COMMENT:

I want a belter of a Budget that invests large in two particular areas: people and infrastructure.

This means a major increase in public investment in human capital, resulting in highly-educated, well-trained New Zealanders who are fit for purpose in the evolving world of work.

Investment in early stage companies; more R&D tax breaks for capital intensive high-technology initiatives; and a push on KiwiSaver funds and the NZ Super Fund to place significant investment behind New Zealand ventures.

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When it comes to infrastructure, that means light rail and high speed trains; 5G (fifth generation cellular network technology) so New