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The Budget in 60 seconds: 10 key points

Thu 26 May

Here is what you need to know for Budget 2016.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @NZnational)

NZDMO trims $8b from bond programme

Thu 26 May

The office is slicing $2 billion from each of the next four years.

Population-driven GDP growth helps English project rosier outlook, fatter surpluses

Thu 26 May

The Budget forecasts a $700 million surplus this fiscal year.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @NZnational)

DHBs big winner in English’s spend up

Thu 26 May

Bill English unveiled the extra funds for DHBs in a $2.2 billion package for health.

Households, migrants and tourists to keep economy chugging

Thu 26 May

The budget forecasts show strong employment growth in low productivity industries such as house construction and the hospitality industry, making up for another year of weak export commodity prices to maintain current growth rates.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @wimon-song)

Budget 2016 focus on reducing debt: health, IRD and science big winners

Thu 26 May

The government's budget focuses on debt reduction and economic growth. Health, Inland Revenue and science are the big winners. With special feature audio.

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