The Government is spending $265 million on the sport and recreation sector to ensure it remains viable and adapts in the wake of Covid-19.
Today's 2020 police budget included more than $400 million in road safety programmes.
Grant Robertson could consider himself the luckiest Finance Minister of all time, writes Tim Watkin.
The Government will pump $280 million into New Zealand Post as it is "no longer commercially viable" for the state-owned enterprise to maintain its current service level.
Trade training gets a $1.6 billion Budget boost aimed at trainees and their employers.
More than $412 million will go towards social services - with $252.6 million going towards keeping Kiwis fed.
The devastated tourism sector is set to get a $400 million targeted fund, alongside the extension of the wage subsidy scheme which will be available to many struggling operators.
Another $3 billion has been added to the Government's Budget for infrastructure - with more likely - as the Government seeks out "shovel ready" projects to keep the economy going.
Amidst a welter of commentary about how momentous this Thursday's Budget will be, how about this for a prediction? Prepare to be disappointed.