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Budget 2014: English 'return to surplus'

Bill English has delivered an election year Budget which includes a bigger than forecast surplus, free doctors' visits for 400,000 more children, big cuts to ACC levies and dangles the prospect of tax cuts in front of voters. Finance Minister Mr English said the Government's much vaunted return to surplus would be $372 million, still slender but well ahead of the wafer thin $86 million forecast six months ago thanks to a rosier economic outlook.

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Rugby historian rates Steamers' chances
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Rugby historian rates Steamers' chances

What Argentina did to the All Blacks the Bay of Plenty can do to Tasman. That's according to Bay of Plenty rugby historian and statistician Brent Drabble who says the Steamers are known to "rise to the occasion" and there is no reason they can't win their semi-final.

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