Good morning all on the day after Budget 2016.
For the profit and pleasure of subscribers, here's a few longer reads on economic, political and social issues for the weekend.
Bill English has unveiled his eighth Budget with few major surprises and barely enough room for tax cuts from next year.
Bill English's 8th Budget will be revealed at 2pm and we'll put out a Hive News Alert shortly after then as I'm in the 'lock-up' in the Beehive Banquet Hall.
The Government came under sustained and intense attack over the Auckland housing issue in and around Parliament yesterday on the eve of a Budget that is set to feature a significant announcement on social housing.
The Budget for 2016 is due to be published at 2pm on Thursday and is squarely in everyone's sights this week. Bill English will do the traditional Finance Minister's big tease photo opportunity later this morning when he shows off the front page of the Budget as it rolls off the printing presses in Wellington.
Good morning and welcome to Budget week.