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Who won and who lost in the budget?

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/05/2016

WHO FARED BEST AND WORST IN BUDGET 2016?

WINNERS:

* Health - extra $1.6b for DHBs, more cash for Pharmac, rollout of national bowel screening programme

* Police pay packets - almost $280m in kitty for pay rises

* Spies and soldiers - more cash for intelligence agencies and defence force

* Prisons - $356m to help meet the country's growing number of inmates

* Boffins - $410m more for science projects

LOSERS:

* Conservation - $42m budget cut for DOC

* Polluters - two-for-one ETS subsidy to be phased out

* Smokers - hit with annual 10 per cent price hikes

* Housing - few new initiatives to tackle housing woes

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