Plane with ministers Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackson on board turns around for medical emergency

Cabinet Ministers Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackon were on board a flight from Wellington to Auckland that turned around because of a medical emergency today.

As a result, Mr Davis, the Minister for Crown/Maori Affairs, and Mr Jackson, Minister of Employment have had to delay an announcement in South Auckland that was scheduled for 9am.

There have been delays at Auckland Airport
Plane (file). Source: 1 NEWS

The pair was making a post-budget announcement at Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae school in Mangere East.

Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey, Northland-based MP Willow-Jean Prime and Māngere MP and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio were also scheduled to attend. 

Source: Labour Party.




'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