Cartoons

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

Cartoon - Panel deliberates on Dome landfill

Community protests over Waste Management’s plan to build a landfill, on the north side of the Dome Valley, were not unexpected, according to the company’s legal representative Balthazar Matheson. On the first day of a five-week resource...... Read More

Cartoons - Chemist offers fix for Warkworth water

The findings of a retired chemist may give hope to Warkworth residents who are up in arms about the quality of the town’s water supply. Warkworth switched from sourcing water from the Mahurangi River to an underground aquifer in December 2018. But...... Read More

Cartoon - Political theatrics at candidates meeting

After several postponements, the Wellsford candidates’ debate nearly reached its 100-person maximum under Level 2.5 when it was finally held on October 1, just as early voting started. The only empty seats were the entire front row. Moderator...... Read More