue to offer our connection, assistance and support. Be a good friend, family member or neighbour” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The closure will be for a period of two weeks initially, extended as required depending on the evolving situation with Covid-19 and the advice of Government. The facilities will be closed to the public from later today," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," "There will be no fines on overdue library items while the closures are in place" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The critical difference is a service like public transport is an essential service – people have to get to work, to other essential services," "Auckland Transport is moving on an ongoing basis to increase safety and hygiene levels – to close down all public transport, could be to bring the whole of our city to a grinding halt" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The closure will be for a period of two weeks initially, extended as required depending on the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the advice of Government. The facilities will be closed to the public from later today," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," "There will be no fines on overdue library items while the closures are in place" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The critical difference is a service like public transport is an essential service - people have to get to work, to other essential services," "Auckland Transport is moving on an ongoing basis to increase safety and hygiene levels - to close down all public transport, could be to bring the whole of our city to a grinding halt" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff explained : "We get far too many people through the door at these facilities to be able to run them safely in light of the current situation," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Maintaining social distancing in a library situation is difficult and I am conscious that many library users are older people [who are] more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “These decisions will not affect the employment of permanent staff, full or part time. Where staff time is freed up, we will look at how they may be able to assist in other areas such as support for District Health Boards, where pressures may grow if the impact of COVID-19 worsens,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are backing our approach but we have to be ready to move with the times," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Revenue losses in some cases will be quite significant. I have foreshadowed that this will impose additional constraints on council spending and that it will mean limited new expenditure in the budget and possibly deferring initiatives which are desirable but non-essential," "With many residents and businesses likely to face financial pressures because of Covid-19's impact on our economy, council will not be looking for higher rates increases beyond those already foreshadowed to compensate for revenue losses" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

nzherald Monday, March 16, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We have already conveyed to the Polyfest Trust over the weekend our strong view that Polyfest must be cancelled. While disappointing for those who have put so much effort into organising and preparing for the festival, public health and safety must be the paramount consideration," "I anticipate that there will be cancellations or scaling back of council events. We will make final decisions following the Government's announcement on nationwide gatherings" External link

newshub Monday, March 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

voxy Monday, March 16, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

nzherald Monday, March 16, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The decision has the support of the leaders of the Muslim community in Auckland and Government and is consistent with the decision made to cancel the National Remembrance Service in Christchurch," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “It is with great regret that we are cancelling tomorrow’s memorial event in Auckland. This is not a decision that we have made lightly but it is the right thing to do in light of decision taken in Christchurch,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It is with great regret that we are cancelling tomorrow's memorial event in Auckland. This is not a decision that we have made lightly but it is the right thing to do in light of decision taken in Christchurch," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The decision has the support of the leaders of the Muslim community in Auckland and Government and is consistent with the decision made to cancel the National Remembrance Service in Christchurch," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Should there be transmission at the festival, there will be hundreds of people coming from the Pacific who will return to their homes" External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We were simply not prepared to take the risk that holding Pasifika might be responsible for [coronavirus] spreading into the Pacific," "This does not mean all large gatherings of people across Auckland will be cancelled, we will continue to take advice and take into account what is happening with Covid-19 in New Zealand" External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "While the latest Ministry of Health advice is that New Zealand does not have a community outbreak of COVID-19 and the risk of a community outbreak remains low, Auckland Council and the Cabinet Committee’s specific concerns are about the risk of the virus being transmitted to the Pacific Islands by attendees of the Festival," External link

voxy Friday, March 13, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "While the latest Ministry of Health advice is that New Zealand does not have a community outbreak of COVID-19 and the risk of a community outbreak remains low, Auckland Council and the Cabinet Committee's specific concerns are about the risk of the virus being transmitted to the Pacific Islands by attendees of the Festival," External link

newshub Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The future of other public events will be determined on a case-by-case basis, following advice from health authorities and the situation with COVID-19 at the time," External link

newshub Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We can give the big speeches but the crunch will come with what it will cost and how are we going to pay for it," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules," "The SFO haven't contacted me – I've got no idea what it's about" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've got nothing to hide. We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules. " External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've got nothing to hide. We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules," "The SFO haven't contacted me - I've got no idea what it's about" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We have an obligation to act, and it would be irresponsible and reckless, not to act," External link

Stuff Monday, March 9, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “In this annual budget, I am proposing urgent initiatives to demonstrate the council’s leadership in taking measures to cut its own emissions,” “Under my proposal, we will cut our emissions by nearly 20 per cent by moving swiftly to decarbonize our vehicle fleet and shifting to sustainable energy across our community facilities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Why am I here? I'm here because I'm so pleased to see a product being created that empties our landfills and that makes a whole lot of sense to me," External link

Stuff Monday, March 2, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm," "The ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm," "The ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary" External link

nzherald Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm. The Ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary," External link

voxy Friday, February 28, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Legacy councils didn't bite the bullet on something they knew needed to happen," External link

Stuff Monday, February 17, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will be a good thing for him and for us," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We're not at the stage yet where it's an emergency," External link

newshub Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will get to a position where it puts more and more pressure on us and we'll keep pumping from the Waikato and that's really important. We're using the aquifer in Onehunga and so we're doing what we can to supplement, but we're now in day-27 without any significant rain," "It's not a crisis yet. But what you do is you try to avoid the crisis, not wait for it to happen" External link

newshub Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “I welcome the fact that a strong community work sentence was imposed and hope that the sentence will be used more often as an appropriate way for those who have damaged the environment to work to restore it and repay their debt to the community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says ( about John Turnbull ) : “I acknowledge the generosity of the John Turnbull and Margaret Turnbull Trusts in contributing around 45 per cent of the cost of the acquisition,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "KiwiRail is looking at options to redirect trains but the Southern line will experience significant disruptions this morning," External link

nzherald Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "Before the ratepayer was paying the full amount. Now the industry that's benefitting the most is sharing in the cost of doing that promotion," External link

newshub Friday, February 7, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Lantern Festival ) : "The Lantern Festival is a popular and much-anticipated fixture on Auckland's events calendar" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Lantern Festival ) : "The Lantern Festival is a popular and much-anticipated fixture on Auckland's events calendar" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The work he has done over six years has hugely benefited Auckland," "He has helped build a council which is more cost-effective, customer focused and efficient" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This package doesn’t solve all of our problems but gives impetus to our programme to decongest our city," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Honestly, it will be like this for some years," "Sorry to myself too, because I'm one of the victims of that because I live in the countryside, I have to travel in by car and it is frustrating" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The inconvenience caused to Aucklanders is not acceptable. I also made clear my expectations that I want to see this issue resolved as soon as possible," External link

newshub Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The outage is affecting traffic signals and public transport, so please take extra care on the roads" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I made clear my expectations that recent ferry cancellations were unacceptable and the causes had to be addressed collaboratively by the parties directly involved," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff concluded : "I have asked the working group to report back on these matters to elected representatives as soon as possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I made clear my expectations that recent ferry cancellations were unacceptable, and the causes had to be addressed collaboratively by the parties directly involved. The inconvenience caused to Aucklanders is not acceptable. I also made clear my expectations that I want to see this issue resolved as soon as possible," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The discussions between Auckland Council, Government and Kiingitanga, who are acting on behalf of mana whenua, have been positive and have progressed well," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we're going to solve it, we need to look at it group by group and tackle the issues that lead to it," External link

