Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the government can borrow more without missing its debt targets.

Finance minister justifies borrowing and spending more

Fri 18 May 6

BUDGET 2018: National accuses government of breaking the spirit of its budget responsibility rules. Watch Grant Walker's interviews with Grant Robertson and Simon Bridges.

Grant Robertson's first budget has been largely pre-announced. (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Grant Robertson's first budget should contain no surprises

Thu 10 May 2

Analysis: Government coffers get boost in lead-up to budget.

National's finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says "The numbers just don’t back up what Mr Robertson is saying.”

National dismisses accusations it underinvested in health and education

Wed 11 Apr 16

Amy Adams says Labour proves it was not ready for government. Watch Grant Walker interview's with National's finance spokeswoman.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there is a $10 billion shortfall in capital investment in health. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Prime Minister stands by warning about underfunding health and education

Tue 10 Apr 23

Simon Bridges says government's complaints about underfunding just political spin.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Government blaming National for underfunding health and education

Mon 9 Apr 35

Government says one budget will not fix the mess in health and education.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei trust chairwoman Marama Royal says the deal is a milestone for the hapū.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei secures milestone healthcare deal for members

Mon 5 Mar 2

The hapū says all of its 5000-odd members will have full healthcare benefits. 


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