The presentation of the Government's budget sparked a debate of optimism and pessimism in the House. Audio
Some minimum-wage earners will only get one extra dollar a week, Labour says - while ACT accuses National of "abandoning its roots". Video, Audio
Ocean Heke's mother sobbed in court as the driver who caused her 17-year-old daughter's death was sent to jail for four years. Audio
Kim Mellor suspects that fructose, as well as glucose, is causing diabetic heart disease and she is looking at its effect on heart cells and heart muscle. Audio
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The Mental Health Foundation says today's $224m boost over four years is a "good step forward" but some advocates say it is inadequate and rushed.
Former New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O'Sullivan wants the anti-immunisation crowd to leave his family out of the debate.
Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele talking about the happenings and doings of South Auckland. Audio
A repeat sex offender who sexually abused his young prison cellmate will have to prove he is no longer a risk to the community before he is released.
Other political parties respond to Steven Joyce's first budget as Finance Minister. Audio
The government's budget has delivered the bare minimum for schools and early childhood centres, teacher unions say.
A Dunedin school investigated by police over abuse claims last year will remain under outside management.
In 2015 Patea Area School was under statutory management and performing badly, but its roll has since doubled and it's recorded 100 percent pass rates for NCEA levels one and two. Video, Audio
Political parties react to National Government's 9th Budget, with Labour saying the tax changes are too skewed to the wealthy and the Greens saying the environment has been left out. Video, Audio
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has delivered his first Budget, including a $2bn a year boost for lower-income families. Look back at our live coverage here.
The Treasury is forecasting growth will rise from 3.1 percent to peak at 3.8 percent in 2019, but warns of global threats.
The Budget provides almost $4 billion in extra funding for health over the next four years.
Opinion - The Budget is the latest in a long line to fail to overcome a fundamental weakness in New Zealand's economy, Rod Oram writes.
RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson says the Government's Budget goes into 'Labour party territory' as some of its packages are targeted towards lower income families. Video, Audio
Corrections has apologised to a young prisoner who was sexually abused by a repeat sex offender while sharing a cell with him. Audio
Dr John Fraser, the Dean of Auckland University's Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, has likened the anti-vaccination movement to terrorism. Audio
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