Stuff Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council strongly supports mode shift to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, with emphasis on improving the frequency and quality of service, which has been reflected in an 8 per cent increase in the use of public transport over the last 12 months," External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As part of the Government's analysis this year, there needs to be an examination and cost benefit analysis of each of the alternative sites including the Manukau and Firth of Thames," "It could be that the Manukau Harbour is less likely for the reasons given but the UNISCS Working Group seems to have given it and the Firth of Thames site only a cursory examination" External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the work done by CRL Ltd to establish a programme to provide assistance to businesses facing hardship as a result of the delay in the completion of its work on Albert St," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the work done by CRL Ltd to establish a programme to provide assistance to businesses facing hardship as a result of the delay in the completion of its work on Albert St," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is a really exciting opportunity for Auckland," "This is a great place to make films and TV, and Amazon's new series is another chance to demonstrate our skills and capacity to the industry worldwide" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of Auckland's challenges and about transport and its role in supporting housing development made her a standout candidate," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The council and Auckland Transport are involved in evaluating aspects of the proposals being put up, and Auckland Council will be on the overall evaluation panel, so we are involved in the process," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “As a region facing rapid growth, we’ve been very vocal on the need to have more tools available to councils in order to fund the critical infrastructure that’s needed to support more housing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Most particularly I welcome the recognition by Treasury and the Ministry of Transport that the private property rights of Aucklanders who own the Ports of Auckland cannot be dismissed as the Working Party implies," External link

Stuff Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When you give people choices and options, we know from public transport (growth) that people take it up," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city and a major driver of the nation’s economy-home to 33 per cent of national population but producing almost 38 per cent of GDP," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "A 20 per cent reduction is a good start, but it is only a start and we need to do more substantial things," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "This budget proposal provides continuity, stability and certainty as we enter a new decade and a new phase of development for our city," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "However, we can’t afford to wait to take action. For that reason, in this annual budget, I am proposing urgent initiatives to demonstrate the council’s leadership in taking measures to cut its own emissions," "Under my proposal, we will cut our emissions by nearly 20 per cent by moving swiftly to decarbonize our vehicle fleet and shifting to sustainable energy across our community facilities" External link

voxy Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff added : "It is important that those responsible have received significant fines as a deterrent. Anyone polluting our environment needs to learn that they will be held accountable for their actions" External link

Stuff Monday, December 9, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We've got to stop burying our waste under the ground," External link

newshub Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "say, how is it working for us" External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "When I found out, unbeknown to anyone here, that a system of in-house bonuses was happening at [development agency] Panuku – that was unacceptable," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The survival of our most iconic native tree is at risk and the decisions to close the tracks are based on hard evidence about what is necessary to slow and reverse the spread of kauri dieback disease," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “While most Aucklanders understand the need for temporary track closures to help stop the spread of dieback, those individuals who flout the rules with no regard for the damage they cause need to be held to account,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They say time heals pain and it does, but the sense of loss of those close to you never goes away," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we rip it up it is gone forever and we will die wondering," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "There is widespread concern by Aucklanders that having operational decisions made by non-elected bodies means there is no way of ensuring CCOs listen to community concerns and respond to them," External link

Stuff Friday, November 22, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "At the moment CRL is working through that package," External link

Stuff Friday, November 15, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs," External link

nzherald Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs," External link

nzherald Friday, November 15, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "with the campaign long over, the mayor is focused on the work ahead for council" External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "All of those things are infrastructure projects in and around the south and that's made a big difference," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With this level of consents being issued, we are now meeting the demand for housing created by increased population and can start to catch up on Auckland’s housing supply shortfall," External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland consented 1143 new dwellings in September, with 14 per cent growth in annual dwellings consented through the first nine months of 2019," External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "What it means for us is that they will be there to present a council view-point, but they will also be able to report back to the CCO committee," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "The message I've taken from Aucklanders is they want to changes in this area," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We haven't made that decision as yet, it is certainly possible there will be an acting CEO in the interim, prior to the findings of the CCO review," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Everyone gets something they want and no one gets everything," External link

nzherald Monday, November 4, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "I am proposing a new CCO oversight committee which will be focussed on interrogating CCOs - and ensuring they are responsive and accountable," External link

Stuff Friday, November 1, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While Samoa and the Cook Islands have been included, New Zealand thought that both should be excluded. Most Pacific Island countries have made constructive changes to their legislation and regulations to overcome fraud and money laundering," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "regional peace and security and the strengthening of trade between the two nations were discussed," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "At the summit, New Zealand will be raising many environmental matters of concern, not only to New Zealand, but to the Pacific as a whole. The transporting of nuclear waste materials between Europe and Japan, especially safety matters and liability for any accidents or damage caused, would be high on the list. Samoa’s PM would also raise these issues," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff replied : "There would be more emphasis on the Pacific. New Zealand would be promoting and working towards a free trade area in the Pacific" External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Labour Party now had three Samoan MPs - the Hon. Mark Gosche, Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, as well as Transport and Housing, Winnie Laban, the first Pacific Island woman MP and Taito Philip Field," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It has always been my understanding that the trust board wanted to do that - they are not controlled by council," "I look forward to them carrying that forward to the next stage, and it being put in the hands of someone who can hear the evidence and make a decision" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Fire is still burning. The smoke is extensive. Please stay away from the city if you can and listen to the advice from emergency services," External link

firstpost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Fire is still burning. The smoke is extensive. Please stay away from the city if you can and listen to the advice from emergency services," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Looking at the long term consequences, the conference centre was due to be completed next year," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "It's now got to the point where the regional commander has told me that they've abandoned the roof, they think that the roof might collapse so what they might try to do is stop the fire reaching below level five," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff saying : "Why the hell weren't we doing this 10 years ago?" External link

Stuff Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The [St Heliers] occasion that I've given an example of is a clearest example of them having poor communication," "I know why want they want to make the streets safer, I want to make the streets safer, but you go into the community and you talk to the people there" External link

Stuff Friday, October 18, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Why the hell weren't we doing this 10 years ago?" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want that policy looked at, I'm not happy with it," External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "The thing to remember about Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs) is they are public bodies, funded by the ratepayer and in part by the taxpayer," External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We need that money for investment in our city," "Where does it come from? It comes from you and me as ratepayers and taxpayers. But if we don't invest, we just become more and more ingested... Does anybody like imposing new taxes? No, you can't like that. But if you don't do it, that would have left a $4.3 billion hole" External link

newshub Monday, October 14, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've talked to a few of them, and said let's look at how we can co-operate on the new council, and they've indicated a willingness to do that - but it doesn't mean my view will always prevail," External link

