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Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes

Finance Minister Bill English has every reason to feel pleased with himself after delivering Budget 2016.

Bryce Edwards: Minister’s offering mild and centrist

Bryce Edwards: Minister’s offering mild and centrist

Comment: There is nothing particularly exciting or offensive about Bill English's eighth Budget. 

Health, education big Budget winners

Health, education big Budget winners

Health, education and social services are the winners in a Budget which contains few surprises but also few contentious moves.

Budget 2016: $650m to help 'those 'at-risk'

Budget 2016: $650m to help 'those 'at-risk'

Society's most vulnerable will receive a $650 million funding boost spanning health, welfare and education services aimed at helping those at-risk "lead better lives''.

Budget 2016: Government 'out of touch'

Budget 2016: Government 'out of touch'

Labour leader Andrew Little says the Government has no long-term strategy to the real problems being faced by New Zealanders, after eight years in power.

Budget 2016:'Predictable' - as promised

Budget 2016:'Predictable' - as promised

Finance Minister Bill English has perfected his poker face, so when he described the Budget as "predictable'' nobody believed him.

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