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Cartoon. Silver Fern Farms has a new board member who has a meat industry reform platform. She's also an ambulance officer. F...
Cartoon. Silver Fern Farms has a new board member who has a meat industry reform platform. She's also an ambulance officer. Fiona Hancox.
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EPA Pesticides
EPA Pesticides

Cartoon depicts a man attempting to spray giant bugs but the spray is only dripping. His spray backpack is EPA poison - slow release'. Headline 'Delays in past chemical approvals - news'

September

Cartoon depicts a Halloween night  children visiting a house demanding trick or treat. Some are wearing scary outfits but all ar
Digital Trick Or Treat ( Color )

Cartoon depicts Halloween night children visiting a house demanding trick or treat. Some are wearing scary outfits but all are carrying signs with various scams. 'Utility bill final demand pay now' 'Your package has shipped' 'Link to bank' 'Pay 4 Facebook Market Place purchase' IT Help we take bitcoin or gift card'One older kid announces :"Digital trick or treat".

Cartoon depicts a corridor in parliament. A group of politicians are stopped in their tracks by the sight of ninjas clinging to
Fringe Ninjas

Cartoon depicts a corridor in parliament. A group of politicians are stopped in their tracks by the sight of ninjas clinging to the ceiling. David Seymour looking up comments "Holy fringe ninjas! Extremists are infiltrating mainstream parties". Christopher Luxon comments "Please don't post anything crazy!" Winston Peters throws his hands in the air in gesture akin to surprised surrender. Christopher Hipkins comments "Until after the election." Marama Davidson and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer look alarmed. Refers to revelations of party candidates with fringe beliefs embarrassing mainstream political parties during an election campaign, particularly ACT, NZFirst and National.

Cartoon depicts a Halloween night  children visiting a house demanding trick or treat. Some are wearing scary outfits but all ar
Digital Trick Or Treat (Black & White)

Cartoon depicts a group of Halloween night children visiting a house demanding trick or treat. Some are wearing scary outfits but all are carrying signs with various scams. 'Utility bill final demand pay now' 'Your package has shipped' 'Link to bank' 'Pay 4 Facebook Market Place purchase' IT Help we take bitcoin or gift card'One older kid announces :"Digital trick or treat".

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Cartoon depicts two graphs depicted as piles of cash spent over recent economic history in New Zealand from 2008 to 2023. "Worst
Finance Minister Truthmaker Trail

Cartoon depicts two graphs depicted as piles of cash spent over recent economic history in New Zealand from 2008 to 2023. "Worst finance minister in history!" Chris Luxon accuses Grant Robertson of being responsible for a mound of total crown expenses as a % of GDP around 2021. Signs include Covid, Ukraine, Cost of Living Crisis. He surprises Bill English who sits next to higher pile incurred after the 2008, signes read: GFC, tax cuts, (bailouts), austerity and Christchurch earthquakes. Box: Source Treasury data 1972-2022, PREFU 2023 ) Cartoon was based on a graph: https://twitter.com/labourcartel/status/1700986659435852219?s=46&t=PxHeK1CgZble5h_mErtKVg ( That graph used figures from https://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/information-release/data-fiscal-time-series-historical-fiscal-indicators )

Cartoon depicts a Canadian Mountie at a border post 'Welcome To Canada' having chopped down a tree across the road labelled 'Unl
Welcome To Canada

Cartoon depicts a Canadian Mountie at a border post 'Welcome To Canada' having chopped down a tree across the road labelled 'Unlawful Trade Barrier'. He is saying "Ooops! Sorry, heh." to a Fonterra milk tanker. and driver labelled 'NZ Dairy' News: 'Canada ordered to abide by free trade rules'

Canada has been given a rap over the knuckles for ignoring a free trade agreement with NZ for dairy produce. They favoured their own suppliers. https://www.farmersweekly.co.nz/markets/win-for-nz-and-the-process-in-canada-ruling/

Cartoon depicts Act party leader David Seymour viewing  giant statues in the 'Hall Of Fame: World Humanitarians' including Nelso
A Fool in the Hall Of Humanitarians

Cartoon depicts Act party leader David Seymour viewing giant statues in the 'Hall Of Fame: World Humanitarians' including Nelson Mandela, Kate Sheppard, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Tereasa Martin Luther King (jr), Oscar Schindler etc "I'll be your leader" proclaims David Seymour. Refers to Seymur's claim that 'If Nelson Mandela was alive today, he would be campaigning for ACT'. https://www.thepress.co.nz/a/nz-news/350069175/what-would-jesus-do-polls

Cartoon of Bruce Slane, Acrylic.
Bruce Slane Caricature Painting

Cartoon of Bruce Slane, Acrylic.