Stuff Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "They've given me the (February) date, once they've made it I want to see progress at the earliest possible time," External link

Stuff Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a celebration for me and I think the beginning to build on what we have already achieved and build a city that we can be proud of for our children and grandchildren," External link

nzherald Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "He worked hard, he spent a lot of money, he campaigned hard," "I disagreed with a lot of what he said" External link

newshub Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "My priorities are to continue to build infrastructure, tackling climate change and the structure of council with a review of council controlled organisations," External link

newshub Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I share the frustrations of Aucklanders with some aspects of CCO performance and delivery, and concerns about whether they can be held accountable," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “By rebalancing towards people instead of vehicles we can create a thriving commercial and cultural area for everyone, not simply a parking lot,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As the business rates go down gradually, the residential share goes up gradually," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I guess we all want to go to heaven but none of us want to die. We want the services, but we would prefer not to pay any more rates," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff asked : "Is your policy to do away with them? Let's get it out because you have not said anything through the whole campaign," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You don't have that power. New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has that power," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "There is strong support for online voting with 74 per cent of Aucklanders telling us after the 2016 election that they would prefer to vote online," External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT



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mayor13.90%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister4.93%EN11/19/201719/11/2017
foreign minister4.04%EN11/19/201719/11/2017
transport minister0.22%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
housing and transport minister0.22%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
maire0.67%FR10/23/201723/10/2017
former labour leader6.05%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
leader4.93%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
labour leader2.47%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
foreign affairs minister0.67%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
predecessor0.22%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
colleague0.22%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
mp14.57%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
labour mp14.35%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
former labour mp0.90%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
rival0.67%EN12/11/201611/12/2016
mayor of auckland0.45%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
new mayor of auckland0.22%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
labour party leader0.45%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
former labour party leader0.22%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
politician0.22%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
farmer0.22%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
runner0.22%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
candidate13.23%EN10/04/201604/10/2016
contender0.45%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
member0.67%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
lawmaker0.90%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
labor party lawmaker0.45%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
zealand labor party lawmaker0.45%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
former defence minister1.12%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Phil GoffEN80.16%
Phil GoffFR9.76%
Phil GoffEU9.42%
Phil GoffSA0.44%
Philip Bruce GoffEN0.11%
Phill GoffEN0.11%
Phill GoffDE0.00%
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Chris Darby said ( about Phil Goff ) : "If you want to put that in perspective, Mayor [Phil] Goff went to Hamilton and secured an allocation transfer from the Hamilton City Council of 25m litres a day. So the loss through primarily leakage is exactly twice what Goff secured from Hamilton City Council," External link

nzherald Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Phil Goff ) : "If you want to put that in perspective, Mayor [Phil] Goff went to Hamilton and secured an allocation transfer from the Hamilton City Council of 25m litres a day. So the loss through primarily leakage is exactly twice what Goff secured from Hamilton City Council," External link

nzherald Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Phil Goff ) : "Reports Phil Goff instructed third parties to use a personal email account to avoid freedom of information laws appears to be a conspiracy to break his legal duties as an elected official," External link

voxy Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Phil Goff ) : “Reports Phil Goff instructed third parties to use a personal email account to avoid freedom of information laws appears to be a conspiracy to break his legal duties as an elected official,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tamihere replied ( about Phil Goff ) : "Phil, you surrender everything to Wellington," "My job is to ensure that if you wanted to make money out of the green scooters, you have to provide a range of things to make them safe. Helmets must. Cyclists have to" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

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Phil Goff said : “This project will transform east Auckland and deliver the transport infrastructure needed to accommodate population growth and support the provision of new housing,” External link

Stuff Monday, August 10, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a feat of engineering and will be an integral part of the completed busway, supporting high frequency bus travel between Panmure and Pakuranga and eventually Botany once the full project is completed in 2025," External link

nzherald Monday, August 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Western Initiative has, through He Waka Eke Noa, been working with Māori- and Pasifika-owned businesses, helping them to grow by facilitating greater access to supply chains and markets,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “These results demonstrate the success of the He Waka Eke Noa programme and speak to the economic and social benefits we can foster by supporting Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurship,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Western Initiative has, through He Waka Eke Noa, been working with MÄori- and Pasifika-owned businesses, helping them to grow by facilitating greater access to supply chains and markets," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "These results demonstrate the success of the He Waka Eke Noa programme and speak to the economic and social benefits we can foster by supporting MÄori and Pasifika entrepreneurship," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Some projects will, however, be deferred until the following financial year,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Covid-19 is, for good reason, currently preoccupying us as we strive to protect our city and country from community transmission and keep our people safe,” “However, we cannot ignore the ongoing threat posed by climate change environmentally and economically, with more extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels and other impacts” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : “Could we have got information earlier from Watercare, the answer is probably Yes,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “I don’t think it was wise for Watercare to keep council at arm’s length as it did, and we are repairing that situation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In the south, the new Puhinui Station Interchange already under construction will create a congestion-free link to the airport and its commercial precinct that will eventually connect with the Eastern Busway in Botany, creating new employment and educational opportunities in the south and east of our city," External link

voxy Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Yesterday, councillors passed the toughest budget in our city's history," External link

nzherald Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim as Chief Executive of Auckland Council," External link

voxy Friday, July 17, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I appreciate that some people will be suffering as a result of COVID-19; that is why we are setting aside $50 million for rates relief and also suspending the targeted rate on visitor accommodation," External link

newshub Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We need to match our spending to our reduced incomes," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Cuts have been made in services and investment in some infrastructure projects have been deferred, reducing spending by hundreds of millions of dollars," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Councillors have worked very collaboratively over the last several months to try to come to a consensus on where we need to prioritise council’s spend and where we can make cuts to our budget. None of these have been easy decisions, but as governors of this city, we have to make the hard calls," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Council has to become a leaner and more adaptable organisation,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The second lot of $98 million for transport and water, also assured by the government, will be beneficial for the city but won’t immediately help our budget this week,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The $98 million that the government has committed to Auckland Council’s shovel ready-projects will help lower the $750 million hole that we have in our budget for this week," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When we went out to consultation we were looking at a $500 million deficit in our budget, because that was the level of income we are losing in the current financial year," "What we hadn't covered in consultation was an additional $239 million, which is the cost of putting in place new water treatment plants to help stave off a severe water crisis caused by the prolonged drought" External link

nzherald Monday, July 13, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When we went out to consultation we were looking at a $500 million deficit in our budget, because that was the level of income we are losing in the current financial year," "What we hadn't covered in consultation was an additional $239 million, which is the cost of putting in place new water treatment plants to help stave off a severe water crisis caused by the prolonged drought" External link

newshub Monday, July 13, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Sapere report completely backs up my concerns and concerns raised by Auckland Council since the start of the Upper North Island port study led by Wayne Brown," External link

