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Born in Mt Eden and having attended Auckland Grammar School Paul lives with his wife and their four children in the Epsom electorate.

First elected off the National Party list in 2011, Paul served as the Chair of the Parliamentary Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Following the 2014 General Election he was appointed Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister for ACC.

Before entering Parliament, Paul created his own business as a historian and biographer focusing on New Zealand’s history and economic development. His last books were biographies of Alan Gibbs (Serious Fun) and Sir William Gallagher (Legend). Between 2007 and 2010 he served as an Auckland City Councillor.

Paul is an enthusiastic pianist and has a broad interest in the arts; he is a 2nd dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do and plays on the right wing for the Parliamentary Rugby team.

Latest news by Hon Paul Goldsmith

Revamped careers app for students released

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the release of the 2017 Occupation Outlook app and webpage to help young job seekers and students make important...

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Australia-New Zealand science and innovation agreement signed

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the signing of a ground breaking bilateral international science agreement between New Zealand and Australia at the Leaders’ meetings in Queenstown today....

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$2 million to engage young kiwis with science

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced $2 million of funding for 41 projects from the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund. “The Unlocking Curious Minds fund particularly focuses on...

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1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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(04) 817 6828
107 Great South Rd
Auckland, Auckland 1051
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(09) 524 4930