Paramedics and ambulance staff could be in for a pay increase of just over 6 percent and shift allowances under a new deal being offered by St John after the government gave the organisation a $21...
Businesses will get a boost from access to a new $300million venture capital fund and a further $157million innovation fund, the latter to assist with creating high-value, low-emissions products.
Yesterday's Budget confirmed funding for the biggest building project in the health sector, the new Dunedin Hospital, as well as allocating $1.7billion over two years to upgrading other hospitals.
The Hillside railway workshops may reprise their role as the beating heart of industrial South Dunedin, thanks to a massive cash injection for rail announced in the Budget.
A Dunedin family with experience of support services for the intellectually disabled and mentally ill says the mental health announcement was one of the pluses of the 2019 Budget.
Retirees did not get a mention in the Budget, but that did not concern Yvonne and Graeme Perkins, of Luggate, who believed money was being spent in the right areas.
This may have been the Wellbeing Budget, but Budget 2019's bottom-line numbers show Finance Minister Grant Robertson has not taken his eye off the nation's wealth.
Our experts examine yesterday's Budget and give it a mixed grade with some saying it is not transformational enough.
Otago should be in for a fair slice of this year's Budget, from business capital funding initiatives through to infrastructure spending.
Alexandra business owner Ellen Middendorf believes there is scope for local businesses to benefit from the Budget.
Excessive wait times and extreme pressures on emergency services will continue as the Government's budget for District Health Boards falls short by $300 million.
The new Dunedin Hospital took a giant step forward this afternoon, with the Government setting aside the funding for the 10 year, $1 billion plus project as part of the Budget.
Budget 2019 has set aside only $150 million for the Government's buy-back scheme for firearms that were recently made illegal.
Modelling suggests the government should be on track to meet its first set of targets for reducing the numbers of children living in poverty in New Zealand.
Today's Budget is just another example of the Government failing to deliver in its self-proclaimed year of delivery, National leader Simon Bridges says.
More than 300,000 beneficiaries will see up to $17 extra every week by 2023 with a boost to benefits announced today in Budget 2019.
The Government wants to scrap school donations for low- and middle-decile schools in an effort to put more cash in the hands of parents.