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The Labour MP whose extension to paid parental leave bill has been rejected twice now says she will not try again.
Legal aid lawyers do not believe the government's biggest top-up to the courts in more than a decade will help the people who need it most. Audio
ANALYSIS: Depending on your outlook, the Budget either delivered for the environment, or was woeful, writes Kate Gudsell.
Peter Griffin on what Budget 2016 means for the local science, research and technology sectors. Also Australia's planned "three strikes" law for alleged copyright infringers grinds to a halt, as the… Audio
Schools will not know which students are attracting funding targeted to children of beneficiaries, and they don't need to, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
Universities and polytechnics have got little help from this year's Budget, says theTertiary Education Union, and student unions say it does nothing to help struggling students.
A day after Budget 2016, debate has turned to whether the government will embark on a major programme of tax cuts in an election year. Mei Heron reports. Audio
Tax reductions for middle income earners may be on the cards, Finance Minister Bill English says. Audio
Changes to the ETS in the Budget could cost households up to $40 a year, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says.
Parents who already struggle to pay school donations could be hit by a funding freeze on schools' operational costs, education representative say. Audio
OPINION: It's a shame the government doesn't have the courage to stare down property speculators, writes tax expert Deborah Russell.
Winston Peters says the Budget is a kick in the guts, Andrew Little called it unambitious, and Metiria Turei says it lacks vision. But John Key is unapologetic.
Watch Morning Report's Guyon Espiner host a panel discussion dissecting the 2016 Budget. Video
Power Play with Jane Patterson - Bill English's wide-ranging eighth Budget had few surprises and spread new money across several portfolios.
BUDGET 2016 - Budget announcements aiming to remedy Auckland's housing crisis are just "band-aids", one lobby group says.
The Budget was disappointing and lack-lustre for schools, say groups representing principals and teachers, while a major early childhood group says it's a slap in the face.
BUDGET 2016 - The budget has failed New Zealanders and does nothing to address the issues Kiwis are facing, opposition parties say. Audio
New Zealand war commemorations held around the country will now get financial help.
BUDGET 2016 - This year's budget earmarks $300m to ease the pressure on the Auckland housing market.
BUDGET 2016 - The revival of the Māori language has been given a cash injection of $34.6 million.