More than $6 billion has been flagged in the budget for capital expenditure on infrastructure, including $3 billion to jumpstart projects that are "shovel-ready."
There's also cash for two new Interislander ferries, as well as new trains and upgrades to New Zealand's roads and railways. The government is hoping that these projects will employ thousands of New Zealanders.
Paul Blair is the chief executive of Infrastructure New Zealand.
He speaks to Corin Dann.