newshub Friday, July 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "This is an emergency budget. We cannot respond to this as business as usual. We have to cut our spending and manage our finances responsibly" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Brown report started with a conclusion — wanting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northport — and worked backwards," "It failed to engage with stakeholders and was quite frankly a shoddy opinion piece not based on facts" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Wayne Brown ) : "The Sapere report completely backs up my concerns and concerns raised by Auckland Council since the start of the Upper North Island port study led by Wayne Brown," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This contribution meets an urgent environmental need for Kaipara Moana, which has been badly damaged by decades of siltation. The harbour is an important fish breeding area and there is a need to stop further damage and to repair the ecosystem," External link

voxy Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Expenditure of this nature is required whenever large scale events, such as the Rugby World Cup, previous America's Cup events and the Masters' Games are held in the city," External link

nzherald Friday, July 3, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We're also looking to get another 100 million litres a day if we need it during the winter months," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "These relate to funds from Government and they are undertaking an investigation into these allegations. Until the investigation is complete, it is not appropriate for further comment at this point," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the fact that the minister recognises that this is an issue of national significance and therefore is fast tracking our resource consent by referring it to a Board of Inquiry," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I am disappointed that Auckland won't physically host APEC, but the health of our country has to come first," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "APEC would have been an amazing opportunity for Auckland to showcase what we have to the world. However, given the uncertain times with COVID-19 it makes sense that the meeting has now moved to a virtual platform," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Reducing speeds to safer limits on roads identified as posing high risk is one effective way that we can reduce deaths and serious injuries and keep all road users safe,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Reducing speeds to safer limits on roads identified as posing high risk is one effective way that we can reduce deaths and serious injuries and keep all road users safe,” External link

Stuff Monday, June 29, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff saying : "we simply want to have our consent heard without having to wait 17 years" External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If insufficient rain falls through winter and spring, by summer, severe water restrictions could be needed affecting people and businesses," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "How do we help recovery if six or seven months after we have got back to Level 1 we have to close industry for other reasons? What I'm proposing is wholly within the framework of the Covid-19 recovery fast-tracking bill," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "If we want them to race in this America's Cup, to be fair to those crews they've got to be here to acclimatise and practise on our waters," External link

newshub Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "He who pays the piper calls the tune" External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Rail Link ) : "I think the point at which the decision was made that this would be funded and run by central government, rather than shared costs like City Rail Link - then the initiative lay with central government and the old story is, he who pays the piper calls the tune," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "If only one percent of Auckland’s urban households were to use a rainwater tank in the winter seasons to cover their entire non-potable requirements this could equate to approximately one million litres per day of water over winter being served by rain tanks instead of Auckland’s dams," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Tāmaki Makaurau needs a decision on light rail to meet growth on the Auckland isthmus, support intensification of housing, and head off bus congestion due to occur within three to four years - light rail needs to be in place before then,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will have less than average rain during winter and spring, and that makes very real the prospects of severe water restrictions come this summer," "We can't afford to close down this country's biggest city" External link

newshub Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Innovating Streets is about creating safer, more people-friendly places across our region," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The chair was informed of Auckland Council's plan to put submissions forward at the Environment select committee, when council's submissions were being finalised on Sunday, along with the Mayor of Hamilton and the chair of the Waikato Regional Council," External link

nzherald Monday, June 22, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We will have less than average rain during winter and spring, and that makes very real the prospects of severe water restrictions come this summer," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is an unprecedented approach from us, but we're in unprecedented times," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We can't afford to close down this country's biggest city," External link

newshub Monday, June 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council welcomes the fact that Waikato local authorities and local iwi would be represented on the hearing panel, which would consider the resource consent application," External link

voxy Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "However, even with the significant efforts Aucklanders are making, the record low rainfall we've seen in recent months continues to be a serious challenge," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If your lake levels fall below 15 percent then you're in the business of closing industry and people lining up for water at hydrants," "I don't want to see that" External link

newshub Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "However, even with the significant efforts Aucklanders are making, the record low rainfall we've seen in recent months continues to be a serious challenge," External link

nzherald Monday, June 15, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “You can’t ask someone to do firearms and first aid and mental health and substance abuse in the same job and expect you’re going to get people qualified to do all of those things all of the time,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "If we want them to race in this America's Cup, to be fair to those crews they've got to be here to acclimatise and practise on our waters," External link

newshub Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are three months out from an election and I anticipate after the election we will get greater clarity on it," External link

Stuff Friday, June 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "This is part of an election campaign in 99 days – we will just hold our breaths during that campaign, and hope we can then resume," External link

Stuff Friday, June 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will be quiet for a while because we've still got our borders closed and don't have tourists and international students in town but increasingly we will see people from Auckland coming back in to the city," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Watercare didn't predict, and I don't think anyone else predicted that we would get the severity and immediacy of the drought impact, as big as we did over last summer," "There's not much point in entering into a blame game," External link

Stuff Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If there's low rain in winter and summer you're going to have much greater restraint on industry, and higher voluntary compliance from Aucklanders," "If everyone saves a little now, it will make a difference" External link

Stuff Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It can't be business as usual - we have to find the savings," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff explained : "It might be that we don't cut the grass in the parks as often, it might mean we can't empty the bins that people put litter into quite so often, we can't do maintenance works on footpaths and roads at the pace that we were intending to do it," "That's the sort of cost we're talking about" External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They're going to have that choice, but it does come with a cost, and the cost is a further cut to the services we provide, a further cut to the investment we need in transport, the environment and housing infrastructure," External link

newshub Friday, May 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "There are tough decisions ahead of us but by working together we can build a better and stronger Auckland," External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 29, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "The hit to Auckland Council’s revenues by COVID-19 is more than half a billion dollars-the highest faced by any council, and the highest in the city’s history," "This is an emergency budget. We cannot respond to this crisis as business as usual. We have to cut our spending and manage our finances responsibly. We are required by law to balance our budget but can spread that over a slightly longer period than the next financial year. It is fine to borrow for infrastructure which benefits future generations. It’s not good practice to borrow to pay for today’s operational costs and load that debt on future ratepayers," External link

voxy Friday, May 29, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “During Covid-19 alert level 2, Auckland Transport’s buses and trains can carry only around 43 per cent of their usual passengers, to ensure that safe physical distancing can be maintained,” External link

