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Sim SwapSim Swap Fraud
Sim SwapSim Swap Fraud
Cartoon depcts a man whose phone number is being stolen ay a hacker 'Stop your phone number taking flight - stick a PIN Caption - in it.'

August

Taniwha Flicked Its Tail
Taniwha Flicked Its Tail
Cartoon depicts cows marooned on an island in a flooded river "Well this is unfortunate" says one "Taniwha flicked its tail again - Happens all the time" says the other.
Climate is The Keystone
Climate is The Keystone
Cartoon showing an arched bridge with a gold keystone. The gold keystone is Climate, which supports the other blocks that make up the arch: Food, Health, Jobs, Homes, Affordability, Safety, and Freedom. The gold Climate keystone is being weakened by a crane seizing a chunk of it. A group of people stands on the bridge looking on in dismay. One says, “We should do something!” Another responds, “More paper straws?” The digger that is changing the climate interjects, “The climate has always changed.” Artist Chris Slane @SlaneCartoons, License CC BY-SA 4.0. Source: https://www.slanecartoon.com/-/galleries/climate-quest-cartoons
Foot & Mouth
Foot & Mouth
Cartoon depicts two cows one wearing a N94 face mask who says "Foot & mouth disease is much worse than the flu you know" a second cow rejects this "Don't tell me what to do - where's your mandate? Sheeple!" is about to blindly fall down a bluff.
Balloonatics
Balloonatics
Cartoon depicts a balloon festival representing various inlationary pressures pushed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

July

Milk-E Electric Milk Tanker
Milk-E Electric Milk Tanker
Cartoon depicts Fonterra's new electric milk tanker driving past a bunch of utes lined up at the service station with high fuel prices - driver tooting his horn to a number of ute drivers looking perplexed as petrol pumps glug fuel into their thirsty vehicles.

