On 1 August 2013, the Honourable Phil Goff wrote:
NZ Ten Year Passports
PO Box 1185
Altona Gate VIC 3025
Thanks for your letter on five year passports. These were introduced as a security measure as the aftermath of terrorist attacks around the world.
With modern biometric security measures, I believe it is time to restore the ten year passport, reducing significant costs that regular renewal places on Kiwi travellers.
Hon Phil Goff
MP For Mt Roskill.
Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade
States Services and Defence