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Speech to INFINZ, Getting New Zealand Back on Track

July 16, 2020 Share

The year 2020 will surely prove to be one of the most dramatic and volatile years in recent history – in health, in the economy and in politics.

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Ngāti Epsom

June 05, 2020 Share

My great great grandfather Charles George Goldsmith received a bit of attention in the press recently.  As I said in my maiden speech in Parliament, ‘He was a typical big-hearted pioneer, and a trader, and over the 50 years or so he lived in New Zealand he had four wives—two Ngāti Porou and two Pākehā—and 16 children. That is the sort of spirit that built this nation’. 

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Goldsmith Update: Todd Muller special edition

May 25, 2020 Share

Friday’s leadership change, difficult though it was, has given the National Party the opportunity to reclaim the agenda four months out from the General Election.

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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.

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Budget 2020: Paul Goldsmith - If I were National Govt Finance Minister

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.

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Getting New Zealand working again? Here's my plan

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.

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Coronavirus: Agility and speed required as we rebuild economy

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.

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Goldsmith Update - Lockdown Edition

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. 

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Coronavirus: Please open the Crown's wallet now, we'll support you

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.

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What our economic response to coronavirus should look like

March 11, 2020 Share

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak are already significant.

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