Goldsmith Update

Thu 3 Sep 2015
| Goldsmith Update

Of the economic data coming out this week, the one that caught my eye was the figure showing house construction in Auckland is strong, with more than a thousand building consents approved in July—the highest monthly total in a decade.

Thu 2 Jul 2015
| Goldsmith Update

Governments do many things, but the most useful thing they can do is provide strong, stable, predictable leadership. When that exists for a few years, such as it has in New Zealand since 2008, confidence builds.  It’s confidence that leads to investment, and it’s investment that leads to jobs and growth.

Tue 12 May 2015
| Goldsmith Update

The past few weeks in politics have been typically robust, and our challenge has been to keep focused on the important issues that affect the daily lives of New Zealanders.  Having a job, having good prospects for you and your family, feeling safe in your home and a sense that progress is being made on those frustrations in life that governments can influence.

Thu 2 Apr 2015
| Goldsmith Update

I’m writing at the end of a four week session of Parliament, as the House rises for the Easter break. Let me begin by wishing you and your families all the best for this special time of year.

Fri 20 Feb 2015
| Goldsmith Update

In this, the first Goldsmith Update of 2015, let me begin by wishing you all well for the year.  It’s been a great summer, the economy is in good shape and New Zealanders have good cause for confidence.

Mon 1 Dec 2014
| Goldsmith Update

2014 has been a topsy-turvy year, as everybody knows, it was a very tough political environment. However, we had the hugely satisfying win in September, giving us the opportunity to extend the gains we’ve made as a country over the past six years. We look forward to 2015 in the hope that the important conversations we have over public policy can be carried out in a positive atmosphere.