Cartoon depicts a traffic jam of SUV Utes carrying pianos "Cycleways are ridiculous! How will we move our pianos?"
Cartoon depicts a woman pulling back curtains saying '"sunlight is the best disinfectant" while Posie Parker replies "Not for trolls - we feed on the spotlight"
Green Party policies are ridiculous say two National Party MPs with EVs purchased using the Clean Car Discount
Cartoon depicts a broken brodge labelled 'ETS' ( Emisions Trading Scheme ) Man lookacross to other bank labelled 'Low Carbon Future' and says "Can we get there if we recycled harder?"The bridge has been wiped out by logs labelled 'Offsetting with pine trees'.
Shows Colin Craig, artificial halo in place, jumping over John Banks, spread-eagled in the mud. Craig is saying 'don't worry Epsom. I'll save you!'
As John Banks, the leader of ACT sinks into the mire of the Kim Dotcom affair, Colin Craig and the Conservative Party, which is polling higher than ACT, becomes a possibility to take over the role of minor partner in the National coalition government - so long as the Conservatives are gifted the original ACT seat of Epsom.
Cartoon depicts an almighty arm emerging from the clouds, holding John Banks in the palm of his hand. A voter box sits on a platform labelled Epsom. Title: 'On the eighth day John Banks admits creationist views...' "I can't say who's giving me a hand. He prefers to remain anonymous." 27 August 2012
Context: Associate Education Minister, John Banks has declared himself a fundamentalist Christian who believes the world was created in six days, as stated in the bible. In April 2012, it was alleged that a $15,000 donation from SkyCity and two $25,000 cheques from German millionaire Kim Dotcom were illegally reported as anonymous campaign donations, but Auckland police deemed there to be insufficient evidence to prosecute Banks. (New Zealand Police News Centre, 26 July 2012)
Cartoon depicts Prime Minister John Key sweating on his 'Planet Key' golf course as he tries to escape the 'mega political black hole' which suggests a world out of control. In the centre of the 'mega political black hole' is the grinning face of Kim Dotcom and around him spin the heads of a policeman' a spy representing the 'GCSB' and possibly an American representing the law. Context: Refers to the Dotcom affair. The United States is trying to extradite Kim Dotcom, who has New Zealand residency, for copyright infringement. He was arrested illegally by the police and has since been illegally spied upon by the GCSB (New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau).
Cartoon depicts Minister Of Welfare Paula Bennett with an IT man who says "We've beefed up security on the self-help kiosks like you asked Minister". The kiosk is waving it's robotic arms wildly and is shouting "Danger Danger! Kill all humans!" Paper pages printing out are labelled with 'Smear'
Context: 'Editorial: MSD breach shakes confidence
Oct 17 2012
When Social Development Minister Paula Bennett unveiled plans for a comprehensive database of vulnerable children, she promised rigorous measures to ensure their details would be kept safe.
That commitment lies in tatters after the massive information security breach at her ministry.' https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/7823689/Editorial-MSD-breach-shakes-confidence
Cartoon depicts two farmers holding booklets labelled 'EU Trade Deal' "Who was that masked Man?" "Some rare old bird*' Damien O'Connor
Two politicians stand in a tree having chainsawed off limbs labelled hospitals nurses public service police leaving foliage for just those at the top - one privileged man happily says "Pruning is really helping growth up here"
Cartoon depicts a scene from Pink Floyd's The Wall movie with PM John Key holding two axes in front of a wall where raffitti says 'We don't need no education' Key says "I've already got mine". Context: 'The Prime Minister is refusing to apologise to parents and teachers over the Government's botched education reforms. John Key admits it made a mistake, but that's as far he'll go.' https://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/no-apology-for-proposed-education-cuts-2012061118
Voters take a ride of the Phantom Politician Fear-Monger train - along which frights are given by refugees claiming sanctuary- tax men demanding money - solo mothers demanding wlefare money. ..Subtitle: 'Scary rides for conservatives.' 2012
Cartoon depicts Prime Minister John Key with a large nose as mini engineers unplug cables from his brain. One says "Orders from upstairs - cut I.T. costs" 26 October 2012.
Context: John Key sat through a briefing on the Kim Dotcom case just weeks after the high-profile raid but says he completely forgot about it - a change to the story he gave Parliament days previously.
The admission from the Prime Minister came after he blamed "brain fade" at the Government Communications Security Bureau for illegal spying on Mr Dotcom.
