"How long you been a porter, Buddy?" "Since the kiwi hit 75c. I WAS an exporter." "Don't you have to be a porter BEFORE you're an exporter?" "Funny little country, this, Honey!" 21 July, 2007
Reference Number: DCDL-0003611
A porter carries the luggage for a couple of Americans. The man asks him how long he has been a porter and the porter says since the kiwi hit 75 cents in the dollar and that before that he was an exporter. Two little characters in the bottom right corner comment that normally you would expect someone to be a porter BEFORE being an exporter and that New Zealand is a funny little country. Refers to the upward rising dollar in the New Zealand economy at this time. By 24 July it had hit 80 cents in the dollar. Some exporters were finding things difficult.
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)
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