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Budget 2019: New schools spearhead $41.1 billion capital programme

Paul McBeth
Thu, 30 May 2019

By Paul McBeth May 30 (BusinessDesk) - The government has put education front and centre of a $41.1 billion capital spending programme over the next five years, with plans to build and upgrade schools to accommodate the nation’s growing population. The 2019 Budget has allocated $5 billion of capital spending for education over the five-year horizon eclipsing heavy spends in the usual suspects of defence and transport. That replaces the government’s Kiwibuild housing programme, which has failed to fire and was last year’s cornerstone of...

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