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The bill approving Budget 2020 is nearing its final stages and six more MPs are giving their final speeches to the House this week at Parliament Audio
The budget is like a movie franchise that just keeps coming back. We are up to the ‘Budget Strikes Back’ stage. Oddly they don’t call it that in debate.
RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in it regular format so that they can concentrate their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to… Audio
The National Party is questioning the government's big $50 billion spend to fight Covid-19 along with its intention to hold onto the unspent $20b just before the election. Audio
We get some post-budget analysis from Pattrick Smellie, CEO of BusinessDesk Audio
On national numeracy day (well, budget day), we look at something from Parliament with no numbers: ‘no confidence’ motions and what happens if there isn't one? Audio
Spending on broadcasting and public media has been boosted by $25m over four years in Budget 2020, but there was nothing in it to ease the plight of commercial news media companies. Audio
On Thursday 14 May 2020 at 2pm the Finance Minister will announce Budget 2020. Here’s a guide for those planning to tune in.
It’s budget week, with the big reveal set for Thursday. But that’s not the only thing happening. And how will Parliament ‘do’ a Covid-style budget?