Stuff Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Paula Southgate ) : “I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "International education, $2.8 billion a year to the Auckland economy, we've got to start looking at those opportunities to get that economic recovery," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Paula Southgate ) : “I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues faced by Auckland," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We're frustrated, and I've written to the Minister for the Environment, in fact, twice, to say this really isn't good enough," External link

newshub Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While rates make up around 40 per cent of council’s revenue, the majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets," External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “While rates make up around 40 per cent of council’s revenue, the majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The majority of our revenue comes from non-rates sources like recreation facilities, transport, concerts, and dividends from council assets," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "That's the right thing to do, but it means council may suffer a shortfall of around $65 million worth of rates income in the time that it would normally be available to support the funding of services and facilities like libraries, leisure centres and parks," "All of this adds up to a huge challenge for Auckland. As a city and a council, we will have to make difficult decisions to reduce costs while ensuring we can continue to deliver key services and invest in critical infrastructure the city needs and which boosts jobs and economic recovery" External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It won't be easy and we will need to make some tough choices in the coming weeks as part of our emergency budget. But I'm confident that together we can get through this and recover stronger as a city," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are forecasting a shortfall of $30 million in revenue just from community facilities, pools and leisure centres over the next year," External link

tvnz Friday, May 22, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland University ) : "Auckland University has a medical school and could run with knowledge and authority a quarantine and testing programme," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council has experienced a huge loss in revenue," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With either proposal, we are looking at huge revenue losses for council so cutbacks are inevitable and needed," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "The magnitude in the reduction in spending that the council is required to take is going to have to require taking measures that aren't pleasant - I wish we didn't have to do that," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we put pay rises on freeze for the coming financial year — that's got to be negotiated — that's about $8-9 million, the voluntary salary cuts is around $3-4 million," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions in the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

nzherald Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions in the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

nzherald Friday, May 15, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We now need to find permanent solutions to their plight, not simply dump them back on the street," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We all had a fantastic summer - it was the longest and the finest and the driest on record. And that was the problem," External link

newshub Friday, May 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We're not yet in crisis, but we are facing a critical situation if the rain still doesn't come," "It's not yet a crisis, but if you look at the graph, the rain level and the lake level is lower than at a comparable time in 1993, 1994. We don't know what the weather is going to deliver us. NIWA says it will maybe be drier than normal - we're not quite sure what that means yet. What we're saying is right now is if we take action now, we won't have to take more urgent and more drastic action later" External link

newshub Friday, May 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are not yet in a crisis, but we are in a critical situation," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The mandatory restrictions will highlight water conservation overall. By everyone saving a little, we can save many millions of litres of water and avoid the need to move to more draconian restrictions under stage 3, should winter and spring not bring enough rainfall," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want Aucklanders to remember that if we don't get it right and save water now, we will have to implement harder restrictions on the future and no one wants that," "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I hope Aucklanders will understand the need to adhere to these measures, but if we have to, we have a range of enforcement options available for those who choose to ignore the restrictions," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland is experiencing its worst drought on record, with January to April this year the driest in our history," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For the commercial sector, additional restrictions will apply to commercial car washing, and watering of sports fields, plants and paddocks," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the Emergency Committee is considering today," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The mandatory restrictions will highlight water conservation overall. By everyone saving a little, we can save many millions of litres of water and avoid the need to move to more draconian restrictions under stage 3, should winter and spring not bring enough rainfall," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the emergency committee is considering today," "I appreciate that there is a lot of stress due to Covid-19, which is why we have delayed bringing in these restrictions, but now we have to start taking stronger action to conserve water" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For households, there will be a ban on the use of outdoor hoses for activities like watering gardens and washing cars, and a ban on the use of water-blasters. For the commercial sector, additional restrictions will apply to commercial car washing, and watering of sports fields, plants and paddocks," "While these restrictions can and will be enforced, we want Aucklanders to work with us to voluntarily save water by doing things like taking shorter showers and using dishwashers and washing machines only when full" External link

newshub Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland is experiencing its worst drought on record, with January to April this year the driest in our history," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "For some months, Watercare, with Auckland Council backing, has run a campaign around the need to conserve water. We now need to reinforce that message with mandatory restrictions, which is what the emergency committee is considering today," "I appreciate that there is a lot of stress due to Covid-19, which is why we have delayed bringing in these restrictions, but now we have to start taking stronger action to conserve water" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While these restrictions can and will be enforced, we want Aucklanders to work with us to voluntarily save water by doing things like taking shorter showers and using dishwashers and washing machines only when full," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff wrote : "I sympathise with the situation faced by cleaners employed by suppliers doing the cleaning work for Auckland Council who have had their wages reduced to 80% for the period there is reduced work," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland Zoo ) : “Council staff have also assisted with the managed isolation of more than 5,430 people, including the 3,570 people who arrived in Auckland from overseas between 9 and 27 April, and were required to spend the full 14 days in managed isolation or quarantine,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 4, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I know everyone is excited to return to some kind of normalcy with things like takeaways, coffee and some physical activities, but I am concerned about the lack of social distancing we are seeing," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “With the injection of Government capital under the Infrastructure Upgrade decision made in January, and the shovel-ready projects to be announced in May, Auckland can play a key role in working with Government to promote economic recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Auckland City Police ) : "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously," "Our thanks go to our essential transport staff and all of the key workers across Auckland and New Zealand who are working tirelessly at some risk to their personal safety to ensure that the services we all rely on can continue to function throughout the lockdown" External link

nzherald Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously" External link

newshub Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As we all play our part in the fight against Covid-19 by staying home and staying local, Papatūānuku is breathing is a heartening glimpse of what we have to look forward to when the lockdown is lifted and a showcase of what our city has to offer," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "That sort of behaviour is disgusting at any time, but at a time with COVID-19 it's also dangerous behaviour," "The individuals should face the full penalties under the law and I have no doubt that the police will be taking this matter very seriously" External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Our thanks go to our essential transport staff and all of the key workers across Auckland and New Zealand who are working tirelessly at some risk to their personal safety to ensure that the services we all rely on can continue to function throughout the lockdown," External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Councillors were unanimous yesterday that the council needs to take decisive steps to reduce the pressure on residents and businesses facing economic hardship, while ensuring we can protect and maintain the essential services Aucklanders rely on," External link

voxy Friday, April 17, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They would start reasonably nominally, with bans on outdoor hose use for gardens, or washing cars or houses," External link

Stuff Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is a personal decision that sets no expectations on actions by other mayors, councillors or local board representatives. As Mayor of Auckland I am aware that in coming months, there will be many people hurting financially because of the Covid-19 related economic crisis," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If they don't I'd give the equivalent amount to charity," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With revenue already down, a further reduction in rates would compound council's difficulties, requiring the cancellation of capital projects which the city needs and which could contribute to recovery," External link

nzherald Monday, April 13, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In the past two weeks we've seen a surge of individuals and families in their bubbles heading outdoors and making the most of the walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, with some locations seeing a 100 per cent increase in use compared to the same period last year," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “The programme enables construction suppliers to keep their workforces and sub-contractors and ensures they can return to work as soon as possible, which will be critically important as we work to kickstart our economy after the COVID-19 crisis passes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “Staying at home is not just the right thing to do. It’s also the law, and it will be enforced,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "In particular we are trying to reach out to those who have suffered job losses because of the lockdown, to tide them over until their applications for income support are processed by state agencies," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It is really important that every family is able to put food on the table for their children at a time when unexpectedly they are facing financial hardship," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a hard decision, and my heart goes out to them," External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The surge is putting pressure on the most popular titles, so libraries is working closely with publishers to get more copies to these and more titles," External link

