The Government will build 6400 new state houses over the next four years, it announced in the Budget today.
What you need to know from the 2018 Budget.
The Coalition's first Budget has delivered a big boost for public services including $3.2b extra for health services over four years.
State housing, education and health are set to receive a major boost in funding from the first Labour-led Budget to be delivered in 10 years.
While all the Budget day attention will be on Finance Minister Grant Robertson, arguably it is Health Minister David Clark who has the more difficult job.
An upcoming agreement with the European Union and global changes due to Brexit could herald an exciting time for New Zealand's relationship with France, the country's Dunedin-raised ambassador to France says.
Budget 2018 could realistically be called ''Great Expectations'' - expectations that seem likely to be dashed for many Labour and Green supporters.
A bigger prison and more front-line police officers are some of the key Budget announcements those working at the coalface of the country’s justice system hope to see confirmed.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is continuing to dampen expectations of the Budget, saying New Zealanders don't expect him to blow the kitty in one go.
The Government has given a gloomy warning about what is to come in the Budget, saying the state of schools and hospitals is much worse than expected and will require major investment.