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