Reuters New Zealand's pandemic budget sets stage for Ardern's re-election bid Updated : May 12, 2020 11:31 AM IST The spending would mean an operating deficit of about NZ$30 billion. A NZ$12 billion infrastructure package for roads and rail announced before the coronavirus pandemic would also go ahead. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.