https://www.farmersweekly.co.nz/fonterra-powers-ahead-with-electric-milk-tanker/
Health System Iceberg
Health System Iceberg
Cartoon depicts an iceberg representing a 'health crisis' visible above with people clinging - beneath the surface most of the berg lies labelled 'Historical Underfunding' -waves of omicron influenza & RSV are breaking.
Rich People Should Run Everything
Rich People Should Run Everything
Cartoon depicts a press conference of wealthy men of which one announces "After much study we've come to the conclusion that rich powerful people should just run everything"
Builder's Crack T-shirt
Builder's Crack T-shirt
Cartoon depicts builder's shorts dropping to reveal bottom cleavage perfectly aligning with t-shirt picture of a woman with breast cleavage.
Shoudn't You Be Reading More?
Shoudn't You Be Reading More?
"Shoudn't You Be Reading More?" asks a father of his son while both watch an action movie on a huge screen.
Come with me if you want to live better
Come with me if you want to live better
Cartoon depicts the Terminator driving a NZFAP train full of consumers & calling to a farmer by the tracks "Come with me if you want to live better" train is labelled with 'Quality Assurance - low carbon - biodiversity - premium prices' - NZFAP and NZFAP Plus - New Zealand's National Farm Assurance Programmes
Glysophate/Roundup in the spotlight
Glysophate/Roundup in the spotlight
Cartoon depicts Bees fleeing the pesticide Glysophate 'Glysophate/Roundup back in the spotlight -US news' "Can we go out today?" asks a young bee to it's mother who answers "Um maybe leave it a few months"
Black Truffles are the new black gold
Black Truffles are the new black gold
Cartoon depcts the Beverly Hillbillies driving to New Zealand newstag reads 'Truffles are the new black gold - news' - refers to black truffles.
EU Barricade
EU Barricade
Cartoon depicts a trade barricade erected by farmers of the European Union to an truck carrying NZ milk "Hey I thought you had a food security crisis?" calls the driver.
Choosing Our Degrees
Choosing Our Degrees
Cartoon about how many degrees of warming we choose to allow from fossil fuels and other sources of greenhouse gases. A massive billboard advertises three earths. The first earth, labelled “Stable Climate”, is billed as “proven to work for 10,000 years”, but is “sold out by fossil fuels”. The second earth, labelled “Liveable Earth”, requires us to “clean up energy, reduce waste, protect nature”, and we need to “act now, offer closes soon”. The third earth, labelled “Hell Knows!”, tempts us to “pay later, how bad could it be?” In front of the billboard, a man and a girl stand in front of the two earths that we can still choose between. The girl points enthusiastically to a “Liveable Earth”. The man seems undecided as he looks towards a future of “Hell Knows!” His briefcase says “Business as Usual”. Artist Chris Slane @SlaneCartoons, License CC BY-SA 4.0.
Jacinda Returns
Jacinda Returns
Cartoon depicts NZ PM Jacinda Ardern returning from an overseas trip "Nice trip Jacinda but what did you get us? remark two distinterested kiwis.
21 sprinkler salute for Trevor Mallard
21 sprinkler salute for Trevor Mallard
Cartoon depicts 30th Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Trevor Mallard riding a bike as he resigns his role passing through a 21 sprinkler salute as speakers outside parliament play the song 'Baby Shark' - refers to his previous treatment of anti-mandate protestors in the same location.
 Simon O'Connor bucket loads of disapproval
Simon O'Connor bucket loads of disapproval
Cartoon depicts National Party MP Simon ‘Vengance-is-mine-sayeth-the-lord’ O’Connor copping bucket loads of disapproval at his support for the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade - also shows National Party deputy leader Nicola Willis "Hey quit importing US culture wars Labour"
Crowbar Crawler
Crowbar Crawler
Cartoon depicts a wealthy donor burgling a political party office to stuff the till with cash - refers to proposed limits to anonymous donations - refers to news story about a burglar labelled the 'crowbar crawler'.
Online Weaponry
Online Weaponry
Forms of online abuse used on supporters of gun-control by trolls - NRA - gun lobbyists - far-right extremists - such as rolling,gaslighting,doxing,racism,sealioning,intimidation,hate,speech,cyberbullying,dog-piling,stalking - all drawn as types of automatic guns in a gun shop.