Stuff Friday, April 3, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We need to do something to assist them through the hardest time they have been through," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Advisory Panel allows for regular communication between Auckland Council , key government sectors and the business community, even during the lockdown period," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will identify issues needing to be addressed and opportunities to get through the difficulties caused by the unprecedented interruption in economic activity," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Business Advisory Panel is another mechanism of keeping abreast of what is going on in the city in addition to our other already established networks like local business associations, the IMSB and community and NGO organisations," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Mayoral Business Advisory Panel brings together a range of leaders in the business and public sectors to ensure we are working together to address the challenges faced by Auckland businesses and workers during the lockdown period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “The Business Advisory Panel is another mechanism of keeping abreast of what is going on in the city in addition to our other already established networks like local business associations, the IMSB and community and NGO organisations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland council can now confirm that recycling will continue under necessary safety provisions for workers," "I want to thank all those involved in keeping these services operating, on which the wellbeing of our community depends" External link

newshub Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “We have agreed to temporarily establish a ‘supercommittee’ made up of the whole Governing Body to assume the functions and power of all committees except for the Audit and Risk Committee. That includes the responsibilities of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We have agreed to temporary establish a ‘supercommittee’ made up of the whole Governing Body to assume the functions and power of all committees except for the Audit and Risk Committee. That includes the responsibilities of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will also be examining how staff freed up by deferred council activity can use their skills to help public services under pressure, such as health and people's welfare," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The focus of the council over coming weeks will firstly be on maintaining essential services, including fresh and wastewater, waste collection and disposal and continuation of a core public transport function for essential workers," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “These are extraordinary and unprecedented times. It is critical that we work together to face the challenges ahead of us. The crisis will have an endpoint and we want to be in a position to embrace the recovery when we have broken the COVID-19 cycle of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 23, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Director General ) : "I am keeping in touch with the Director General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, and his advice is that while local and central government can do a lot to help prevent transmission of the virus, it also comes down to individuals following the advice of health authorities. We urge people to do so," "A key concern is for older people, immunocompromised people, and those with underlying health conditions. While it’s important for these groups to be self-isolating, we must continue to offer our connection, assistance and support. Be a good friend, family member or neighbour" External link

voxy Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Director General ) : “I am keeping in touch with the Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, and his advice is that while local and central government can do a lot to help prevent transmission of the virus, it also comes down to individuals following the advice of health authorities. We urge people to do so,” “A key concern is for older people, immunocompromised people, and those with underlying health conditions. While it’s important for these groups to be self-isolating, we must continue to offer our connection, assistance and support. Be a good friend, family member or neighbour” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The closure will be for a period of two weeks initially, extended as required depending on the evolving situation with Covid-19 and the advice of Government. The facilities will be closed to the public from later today," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," "There will be no fines on overdue library items while the closures are in place" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The critical difference is a service like public transport is an essential service – people have to get to work, to other essential services," "Auckland Transport is moving on an ongoing basis to increase safety and hygiene levels – to close down all public transport, could be to bring the whole of our city to a grinding halt" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The closure will be for a period of two weeks initially, extended as required depending on the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the advice of Government. The facilities will be closed to the public from later today," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated," "There will be no fines on overdue library items while the closures are in place" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The critical difference is a service like public transport is an essential service - people have to get to work, to other essential services," "Auckland Transport is moving on an ongoing basis to increase safety and hygiene levels - to close down all public transport, could be to bring the whole of our city to a grinding halt" External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff explained : "We get far too many people through the door at these facilities to be able to run them safely in light of the current situation," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Maintaining social distancing in a library situation is difficult and I am conscious that many library users are older people [who are] more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “Over the coming fortnight, we will consider what other creative options may be available to enable some services to be reinstated,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “These decisions will not affect the employment of permanent staff, full or part time. Where staff time is freed up, we will look at how they may be able to assist in other areas such as support for District Health Boards, where pressures may grow if the impact of COVID-19 worsens,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We are backing our approach but we have to be ready to move with the times," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Revenue losses in some cases will be quite significant. I have foreshadowed that this will impose additional constraints on council spending and that it will mean limited new expenditure in the budget and possibly deferring initiatives which are desirable but non-essential," "With many residents and businesses likely to face financial pressures because of Covid-19's impact on our economy, council will not be looking for higher rates increases beyond those already foreshadowed to compensate for revenue losses" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

nzherald Monday, March 16, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We have already conveyed to the Polyfest Trust over the weekend our strong view that Polyfest must be cancelled. While disappointing for those who have put so much effort into organising and preparing for the festival, public health and safety must be the paramount consideration," "I anticipate that there will be cancellations or scaling back of council events. We will make final decisions following the Government's announcement on nationwide gatherings" External link

newshub Monday, March 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

voxy Monday, March 16, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "To date the Ministry of Health advice has been that the risk of community spread of the virus remains low. However, internationally we are seeing that cancelling large gatherings has been adopted to help reduce the spread of the virus. We believe that this needs to happen here," External link

nzherald Monday, March 16, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The decision has the support of the leaders of the Muslim community in Auckland and Government and is consistent with the decision made to cancel the National Remembrance Service in Christchurch," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : “It is with great regret that we are cancelling tomorrow’s memorial event in Auckland. This is not a decision that we have made lightly but it is the right thing to do in light of decision taken in Christchurch,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It is with great regret that we are cancelling tomorrow's memorial event in Auckland. This is not a decision that we have made lightly but it is the right thing to do in light of decision taken in Christchurch," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The decision has the support of the leaders of the Muslim community in Auckland and Government and is consistent with the decision made to cancel the National Remembrance Service in Christchurch," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Should there be transmission at the festival, there will be hundreds of people coming from the Pacific who will return to their homes" External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We were simply not prepared to take the risk that holding Pasifika might be responsible for [coronavirus] spreading into the Pacific," "This does not mean all large gatherings of people across Auckland will be cancelled, we will continue to take advice and take into account what is happening with Covid-19 in New Zealand" External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "While the latest Ministry of Health advice is that New Zealand does not have a community outbreak of COVID-19 and the risk of a community outbreak remains low, Auckland Council and the Cabinet Committee’s specific concerns are about the risk of the virus being transmitted to the Pacific Islands by attendees of the Festival," External link

voxy Friday, March 13, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "While the latest Ministry of Health advice is that New Zealand does not have a community outbreak of COVID-19 and the risk of a community outbreak remains low, Auckland Council and the Cabinet Committee's specific concerns are about the risk of the virus being transmitted to the Pacific Islands by attendees of the Festival," External link

newshub Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The future of other public events will be determined on a case-by-case basis, following advice from health authorities and the situation with COVID-19 at the time," External link

newshub Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We can give the big speeches but the crunch will come with what it will cost and how are we going to pay for it," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules," "The SFO haven't contacted me – I've got no idea what it's about" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've got nothing to hide. We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules. " External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've got nothing to hide. We've kept, to the best of our knowledge, within all of the rules," "The SFO haven't contacted me - I've got no idea what it's about" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We have an obligation to act, and it would be irresponsible and reckless, not to act," External link

