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Cartoon depicts businessmen rifling through the pockets of a government minister extracting cash. 15 may 1998
Less Government In Business

Cartoon depicts businessmen rifling through the pockets of a government minister extracting cash. 15 may 1998

A female sprite flies over Wellington with a horn of plenty disgorging an unlimted deluge of golden coins over a crowd of politi
Horn of Plenty Expense Claims

A female sprite flies over Wellington with a horn of plenty disgorging an unlimted deluge of golden coins over a crowd of politicians and bureaucrats who are catching the boon in upturned inverted umbrellas.

"Remember you are power companies - competing lowering prices - no gouging consumers" - says Max Bradford as he is about to unlo
Bradford's Rodeo

"Remember you are power companies - competing lowering prices - no gouging consumers" - says Max Bradford as he is about to unlock redoeo gates with ferocious bulls panting to charge out into the arena like wounded bulls. ( 24 April 1998 )

Listener Use
Listener Use

18 Jul 1998

Four Horsemen Policy
Four Horsemen Policy

"You have to admit - there's no problem defining their policy direction" comments one peasant to another as four horsemen of the apocalypse sweep humanity into the maws of death.

Change Managers In Rome
Change Managers In Rome

Cartoon depicts barbarians sacking Rome "We prefer to call ourselves change managers" says one barbarianas elephants knock down corinthian columns. 7 Nov 1998

"At least tax cuts have put more money in our pockets, eh?" asks a well-dressed man to a woman as they walk down a street in the
Tax Cuts Put Money In Pockets

"At least tax cuts have put more money in our pockets, eh?" asks a well-dressed man to a woman as they walk down a street in the post-apocalyptic ruins of welfare - manufacturing - industry - health - infrastructure, education, etc ( 11 Sep 1999 )

Trump-Clinton Venn Diagram
Trump-Clinton Venn Diagram

A Venn diagram shows 3 intersecting circles labelled Hilary-Incompetence and Trump with the intersecting into incompetence labelled 'Email' for Hilary and for Trump - 'Hotels-vodka-steak-business-temperament tax paying-charity-policy-truth',
2016

Nationals $1bn Housing Investment
Nationals $1bn Housing Investment

'National's $1bn Housing Investment' shows a prison building with narrow windows and the heads of inmates peeping out.

"Don't worry it's just politics" comments an apathetic man to a startled woman as behind him the earth collapses into the abyss
Only Politics

"Don't worry it's just politics" comments an apathetic man to a startled woman as behind him the earth collapses into the abyss of armageddon.

Deficit Canoeists
Deficit Canoeists

Cartoon shows Prime Minister John Key and Minister of Finance, Bill English, in a canoe underwater. English is paddling a sunken canoe labelled NZ. The word deficit appears in the water below the canoe. Key is pulling on English, trying to bring the canoe up to the surface. English says, "We're on course to be out of this by 2016." Refers to comments by English that the government will not return to surplus before 2016. Key has stated that he'd like to see a government surplus sooner than that. (Radio New Zealand, 10 May 2013)

Shows Prime Minister John Key standing on a red carpet in front of the entrance to 'National's Casino Economy Conventions', surr
National Casino Economy

Shows Prime Minister John Key standing on a red carpet in front of the entrance to 'National's Casino Economy Conventions', surrounded by glitzy Las Vegas-style signs: 'Revisit the '80s', 'No social cost', '1000s of jobs', 'Buy shares', 'Mining', 'No environmental impact', and 'Last night: Aaron Gilmore in "Utu"'. Refers to a 35 year deal signed between the government and SkyCity Entertainment group. In return for operating a $400 million convention centre in Auckland, SkyCity will receive an exclusive casino licence. Aaron Gilmore is a former list MP for the National Party who resigned in May 2013, and vowed 'utu' or revenge on his enemies.--Alexander Turnbull Library

Cartoon depicts a kiwi mānuka tree holding an Ancestry DNA report on mānuka, showing it to an Australian t-tree acrosss the Tasm
Mānuka Honey DNA

Cartoon depicts a kiwi mānuka tree holding an Ancestry DNA report on mānuka, showing it to an Australian t-tree acrosss the Tasman Sea. The Australian tree has corks dangling from it's branches and says "Crikey, cobbe. We're not brothers after all? Who'da thought!"

