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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 >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Update on driving conditions

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:43 pm | Martin Doyle

One can understand the desire not to upset China by complaining of steel dumping. But one should also never underplay the importance of the life and limbs of humble motorists depending on professionally built motorways. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Pop-up Palace

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:59 pm | Martin Doyle

With 41,000 homeless and over 4000 sleeping rough, one can only conclude 1) Something needs to be done, and 2) It should have been done a long time ago. Paula Bennett's sudden decision to frantically knock something up next year in South Auckland is ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: In loo of justice

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Martin Doyle

Oscar Pistorius' original trial had a shock outcome ['homicide'] thanks to a clunky, unpredictable judge. Fortunately, the appeals court overturned her finding and upgraded it to 'Murder'. It seems ludicrous then to ask the original judge to determine the ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Fat profits

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 2:03 pm | Martin Doyle

The news that our government - instead of addressing our obesity epidemic - is actually trying to make money from it... is hard to stomach. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Robots replacing humans

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:13 pm | Martin Doyle

Even on an issue such as the War on Terror, one could imagine the government and opposition having slightly different policies. Their [almost robotically] stated positions, though, are diametrically opposed. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Five grand to get out of Dodge

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:18 pm | Martin Doyle

The government's offer of $5000 to homeless people to just get out of Auckland ['and don't come back'] won't do their self-esteem any good. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Inexorable march of the blocks

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 5:21 pm | Martin Doyle

Now that houses in Auckland are fast approaching the million-dollar mark, most people will never be able to buy one. We will simply join the rest of the world and live in housing blocks and housing estates. That's predictable enough. What's still a ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Roads of Artistic Significance

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 5:25 pm | Martin Doyle

500 tonnes of twisted steel tubing is not an engineering cock-up.... It's a stunning piece of modern art that deserves recognition at the highest level. The Waikato Expressway is our answer to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. More >>

 

 

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