Caricature of Bruce Slane
Caricature of Bruce Slane

Caricature of Bruce Slane, former Privacy Commissioner, RadioNZ Panel guest, co-founder of lobby group 'Save The Farms', Tissue Bank advisor,

Farmers Weekly 20th Birthday
Farmers Weekly 20th Birthday

Cartoon depicts a farmer and his son reading Farmers Weekly. The son is blowing a party whistle. "Honk!"

Cartoon depicts an obese 'corporate' pig in a suit wearing a white shirt splattered with debris easing his belt labelled 'Tax Re
Greedflation Hog

Cartoon depicts an obese 'corporate' pig in a suit wearing a white shirt splattered with debris easing his belt labelled 'Tax Relief' after ingesting gross amounts of cash from a plate labelled 'Pandemic Profits'. "Phew, finally some relief for the squeezed middle." Title Greedflation'

Cartoon depicts a lone disappointed kiwi farmer and his dog at the trade entrance of the great wall of China, upon which hangs a
China Trade Entrance

Cartoon depicts a lone disappointed kiwi farmer and his dog at the trade entrance of the great wall of China, upon which hangs a sign 'Back in 2024'. Headine reads 'News: China's Economic Recovery Stalled'

Topdressing Gold
Topdressing Gold

Cartoon depicts two sheep watching a topdressing plane spraying "Phosphate time again?" "Gold dust -it's cheaper"

White Spring Lamb
White Spring Lamb

Cartoon depicts a newly born lamb on a snowy hill side asking "So is spring normally this white?"

Avocado Monument to Northland
Avocado Monument to Northland

Cartoon depicts an avocado monument to Northland ( Te Tai Tokelau ) New Zealand "Good good but is it bigger than that damn kiwifruit?"

City Fringe Real Estate
City Fringe Real Estate

Cartoon depicts a street outside a display window of a real estate agent selling city fringe sections for new housing on valuable agricultural soils as a shopper gapes at the prices in fruit and vegtable shop with broccoli at $25 each

Grazing Plan Flood
Grazing Plan Flood

Cartoon depicts a farmer and dog standing under a tree above flooded farm feilds as wreckage flows downstream in the rain "Council? Hey about that grazing plan-" he says into his phone.

Shrek-Merino Breed
Shrek-Merino Breed

Cartoon depicts a foreign buyer hiking the hill country saying to a farmer "I'm a wool buyer - Is this the way to find the legendary shrek-merino breed?"

Grape Droid
Grape Droid

Cartoon depicts a large unmanned vehicle harvesting grapes while a farmer comments "turns out these are the droids we are looking for"

Carbon Factor
Carbon Factor

Cartoon depicts awards for Carbon Factor Sequestration Awards with first prize going to a pine tree while a kowhai gets last place

Haymaking Weather
Haymaking Weather

Cartoon depicts a farmer skiing behind a tractor with the heading 'Haymaking starts late due to wet weather - News'

Mob Protest
Mob Protest

Cartoon depicts animals with placards protesting against the government's plans for inclusion of farming sectors in greenhouse gas reduction plans

The Govermnt is coming for your water
The Govermnt is coming for your water

Cartoon depicts a farmer surrounding a cattle water trough with electric fencing talking to his puzzled cows "The govmnt is coming for your water girls but not on my watch"

Herbs Vs Weeds
Herbs Vs Weeds

Cartoon depicts day weed triffids doing battle with gound cover plants 'Herbs Vs Weeds orchard trial -news' "Forget poison - let the ground covers fight it out with the weeds" cries a farmer as two people flee - referrs to research into growing ground cover plants under orchard trees to stop weeds growing -
https://www.farmersweekly.co.nz/herbs-take-on-weeds-in-orchard-trial/

Farmer Adjectives
Farmer Adjectives

Cartoon shows a field of cows with adjectives painted on 'grumpy' 'dopey' 'sneezy' and suited man saying "Beef need better adjectives 'Antibiotic-free' 'grass-fed' 'sustainable' 'free-range' 'non-GMO' while a farmer says "I have some more adjectives"

Hunting Pests Sequesters Carbon.
Hunting Pests Sequesters Carbon.