Cartoon depicts the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, with an additional appearance by David Seymour who is crawling f
The Treaty Reneger

Cartoon depicts the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, with an additional appearance by David Seymour who is crawling from under the table to add an additional section to the treaty document. "Subject to any future changes that a tiny minority might want for any reason at all - Ka-Ching!" Title: The Treaty Reneger'

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Cartoon depicts Anna Nelson the first woman elected to chair a major NZ meatwork company squeezing between a group of  male meat
Silver Fern Farms Chair

Cartoon depicts Anna Nelson the first woman elected to chair a major NZ meatwork company squeezing between a group of male meat execs at Silver Fern Farms to chair the big chair, saying "One in a hundred year event incoming"

Cartoon depicts a vet helping a cow to dliver  her calf. A drone says "I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Do you want me to p
Vet Ai App

Cartoon depicts a vet helping a cow to dliver her calf. A drone says "I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Do you want me to play 'Push it' by Salt-N-Pepa?" Newsflash 'Vets to get Ai app'

Singing In The Rain Australian and New Zealand farmers rejoice at rain falling.  Refers to Gene Kelly scene.   Lack of rain prev
Singing In The Rain

Singing In The Rain
Australian and New Zealand farmers rejoice at rain falling. Refers to Gene Kelly scene.

Lack of rain previously forced Australian farmers to downsize herds on to a flooded market. World prices fell.

Illustration depicts Maui following his mother to the entrance of the underworld.  Page 13 Illustration depicts Maui  From the b
Maui Tricks Taranga

Illustration depicts Maui following his mother to the entrance of the underworld.

Page 13 from Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

"This full-colour graphic novel wasn’t the first to be published in New Zealand, but with its luscious, brooding artwork, ambiti
Maui Book Horrocks Quote

"This full-colour graphic novel wasn’t the first to be published in New Zealand, but with its luscious, brooding artwork, ambitious format and utterly indigenous story, Maui represented a coming-of-age for New Zealand comics. One can only hope that other local publishers follow the lead of Godwit (and overseas publishing giants like Random House and Penguin) in recognising the potential and significance of graphic novels."
- Dylan Horrocks, Hicksville.

Night Of The Living Reviewers
Night Of The Living Reviewers

Cartoon depicts an audience of grumpy critics holding note books and pens entitled 'Night Of The Living Reviewers' ( They hate you,they hate themselves, they hate everyone, but most of all they hate to PAY!'

Travel Section
Travel Section

Cartoon depicts a section of bookshelves labelled 'Travel' rolling away on their own.

Maui Revived ( Draft )
Maui Revived ( Draft )

Pencil illustration draft depicts Maui revived by Tamanui-ki-te-rangi from the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan

Illustration depicts Maui  From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan Design, Storyboards, Pe
Maui Revived

Illustration depicts Maui revived by Tamanui-ki-te-rangi

Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

Illustration depicts the Maui trapping the sun Tamanui-Te-Ra pages 42-43 in the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Sla
Maui trapping the sun p43

Illustration depicts the Maui trapping the sun Tamanui-Te-Ra pages 42-43

Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

Illustration depicts the Maui trapping the sun Tamanui-Te-Ra pages 42-43 in the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Sla
Maui trapping the sun p42

Illustration depicts the Maui trapping the sun Tamanui-Te-Ra pages 42-43 in the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.
Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.
48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996 ISBN: 0 908877 97 8
1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

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Illustration depicts Maui  From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan Design, Storyboards, Pe
Maui: Legends Of The Outcast - A Graphic Novel

Cover of Maui: Legends Of The Outcast - A Graphic Novel
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

Excerpt depicts the birth of Maui pp02 Illustration depicts Maui  From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Slane &
Bury The Dead Properly

Excerpt depicts the birth of Maui pp02
Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

Illustration depicts the birth of Maui pp02-03 excerpt Illustration depicts Maui  From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  B
Bury The Dead Properly

Illustration depicts the birth of Maui pp02-03 excerpt

Illustration depicts Maui

From the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan
Design, Storyboards, Pencils, Inks, Lettering, Colours: Chris Slane.
Script: Robert Sullivan.

Colours: Jonathan Paynter, Bill Paynter.
Technical Direction and Fonts: Bill Paynter.

48 pp colour Hardback
Godwit Publishing, New Zealand
© 1996

ISBN:1-86962-006-2

9 781869 620066

1997 Finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards, Rusell Clark Medal, 1997 NZLA Young People's Non-Fiction Award.

Illustration depicts Maui  wishing for eternal life. from the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'  By Chris Slane & Robert Sulliv
Maui

Illustration depicts Maui wishing for eternal life.
from the book 'Maui Legends of the Outcast'
By Chris Slane & Robert Sullivan

Cartoon depicts NZ PM Christopher Luxon as tDr Seuss's The Grinch appearing in a chimney to steal presents from sleeping childre
Luxon The Grinch