Stuff Monday, March 9, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “In this annual budget, I am proposing urgent initiatives to demonstrate the council’s leadership in taking measures to cut its own emissions,” “Under my proposal, we will cut our emissions by nearly 20 per cent by moving swiftly to decarbonize our vehicle fleet and shifting to sustainable energy across our community facilities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Why am I here? I'm here because I'm so pleased to see a product being created that empties our landfills and that makes a whole lot of sense to me," External link

Stuff Monday, March 2, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm," "The ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm," "The ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary" External link

nzherald Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation in line with World Health Organisation guidance and I encourage Aucklanders to remain calm. The Ministry will advise if any public health measures become necessary," External link

voxy Friday, February 28, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Legacy councils didn't bite the bullet on something they knew needed to happen," External link

Stuff Monday, February 17, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It will be a good thing for him and for us," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We're not at the stage yet where it's an emergency," External link

newshub Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We will get to a position where it puts more and more pressure on us and we'll keep pumping from the Waikato and that's really important. We're using the aquifer in Onehunga and so we're doing what we can to supplement, but we're now in day-27 without any significant rain," "It's not a crisis yet. But what you do is you try to avoid the crisis, not wait for it to happen" External link

newshub Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “I welcome the fact that a strong community work sentence was imposed and hope that the sentence will be used more often as an appropriate way for those who have damaged the environment to work to restore it and repay their debt to the community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says ( about John Turnbull ) : “I acknowledge the generosity of the John Turnbull and Margaret Turnbull Trusts in contributing around 45 per cent of the cost of the acquisition,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "KiwiRail is looking at options to redirect trains but the Southern line will experience significant disruptions this morning," External link

nzherald Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "Before the ratepayer was paying the full amount. Now the industry that's benefitting the most is sharing in the cost of doing that promotion," External link

newshub Friday, February 7, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Lantern Festival ) : "The Lantern Festival is a popular and much-anticipated fixture on Auckland's events calendar" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said ( about Lantern Festival ) : "The Lantern Festival is a popular and much-anticipated fixture on Auckland's events calendar" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The work he has done over six years has hugely benefited Auckland," "He has helped build a council which is more cost-effective, customer focused and efficient" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This package doesn’t solve all of our problems but gives impetus to our programme to decongest our city," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Honestly, it will be like this for some years," "Sorry to myself too, because I'm one of the victims of that because I live in the countryside, I have to travel in by car and it is frustrating" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The inconvenience caused to Aucklanders is not acceptable. I also made clear my expectations that I want to see this issue resolved as soon as possible," External link

newshub Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The outage is affecting traffic signals and public transport, so please take extra care on the roads" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I made clear my expectations that recent ferry cancellations were unacceptable and the causes had to be addressed collaboratively by the parties directly involved," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff concluded : "I have asked the working group to report back on these matters to elected representatives as soon as possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I made clear my expectations that recent ferry cancellations were unacceptable, and the causes had to be addressed collaboratively by the parties directly involved. The inconvenience caused to Aucklanders is not acceptable. I also made clear my expectations that I want to see this issue resolved as soon as possible," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The discussions between Auckland Council, Government and Kiingitanga, who are acting on behalf of mana whenua, have been positive and have progressed well," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we're going to solve it, we need to look at it group by group and tackle the issues that lead to it," External link

Stuff Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Council strongly supports mode shift to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, with emphasis on improving the frequency and quality of service, which has been reflected in an 8 per cent increase in the use of public transport over the last 12 months," External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As part of the Government's analysis this year, there needs to be an examination and cost benefit analysis of each of the alternative sites including the Manukau and Firth of Thames," "It could be that the Manukau Harbour is less likely for the reasons given but the UNISCS Working Group seems to have given it and the Firth of Thames site only a cursory examination" External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the work done by CRL Ltd to establish a programme to provide assistance to businesses facing hardship as a result of the delay in the completion of its work on Albert St," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I welcome the work done by CRL Ltd to establish a programme to provide assistance to businesses facing hardship as a result of the delay in the completion of its work on Albert St," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "This is a really exciting opportunity for Auckland," "This is a great place to make films and TV, and Amazon's new series is another chance to demonstrate our skills and capacity to the industry worldwide" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of Auckland's challenges and about transport and its role in supporting housing development made her a standout candidate," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The council and Auckland Transport are involved in evaluating aspects of the proposals being put up, and Auckland Council will be on the overall evaluation panel, so we are involved in the process," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “As a region facing rapid growth, we’ve been very vocal on the need to have more tools available to councils in order to fund the critical infrastructure that’s needed to support more housing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Most particularly I welcome the recognition by Treasury and the Ministry of Transport that the private property rights of Aucklanders who own the Ports of Auckland cannot be dismissed as the Working Party implies," External link

Stuff Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "When you give people choices and options, we know from public transport (growth) that people take it up," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff says : "Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city and a major driver of the nation’s economy-home to 33 per cent of national population but producing almost 38 per cent of GDP," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "A 20 per cent reduction is a good start, but it is only a start and we need to do more substantial things," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "This budget proposal provides continuity, stability and certainty as we enter a new decade and a new phase of development for our city," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "However, we can’t afford to wait to take action. For that reason, in this annual budget, I am proposing urgent initiatives to demonstrate the council’s leadership in taking measures to cut its own emissions," "Under my proposal, we will cut our emissions by nearly 20 per cent by moving swiftly to decarbonize our vehicle fleet and shifting to sustainable energy across our community facilities" External link

voxy Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff added : "It is important that those responsible have received significant fines as a deterrent. Anyone polluting our environment needs to learn that they will be held accountable for their actions" External link

Stuff Monday, December 9, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "We've got to stop burying our waste under the ground," External link

newshub Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "say, how is it working for us" External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "When I found out, unbeknown to anyone here, that a system of in-house bonuses was happening at [development agency] Panuku – that was unacceptable," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The survival of our most iconic native tree is at risk and the decisions to close the tracks are based on hard evidence about what is necessary to slow and reverse the spread of kauri dieback disease," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “While most Aucklanders understand the need for temporary track closures to help stop the spread of dieback, those individuals who flout the rules with no regard for the damage they cause need to be held to account,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "They say time heals pain and it does, but the sense of loss of those close to you never goes away," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "If we rip it up it is gone forever and we will die wondering," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "There is widespread concern by Aucklanders that having operational decisions made by non-elected bodies means there is no way of ensuring CCOs listen to community concerns and respond to them," External link

Stuff Friday, November 22, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "At the moment CRL is working through that package," External link

