Budget 2017: What's in it, at a glance

The Government has a particular focus on families in this year's Budget.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

The Government has a particular focus on families in this year's Budget.

THE BUDGET AT A GLANCE:

The Economy

*$373m to diversify and support more jobs and higher wages
*$134m for new and better trade opportunities
*$61m towards a new $102m tourism infrastructure fund for regional NZ
*$81m for predator control programmes
*$222m over four years for International Screen Production Grant
*$93m for developing Maori tourism, housing and social initiatives

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The Budget allows for an expansion in the police force.
EMMA ALLEN

The Budget allows for an expansion in the police force.

Public Services

*$3.9b for District Health Boards and other services
*$1.1b for schools, early childhood centres and operational funding
*$424m investment in new Vulnerable Children ministry
*$1.2b for 10 per cent increase in police numbers and justice sector
*$194m for social development 
*$185m for more emergency housing and Corrections pathway

Social Investment

*$116m in mental health initiatives
*$73m for children most at-risk
*$79m for reducing reoffending and improving long term outcomes
*$54m addressing barriers to employment and independence

One in ten Kiwis think the government is doing enough to tackle mental health in New Zealand.
LAWRENCE SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ

One in ten Kiwis think the government is doing enough to tackle mental health in New Zealand.

Infrastructure

 

*$812m to reinstate the earthquake-damaged SH1 from Picton to Christchurch
*$548m investment in rail network
*$436m for Auckland City Rail Link
*$392m for new schools and classrooms
*$576m investment in Defence
*$763m in additional prison capacity
*$150m for District Health Boards' capital

Maori Development

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*$10m boost to Whanau Ora
*$21m for Maori language initiatives
*$10m for Maori tourism

Other initiatives

*$11.4m for Radio NZ to invest in new technology
*$4.8m for the operation of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
*$3.4m to complete works for the Pitt Island Wharf programme
*$9.6m for New Zealand's continued presence in Antarctica

Family Incomes Package

 

*$2b package
*Increase in tax thresholds
*Independent Earner Tax Credit discontinued
*Increase in family tax credit
*Increase in Accommodation Supplement
*Increase in Accommodation Benefit 

 - Stuff

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