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Bill English didn't pull any rabbits out of the hat for his eighth Budget.

4:06 PM  OPINION: We all expected Bill English to pull a rabbit out of the hat in his eighth budget. We were wrong.

Live coverage as Bill English reveals his spending plan

David Farrar: Budget 2016 a bland mid-term affair

Budget's 'optimistic' forecasts

Finance Minister Bill English (right) heads into Parliament to give his Budget speech with cabinet colleagues Paula ...

6 min ago  Budget paints a rosy picture of Crown's books, but economists say it is the forecasts doing the 'heavy lifting'.

SMEs: Scant Budget offerings

Finance Minister Bill English delivered the Budget to parliament on Thursday afternoon.

7 min ago  Previously announced changes to the provisional tax system will be a boost to small business.

Budget 2016: 10 key things video

The Government's latest Budget is out - here's what you need to know.

The Government's latest Budget is out - here's what you need to know.

The Budget and confidence

Following this year's Budget, it's likely that business will be feeling more rather than less confident, BusinessNZ ...

4:35 PM  OPINION: One of the main tasks of the Budget is to give confidence.

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Big spending caught short video

150316. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Generic. Public toilets.

OPINION: Government's $2.1 billion infrastructure plan to help park your car and go to the loo.

Targeted kids may miss out

Finance Minister Bill English details what's in his Budget.

Funding set aside for under-achieving kids may not even reach them.

Cash for cops' wallets

Police Minister Judith Collins says the new cash for police in the latest Budget is not for new recruits.

More money for police - but no new boots on the ground to fight crime.

Budget in five charts

Debt to GDP ratio

What even is the budget? Here's five charts that tell the story.

Brakes put on cycleways

A section of the Taylor River cycleway, which will be extended later in the year.

Marlborough cycle paths pushed back to end of the year.

Budget 2016: Live chat with Bill English

What would you like to ask Finance minister Bill English about the 2016 Budget?

Got any burning Budget questions for the Finance Minister after today's budget? We talk to him at 4.30pm.

Budget 'steady as she goes' video

The only surprise on Budget day was a security threat delaying the Finance Minister's arrival.

The only surprise on Budget day was a security threat delaying the Finance Minister's arrival.

Live: The Budget 2016 video

Winston Peters said this was the 'Get Stuffed' Budget.

Winston Peters has labelled Budget 2016 the "Get Stuffed" Budget, while Labour's Grant Robertson called it the "Sticking Plaster" Budget.

Canterbury business budget reaction

Great Coffee Fast owner Chris Gourley said the Government could have been more creative on tax rates for small, start-up ...

Canterbury business leaders described the budget as a safe but unadventurous one that would keep the economy on an even keel.

$15m innovation investment on right track

Dr Jason Wargent, co-founder of  BioLumic Ltd, shows off his light treatment technology, which stimulates plant ...

A Massey economist says Government innovation initiatives are on the right track, but New Zealand needs more funding to build a robust start-up sector.

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Millions of years lost

One in three of us claimed to Sovereign we were planning to eat more healthily, but hadn't got round to doing it yet.

New Zealanders squander a million years of life a year, we spotlight the bad habits contributing to the loss.

What's your 'health age'?

On average people's bad health habits have them on track to die two years early, research shows.

Rate leak inquiry cost $59,000

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Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

Greens donor in Panama Papers

Forbes Elworthy donated $15,000 to the Green Party in 2011 during the election campaign.

A wealthy Kiwi who gave the Greens $15,000 has been listed in the documents leaks.

Key reveals NZ trust numbers video

John Key's former lawyer Ken Whitney.

Prime Minister John Key says only 200 out of 500,000 MF trusts are linked to New Zealand. Oh, and Greenpeace has one.

The Kiwi trust wizard

Auckland accountant and lawyer Roger Thompson has been named as being associated with the Panama Papers leak.

He once worked for IRD, now his nondescript Auckland office is claimed to be a centre of tax haven activity.

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Brain injury from ladder fall

Matthew Wright, who was 21 at the time, suffered a brain injury when he fell off a faulty ladder, Wellington District ...

Builder must pay $60,000 after a faulty ladder slipped out from under a young apprentice.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

No action against bar directors

The company behind Parrot and Jigger, Whistle Stop and Station Cafe Casino was placed in liquidation in 2015, running up ...

Liquidators will not take action against Lower Hutt bars after investigating if they were trading while insolvent.

Kickstarting healthy gaming video

The first Geo AR Games product involves users collecting schools of fish and avoiding sharks.

Young Auckland firm that's using technology to get kids off the couch is looking for investment.

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Who are your mentors?

Mark Fisher, managing director of recruitment firm Eighty4 Recruitment.

Would you call anyone your mentor? Have you ever considered finding a mentor? What on earth is a mentor in today's world and how the hell do you find one!

Weta extends collectables

Weta Workshop collectibles head of department Leonard Ellis, left, and concept designer and author Daniel Falconer who ...

Weta Workshop is expanding its line of miniature models after demand from collectors to create scenes.

Women's effect on boards

Researchers looked at nearly 3000 acquisitions at public companies in the United States between 1998 and 2010, comparing ...

New study examines effect women have on corporate boards and shows something interesting.

CV of failures is a humble brag

To prove how easy it is to be blasé about failure when you've had some success, last week I cheerfully sat down to ...

OPINION: It's easy to be blasé about failure when you've had some success.

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When the kids just won't leave

Half of British kippers do no food shopping, half pay no rent and 84 per cent of parents are still doing their laundry.

OPINION: Visitors are like fish. They go off after three days. But what if they are your kids, your adult kids.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

Japan exporters' forgotten land?

"Japanese consumers are sophisticated, well-travelled, well-educated and they know what they value and are prepared to ...

OPINION: Finding pockets of growth in Japan's high margin market might be harder, but also more rewarding for Kiwi exporters.

Don't let risk aversion derail TPP

Siah Hwee Ang is the BNZ Chair in Business in Asia at Victoria University of Wellington.

A significant factor in the success of the TPP will be how well it can promote the participation of businesses, in particular small and medium sized enterprises.

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Farmers give Budget thumbs up

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston.

 Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.

Milk price not near break even

Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair Andrew Hoggard says Fonterra's price needs to be at least $1 higher for ...

Fonterra is dampening down farmer expectations with a low season opening price.

Dairy hits Waikato economy

Waikato dropped four places in the March quarter on the scoreboard, down to eight out of the 16 regions in ASB's ...

Waikato's thriving housing market helps offset the dairy sector's struggles.

Slow road for chilled meat

Shanghai Maling head of investment Henry Wu talks to a group of Silver Ferns Farms farmer shareholders.

Chilled meat exports to China won't happen overnight.

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Bank laughs off $131m glitch

"I was pretty shocked," says Matthew Pearce of his unexpected windfall.

Matthew Pearce found a surprise windfall in his account, but his bank was chill about it - for two weeks.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

Popping pills to stay awake video

Using drugs to stay awake at work is becoming more popular.

Workers under pressure to stay awake for longer are turning to "smart drugs".

Meet the vegan Bernie Madoff

Woody Harrelson, Pure Food and Wine chef Sarma Melngailis, Pure Food and Wine chef Matthew Kenney and actor Jason Lewis ...

She's gone from being the apple of New York's vegan eye to facing jail for theft and tax fraud.

If a company fails on social media, it really fails, says HRV chief executive Bruce Gordan.

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