'Fear of Skimmers' - a woman labelled 'NZ Economy' stands tentatively before an automatic teller machine labelled 'Foreign-owned Banks' with a vacuum nozzle and a screen labelled 'fees' - 'rates' - 'profits'.
Cartoon depicts a sweating John key in the role of Humphrey Bogart in the film River Queen. The launch is labelled 'Asset sales River Queen' and he is attempting to wade through the muddy waters labelled 'Water Right Claims'. Heading - 'News : Mighty River Share Float Delayed'
Cartoon depicts a huge mechanised monster carries a container at the Ports of Auckland and a representative of the ports tells Prime Minister John Key that this is a new approach to industrial relations. In the background wharfies protest. Context: Refers to the industrial dispute at the Ports of Auckland. Ports of Auckland wants to dismiss the workers and contract out their work in order to improve productivity. "We're trying a new approach to industrial relations." 16 March 2012
Cartoon depicts a long red carpet entrance to a large glittering facade decorated with coloured lights and large sign 'National Spins The Big Policy Launch'. Crowds are entering and climbing a staircase only to fall out the rear and falling intothe space where the rest of the building should be into a pile at rear. Refers to the lack of back office capability and implementation behind their policies. 2012
The leader of ACT, John Banks, stands on a cabbage boat, shaking a collection box and lamenting that he has forgotten where he left his 'anonymous' supporters. Damn, I keep forgetting where I left my anonymous supporters." Refers to the donation from Kim Dotcom to Banks' campaign funds for the Auckland mayoralty campaign. Banks, one of whose expressions is that he 'did not come in the cabbage boat', claimed that he had no knowledge of 'anonymous' donors, despite Kim Dotcom's assertions to the contrary.
Cartoon Shows MP Gerry Brownlee as a pig being attacked by 'angry birds'. Context: refers to a wildly popular video game called 'Angry birds' created by a Finnish company. A Finnish comedy show said 'We have Angry Birds, New Zealand has sheep'. Gerry Brownlee caused embarrassment when he made derogatory comments during a parliamentary debate to the effect that Finnish people are uneducated and disrespectful to women. This sparked outrage in Finland.
29 March 2012
Cartoon shows National Party MP for North Shore and former garden show host Maggie Barry chopping the head off a flower. The flower has the face of Labour MP Jacinda Ardern. Context: In July 2012 Barry taunted Ardern in Parliament about the fact that Ardern had no children.
Cartoon depicts a merry-go-round called 'Paula's Merry Get Off Welfare' No Free Rides. All the horses are throwing off their riders. The horses all have the head of Paula bennet, Minister Of Welfare.
Shows a group of miners forcing their way deeper into a mine, so intent on gaining wealth that they ignore environmental and safety regulations. The miners are from left, National Party mps, Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Phil Heatley, Minister of Energy and Resources, Kate Wilkinson, Minister of Conservation, and Prime Minister John Key. Context: Refers specifically to the Pike River mining disaster of November 2010. Auditing strongly suggests that the deregulated environment deriving from the 1980s must be in large part to blame for the tragedy in which 29 miners died.
Cartoon depicts a scene in front of the 'Skycity Casino' stands a line of policemen; an old woman asks if they are the queue for the National Paty Conference. Behind the police the National Party conference attendees scuttle into the conference. Context: refers to the National Party Conference that had a strong police presence to guard against protesters.
In a parody of 'Zombie' horror films, the 'living dead' (old people) rampage, calling for the taxpayers to support them ('Support us!'). One of the fleeing youths calls out 'Thanks a bunch, John Key!'. John Key's National government had held off increasing the retirement age or contemplating the reduction of superannuation. In view of the aging baby boomer population, many of the tax-paying young considered this to be unsustainable.
Shows Education Minister Hekia Parata looking at schoolchildren eating from table of food. Nearby teacher looks despondent at Parata's comment that money is better spent on ranking pupils' poor performance. 'Our money is better spent ranking their poor results' Context: Parata has published national standards data which ranks children's achievements. Labour Party has released education policy which calls for free food in low decile schools. 14 September 2012
Shows Minister for Local Government, Nick Smith, wielding a chainsaw and hacking off the limbs of a man who represents 'local government'. The limbs represent 'loans', 'cultural', 'social', and 'sport'. Context: Stories of debt spiralling out of control as councils pursue pet projects far removed from what they should be doing have prompted the government to step in and announce a series of reforms for the local government sector. The government says the role of the reforms is to ensure councils focus on their core services and exhibit a high degree of fiscal responsibility.
