Political Cartoons 2015
cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a kiwi at the international arrivals terminal, heading for Australia. Text reads, ‘Bird of the year: Kiwi jail-bird’.
Keep on Relaxin'
Cartoon by Chris Slane in the style of Robert Crumb, depicting Prime Minister John Key who is oblivious to global issues impacting New Zealand. Text reads, ‘Keep on relaxin’…’.
Depicts Prime Minister John Key watching his office furniture and the New Zealand flag walk out of his Beehive office.
Mental Pictures of John Key
Cartoon depicts a shower and a man title - Mental Pictures of John Key we did not need to see - 29 - Peeing in the shower' refers to Prime Minister that he had urinated in the shower.
Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key as a shoe-shine boy, kneeling at the feet of Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Abbott leans back in his chair, enjoying the shoe shine, telling Key, "You can still bring as much Kiwi boot polish over as you want." Behind Abbott, a sign reads, Anzac St.
Global laughing stock
Cartoon shows a large graph labelled Global laughing stock - peak graph is John Key and an assistant notes "We're calling it the ponytail curve' refers to Prime Minister John Key pulling pony tail of a cafe waitress (date 30 April 2015)
Cartoon depicts Andrew Little at immigration counter in Australia saying "We're here to complain about your treatment of Kiwis" emabarassing a teenage version of Prime Minister John Key who says "Dude - not in front of the guys" as two grinning bystanders in the person of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Barack Obama.
Means test mentioned
Cartoon depicts Labour MP Andrew Little in parliament thinking "Superannuation is completely unaffordable just don't mention it" then he says "Means test" out loud and thinks "Doh!"
Cartoon depicts Labour MP Andrew Little at a conference saying "You can look at this either it's a glass half-broken or a glass on-track for reconstruction"
Magic Carpet In Tatters
Cartoon depicts a magic carpet falling apart as rider Prime Minister John Key saying "Hold on tight the magic in this is mainly up front" while some National party MPs fall from grace -Sabin, Collins, Gilmour, etc
Make No Difference
Cartoon depicts a demotivational poster of two cute cats "Make No Difference - young people please keep posting trivia on Facebook while we are out voting on election day - Demotional poster sponsored by rich old people'
Sky City Temple to Mamon Casino
Cartoon depicts golden eyesore angry horned beast building labelled 'Sky City Temple to Mamon Casino' with passer-bys commenting "They went with the 'eyesore option' "
Flag for Maui's dolphin
Cartoon depicts a design titled 'Flag for Maui's dolphin' as a skeleton - refers to competition for flag referendum.
Godzilla Youth Vote
Cartoon depicts Godzilla labelled 'Youth Vote' waking up saying "Yawn - wot time is it anyway?" "Oh no - you've awoken the beast"
Cartoon depicts Climate Change Minister Tim Groser as a baby suckling on a 'Dairy Industry' bottle. The milk is spilling all over him. He warns Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman who holds a 'Carbon tax' placard, not to "bite the hand that feeds". Refers to Groser's criticism of the Green Party climate change policy to introduce a carbon tax on industries which emit greenhouse gases. Also refers to links between the National Party and dairy industry companies in the form of investments and donations.Alexander Turnbull Library.Alexander Turnbull Library.5 June 2014
CEO Salary Linked To Minimum
'Scenes we'd like to see' 'here's your 50cents per hour salary increase - it's linked to the minimum wage now" says a clerk to a stunned CEO sitting with his mouth gaping in shock...salary,higher,executive,packages,minimum,wage,..Cartoon shows 'scenes we'd like to see'; namely a company CEO being tossed a 50 cent pay increase by his employee as his salary is now linked to the minimum wage. .27 February 2014.Alexander Turnbull Library
slane illustration shows statue of GW Bush pushed over on it's side in the manner of Saddam Husein statue..Originally published NZListener May 31-June 6 2008
Tax-Free Capital Gain Tree
Cartoon depicts PM John Key up ladder picking fruit from a Tax-Free Capital Gain Tree "Come on up there's plenty of rich pickings if you have some get up and go." 7 September 2016
Cartoon depicts state housing in poor conditions - title - 'Mouldy Boxes on the hillside - mouldy boxes all made of ticky-tacky - mouldy boxes all the same' - sniff wheeze hack sniffle atishoo
Needles in Haystacks
Cartoon depicts spies among a filed of haystacks one saying "Ok we're collecting all the hay but we don't count it as surveillance until we look for needles" refers to government quibling about spying on New Zealanders.
New York Apartment
Cartoon depicts a lavish New York Apartment bought by the NZ government with National MP Murray McCully and Prime Minister John Key drinking champagne admiring the view and saying "This is why we have to sell all those state houses - they're in the wrong location" - a newspaper headline reads 'Ozzies may buy state houses'
Bus on a one-way bridge
Cartoon depicts a conflict between an NZFirst bus and National candidate Osbourne who is backing up crying "Help John I need 2-lane bridges fast" depicts an election contest in Northland.
