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Ambulance services will get an extra $21 million in one-off funding plus a boost to their bottom lines, the government has said in a pre-Budget announcement.
The government is investing more than $7.7 million in upgrading the SuperGold card website and an app, plus $600,000 on digital literacy training for seniors.
The prime minister has unveiled a plan to tackle family and sexual violence.
There's less that two weeks until the Wellbeing Budget is unveiled, so RNZ is taking a look at what's new in the Budget process, and who else supports it.
Budget 2019 headlines with summaries.
A major anti-family violence pilot programme is expected to get the green light for more funding at a pre-Budget announcement on Sunday.
The government's pledge of $320m over four years to stem family and sexual violence is only a start but the money is being spent in sensible ways, the head of Women's Refuge says. Audio
The government will spend $12 million in an effort to combat rheumatic fever. Audio
The Finance Minister insists the fees-free tertiary policy is not a failure, despite reallocating a sizeable part of the funding to polytechs due to low demand.
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