"It's been an excellent, productive meeting," the Prime Minister said after emerging with Mr Goff.
Phil Goff has indicated he wants to introduce Maori Wards, but needs central government for that to happen.
The new city, built on farmland north of Pukekohe, is being mooted to relieve pressure on Auckland's housing market.
A man was violently killed at a Housing NZ apartment block in Western Springs Auckland last night.
Penina Health is the first Pacific provider under the Government's social housing reform programme.
The Government's vowing to build 34,000 new houses in Auckland over the next 10 years to help ease the city's housing shortage.
As the Reserve bank warns of rising mortgage rates could see Auckland home buyers spend 70 per cent of income on housing costs.
There are concerns for those relying on Auckland motels for emergency housing as two big sporting events are set to kick-off in the city.
It's not just an Auckland problem. Economists say Tauranga and Wellington are also showing signs of shortages.