COMMENT: If there's a word to sum up this week's Budget, it's relief.
Budget 2018: $284m for early childhood education.
PM delivers post-Budget message to business.
COMMENT: No Budget is ever boring. But the narrative around Budget 2018 is not bold.
COMMENT: National will have a field day on the Budget before Ardern heads off on leave.
Twyford lashes out at Treasury "kids" over Kiwibuild forecast.
By 2021, Govt will be spending $277 more per head on welfare than under National.
The 2018 Budget includes $112.6 million for maternity services.
No clear indication as yet how extra health spend will trickle down to Hawke's Bay.
Rotorua man Tylah said that for him, building more state housing was part of the solution.
Opinion: Budget provides hope for struggling families.
COMMENT: A budget with a bit of something for everyone, except Simon Bridges.
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Local artists are invited to submit installation proposals to The Arts Village.
Local woman's vision to feed others is starting to bloom after winning a competition.
The Rotorua Careers Expo was bustling with people checking out their options.
The Rotorua Community Hospice will be opening its doors to the public for a day.
Playwright Roger Hall visited the opening night his Glide Time play at Shambles Theatre.
Turangi Open Pighunting Competition will open next week to an expected big turnout.
All cultures will be celebrated at a Rotorua Youth Centre event this weekend.
The St Chads Centre buildings get a face lift with help from Rotary clubs and businesses.
The Rotorua community can find new creative interests at an upcoming Arts Village expo.
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Councils want evidence of job creation and an odour assessment for Dargaville project.
Illegally dumping costs the Rotorua Lakes Council an average of about $100,000 per year.
COMMENT: Eradicating disease is a costly exercise but it's certainly worth trying.
The NZ dollar has slumped by about 7 per cent in just one month.
Protesters gathered outside Craggy Range for a second consecutive weekend.
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