June

 - Climate Quest
- Climate Quest
Cartoon depicts the display from an online fantasy game called Climate Quest - 'Join The Quest' open with 'Defeat Fossilosaur' option selected created for Climate Quest - Fossilosaur dragon representing the addiction to fossil fuel reserves, suppliers and associated industries - a player avatar is ready to select options from the game panel such as - vote - join - ask - organize - protest - support - boycott - while other players are wielding various 'eco' powers represented by microphone a sun & green lightning. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Let's Turn Down The Heat Together
Let's Turn Down The Heat Together
Depicts pipes and a temperature gauge measuring Global Heat going into the red showing city and rural people supporting various measures to lower heat. Cartoon depicts the display from an online fantasy game called Climate Quest - 'Join The Quest' open with 'Defeat Fossilosaur' option selected created for Climate Quest - Fossilosaur dragon representing the addiction to fossil fuel reserves, suppliers and associated industries - a player avatar is ready to select options from the game panel such as - vote - join - ask - organize - protest - support - boycott - while other players are wielding various 'eco' powers represented by microphone a sun & green lightning. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Carbon Shadows
Carbon Shadows
Cartoon depicts one man with a large carbon shadow accuses another man with a smaller carbon shadow "Aha eating a burger eh? So much for saving the planet!" Second man replies "Bro I don't have to be perfect only helpful".License CC BY-SA 4.0.
Eunice Foote & The Oil Barons Cartoon
Eunice Foote & The Oil Barons Cartoon
Cartoon about the history of climate science - The first panel shows the American scientist and inventor Eunice Newton Foote in her conservatory in 1856. Her experiment with a cylinder of air and a cylinder of carbon dioxide is in front of her - She observes “Hmm - this gas would give our earth a high temperature - Fortunately nature is in balance" - On the right we see an oil baron of the same era saying, “Hold my beer!” He is wheeling a dripping barrel labeled “Gigatons of Carbon” and behind him we see a gushing oil well - piles of coal- industrial smokestacks- and methane flaring - subtitle - 'More carbon dioxide = more heating' - Artist Chris Slane @SlaneCartoons - License CC BY-SA 4.0.
Mate you think you've got problems?
Mate you think you've got problems?
Cartoon depicts a farmer standing next to a cow letting out a small burp holding a newspaper with ‘farm emissions plan’ and over the fence is a chap with his big industrial building labelled 'industries' spewing smoke saying "Mate you think you've got problems?" ie agriculture is the most vocal but not the worst affected by emissions reductions.
Supermarket Duo-poly
Supermarket Duo-poly
Cartoon depicts a seating diagram similar to that in a parliament representing the allocation of seats to political parties except this one is NZ Supermarkets made up of only two parties labelled in a colour key as 'Duo' & 'Poly' or duopoly slogan reads 'Break up the two party system'
Hold Off The Suburbs
Hold Off The Suburbs
Cartoon depicts a farmer standing in a field of crops at the edge of suburbs reading a newspaper headline 'Supermarket Shake-UP' and saying "This might hold off the suburbs for a bit longer" refers to duopoly created high prices for consumers and better income for farmers.
Hurdles - Why Do They Hate Us?
Hurdles - Why Do They Hate Us?
Cartoon depicts a hurdles race being won by a progressive farmer leaping over hurdles labelled as 'Lower Emissions' while a losing competitor angrily ploughs through hurdles labelled 'Rainforest PKE' 'Water Quality' 'Greenhouse Gases' 'Adapt or Die' 'Climate Change' crying "Why do they hate us?" caption - 'Opportunity knocks in future for food & fibre- news'
"It's real bad - we're gonna need a whole new piece of number eight wire."
"It's real bad - we're gonna need a whole new piece of number eight wire."
Shows a Transpower engineer swinging from a pylon with a bit of wire in one hand and a pair of wirecutters in the other. He yells that they are going to need a whole new piece of number eight wire. Refers to major power failures in Auckland in June of 2006.
SloMo
SloMo
Cartoon depicts Australian prime minister Scott Morrison as a singed koala ravaged by bush fire election result clinging to the burnt stump labelled Liberal Party with burned wood in the shape of the words 'Climate Inaction, 'Vaccine stroll-out' 'Rorts'

May

Climate Target High Jump
Climate Target High Jump
Cartoon depicts a small high jumper labelled 'Govt' attempting to reach a high 'Climate target' jump but is derailed by cow poop - representing the lack of climate control on New Zealand agricultural sector.
Authenticate before you communicate
Authenticate before you communicate
Cartoon depicts a hacker hiding behind a cutout image of a boss talking to a woman in accounts "Hey - your boss here - I need you to drop everything else and pay this huge bill ASAP!" Woman thinks "Hmmm doesn't sound like my boss" - title - 'Authenticate before you communicate - check for fake email urls. '
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
Cartoon depicts a shopkeeper with a 'Help Wanted in Gore' sign in his window and the mayor of Gore with a sign 'All Welcome' quoting Exile on Main Street album by the Rolling Stones song "You can't always get what you want" "But if you try sometimes"
Cop26 - No Time To Die
Cop26 - No Time To Die
Cartoon depicts NZGreen Party leader James Shaw as James Bond 'COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference - No time to die' "The name's Shaw - James Shaw - Save a room in MIQ for the planet"
Green Drought
Green Drought
Cartoon depicts the Greens party measuring soil moisture of grass on a bluff "The climate message hasn't yet sunk in deeply enough"
caption 'Green drought looms' (where there is just enough rain to make the countryside look lush, but not enough to relieve dry conditions…)
House of Cards
House of Cards
Cartoon depicts 'The Housing Market' as a stack of playing cards with $ symbols with a representative of banks standing on a high level speakking through a megaphone to a homelss family "Have you considered a co-ownership model?"
Erehwon Shed
Erehwon Shed
Cartoon depicts two explorers who discover a boatshed in a hidden valley surrounded by extinct animals "It's the legendary lost shed of Erehwon appearing for only one day every 100 years revealing every tool mould part model rare vehicles aircraft or boat ever mislaid..."
Tax cuts for wealth hoarders
Tax cuts for wealth hoarders
Cartoon depicts a super yacht labeled 'Wealthy' with a white male owner shouting to swimmers wearing life belts "Tax cuts for everyone with a big boat"
Cashmere Creatures
Cashmere Creatures
Cartoon depicts tourists looking at sheep "What are those strange creatures? asks a man wearing a stetson hat and a female comments "And why did the farmer buy them all cashmere sweaters?" Caption - Americans have other ideas about wool -news - Research shows Americans don't have a very good understanding of what wool actually is.

