Hon Paul Goldsmith May 15, 2020 Share
What a relief that The Hobson has survived the Covid19 crisis; a little piece of localism nipping through to elude the giant hammer blows of a global pandemic.
Budget 2020: Paul Goldsmith - If I were National Govt Finance Minister
Hon Paul Goldsmith May 11, 2020 Share
No government could have stopped Covid-19 creating huge economic problems.
This week's Budget will show New Zealand falling into an economic hole. Business and consumer confidence has collapsed.
Getting New Zealand working again? Here's my plan
Hon Paul Goldsmith April 26, 2020 Share
Vigilance is the watchword over the next few months as we work to keep on top of Covid-19. With neither widespread immunity nor a vaccine we need to watch the border, test and trace effectively.
Coronavirus: Agility and speed required as we rebuild economy
Hon Paul Goldsmith April 12, 2020 Share
Signs are promising that the worst fears regarding the health consequences of Covid-19 won't be borne out here. Swift measures in New Zealand and Australia – two isolated countries with relatively small populations – appear to be holding back the disease in both countries.
Goldsmith Update - Lockdown Edition
Hon Paul Goldsmith April 03, 2020 Share
These extraordinary times have a surreal quality in Auckland. On a personal level, being confined to home with my family during a period of golden weather is providing a special time. I spend most of my day (and evening) on the phone or Zoom; it’s amazing how productive we can be without having to travel around and when most meetings are eliminated.
Coronavirus: Please open the Crown's wallet now, we'll support you
Hon Paul Goldsmith March 22, 2020 Share
Government decisions, on justifiable public health grounds, to severely restrict movement and significant parts of everyday life is already having a significant economic cost. It looks likely this will get much more severe in the next few weeks.
What our economic response to coronavirus should look like
Hon Paul Goldsmith March 11, 2020 Share
The economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak are already significant.
Lighting the regulations bonfire
Hon Paul Goldsmith March 09, 2020 Share
Every day in Parliament someone discovers a new problem that can be fixed by a new regulation. Often it can seem like a good idea – something to improve the quality of rental properties, something to reduce accidents, or to allow a voice to be heard on a particular topic.
Dealing with the unexpected
Hon Paul Goldsmith February 28, 2020 Share
At Christmas no one would have expected the coronavirus outbreak that is currently creating such disruption around the world.
Goldsmith Update - February 2020
Hon Paul Goldsmith February 14, 2020 Share
The election year kicked off in Parliament this week with familiar themes: the government in trouble, especially New Zealand First; lots of big promises from Jacinda Ardern met with widespread scepticism regarding her ability to deliver; and the National party remains focused on putting more money in your pocket, building the roads to get us moving and providing security for you and your family.