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Tauranga Budget Advisory Service manager Shirley McCombe says many families are struggling. Photo / File

With just days to go until the Government's 2019 Budget, promises have already been made. There's been an extra $58 million into the forestry sector, $2.2m of provincial growth fund money for youth and young adult initiatives in Kawerau, $200m allocated to housing long-term homeless people in New Zealand and more. ThisThursday the Government will announce just how much money they'll put into each sector and for what. Social agencies tell Carmen Hall what they hope the budget will bring.


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