Cartoons

Cartoon - Dogs pose threat to Tamahunga kiwi

More than a decade of predator trapping efforts and years of negotiations with the Department of Conservation (DOC) will soon allow environmentalists to start translocating kiwi to Mt Tamahunga from next year. But Tamahunga Trappers stress they will...... Read More

Cartoon - Councillor slams regional transport plan

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers says the release of Auckland Council’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) confirms his worst fears – proposing millions of dollars of additional funding for Auckland’s CBD, while simultaneously...... Read More

Cartoon - Foodlink celebrates new home

After spending 28 years housed in a Presbyterian pastor’s disused private bathroom, a Warkworth foodbank has finally relocated to a dedicated storage facility. Warkworth Christian Foodlink moved into its new 29 square metre building this month...... Read More

Cartoon - 17 March 2021 - Readers Letters

The French connection Most kiwis would be amazed to learn that New Zealand takes in waste from France (Dome likely dumping ground for New Caledonia waste, MM March 3). The point is that New Caledonia is not some poor Pacific island, it is a...... Read More

Cartoon - Northern checkpoints on shaky legal ground

The checkpoints that locked down the Kaipara district towns of Kaiwaka and Mangawhai, along with the supercity last month, may have been illegal. Additionally, Police have also refused to confirm that the confusion over the checkpoint boundaries...... Read More

Cartoon - Dwindling soil resources prompt national response

Food could become more expensive if the current pattern of urbanisation in Auckland is allowed to continue. That’s the opinion of Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers, who wants food security prioritised over housing and is urging Council to prevent...... Read More

Cartoon - Businesses fuming over Covid bungle

Business owners in the region, visited by a woman infected with Covid-19, are calling on the Ministry of Health to “get its act together” after they say it bungled its response to the emergency. The 56-year-old woman recently returned...... Read More

Cartoon - Business idea blooms in Matakana

Mahurangi residents and visitors can now pick their own flowers at a special garden located behind Charlies Gelato on Sharp Road in Matakana. The idea is the brainchild of Rebecka Keeling. She borrowed the concept from similar gardens in her native...... Read More

Cartoon - NAG exposes naked truth on Rodney roads

Northern Action Group (NAG) took a new tack in its campaign to secure a better deal for north Rodney late last month, with billboards featuring a naked woman “enjoying” a bath in one of north Rodney’s numerous and deep potholes. NAG...... Read More