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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Bungler death squads

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:31 pm | Martin Doyle

New Zealand has such a proud history of facing up to (via war) 'death squad' regimes round the world. The accusation that we are giving intelligence to torturers/killers in Bangladesh at least deserves speedy examination and a consequent 'bill of health' ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon : Serving Parrotty to the Ockers

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:12 am | Martin Doyle

Stone the crows - the Kiwis are serving up "Parrotty" in Strailyan restaurants. Yuk, it's just too hard to swallow, mate... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Feeding frenzy in Northland

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:26 pm | Martin Doyle

Given Mark Osborne's apparent inability to match Winston Peters in one-on-one debates, the National party strategy appears to be a full-scale gang attack. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Post-mortem on Wellington Super City

Friday, 13 March 2015, 4:48 pm | Martin Doyle

The concept of a Wellington Super City is at least worthy of examination. But having existing mayors such as Celia Wade-Brown and Ray Wallace pooh-poohing it all along the way ruined discussion before it even got going. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Vote the Boss, not the Hoss

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:41 pm | Martin Doyle

Winston Peters' suggestion that the National party have somehow 'used' the public revelation of a 1080 poison threat as a means to derail his lead in the polls is, in itself, a toxic bombshell. If he's right, then one would imagine the fur is really ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Northland Pollbooth

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 1:23 pm | Martin Doyle

The huge expenditure being committed by the Government on Northland bridges is occurring in the context of a by-election. In effect, it's public money being used to boost the chances of a particular party. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Voices of reaction

Monday, 9 March 2015, 3:24 pm | Martin Doyle

Labour's apparent decision to 'gift' the Northland by-election to Winston Peters is noteworthy for one key reason: Labour are now employing the same tactics that have worked a treat for National. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The RIGHT way to drive

Friday, 6 March 2015, 5:02 pm | Martin Doyle

Unless all tourists know to drive on the LEFT, then our tourist industry is not doing something RIGHT. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Last room at Mosul Museum

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 12:27 pm | Martin Doyle

Cultural treasures like the ones destroyed in the Mosul Museum are so old and so valuable that they in a sense belong to the whole of humanity. No good will come of this. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: St John of Assisi

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 4:57 pm | Martin Doyle

One minute, MPs were all noisily feeding at the trough. The next minute, John Key had emptied the trough out and called everyone's bluff. That's gotta be a first for New Zealand. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon The Case of the Eliminated Opponent

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:38 am | Martin Doyle

Considering the fact that many people consider Vladmir Putin as at least a "person of interest" in the circumstances surrounding Boris Nemtsov's murder, there is a certain Russian irony in the news that Putin is involving himself in the actual investigation. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Murder has a name

Friday, 27 February 2015, 5:28 pm | Martin Doyle

Behind every reign of terror is usually... an empty little man. Same in this case. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon : Cellphones damaging brains

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:30 am | Martin Doyle

Is it cellphones themselves that damage our brains? Or could it be, perish the thought, the information cellphones bring to our attention that causes cerebral grief.....? More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon : Three-Person Babies

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:07 pm | Martin Doyle

Well done, UK, for taking a brave but well-reasoned step forward into the exciting world of mitochondria. [Putting the 'brave' into Brave New World] More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Get some guts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:45 pm | Martin Doyle

Defending Iraq is a just cause. John Key has done well to begin making the case. But sending our troops off with a round of puerile, party bickering ringing in their ears is just pathetic. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Fixing Bain

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:23 pm | Martin Doyle

Justice Minister Amy Adams' apparent search for a favourable report from a hand-picked Judge is destined to further undermine public respect for the justice system in New Zealand. If this were rugby, the crowd would be chanting "Bring Back Binnie ! " More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Man overboard!

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:40 pm | Martin Doyle

Our highly mysterious loss in the last America's Cup remains unexplained. So it seems a bit rich [no pun intended] that the very same people are back wanting another colossal sum of money to keep their campaign afloat. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Irritation Game

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 5:06 pm | Martin Doyle

Labour's shutting out of the Greens [its vital partner in terms of forming any future government] from the Intelligence and Security Committee shows a sad lack of political intelligence and an abandonment of any security about winning the next election. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Nkandlagate

Friday, 13 February 2015, 4:52 pm | Martin Doyle

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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Orkland Con Vention Centre

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:20 pm | Martin Doyle

BEFORE the General Election we were told Sky City would pay for the Convention Centre. AFTER the Election, we're informed we may have to top up the build to the tune of $130 mil from the Taxpayer. We need to keep away from the gaming tables, it seems. More >>



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