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What we know is in the budget

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/05/2016

WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW IS IN THE BUDGET

TAX

* No tax cuts

* $187m to shake up the provisional tax system, and other changes to make paying tax easier for small and medium businesses

HEALTH

* $97m for health research

* $124m boost to Pharmac's funding

HOUSING

* $41.1m for emergency housing, including funding for 3000 beds

* $12.6m for the Maori Housing Network, run by Te Puni Kokiri

EDUCATION

* $15.3m for more teacher aides in classrooms

* Contingency funding to open about seven new charter schools in 2018-2019

JUSTICE

* $46m for victims and sexual violence prevention. Includes a new 24/7 helpline

JOBS AND TRAINING

* $14.4m to train more apprentices

* $9.6m for the Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Programme

* $4.6m for Pacific Employment Support Services

TECH, SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS

* $15m to fund tech accelerators

* $22.2m to set up and run a national cyber security response team

TOURISM AND CONSERVATION

* $25m to develop and maintain the New Zealand cycle trail

* $12m to help regions struggling with an influx of tourists

* $8m for tourism campaigns in the US and India

* One-off funding boost of $20.7m for Battle for our Birds pest control operations

SPORT

* $16m for High Performance NZ

* $4m for Drug Free Sport NZ

OTHER

* $303m for the merger of the urban and rural fire services, and creation of Fire and Emergency NZ

* (Funding figures are over four years, unless otherwise stated)

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