Farmers Weekly 2023
A selection of cartoons by Chris Slane on issues related to farming - previously published in NZFarmers Weekly magazine.
Cartoon depicts a tangle of storm debris on an east coast New Zealand orchard or farm labelled 'clean up costs' 'slash' 'inflation' 'insurance' 'plastic' waste 'budget limits' 'bureaucracy' while an farmer comments 'I reckon the next 100 year storm might arrive before the recovery plan"
Cartoon depicts an exotic moth bug tasting porridge marked Florida Sweden NZ "Too hot...Too Cold... Mmm just right" says the insect - title: 'Global Warming & The Invasive Species - a future tale'
Cartoon depicts ploughman with two horses on a hot day one horse says "I knew tat fancy farmer in the sky was no good" 'Satellite outage halts remote control tractors - News'
Cartoon depicts a sheep posing for an online stock sale bidding app caalled 'Bidr' 'Get the camera higher - it brings out your eyes" says another sheep while in background another takes a selfie holding a large fish.
Cartoon depicts a scene at a farm gate with a man packing his bags for a long trip on to the back of a ute "where are you off to?" asks a woman "the Doctor" says he "OK see you next week" she replies refers to a story about a shortage of rural doctors.
Cartoon depicts a distressed dairy farmer pointing to tiny leak in his milk tank while a repair guy says "I thought you said it was an emergency" refers to fear that if New Zealand farming sector reduces emissions then other nations will make up that production gap with less sustainable food.
Cartoon depicts a farmer on his rooftop with a stellite dish Starlink looking up at a line of satellites in the night sky "Twinkle Twinkle little starlink. What I wonder is how you're so cheap and reliable?" Skylink is giving farmers a big discount on its satellite broadband services, local providers a bit miffed
Cartoon depicts a Beef & Lamb NZ meeting with the presentation on 'He Waka Eke Noa emmissions agreement ' with speaker asking "Any comments from the floor?" almost everyone in the audience has their hands in the air.
Cartoon depicts a family visiting a farm to pick their own fruit but the farmer says "Summer fruit? Haven't seen them in years"
Cartoon depicts a maori construction worker 'Kohu Iwi Build' standing on a bridge smashed by floods and forestry slash talking to a ghost of a regional council official carrying many forms "bro you know we can't wait to drive your ghost roads" -refers to a tv advertisement - story at https://www.farmersweekly.co.nz/news/cut-off-community-digs-in-for-vital-road-project/
Cartoon depicts people passing emergency supplies across a river where the bridge has been swept away by cyclone Gabrielle which spell out the word 'Community'
Cartoon depicts aerial view of forestry slash detritus from the floods of cyclone Gabrielle having washed away a bridge and flooded vineyards on the east coast of New Zealand - heading : 'Wrong Tree Wrong Place' a counterpoint to the recent public awareness campaign 'Right tree right place'.
Cartoon depicts a farmer dad standing next to his daughter by a stream while viewing a colour coded sunrise representing 'Average Global Temp 1850 - 2018 saying to his 'Red sky in the morning shepherds warning..." Originally created by climatologist Ed Hawkins to show blue (cooler) to red (warmer) years long-term increase of average global temperature.
Cartoon depicts two bees looking at their beehive overflowing with honey commenting "We really need to fix these infrastructure issues" news tag 'Maunuka honey glut hurting beekeepers'
Cartoon depicts a Coke Zero placed outside new Prime Minister's Chris Hipkins office door on top of a note labelled 'Farming Wish List'
Cartoon depicts two men seated by a container full of meat for export drinking flat beer from cans "next we'll be sending flat beers to Newcastle"