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Conclusion

In Budget 2007 we will be guided by our overarching policy goals, including our overall objective of continuing New Zealand’s transformation into a more dynamic, knowledge-based economy and society, underpinned by the values of fairness, opportunity, security and sustainability. Budget 2007 will deliver key initiatives in economic transformation, families – young and old and national identity themes with the focus on business tax and health packages.

The approach we have taken to fiscal management has delivered fiscal stability and strength. The Government’s Budget decisions will maintain our prudent approach, factoring in short-term macroeconomic pressures and ensuring that we are well placed to respond to the challenges and opportunities that arise in the medium-to-long term.

Hon Dr Michael Cullen

Minister of Finance

8 December 2006

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