Cartoon depicts NZ PM Christopher Luxon as tDr Seuss's The Grinch appearing in a chimney to steal presents from sleeping children. "Sorry Kids, I need all these for our poor, poor landlords. Gifts are labelled 'Fair Pay' 'Free prescriptions' 'Te Reo Signs' 'RMA Reforms' 'Worker Rights' 'Jobs'. Refers to cost cutting and other measures to claw back savings for tax cuts allowing landlords to deduct mortgage interest costs they pay on rental income retrospectively, in effect a reverse Robin Hood” tax move that would enrich the 346 largest landlords by nearly $500 million over five years." - Council of Trade Unions’ economist Craig Renney. https://www.thepost.co.nz/business/350096254/some-landlords-will-pay-110000-less-tax-over-15-years-under-nationals-tax-policy

Cartoon depicts National Party Prime Minister of New Zealand's 3 party coalition dressed as a clown wearing long shoes as he is
Cluxon The Clown

Cartoon depicts National Party Prime Minister of New Zealand's 3 party coalition dressed as a clown wearing long shoes as he is tripping over the skull of smokers ( refers to plans to cancel the smokefree target and repeal legislation). Luxon's head has struck a bee's nest labelled 'Tiriti O Waitangi' from which angry bees fly to sting him on the ass. His top hat falls off labelled '7 Houses'. He is about to fall face first into budget custard while crying profuse clown tears "Why can't I get a break?" he whimpers plaintively.

Cartoon depicts newNational Party agriculture minister Todd McClay clay pigeon shooting with each target signifying a policy the
The Great McClay Pigeon Shoot

Cartoon depicts newNational Party agriculture minister Todd McClay clay pigeon shooting with each target signifying a policy they are considering getting rid of .

Freshwater Standards
Methane targets
Ute tax
Resource Management Act

Bystander: Um Todd, "who is picking up the pieces?"
Heading: 'The Great McClay Pigeon Shoot'

Cartoon depicts a cigarette packet open at a bach label says "NOT smoking may endanger the wealth of our tax cuts" 'NACTNZF coal
Not Smoking

Cartoon depicts a cigarette packet open at a bach label says "NOT smoking may endanger the wealth of our tax cuts" 'NACTNZF coalition' Yachts cruise a blue sea.

Cartoon depicts a tank blasting Gaza to pieces commanded by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. He turns to an embarra
How you fight terrorism?

Cartoon depicts a tank blasting Gaza to pieces commanded by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. He turns to an embarrassed Uncle Sam standing near the old ruins of Afghanistan & Iraq, saying "This is how you fight terrorism right, Uncle?"

Cartoon depicts two cows with 'judge' written on their T-shirts viewing a computer screen. A website is called BumbleBulls.com f
BumbleBulls Dating

Cartoon depicts two cows with 'judge' written on their T-shirts viewing a computer screen. A website is called BumbleBulls.com featuring a photo of a bull named 'Arapuni Pride'. Love heart icons float above the cows. Headline: 'NZ bull wins champion of the world - news'

Cartoon depicts two farmers standing in  a flooded field while it rains heavily. "App says El Niño is coming soon" says one look
App says El Niño is coming

Cartoon depicts two farmers standing in a flooded field while it rains heavily. "App says El Niño is coming soon" says one looking at his phone. The other replies "Well, he better bring his raincoat".

Relates to a story about farmers in the wider Gisborne area facing another wet summer with huge rainfall over the weekend. They are now hoping El Niño will arrive soon.
https://www.farmersweekly.co.nz/news/weather-events-unrelenting-in-east/

Cartoon depicts a woman sitting at her desk. On her screen is 'Customer Card Data'. Her thought bubble includes 2 options' a rub
Security Thought

Cartoon depicts a woman sitting at her desk. On her screen is 'Customer Card Data'. Her thought bubble includes 2 options' a rubbish bin icon says 'Delete this data after use?" A padlock character says "Or secure the data".

Security Decision
Security Decision

Cartoon

deleteortreat2
popup-pencil
thoughts-pencil
phone-icons
phone-icons

Phone wrapped in barbed wire

Disembodied eyes
Disembodied eyes

Disembodied eyes float above a featureless plain, monitoring the people below.

China Returns Plastic
China Returns Plastic

"Thanks but no thanks - China" is the label on a stack of plastic rubbish - relates to China's refusal to take more waste materials from New Zealand - "Damn Greenies" cries one householder to the delivery man.

Political Puppet Theatre
Political Puppet Theatre
Holden & the Fast Followers
Holden & the Fast Followers

Holden drives off a cliff followed by other combustion engine vehicles.

Wash Hands Well
Wash Hands Well

Cartoon shows germs being washed off hands all saying "Bugger"

Dirty Hitchhikers
Dirty Hitchhikers

Cartoon show germs with packs standing on a door handle with thumb out calling "Give us a lift to work mate?" Don’t give ‘em a lift - wash your hands of them.

QAnon Rabbit Hole
QAnon Rabbit Hole

Cartoon shows a man down a rabbit hole asking a rabbit "Qanon?!"

Life rafts
Life rafts

Cartoon concept