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April

Colin Craig in a Sauna
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.
State House Truck
State House Truck
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting Prime Minister John Key and Housing Minister Nick Smith driving a rental house as if it were a motor vehicle. The house is clearly dilapidated, and the family living there has fallen out of the moving house as the politicians drive it down the road, oblivious to their plight. Smith asks, “What goes like stink, is cold, leaky, falling apart, has no WOF, but sells in a flash?” Key replies, “A rental?”
Ozzie Gulag
Ozzie Gulag
Map shows Australia surrounded by prison islands labelled Christmas Island - Nauru - New Zealand.
300 +1
300 +1
Cartoon shows greek soldiers in the style of the film and comic 300 while John Key Prime Minister of New Zealand offers his puny assistance "Hi - I'm here to help with training"
1% Meets The 3%
1% Meets The 3%
Cartoon shows a pie graph labelled '97% of climate scientists agree on global warming' with a denialist rich man admires the minor segment says 'Now these scientists I like"
National’s Climate Change Whale
National’s Climate Change Whale
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting a beached whale labelled, ‘National’s climate change policy’. Green Party co-leader James Shaw pours a bucket of water onto the whale and says, “Don’t worry fella, rising sea levels will get you moving eventually”.
John Key Invests
John Key Invests
Cartoon depicts Prime Minister John Key carrying suitcases full of cash to the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank saying "I said I woud invest asset sales $ in infrastructure - just not in New Zealand"
Asteroid Subsidies For Dinosaurs
Asteroid Subsidies For Dinosaurs
.."All we need to do to avoid global catastrophe is reduce subsidies for giant asteroids" proclaims a T-rex dinosaur to a group of fellow dinosaurs as one small mammal rushes for a hole as asteroids enter the atmosphere...Cartoons,Asteroid,Dinosaurs,global,catastrophe,subsidies,asteroids,T-rex,dinosaur ,mammal,global,warming climate, change,AGW,denialist,denialism,
Australian Penal Transportation Kiwi Express
Australian Penal Transportation Kiwi Express
Cartoon depicts a spaceship labelled 'Australian Penal Transportation Kiwi Express' - title says 'Water discovered on Mars'
Bench Press
Bench Press
cartoon by Chris Slane depicting Northland politician Mark Osborne trying unsuccessfully to lift a heavy set of weights with former MP Mike Sabin's name on one side, and Leader of NZ First Winston Peters on the other.
Budget Workout
Budget Workout
Cartoon by Chris Slane depicting Finance Minister Bill English as a body builder with an enormous pot belly labelled ‘National deficit’. English says, “Always been my goal to reach a surplus. Feeling pretty pumped”.
ACT Ship Wreck
ACT Ship Wreck
Cartoon shows a ACT party Leader Jamie Whyte in scuba gear deep sea diving to the shipwreck of the ACT party. He see the problem, the ship just needs to change direction further to the right. Refers to Whyte's announcement that ACT Party will campaign on a three strikes policy for repeat burglars; maximum sentencing with no parole for a third conviction..Alexander Turnbull Library.6 March 2014
Baby army
Baby army
Prime Minister John Key running away from leader of the Labour Party, David Cunliffe, who is surrounded by crawling babies. Cunliffe says, "Baby bonus army - attack!"..31 January 2014..Alexander Turnbull Library
Don Brash in front of a statue memorial to 'Brash-onomics'..24 April 2014 Alexander Turnbull Library
Don Brash in front of a statue memorial to 'Brash-onomics'..24 April 2014 Alexander Turnbull Library
Hospo Vs Hospital
Hospo Vs Hospital
Cartoon depicts a dudebro labelled 'Hospo' complaining "An upper limit of 200 people inside is killing us" while a medical worker wearing PPE gear labelled 'Hospital' says "An upper limit of 800 people is killing us"
Poverty Pit
Poverty Pit
Cartoon depicts kiwis in a 'Poverty' pit claiming "Yes We are getting our freedoms back!" but their escape ladder is too short to reach the top while others celebrate with champagne.
Keep Going
Keep Going
Cartoon depicts sisyphus rolling a covid virus up a hill of bodies labelled 'Cases' with an onlooker shouting encouragement "Keep going- We're almost over the peak"

