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April

Political Highs
Political Highs
Cartoon depicts label of herbal highs - stock up while you still can - Moral Panic - Freak Out - etc
Royal pageboy
Royal pageboy
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.
Royal tour
Royal tour
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.
Ryall oops
Ryall oops
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..Alexander Turnbull Library.20 March 2014
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Fisherman Smith
Fisherman Smith
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.
Speed-dating
Speed-dating
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.
Teachers aid
Teachers aid
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.
Teachers
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!"
Terror Guy
Terror Guy
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?"
Turei-arella
Turei-arella
Greens, National, Metiria Turei,Judith Collins,Cinderella,cartoon,
Vultures
Vultures
Cartoon shows three vultures sitting in a tree, watching over Andrew Little, new leader of the Labour Party. One of the vultures says, "Let him live until we run out of puns"..Alexander Turnbull Library.21 November 2014
Whitewater
Whitewater
Cartoon depicts the New Zealand political party leaders competing in the 2014 General Elections as whitewater rafters going over river rapids. Shows Te Ururoa Flavell, Colin Craig, Metiria Turei, Russel Norman, Winston Peters, Jamie Whyte, David Cunliffe, David Parker, Laila Harre, John Key, and Peter Dunne.
X-Ray
X-Ray
Cartoon depicts Prime Minister John Key being examined by a doctor in a white coat. The doctor shows him an x-ray of his head showing a "5 and 1/2 year gap in your short term memory". Key blames "the previous government". Refers to revelations that New Zealand was reintegrated into the controversial Five Eyes intelligence network five years ago. However Key says he does not recall any change since National took office. Key is known for having no memory of policy implementation.
The Far Left
The Far Left
A graph depicts '% people' along an x-axis and '$' in the y-axis - the group of people where most wealth is distributed - a minorty atop a pile of cash and descibed as 'the centre-right' while the majority of people have the least wealth and are described as 'the far left'....Cartoon shows a graph made of money, representing the distribution of wealth in New Zealand. The 'far left' has low levels of wealth, where as the 'centre right', has a very high level of wealth. Prime Minister John Key is shown standing on a large pile of money as part of the graph (2015)
Second Term Headwind 2012
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,
Exporters
Exporters
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a man representing Kiwi exporters struggling against high interest rates, a high New Zealand dollar, house sales, farm sales, and high real estate prices.
House Fire
House Fire
Cartoon by Chris Slane representing high house prices in Auckland, and depicting the Auckland housing market in flames. Prime Minister John Key says, “I’m very relaxed. The market will cool demand”
Vacancies
Vacancies
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a line of people exiting the Labour Department office, and falling off of a cliff into the ‘pit of despair’. A voice from inside the Labour Department says, “Unemployment down, job vacancies up… I can’t understand where they’re going.”
Keep on Relaxin'
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’…’.
Jailbird
Jailbird
cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a kiwi at the international arrivals terminal, heading for Australia. Text reads, ‘Bird of the year: Kiwi jail-bird’.
Listener Use
Listener Use
Cartoon
Flags to a bull
Flags to a bull
Cartoon depicts an angry bull labelled 'Public Opinion dazzled and distracted by flags labelled 'Flags' 'house prices' dairy fallout' 'Saudi scandal, 'Serco', '?WC booze' 'Global ?'
Schoolboy Pranksters
Schoolboy Pranksters
Cartoon depicts Schoolboy Pranksters at the airport National Minister Tim Groser and Prime Minister John Key laughing as they crawl into the baggage claim labelled 'GCSB high security authorised personal only'
Coat-Tail Hugger
Coat-Tail Hugger
Cartoon depicting MP Judith Collins as a cat that is clawing at the coat tails of Prime Minister John Key. Text reads, ‘Coat-tail tugger’
Sucky Clubs
Sucky Clubs
Cartoon depicts a street of seedy clubs 'Cabinet Club' 'Iraq war club' '5 Eyes Spy Club' - "The clubs around here are pretty suck" notes a passer-by
Wafer-Thin Pay Increase
Wafer-Thin Pay Increase
Cartoon depicts a bloated John Key labelled 'Politicians' saying "oh alright just one wafer-thin pay increase more"
Ferns R Us
Ferns R Us
Cartoon depicts a garden centre full of ferns run by National Party Prime Minister John Key who is bellowing at frightened shoppers "You need to man-up and choose a FERN!" refers to a flag competition and referendum.
Mental Pictures of John Key
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.
Global laughing stock
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)
Means test mentioned
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!"
Broken Jug
Broken Jug
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"
Oz Immigration
Oz Immigration
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.
Magic Carpet In Tatters
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
Sky City Temple to Mamon Casino
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
Flag for Maui's dolphin
Cartoon depicts a design titled 'Flag for Maui's dolphin' as a skeleton - refers to competition for flag referendum.
Mouldy Boxes
Mouldy Boxes
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
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
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
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.
Photo-bomber knighthood
Photo-bomber knighthood
Cartoon depicts Queen Elizabeth knighting a kneeling National Prime Minister John Key - she - "For outstanding photo-bombing with rugby teams
Punishment - Now in Private Hands
Punishment - Now in Private Hands
Shows two pairs of bloodied fists with the words 'Punishment - Now in Private Hands
Zero Hour Contract Slaves
Zero Hour Contract Slaves
Cartoon depicts a skinny slave on an ancient ship saying to another "I'm on a zero hour contact - they only feed me if they need me"
Bully Builders
Bully Builders
cartoon by Chris Slane depicting Prime Minister John Key and Housing Minister Nick Smith as contractors taking a tea break. Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler is working to build a sign that reads, ‘Auckland housing market loan limits’. Key watches him and says, “Hey new guy, smoko aint over yet!”
Trump Bigotry Bum Scratcher
Trump Bigotry Bum Scratcher
'The Trump Itch-Scratcher'- A redneck voter uses Trump on a stck to scratch his butt marked 'bigotry' and says "oooh aaaah that;s the spot!"
Nick Smith Island
Nick Smith Island
Cartoon depicts Nick Smith sitting like a castaway on a traffic island with a sign saying 'SALE - land for affordable housing'
Trade Deal Truckers
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"
Speeding Car
Speeding Car
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.
Smith's Ark
Smith's Ark
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"
Serco Future
Serco Future
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.