Stuff Friday, November 15, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs," External link

nzherald Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs," External link

nzherald Friday, November 15, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "with the campaign long over, the mayor is focused on the work ahead for council" External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "All of those things are infrastructure projects in and around the south and that's made a big difference," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "With this level of consents being issued, we are now meeting the demand for housing created by increased population and can start to catch up on Auckland’s housing supply shortfall," External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Auckland consented 1143 new dwellings in September, with 14 per cent growth in annual dwellings consented through the first nine months of 2019," External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "What it means for us is that they will be there to present a council view-point, but they will also be able to report back to the CCO committee," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "The message I've taken from Aucklanders is they want to changes in this area," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : "We haven't made that decision as yet, it is certainly possible there will be an acting CEO in the interim, prior to the findings of the CCO review," External link

Stuff Monday, November 4, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Everyone gets something they want and no one gets everything," External link

nzherald Monday, November 4, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "I am proposing a new CCO oversight committee which will be focussed on interrogating CCOs - and ensuring they are responsive and accountable," External link

Stuff Friday, November 1, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "While Samoa and the Cook Islands have been included, New Zealand thought that both should be excluded. Most Pacific Island countries have made constructive changes to their legislation and regulations to overcome fraud and money laundering," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "regional peace and security and the strengthening of trade between the two nations were discussed," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "At the summit, New Zealand will be raising many environmental matters of concern, not only to New Zealand, but to the Pacific as a whole. The transporting of nuclear waste materials between Europe and Japan, especially safety matters and liability for any accidents or damage caused, would be high on the list. Samoa’s PM would also raise these issues," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff replied : "There would be more emphasis on the Pacific. New Zealand would be promoting and working towards a free trade area in the Pacific" External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The Labour Party now had three Samoan MPs - the Hon. Mark Gosche, Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, as well as Transport and Housing, Winnie Laban, the first Pacific Island woman MP and Taito Philip Field," External link

pidp Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It has always been my understanding that the trust board wanted to do that - they are not controlled by council," "I look forward to them carrying that forward to the next stage, and it being put in the hands of someone who can hear the evidence and make a decision" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Fire is still burning. The smoke is extensive. Please stay away from the city if you can and listen to the advice from emergency services," External link

firstpost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Fire is still burning. The smoke is extensive. Please stay away from the city if you can and listen to the advice from emergency services," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Looking at the long term consequences, the conference centre was due to be completed next year," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "It's now got to the point where the regional commander has told me that they've abandoned the roof, they think that the roof might collapse so what they might try to do is stop the fire reaching below level five," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff saying : "Why the hell weren't we doing this 10 years ago?" External link

Stuff Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "The [St Heliers] occasion that I've given an example of is a clearest example of them having poor communication," "I know why want they want to make the streets safer, I want to make the streets safer, but you go into the community and you talk to the people there" External link

Stuff Friday, October 18, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "Why the hell weren't we doing this 10 years ago?" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I want that policy looked at, I'm not happy with it," External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "The thing to remember about Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs) is they are public bodies, funded by the ratepayer and in part by the taxpayer," External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "We need that money for investment in our city," "Where does it come from? It comes from you and me as ratepayers and taxpayers. But if we don't invest, we just become more and more ingested... Does anybody like imposing new taxes? No, you can't like that. But if you don't do it, that would have left a $4.3 billion hole" External link

newshub Monday, October 14, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I've talked to a few of them, and said let's look at how we can co-operate on the new council, and they've indicated a willingness to do that - but it doesn't mean my view will always prevail," External link

Stuff Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff told : "They've given me the (February) date, once they've made it I want to see progress at the earliest possible time," External link

Stuff Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "It's a celebration for me and I think the beginning to build on what we have already achieved and build a city that we can be proud of for our children and grandchildren," External link

nzherald Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "He worked hard, he spent a lot of money, he campaigned hard," "I disagreed with a lot of what he said" External link

newshub Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "My priorities are to continue to build infrastructure, tackling climate change and the structure of council with a review of council controlled organisations," External link

newshub Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I share the frustrations of Aucklanders with some aspects of CCO performance and delivery, and concerns about whether they can be held accountable," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff says : “By rebalancing towards people instead of vehicles we can create a thriving commercial and cultural area for everyone, not simply a parking lot,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Phil Goff said : "As the business rates go down gradually, the residential share goes up gradually," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "I guess we all want to go to heaven but none of us want to die. We want the services, but we would prefer not to pay any more rates," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff asked : "Is your policy to do away with them? Let's get it out because you have not said anything through the whole campaign," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff said : "You don't have that power. New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has that power," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Goff told : "There is strong support for online voting with 74 per cent of Aucklanders telling us after the 2016 election that they would prefer to vote online," External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mayor13.90%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister4.93%EN11/19/201719/11/2017
foreign minister4.04%EN11/19/201719/11/2017
transport minister0.22%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
housing and transport minister0.22%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
maire0.67%FR10/23/201723/10/2017
former labour leader6.05%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
leader4.93%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
labour leader2.47%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
foreign affairs minister0.67%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
predecessor0.22%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
colleague0.22%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
mp14.57%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
labour mp14.35%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
former labour mp0.90%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
rival0.67%EN12/11/201611/12/2016
mayor of auckland0.45%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
new mayor of auckland0.22%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
labour party leader0.45%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
former labour party leader0.22%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
politician0.22%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
farmer0.22%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
runner0.22%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
candidate13.23%EN10/04/201604/10/2016
contender0.45%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
member0.67%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
lawmaker0.90%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
labor party lawmaker0.45%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
zealand labor party lawmaker0.45%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
former defence minister1.12%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Phil GoffEN80.16%
Phil GoffFR9.76%
Phil GoffEU9.42%
Phil GoffSA0.44%
Philip Bruce GoffEN0.11%
Phill GoffEN0.11%
Phill GoffDE0.00%
菲尔·戈夫ZH0.00%
Phil GoffPT0.00%


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Chris Darby said ( about Phil Goff ) : "If you want to put that in perspective, Mayor [Phil] Goff went to Hamilton and secured an allocation transfer from the Hamilton City Council of 25m litres a day. So the loss through primarily leakage is exactly twice what Goff secured from Hamilton City Council," External link

nzherald Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Phil Goff ) : "If you want to put that in perspective, Mayor [Phil] Goff went to Hamilton and secured an allocation transfer from the Hamilton City Council of 25m litres a day. So the loss through primarily leakage is exactly twice what Goff secured from Hamilton City Council," External link

nzherald Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Phil Goff ) : "Reports Phil Goff instructed third parties to use a personal email account to avoid freedom of information laws appears to be a conspiracy to break his legal duties as an elected official," External link

voxy Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Phil Goff ) : “Reports Phil Goff instructed third parties to use a personal email account to avoid freedom of information laws appears to be a conspiracy to break his legal duties as an elected official,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tamihere replied ( about Phil Goff ) : "Phil, you surrender everything to Wellington," "My job is to ensure that if you wanted to make money out of the green scooters, you have to provide a range of things to make them safe. Helmets must. Cyclists have to" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT