The Opposition says it's nothing more than what they were doing when they were in Government. The Government says it's a whole new way of understanding the progress of the nation, but there won't be any radical restructuring, at least not yet. What should we really expect from the world's first "Wellbeing Budget"?

Here's a list of 10 things. They're not the biggest or the most important things. They're certainly not the only things. Some are simple cheap policies: easy wins. Others involve deep structural change.

They're all litmus tests. A sample of the things a New Zealand Government genuinely

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