March

Thumbs Up Like
Thumbs Up Like
Illustration depicts a hand giving the thumbs up gesture.
Corruption Shirt Pocket People
Corruption Shirt Pocket People
Illustration depicts a cigar smoking businessman wearing shirt with many pockets containing many small people.
Corruption Danger Dial
Corruption Danger Dial
Corruption Risk Dial similar to a fire risk sign shows different levels such as 'transparent' 'business-friendly' 'murky AF' 'pure evil'
Mammoth-Hunter Palaeo Diet
Mammoth-Hunter Palaeo Diet
"This is going to ruin my ratio of protein to vegetables" shouts a female mammoth hunter to her fellows.
Why Don't You Read More?
Why Don't You Read More?
Why don'tyou read more - asks a father of his son while both watch an action movie on a huge screen.
Competitiveness In Ancient Times
Competitiveness In Ancient Times
Cartoon depicts a domestic dispute in Roman times "No - I'm more tired than you."
Happy Kiwifruit
Happy Kiwifruit
Illustration shows a smiling kiwifruit.
Caravan-Tinyhouse
Caravan-Tinyhouse
Cartoon depicts a male driver towing a small home on wheels telling a bystander at a caravan park "I was doing up the caravan and got carried away"
Jones Bullseye
Jones Bullseye
Lo-resolution Cartoon
Putin Caricature
Putin Caricature
Caricature of Putin on horseback repressing protesters.
Winston Peters Super Boxer
Winston Peters Super Boxer
Caricature of politician Winston Peters as a boxer with a cape, leader of NZfirst party. Pencil and digital colour.
Jacinda Empathy Woman
Jacinda Empathy Woman
Caricature of Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern as Wonder Woman.
John Key
John Key
A caricature of John Key, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, National Party.
Swimming with Sharks
Swimming with Sharks
Cartoon shows leader of National Party swimming with sharks.
Ballooning
Ballooning
Cartoon shows Jacinda Ardern ballooning.
White water Rafting
White water Rafting
Cartoon shows GreensNZ co-leaders rafting.
Hotel Rona
Hotel Rona
Cartoon shows 'Hotel Rona' surrounded by orange road cones with Minister Chris Hipkins saying "Fixed it" to Jacinda Ardern.
Rusty Gears Housing Machine
Rusty Gears Housing Machine
Cartoon shows a chaos of giant rusty gears with cobwebs -title - 'In the housing control room' levers are labelled 'capital gains tax' 'debt to loan ratio' 'interest rates' 'RMA' 'capital gains loophole' "Wow these levers are so rusty" notes Grant Robertson while Jacinda Ardern asks "Got any CRC?" David Parker hangs on to a smaller new lever marked 'Reform'
Colonial Tie
Colonial Tie
Cartoon shows Maori Party MP Rawiri Waititi saying "How's this colonial tie, Mr Speaker?" wearing a chain and ball labelled 'Colonial History'
AirNZ Strikes Peace Dove
AirNZ Strikes Peace Dove
Cartoon shows a peace dove being sucked into a jet engine labelled ‘Approved by AirNZ ethics dept’
Avalanche of Problems
Avalanche of Problems
Cartoon shows an avalanche of looming issues falling toward Jacinda Ardern who is successfully pushing away a large Covid19 virus saying “Geeze imagine if we hadn’t gone hard early”
The Memo
The Memo
Cartoon shows a government Ministry Of Health official wearing a mask asking a teenager "Didn't you get the memo about isolating - strange it was all in the departmental policy white paper"
Sermon On The Mount
Sermon On The Mount
Watching Jesus sermon on the mount a wealthy bystander says to another 'Blessed are the meek?" "OMG is he cancelling arseholes?" "Wokester"
Bursting The OZ-NZ Bubble
Bursting The OZ-NZ Bubble
Cartoon depicts Australia and New Zealand in covid-free bubbles with Australian government minister Dutton saying "Why do you keep bursting your bubble?" as he punctures trans-Tasman relations bubble leaving a kiwi bird labelled '501's indicated forced returnees repatriated to New Zealand.
Capital Gains Piggy Back Riders
Capital Gains Piggy Back Riders
Cartoon depicts a giant piggy bank labelled 'Tax-free capital gains on property' leaping over fences labelled 5-year bright line test' and '10 year bright-line test' while wealthy investors hold on to their hats as a jockey says "Clench the buttocks investors our trusty steed has not let us down yet"
If MIQ ran driving tests
If MIQ ran driving tests
Caption: 'If MIQ ran driving tests' "OK pull out into traffice drive out of sight and I'll mark you as a probable pass"
Glaciers Replaced
Glaciers Replaced
Cartoon depicts a couple of hikers viewing a glacier-like flow of aircraft and cars crowding up a mountain valley. Caption 'News - glaciers melting faster' https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/441435/new-zealand-s-glaciers-melting-faster-thinning-by-1-point-5m-a-year
Wellbeing Budget
Wellbeing Budget
Cartoon depicts a rock concert called 'Wellbeing Budget 2021 - Labour' with finance minister Grant Robertson as lead guitarist and PM Jacinda Ardern as lead vocalist asking a sea of hands "You want us to crowd surf?" Crowd replies "No -more funding" Placards read Health - Education - Increase Benefits -Climate Action - Pharmac.
Samoa Boating Crisis
Samoa Boating Crisis
Cartoon depicts a fishing boat labelled 'Democracy In Samoa' with a the outgoing Prime Minister of Samoa Tuila'epa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sa'ilele Malielegaoi saying "I'd rather sink this boat than let you aboard" to incoming Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa sittiing in a dinghy labelled 'Fast Party'
Cyber Attack- New Zealand
Cyber Attack- New Zealand
Cartoon depicts an office building under assault from bombs and missiles labelled with various forms of cyber attack - malware phish ransomware scam virus deep fakes -an exec says "It's a massive cyber attack but don't worry we have plenty of backup - pencils and carrier pigeons"
National Party Candidate Production
National Party Candidate Production
Cartoon depicts a factory machine manufacturing a line Nation Party Candidates who all are balding clones helplessly falling off a conveyor belt into a helpless heap "Hmm perhaps we should vary the shade of grey in the tank.
Lone Wolf Invisible To Security
Lone Wolf Invisible To Security
Cartoon depicts a wolf sitting in a field using a computer to zoom chat with other wolves discussing the death of sheep - while two guard dogs stand backs turned "If only there was some way we could find lone wolves before they attack - while a flock of sheep watch on trying to alert them.
Mental Health-Beds R-Us
Mental Health-Beds R-Us
Cartoon depicts a megastore with a vast showroom called 'Mental Health-Beds R-Us' with filled with all types of beds - as a wealthy buyer carting a bag full of cash labelled 'Min(istry) of Health' picking out the cheapest bed "Umm we'll take one" much to the visible disappointment of the Minister Of Health Andrew Little.