New Zealand ‘people’s’ budget sees Ardern put billions more into health and education

Prime minister says she wants her child to look back and judge efforts favourably rather than want to change their name

  • Eleanor Ainge Roy
  • The Guardian

The first Labour government in close to a decade has pledged to make New Zealand a kind and equitable nation where children thrive, and success is measured not only by the nation’s GDP but by better lives lived by its people.

Thav 1aFinance minister Grant Robertson said the Labour coalition government didn’t want to “manage” issues such as child poverty and homelessness – it wanted to end them.

Although the 2018 budget was focused on rebuilding vital public services – particularly the…

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