Cartoon depicts a huge man in a suit labelled 'Big Food Giants' greedily camming cash from GM crops into a huge mouth. He says "Who cares as long as it fills the gap?"
Cartoon depicts a half constructed biplane with struts in the form of initials ( NAF ) representing each political party attempting to complete negotiations in order to form a coalition government. National Party leader Christopher Luxon sits at in front of a tiny engine holding the joystick. "I used to run an airline. Vroom! Tally-ho!" One wheel is missing and the biplane sits on a brick. David Seymour ( ACT ) is tangled in wires through the gap in the 'A'. Winston Peters ( NZFIRST ) dressed in a mechanic's overalls leans nonchantly on a wing, with a cigarette near to a red petrol can. Various missing peices lie scattered on the ground as wind blows out the rear of the plane, which as a push type motor. Refers to Luxon's former career as AirNZ CEO.
Cartoon depicts two early modern medieval soldiers marching away from a burning town "What's hardest is being expected to be an ambassador for your country"
Cartoon depicts a female competitor at a young ballet dancers competition with audience members & parents shouting warm encouragement. "You're doing your best!" "Don't compare yourself!" "Everybody develops at different rates." Title 'Sledging at the ballet competitions'
Cartoon depicts a grumpy man talking to his wife "I didn't like someone's tweet so I deleted my whole account" Subtitle: 'If everyone treated online media like some treat print media'.
Cartoon depicts two body builder gym bros running with weights and a sweaty one is carrying a large pack jammed fill with pills and powders "I get an extra boost just from carrying all my supplements."
Cartoon depicts three stalls selling 'Some Exercise', 'Good Diet', 'Magic Pills', with a crowd of customers swarming the 'Magic Pills' stall. Prints at : https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/155657768?asc=u
Cartoon depicts an industrial chemical laboratory with two scientists extracting a greenish yellow fluid into beakers. One is triumphant exclaiming "Success! We have finally replaced the apple." References the growth of vitamin and mineral supplements.
Cartoon depicts a meeting among wreckage of war between David Seymour (ACT), Christopher Luxon, (National) and Winston Peters (NZFirst). Seymour: "The least trustworthy person in New Zealand politics, a clown, I believe?" Peters: The twerp tweaker from Epsom, political cuckold, I presume?" Luxon lying on the ground: "Strong & stable". Caption: 'Coalition Rendezvous'. Slane, after Low. References classic WW2 cartoon 'Rendezvous' by David low.
Cartoon depicts a broken bottle labelled 'Supie' on the floor of a supermarket. Shelves are labelled 'Foodstuffs' & 'Woolworths'. "Oh dear how sad!" says an executive. "Clean up in isle 3....Someone's gonna pay for this" says another exec. An orange fluid leaking out is labelled 'Competition'. National party politician Nicola Willis peeps around a corner, concerned.
Cartoon depicts a submarine labelled Fonterra. It is manned by two men watching farmers on land via a perscope. "How do farmers like our scope 3 plans, sir?" asks a crewman. "they look peaceful but rig for depth charges, anyway" replies CEO Hurrell.
Cartoon shows Ruth Richardson, her head and eyes covered with a headpiece and her hand in a glove connected to a machine labelled "Virtual recovery". Refers to her constant claims of an economic recovery and to computer-assisted virtual reality
"Almost there" claims one male proponent of small government to another as he chisels away the bulk of government in the name of reform but is left with a tiny remnant sculpture of a dollar symbol labelled 'Reform'. 8 May 1999
Cartoon depicts a close-up of Sir Robert Muldoon's face. Muldoon is shedding one tear, on which appears a concerned face. The tear is saying "EEEEEEK! What am I doing here? He never had regrets for anything before." Relates to Muldoon's impending retirement from Parliament on 17 December 1991.
paper 30w x 23.5d cm
image 21.5w x 28w cm
Six mirror images of Winston Peters have a discussion amongst themselves. They say, respectively: "I shall lead this new party."; "I'll second that."; "All those in favour?"; "Aye!"; "Motion carried."; "And they said I couldn't work with others!". Refers to his founding of the New Zealand First Party, shortly before the 1993 general election.
Published Listener 7 August 1993.
Watercolour on artist's paper, 315 x 375 mm