Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Foot-licking festival

Last month, Rio Tinto's loss-making aluminum smelter, which uses one-seventh of New Zealand's electricity output, was offered a short-term government subsidy to keep it operating. The company rejected this over Easter weekend, saying it needed a long-term deal and was returning to talks with its supplier — Meridian Energy.

The cartoon, by Malcolm Evans, is from the Manawatu Standard of April 1, 2013.

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