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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Putting the I into KL

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:04 pm | Martin Doyle

The execution of Kim Jong Nam in the concourse of Kuala Lumpur Airport is effectively a significant act of terrorism. It will make airport users all over the world a little nervous about who's standing behind them. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Fake it till you make it

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:58 pm | Martin Doyle

The Trump rally in Florida was a corny, gross orgy of self-indulgence. One has to worry for the mental health of his gasping supporters. Not to mention the rest of us. We seem to have entered a weird new Age of Farce with no obvious exit doors. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Rocking the cradle

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:39 pm | Martin Doyle

Is the education system of the United States now just a plaything of the plutocracy? The new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has no experience or expertise in pedagogy. What other nation would ever take such a risk.... [Gulp. Us] More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Rethinking the Muslim Ban

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:01 pm | Martin Doyle

Massaging the truth and blaming previous governments for anything you can't explain away are not new techniques to politicians [Don't we know it]. But the media approach of the new Trump apparatus is going to test public gullibility to breaking point. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon - El Muro de Muertos

Monday, 30 January 2017, 11:55 am | Martin Doyle

President Pena Nieto of Mexico is acting like a hurt little angel over the wall being proposed by President Trump. But Mexico not only has its own drug hell to deal with, but it also supplies 90 per cent of the cocaine entering the USA, is a major supplier ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Wall off Mexico!

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:46 pm | Martin Doyle

Building a wall with Mexico is a sign of how President Trump is going to stick to his promises. Likewise, he earlier axed the TPP. Is he likely to be convinced by New Zealand to reinstate it? [Good luck with that one]. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: And quiet flows the Don

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 5:12 pm | Martin Doyle

If the current circus surrounding Donald Trump's life continues unabated, the White House may need to be renamed the Mad House.  And if the claims re his use of Moscow prostitutes prove true, then the Cold War is truly over. One suspects the War of ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The new breed...

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:57 pm | Martin Doyle

While it's refreshing to have two new faces leading New Zealand, neither Bill English nor Paula Bennett have ever shone out as more than grunters and barkers in terms of communicating with the masses. Still, we can only wait and see. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Wonder who the PM and Deputy will be

Friday, 9 December 2016, 5:34 pm | Martin Doyle

Even before Monday's caucus vote for New Zealand's next Prime Minister and Deputy, we already know the identity of the former. Whether the deputy is Simon Bridges or Paula Bennett is almost irrelevant to New Zealand media and cartoonists.. This is ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Worst in the English-speaking world

Friday, 2 December 2016, 5:15 pm | Martin Doyle

The news that New Zealand 10-year-olds are the worst in the English-speaking world at Maths and Science has been greeted with a lack of comment one would only expect from the braindead. Do we have a Minister of Education in the house? An Opposition? ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Cometh the hour Comey the man

Monday, 7 November 2016, 5:11 pm | Martin Doyle

With only 24 hours to go before voters go to the polls in the US presidential election, FBI director James Comey has finally come out and cleared Hillary Clinton of evidence of criminality. If he is still itching to investigate something, he could consider ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Out of Seclusion

Monday, 7 November 2016, 1:21 pm | Martin Doyle

Teachers are doomed. Almost from the moment they were banned from using "Seclusion Rooms" to control troubled pupils, a very unsavoury influence was spotted once more in the playground - the dreaded Novopay. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon - Gut feeling about the election

Friday, 4 November 2016, 4:02 pm | Martin Doyle

So much venom has been spilled in the US Presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that, for many voters, it's degenerated into a difficult choice between ghouls in some chamber of horrors. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon - P housing

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 3:47 pm | Martin Doyle

The forgotten victims in the latest grubby displays by Housing New Zealand and some of its tenants are the children. They sometimes have a choice between a drug-filled flat or no flat at all. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Mystery of Vulnerable Children

Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:50 pm | Martin Doyle

The strange aspect of the announcement of a new super Ministry of Vulnerable Children is not that it's in any way wrong [it's in fact necessary]. The fundamental flaw lies in our society's inability to diagnose WHY we produce damaged offspring on an ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Trump nails Gold

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 2:03 pm | Martin Doyle

Donald Trump is like the proverbial 'cross-eyed discus thrower' - he doesn't break any records but he sure keeps the crowd on its toes. His only weakness is he's managed to alienate just about the whole electorate. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Kiwi circus wows the World

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:25 pm | Martin Doyle

Like never before the United Nations needs a leader of Helen Clark's ilk. The Maori Party have tried to shoot her down for ostensible disservice to the Maori people. History will one day cast a jaundiced eye over the Maori Party's own support for ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: What's the Plan, Stan?

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:19 pm | Martin Doyle

With immigrants pouring into Auckland like a modern gold rush, and empty houses so rare they're going for a million dollars each, it was inevitable that New Zealand would throw away its traditional way of life and start living in .. large blocks ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Bacon and eggs in Whangarei

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:14 pm | Martin Doyle

Labour's inability to accommodate Hone Harawira in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate was the final nail in Labour's coffin at the last Election. And judging by Kelvin Davis' sharp comments about Harawira's meeting with Tukoroirangi Morgan 'for breakfast', ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Copywriter found wanting

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:20 pm | Martin Doyle

In an age when public figures never write their own speeches, it's kind of cute that Melania Trump is vilified for borrowing phrases from a speech by Michelle Obama [who no doubt was reading words that had been written for her by her own speechwriters]. ... More >>



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