The well-being budget will be announced next Thursday, May 30.
It aims to "tackle New Zealand's long term challenges" and will sett out revenues and expenditures for the next year, with some policies planned to extend over several years.
In December, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced the following 'five intentions' underpinning the 2019 Budget
- Creating opportunities for productive businesses, regions, iwi and others to transition to a sustainable and low-emissions economy.
- Supporting a thriving nation in the digital age through innovation, social and economic opportunities.
- Lifting Māori and Pacific incomes, skills and opportunities.
- Reducing child poverty and improving child well-being, including addressing family violence.
- Supporting mental well-being for all New Zealanders, with a special focus on under 24-year-olds.
This year's budget has been put together using new methods, and will be published in a new format.