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A glance at the books

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/05/2016

A GLANCE AT THE GOVERNMENT'S BOOKS

2016-17

* Owns: $291b ($68.5b in liquid assets, $33b in state highways, $41.8b in houses, hospitals, schools and prisons)

* Owes: $199.2b ($71.3b in govt bonds, $38.3b accident claims liability, $30.7b SOE borrowing)

* Will earn: $78.5b (income tax $32.5b, GST $19.1b, corporate tax $11.6b)

* Will spend: $77.4b (health $16.2b, education $13.5b, superannuation $12.9b, social security $12.3b, govt services $4.9b)

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