Computers in Homes' funding will be slashed to $1.4 million a year, Government confirms.
Govt planned to slap a departure tax of up to $35 on travellers but dumped the idea before Budget.
OPINION: A regular question in New Zealand and Australia is whether our respective nations succeed because of, or in spite of, our politicians.
Government may transfer stock from poorly performing Housing Corporation to other social housing providers.
Finance Minister Bill English insists central and local government are on the same page.
Faster consent process won't push Auckland house prices down quickly, Westpac economist says.
The Finance Minister expects a focus on the merits of the investment rather than the politics.
Govt says policy is aimed at those deliberately flouting the system and who had ignored IRD approaches.
A $92 million fund to pay parents who look after their adult disabled children has been revealed by the Government - a year after the Court of Appeal ordered it to do so.
Drivers face paying $135 extra over the next three years, with legislation to increase petrol tax being rushed through Parliament.
OPINION: The Budget was a demonstration that the Government has other values which won't address many of the biggest issues facing New Zealand.
OPINION: Businesses have done it tough in recent years and this year's Budget will help cement in place the platform for a return to growth.
Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan is "completely dumbfounded" anyone would suggest NZ's economic performance was better than theirs.
OPINION: The Budget demonstrates prudent stewardship of finances with solid progress towards a balanced budget and lower debt and spending targets.
The Government calls it "building momentum" but for the Opposition it was a "blackjack" Budget and an "out-of-control debt train" wreck.
A "significant" gap still exists in cost-sharing for Christchurch's anchor projects despite more than $800 million committed to rebuild work in the Budget.
The Budget puts the Govt's books back in the black in 2014-15, but only by the barest sliver.
A de facto tax cut of $1b over two years is just around the corner, with Govt plans to start cutting ACC levies from April.
Student loan defaulters living overseas can expect to be arrested at the border from next year.
Looming housing bubble spooks Government into urgent action in the Budget to rein in prices and speed up new housing developments.