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".
"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".
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.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.