Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The dollar is mightier than the sword

A reference to the Chinese interest in buying New Zealand farm land. The cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of April 26, 2013.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Will Thatcher privatize the Pearly Gates?

Admission process less than entirely satisfactory: Cartoon, by Malcolm Evans, from the Manawatu Standard of April 10, 2013.

Christchurch's worries over

Prime Minister John Key get a great idea while on his recent visit to China. The cartoon, by Malcolm Evans, is from the Manawatu Standard of April 9, 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Foot-licking festival

Last month, Rio Tinto's loss-making aluminum smelter, which uses one-seventh of New Zealand's electricity output, was offered a short-term government subsidy to keep it operating. The company rejected this over Easter weekend, saying it needed a long-term deal and was returning to talks with its supplier — Meridian Energy.

The cartoon, by Malcolm Evans, is from the Manawatu Standard of April 1, 2013.