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
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.
The government's budget has delivered the bare minimum for schools and early childhood centres, teacher unions say.
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Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele talking about the happenings and doings of South Auckland. Audio
Other political parties respond to Steven Joyce's first budget as Finance Minister. 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
RNZ has received a funding boost following a nearly decade-long funding freeze. The state funded broadcaster will receive an additional $11.4m over the next four years. Audio
The Budget is National's ninth budget, and Finance Minister Steven Joyce's first. John Campbell asks Joyce whether the government is just trying to catch up. Video, Audio
The Government says its Family Incomes Package will benefit 1.34 million families by an average of $26 per week. Rowan Quinn sets the average aside, and looks at income brackets. Audio
Lower income families are the big winners in the Budget, but the package is an election year sweetener as it doesn't come into effect until April next year. Video, Audio
Opinion - Cartoonist Toby Morris delivers his series of takes on the government's election-year budget.
Leader of the Act Party David Seymour. Audio
Leader of the United Future Party Peter Dunne. Audio
Budget 2017 analysis from commentators Bernard Hickey and Grant Cleary. Audio
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