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Martin Doyle cartoon: MASTERMINDS of Housing

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:38 pm | Martin Doyle

In previous times, it was quite common for couples to put off having children till they were properly set up. That approach needs to be adopted again given the seriousness of child poverty and the shortage of housing under this government. Property speculators ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Truly Wicked vans

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:07 pm | Martin Doyle

There is a deep-seated Puritanism within New Zealand society. It reared its ugly head recently during the discussion round Wicked Campervans. If only the same venom could be channelled towards our real problems... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Tidy Toddy

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:30 pm | Martin Doyle

If a Witness in Court kept changing their story [as PM John Key and Revenue Minister Todd McClay are], the Judge would likely advise the Jury not to put too much trust in their statements. The current chopping and changing of stories about foreign trusts ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Personal lawyering

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:54 pm | Martin Doyle

Normally, lawyers represent their clients. But NZ is being treated to a juicy exception at the moment ie where a key lawyer is advocating for himself and 'other' clients but ostensibly not for his key client. Oh, what a tangled web... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Big ole from OIO

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:43 pm | Martin Doyle

It's hard to know which is more stunning - the people we won't let into NZ or the people we do let in. It's almost laughably appropriate to bring in criminally convicted river-polluters to take over one of our farms. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Gone

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:52 pm | Martin Doyle

Wealthy speculators buy houses they don't personally need. In doing so, they lessen the pool of houses available for first-home buyers and further grow the number of renters in our society. Are non-residents the only exponents of this practice? More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Water's not needed

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:31 pm | Martin Doyle

When you consider the almost gluttonous consumption of SUGARY DRINKS by New Zealand children, it seems superfluous to argue about our WATER being exported. No one seems to want to drink it here. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Dunne deal at UNGASS

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:04 pm | Martin Doyle

Peter Dunne has occupied the middle ground of New Zealand politics like an immovable cockroach. It's a science of being the perfect follower. Very grey, very conservative. Odd, but also predictable [given recent changes in world opinion], to hear him 'bravely' ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Niue Zealand Aid

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 4:02 pm | Martin Doyle

Sometimes it seems to be a nutty world. At a time when Pacific Island nations need every cent they can get, someone with a commercial interest in the area donates over $100,000 to the New Zealand government's National Party. Kiwis are at least entitled ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Unexploded Ordnance

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:36 am | Martin Doyle

Having been told that there are 60,000 files involving New Zealand in the 'Panama Papers' and not knowing [yet] who the Kiwis are is like sitting around waiting for some unexploded bomb to suddenly explode. Kiwis are well used to being 'told what ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Corpse spotted on Main Road

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:04 pm | Martin Doyle

Every nation deserves stable government and a credible Opposition. The odd thing about Opposition parties in NZ is their unwillingness to listen to opinion polls and to either change policy or change leadership as required. The latest One News ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: We all hate tax

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:17 pm | Martin Doyle

The timing of John Key's announcement about provisional tax (to the benefit of small businesses) and other references to possible tax cuts in 2017 are a stroke of genius in terms of the current heat over the Panama Papers and tax havens. No one says no ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Hunt For The Panamapeople

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 11:32 am | Martin Doyle

Despite New Zealand's strong presence in the Panama Papers, one gets the impression our media do not have the resources to investigate and name the Kiwis involved. John Key's appointment of John Shewan is like running a decoy rather than despatching ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon Feeding in a fiscal paradise

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:30 pm | Martin Doyle

A wave of horror is sweeping the world as it's revealed how much of nations' wealth has been squirrelled away [by the rich and powerful, of course] into secret tax-free accounts Is it legal? And even if it's legal, is it right? More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Pigs in panamas

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 1:56 pm | Martin Doyle

Given the magnitude of interest the rest of the world is expending on Panamagate, it's disappointing that our own Prime Minister is so desperate to close down discussion on New Zealand's involvement. If we are in fact squeaky clean, there is no need to ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Smoke Screen

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:40 pm | Martin Doyle

The manipulation [one is tempted to say "total control"] of New Zealand media by the Key government seems to know no bounds. Although John Key himself was found to have defamed Bradley Ambrose, the issue of whether it's John Key or the ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Sharapova's Family Doctor

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 4:56 pm | Martin Doyle

Maria Sharapova has given a laundry list of symptoms that prompted her "family doctor" to prescribe Meldonium for her ten years ago. And she, in all innocence, just kept on taking it right through her tennis career, little realising it was also ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slate wiped clean for McCully

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 4:46 pm | Martin Doyle

Almost unnoticed against all the drama surrounding Waitangi Day, the long-awaited Whitehead report into how Muhammad Rizalman was whisked out of New Zealand was quietly dropped in the public domain. The final stinking nailinto any dreams of enlightenment ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Ministers without tongues

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 5:25 pm | Martin Doyle

Nothing really 'happens' in NZ politics any more. One reason is the way Ministers never say anything. Some you just about forget even exist. Even the oafs survive by just keeping out of the spotlight and keeping their gobs shut. In their stead, ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: TPPA The Public Private Anxiety

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:37 pm | Martin Doyle

The TPPA might turn out to be good for us, or it might turn out to be bad for us. But it's clear from surveys that most people don't have a bleeding clue what it's all about. More >>

 

 

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