'A Budget that has broken trust' - Amy Adams says Grant Robertson's Budget a u-turn from Labour's election promises

National's finance spokesperson Amy Adams has come out swinging against the Labour Government's Budget, saying they have not delivered on promises made during their election campaign.

Ms Adams, speaking this morning to TVNZ1's Breakfast today, said the Budget had "broken trust with New Zealand".

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"They simply haven't delivered," she said, adding that Labour had "strong surpluses" to do the thing it promised, but had shown the public it has "different priorities".

The Finance Minister says the government remains committed to following through but some things needed to be prioritised. Source: Breakfast

Finance Minister Grant Robertson, also speaking on Breakfast, acknowledged that some things varied in the Budget from the election campaign, saying that some hard choices needed to be made.

Watch Grant Robertson deliver the Budget HERE.

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The National Party finance spokesperson said what Labour promised and what they have delivered are very different. Source: Breakfast

Woman critically injured in Auckland stabbing

A woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition after an alleged stabbing this morning in West Auckland.

The 33-year-old is now in a moderate condition in Auckland Hospital.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and will appear in court.

The Criminal Investigation Branch are at the scene in Glen Eden. Source: 1 NEWS

Police and the Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the scene in Kamara Road, Glen Eden. 

A 33-year-old woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the Glen Eden incident. Source: 1 NEWS


The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Warehouse Stationery and Torpedo7 switching to compostable shopping bags

The Warehouse will switch from plastic bags to compostable bags in all of its stores by the end of the year - and give the proceeds of their sale to charity.

The retailer introduced a charge for plastic bags in 2009, and they say more than $4 million has been given to New Zealand community projects since then.

The move will include all 254 Warehouse stores, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7.

The compostable bags at Noel Leeming would be offered at no cost.

"We've worked really hard to find a solution that reduces the impact of plastic bags on the environment, while continuing to support the community, and being able to offer customers the option of a bag," Warehouse CEO Nick Grayston said.

The compostable bags disintigrate in compost within 12 weeks "with no toxic effects".

The Warehouse is also expanding their range of re-usable bags, and encourages people to bring their own.

The owners of The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Warehouse Stationary and Torpedo 7 will use compostable bags instead. Source: 1 NEWS