Monday, January 31, 2011

Wealth gap widening in New Zealand

I wasn't in New Zealand in the 50s and 60s. (I was in England in the 50s, and in Japan in the 60s.) But I do remember the decades in which society seemed to be moving in a more egalitarian direction. The cartoon is from The Dominion Post of January 26, 2011.

Drought and flood hit Australasia

Sign of the times: Drought in New Zealand, flood in Australia (after a decade of drought). Since this cartoon was published — in the Manawatu Standard of January 13 — parts of New Zealand have also been hit by heavy rain and flooding. It's all a bit depressing, as a constant cycle of drought and flood eventually creates a desert. Stand by for rocketing food prices.

Sharks cut out fast food

Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of January 6, 2011.

Property developers snap up choice coastal spots

Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of January 5, 2011.