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Claire Trevett's take on Budget Week at Parliament, featuring the great How-dunnit, Grant Robertson's broken promise, and what PM Jacinda Ardern said at the post-Budget drinks.

Monday: The Sausage Roll Pledge

A cheerful Finance Minister reports to the Beehive Diaries that the question asked most often by journalists is whether the "Wellbeing" Budget meant the demise of the traditional sausage rolls at the lunch for journalists and analysts in the Budget Lockup.

He provided an assurance the sausage rolls would indeed survive his otherwise laser-like focus on wellbeing.

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The questions he faced got somewhat trickier to answer the next day.

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