A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of
Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton.
Finance Minister Bill English has every reason to feel
pleased with himself after delivering Budget 2016.
A bowel cancer
screening campaigner was "beaming'' after the Budget
announcement of a nationwide programme, but is disappointed
Otago and Southland have not been prioritised.
The best business
could say about Budget 2016 yesterday was it retained a
stable base for business development from which to launch
The shape of the new
child protection service and other social sector reforms is
still largely unknown after a "low key'' Budget, a social
sector leader says.
Doubt about the
Treasury's forecasts included in Budget 2016 were expressed
yesterday, despite the enthusiasm shown in those forecasts by
Finance Minister Bill English.
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