Cartoon depicts a farmer going deer hunting as another farmer asks "So what are you after -deer -goats - pigs -wallabies?" He answers "All of them - just doing my bit for the climate mate." Subtitle 'Pest control helps sequester carbon -Forest & Bird' Ref-.https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/forest-and-bird-report-highlights-pest-losses..

Slow Road
Slow Road

Cartoon depicts a farmer driving a ute along a damaged road in backcountry commenting on an 80km slow speed sign "Do we have a choice?" refers to lowering of rural speed limits angering many rural communities.

Chatham Islands Hitch-hikers
Chatham Islands Hitch-hikers

Cartoon depicts two sheep hitch-hiking on the beach in the Chatham Islands as the normal ferry is in for servicing.

Earlier 2023

Cartoon depicts a crumbling rocky cliff and two people walking off the edge poised to fall. NZ National Party leader Christopher
Firm Budget Footing

Cartoon depicts a crumbling rocky cliff and two people walking off the edge poised to fall. NZ National Party leader Christopher Luxon is tossing up a cricket ball ready with a bat "I can keep smashing out the big promises while we're still on such a firm budget footing right, Nicola?" Deputy leader Nicola Willis is clutching at pages with figures dropping into thin air below. Landscape features resemble style of Road Runner cartoons.

"If reform stops now all our sacrifices will have been in vain" claims a businessman sitting in a plush office - refers to damag
Reform Sacrifices

"If reform stops now all our sacrifices will have been in vain" claims a businessman sitting in a plush office - refers to damaging market monetarist reforms of the 1980s led by Minister of Finance Roger Douglas.

Free Speech Money Megaphone
Free Speech Money Megaphone

Wealthy rolling up their money as a funnell/megaphone to promote their views in the name of free speech.

"Tax cuts - such a fantastic incentive to greater investment and productivity" claims one rich yachtsman to another as they sail
Productivity Yacht

"Tax cuts - such a fantastic incentive to greater investment and productivity" claims one rich yachtsman to another as they sail along in an expensive yacht.

"Hell - look at him - things must be really bad!" think two depressed -looking businessmen as they pass each other a dark blue c
How Recessions Begin

"Hell - look at him - things must be really bad!" think two depressed -looking businessmen as they pass each other a dark blue cloud hovering over each...Subtitle; 'How Recessions Begin'

"Why can't you Greens stick to selling pretty flowers? I don't need all the other stuff" states National Party leader Simon Brid
Pretty Greens Stall

"Why can't you Greens stick to selling pretty flowers? I don't need all the other stuff" states National Party leader Simon Bridges to Greens Co-Leader Marama Davidson who is behind a stall selling boxes labelled 'green issues' 'social justice' & non-violence public services.

Bradford's Rodeo
Bradford's Rodeo

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

Describes a cycle of sponsored lobby groups - pressuring politicians in government- passing punitive laws - sentencing more peop
Self-fulfilling Sentencing Cycle

Describes a cycle of sponsored lobby groups - pressuring politicians in government- passing punitive laws - sentencing more people to prison - construction of private prisons...

"Woah there Speedy - slow down" cries snail John Key to turtle Helen Clark who is flying a tattered flag reading 'Carbon Trading
Snail Vs Turtle

"Woah there Speedy - slow down" cries snail John Key to turtle Helen Clark who is flying a tattered flag reading 'Carbon Trading Scheme'...2008

Deepwater Drilling
Deepwater Drilling

Cartoon shows Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges, lying on the ocean floor. A drilling rig labelled, TV3, drills into his skull, and dark oil spills out of his mouth. Text reads, 'Exploratory drilling'. Cartoon references an interview on the current affairs television programme, Campbell Live, where John Campbell and Simon Bridges sparred over the potential danagers of deep sea oil drilling.

Cartoon depicts Labour Government leaders Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and finance minister Grant Robertson riding the back of a
Kiwi & The GST Carrot

Cartoon depicts Labour Government leaders Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and finance minister Grant Robertson riding the back of a large kiwi bird leading it away from an existential bush fire with a carrot on a fishing rod and line. Carrot is labelled 'GST'. Hipkins: "Woah, Grant! Too much real change too soon - she'll take off."

Vampire Policies
Vampire Policies

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Dirty Politics Light
Dirty Politics Light

Here’s the conflict between science-based policies and those popular with supporters of political parties.

Nativity Troll
Nativity Troll

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Titanic Nats
Titanic Nats

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