Phil Goff

Community Organisation

Phil Goff
135 Albert Street
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010
623 days ago

Come and be part of our Matariki tree plantings!

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To help celebrate Matariki, Auckland Council is holding public tree planting events across June and July to put 60,000 new trees in the ground. Come and be part of it - you'll even get a tree to take home with you.

For event details and to register your attendance, visit goo.gl...

652 days ago

A quick update

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Spent the weekend involuntarily investigating Auckland’s hospital system. My family has a history of clogged arteries which despite being a virtuous non smoker I have been unable to escape.

So I ended up Saturday morning at Auckland Hospital for an angioplasty and a few stents. Procedure went… View more
Spent the weekend involuntarily investigating Auckland’s hospital system. My family has a history of clogged arteries which despite being a virtuous non smoker I have been unable to escape.

So I ended up Saturday morning at Auckland Hospital for an angioplasty and a few stents. Procedure went well and I’m hassling the doctor to let me go home. Hopefully tomorrow and after a few days of working from home, I’ll be back at work.

A big thanks first to doctors, nurses and staff. They been really great, both professional and caring. They are a wonderful cross section of multicultural Auckland. It’s fantastic that in our country people get the urgent treatment they need and according to that need and not ability to pay.

Thanks also for the kind messages from so many people. Heartfelt appreciation!

The painting was done by my lovely granddaughter Brooklyn.

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715 days ago

Tackling illegal rubbish dumping

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This morning I announced significant new resources to tackle illegal dumping in Auckland.

For too long, illegal roadside rubbish dumping has blighted our city, harmed our environment and burdened ratepayers with the costs of clean-up. I’m sick and tired of it, Aucklanders are sick and tired of… View more
This morning I announced significant new resources to tackle illegal dumping in Auckland.

For too long, illegal roadside rubbish dumping has blighted our city, harmed our environment and burdened ratepayers with the costs of clean-up. I’m sick and tired of it, Aucklanders are sick and tired of it and I’m calling on you to help Council tackle the problem.

We have made it easier for people to report illegal dumping by setting up 0800 NODUMP – a dedicated phone line to make reporting easy.

We are also hiring additional enforcement staff, doubling the number of surveillance cameras in hotspot areas and speeding up the process to clean up dumped material in public areas.

People have been asking for better information on what they can do with their residential waste, so we have made this material more accessible through www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz... and improved the council website to make it easier to find out about inorganic collections (aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...)

I’m calling on our communities not to accept the irresponsible actions of a few individuals and cowboy commercial outfits, and to report illegal dumping.

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769 days ago

Bug Lab Auckland

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Bug Lab Auckland is the brilliant new exhibition at Auckland Zoo, which I officially opened yesterday. Developed by Te Papa and Weta Workshop, it took six months and over 40,000 hours to design. I highly recommend checking it out this summer - it's great for kids, but adults will love it too. … View moreBug Lab Auckland is the brilliant new exhibition at Auckland Zoo, which I officially opened yesterday. Developed by Te Papa and Weta Workshop, it took six months and over 40,000 hours to design. I highly recommend checking it out this summer - it's great for kids, but adults will love it too. It's your last chance to see it in New Zealand for the foreseeable future as the exhibition is heading overseas in the New Year.

Check out the video below for a sneak peak, including a live wētāpunga - New Zealand's endangered Giant Weta.

781 days ago

The Present Drop

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Christmas is a special time of year, especially for children. It’s really important that all of our kids can share in the joy of Christmas. Today I joined with David Tua to give out presents to the children at the Manukau Institute of Technology Children's Education Centre in Otara.

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Christmas is a special time of year, especially for children. It’s really important that all of our kids can share in the joy of Christmas. Today I joined with David Tua to give out presents to the children at the Manukau Institute of Technology Children's Education Centre in Otara.

Big appreciation to the Trust that supported the first Otara Christmas Present Drop and helped bring some extra happiness into the lives of our kids there.

You can donate and help more kids get a Christmas present by visiting the link below.

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