It's Budget day with Finance Minister Grant Robertson set to announce the Government's 2018 spending plan this afternoon.
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1 NEWS political editor Jessica Mutch says health, education and state housing will be the winners of the Budget.
Speaking on TVNZ1's Breakfast today Mutch said: "Grant Robertson is wanting to deliver healthy look books and keep some money in the books for things like natural disasters."
She said the likelihood of tax cuts is "probably quite low".
The National Party has questioned whether Labour will be able to deliver on its promises with leader Simon Bridges accusing the Government of putting spending on foreign foreign affairs before cheaper GP visits.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson will announce the Budget details at 2pm today.
1 NEWS NOW will have full coverage of the Budget from 2pm including a livestream and live updates.
Akau'ola is the younger brother of former Wests Tigers and Panthers player Sitaleki, but is determined to make his mark in the 15-man game.
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.