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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.

Budget 2016: No real surprises (+ video)

Budget 2016: No real surprises (+ video)

Otago Daily Times political editor Dene Mackenzie gives his thoughts on Budget 2016.

Security threat at Parliament

Security threat at Parliament

A man has been arrested and taken into custody after an incident that forced Parliament into lockdown.

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