Depicts Prime Minister John Key as a balloon deflated by Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater who is holding a cellphone - refferring a noise commonly hear from John Key.
Cartoon depicts Queen Elizabeth knighting a kneeling National Prime Minister John Key - she - "For outstanding photo-bombing with rugby teams
Pike River Memorial
Cartoon depicts Pike River Mine memeorial 'Responsibility For Market And Regulatory Failiure' and John Key says: "Leaving it all buried is best"
Planet Labour Passes Planet Key
Cartoon..Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key on his 'Planet Key' floating in the sky. He is waving to Labour Party leader David Cunliffe as he clings to the flaming meteorite of the Labour Party as it plunges to earth.
Cartoon depicts John Key standing on a tiny world planet akin to a golf course with a casino and asset sales holding a golf club "We had 9 long years of Labour - It's only right we get 9 whole years of National"
Cartoon depicts a couple standing admiring a view of nature (mountains, river etc), the man says "Enjoy it now, before electioneering blankets everything in manure"..17 January 2014.Alexander Turnbull Library
Cartoon depicts label of herbal highs - stock up while you still can - Moral Panic - Freak Out - etc
Punishment - Now in Private Hands
Shows two pairs of bloodied fists with the words 'Punishment - Now in Private Hands
Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key holding the tailcoat of Prince William, which reads, Vote National, as the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge and infant Prince George go past a large crowd during their New Zealand royal tour in April 2014.
Cartoon.Cartoon shows the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge arriving in New Zealand with the infant Prince George. A crowd greets them, many of whom wave British flags or wear royal tour t-shirts. One small girl wears a Lorde t-shirt naming her hit song Royals, and looks confused, asking where Lorde is.
Cartoon shows Health Minister Tony Ryall kicking the power lead from the 'funding' generator out of the amplifier on which the Problem Gambling Foundation CEO Graeme Ramsay is standing and attempting to speak. Refers to the cutting of public funding for the Foundation..20 March 2014
Colin Craig in a Sauna
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig in a sauna, breaking out into a cold sweat as Christine Rankin holds a dagger up behind him.
Scene is a dystopian future streetscape where Serco controls all parts of the justice system "Thanks God we can still vote for which Serco logo we like best" comments a man.
Cartoon depicts the Resource Management Act as Noah's ark as National minister Nick Smith as Moses runs through rapidly advancing waves labelled climate change holding plans labelled 'dinghy design' saying "This ship is completely broken we need to rebuild it from scratch"
Cartoon shows Conservation Minister, Nick Smith, fishing on the edge of a body of water. He pulls a fish with a man's face representing the organisation, Fish and Game, from the water and says, "You're better off out of all that dirty water." Cartoon references a call from Fish and Game for Smith to resign from his Conservation portfolio.
Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key at an 'MMP speed-dating for politicians' event. New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, sits at the table with Prime Minister John Key. Key says to Peters, "Hey baby, didn't we meet before - in my dreams?" Meanwhile, Peter Dunne, leader of United Future, and Colin Craig, leader of the Conservative Party, sit at tables on their own.
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a New Zealand government vehicle speeding down the motorway. A voice from inside the car says, “Turn the GPS on – we can beat Helen Clark’s driver’s record for this stretch”. A newspaper with the headline, ‘Govt car speeding GPS data request declined’ blows in the wind behind the speeding car.
Second Term Headwind 2012
Cartoon shows John Key saying "is it always like this in the second term?" to Bill English who replies "yes our luck is holding"..asset,sales,land,sales,defence,cutsstate,house,evictions,treaty,waitangi,poverty,treasury,nzpol,cartoon,
Support Group For Rich Donors
Cartoon depicts a room labelled 'Rich political donor support group' of sad elderly white men sitting in a semi-circle with one saying "I thought my money would buy me love and eternal gratitude"
Cartoon Cartoon shows two pre-school children reading on the classroom mat. Their teacher is wearing a metal ring on her head from which is dangling a wad of money. It's her new "teacher's aid". Refers to proposals from the National government to introduce performance based funding for schools and teachers.
Cartoon Shows a teacher (resembling Snow White) in front of a class. Hekia Parata (resembling the Evil Stepmother) is leaning through a open window and is offering the teacher a rotten apple ('Pay Bonuses') - "Just one juicy bite for my favourite teacher...". In the other open window is David Cunliffe who tells the teacher "No, no, take these tablets instead!"
cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key dressed as a school boy pushing a wheelbarrow with a strawman labelled, 'terrorist' inside. Key asks a man trimming his hedges, "Penny for the Guy?"
Trade Deal Truckers
Cartoon depicts large trucks labelled TPPA. - Japan - USA - Canada bearing down on cyclist Tim Groser who rides towards the ditch saying "YAY - finally someone blinked"
Nick Smith Island
Cartoon depicts Nick Smith sitting like a castaway on a traffic island with a sign saying 'SALE - land for affordable housing'