Saturday, May 30, 2009

What does the crystal ball tell you?

From today's edition of the Manawatu Standard, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Click on the cartoon to enlarge it.

Goodbye tax cuts, goodbye superannuation

As New Zealand founders on the rocks of debt, Prime Minister John Key, right, jettisons the Cullen (superannuation) Fund, while Finance Minister Bill English jettisons the promised tax cuts. Oh well, those surpluses were nice while they lasted.

(The above cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of May 30, 2009.)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Banks are safe, but miserly

The guy with the wheelbarrow full of cash has a point: the banks, which fall under the Government's deposit guarantee scheme, are safe places in which to put your money. But the downside to safety is that, at present, you won't get more than about 4 per cent interest on your deposit, compared with about 8 per cent a year ago.

The above cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of May 15, 2009.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More jobs exported to Philippines

The above cartoon, from the Manawatu Standard of May 14, 2009, couldn't have been published on a "better" day, as this saw the announcement that TeleTech is exporting 144 call-center jobs to Manila. Apparently, New Zealanders will be dispatched to train the Filipino workers.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lane Walker Rudkin hits the wall

The above cartoon, on the demise of another sector of the New Zealand clothing industry, is from The Dominion Post of April 30, 2009. It's a pity this industry has largely gone down the drain, as the quality of its products was generally high.