Southern Response gets $1.5b

The Government set up Southern Response to settle earthquake claims against failed insurer AMI.

The Government has pledged a further $250 million to Southern Response in its Budget.

National saves some ammunition

Steven Joyce delivered his maiden Budget this week.

OPINION: Steven Joyce's Budget is canny, but the promised land is still eluding us.

The Budget and families: Who gets what?

Our imaginary Dunedin family, the Bennetts, are $113.63 a week better off under today's Budget changes.

With a weekly boost of over $150 for some - but just $30 for others - the Budget paints a varied picture for Kiwi families. We run the ruler over the family income package.

Nine years of National Budgets

Steven Joyce delivered his first budget, but the ninth in a row by a Finance Minister from the National Party.

Government spending is increasing, but as a share of the country's output it continues to fall.

First home fizzer

Nicola Kellerman is hoping to buy her first home with her husband Tim Hunter.

The Government has promised 34,000 new homes in 10 years but what about the first home buyers of today?

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Four-year term for Government needed

Former National MP John Luxton, during a recent visit to Cambridge in the Waikato, hopes families will take time to ...

Former National MP reckons Winston Peters 'holds the cards' to next election.

What's really in our water? A bleak future

Kiwis are becoming increasingly concerned about what's in their water.

OPINION: It's time politicians actually deal with climate change. Or else get used to floods and pollution.

Labour, Greens split over tax video

Andrew Little used his post-Budget speech to attack the priorities in National's family income package.

Budget tax cut plan divides the Opposition, with Labour against it and Greens and NZ First in favour.

$1.6b road a 'few weeks away' video

The $1.6 billion tunnel was originally set to open in April.

NZ's biggest-ever roading project could finally open next month, bringing relief to Auckland motorists.

Beware of Trump-esque quick fixes

There are no quick fixes in education.

OPINION: There's no fast solution to fix the beast that is education. So step up, NZ, and vote wisely.

Where it pays to live

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has unveiled his first budget. It delivers $2b back to New Zealanders but the biggest ...

The Government has re-written the rules of the accommodation supplement, creating some big winners.

Students welcome extra $20

Robinson said the cap on course-related costs needed to be looked at, but she was happy with the Budget overall, ...

Laura Robinson says the $20 bump to the student accommodation benefit is good news for those who qualify.

Budget a mixed bag

Feilding couple Ian and Katie Burgers, with their two children Liam and Rebecca, see some good things and bad things in ...

Budget 2017 has no major tax shake-up for average Manawatu families.

The budget as seen from the south

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and economists at the Beehive.

What are the Budget's potential impacts in Southland?

Govt answers school pleas

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and economists at the Beehive.

As schools hound parents for donations and trim jobs, desperate pleas for more funding have been answered.

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National saves some ammunition

Steven Joyce delivered his maiden Budget this week.

OPINION: Steven Joyce's Budget is canny, but the promised land is still eluding us.

Budget 2017 -- what the Invercargill candidates say

Invercargill candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017.

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What's really in our water? A bleak future

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