https://farmersweekly.co.nz/s/fw-article/new-research-shows-opportunity-for-nz-wool-in-us-MC2RCIGTZ5KVHBVK5J7SJOPCF24Y
Highway To Climate Hell
Highway To Climate Hell
Cartoon depicts a mass of large automobiles rushes down a new multi-lane motorway towards a huge fire passing under a sign reading 'Highway Hell' a bystander in hi-vis and helmet comments "It's a much faster smoother ride once we paved it with good intentions" refers to completion of Transmission Gully route near Wellington New Zealand
Airport Departures
Airport Departures
Cartoon depicts airport departures desks with queues of passengers departing New Zealand under screens labelled 'Anywhere But Here' 'Higher Wages' 'Cheaper Housing' 'Lower Costs' 'NZ govet promo tour' a passenger comments "Back to normal, eh?"

April

One Day All This Will Be A Lower Carbon Mix
One Day All This Will Be A Lower Carbon Mix
Cartoon depicts a male farmer on a hilltop with his farmer wife & family indicating a farm below "One day all this will be a lower carbon mix of kale almonds & quinoa - plus some sheep and beef"
Covid Merry Go-Round
Covid Merry Go-Round
Cartoon depicts a covid merry go round with sickened adults begging to get off "Help - we wanna get off"
Biosecurity Bugs
Biosecurity Bugs
Cartoon depicts bugs disguising themselves as workers to smuggle themselves on to farm crops.
Cyber War Spills Over Borders
Cyber War Spills Over Borders
Cartoon depicts a Russian bear looming over the globe throwing computer viruses, and exotic malware beasts at Ukraine which are rebounding over the borders while onlookers comment "There are no borders in a cyber war" - slogan is "War videos often go viral - so can suspicious links websites & downloads'
Jones Dog-Whistle
Jones Dog-Whistle
Shane Jones in concert blowing a specially adapted whistle with a magazine and telescopic sights while onlooker Labour minister of immigration Ian Lees-Galloway comments “Oh no he has a semi-automatic dog-whistle” - “without a silencer” comments a stage-hand.
Jones Bullseye
Jones Bullseye
Cartoon depicts Shane Jones shooting holes in a target marked 'Coalition Cred' "Ooops bullseye"
Jacinda And The Troublesome Trucks
Jacinda And The Troublesome Trucks
Cartoon depicts coalition tensions as light rail wagons of Labour & NZFirst being bumped and nudged forward by the Greens party towards a clean green future.
Housing Crisi Ship
Housing Crisi Ship
Opposition leader Simon Bridges - having already abandoned ship - calls to the Coalition crew " Hey Government - why haven't you turned the ship around already?"
HouserMoverTruck
HouserMoverTruck
House-moving truck loses it's load labelled 'National Housing Policies'