Finance Minister Grant Robertson is delivering the Labour-led coalition government’s first Budget this afternoon.
He says this “year’s Budget will set out the Coalition Government’s plan to transform the economy”.
Grant believes it will help rebuild “neglected public services so that we can improve the living standards of all New Zealanders”.
“We came into Government with different priorities and a plan to address the social and infrastructure deficits which built up as a result of nine years of underfunding and poorly targeted policies.”
Watch live above on Newsie as Grant delivers the Budget 2018.