Livestream: Newshub Nation Budget 2018 special

Welcome to Newshub Nation's livestream of Budget 2018.

Host Simon Shepherd will be joined by an expert panel made up of economists Shamubeel Eaqub of Sense Partners, Dominick Stephens of Westpac and Sharon Zollner of ANZ.

We'll also hear from Finance Minister Grant Robertson about his first Budget, and get reaction from National finance spokeswoman Amy Adams and Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Budget will be focused on "getting back to those services that really affect New Zealanders" and quite predictable.

The Opposition has already dubbed it the "broken promises" Budget, with the Government delaying key election promises to keep the books in the black. 

Coverage will begin at 2pm.