Finance Minister Steven Joyce has delivered his first Budget - including a $2 billion a year boost for lower-income families.
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The Finance Minister has revealed the winners and losers in this year's Budget. Here's what you need to know.
The election-year budget includes a $2bn a year boost for Working for Families and the accommodation supplement, and a rise in tax thresholds. Video, Audio
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.
The government's budget has delivered the bare minimum for schools and early childhood centres, teacher unions say.
Opinion - Cartoonist Toby Morris delivers his series of takes on the government's election-year budget.
Some minimum-wage earners will only get one extra dollar a week, Labour says - while ACT accuses National of "abandoning its roots". Video, Audio
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.
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