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"I don't know why they call New Zealand a 'Nanny' state!?" "Follow us... We know best! Baa!" 9 May, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0006428

The scene shows a field in which is tethered a goat with the face of Prime Minister Helen Clark who looks irritated as she wonders why people call New Zealand a 'nanny' state. Beside her is a benign-looking sheep with the face of Finance Minister, Michael Cullen who bleats that they know best and people should follow them. In the background a train passes with carriages labelled 'taxes', 'rates', 'mortgages', 'food prices' and 'fuel' which represent all the areas in which the cost of living is rising. Refers to the sense that people have that the government tends towards 'benign dictatorship' or paternalism against a background of increasing economic hardship for many.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Caricatures and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Hon Dr Michael John Cullen, Railways - Trains, New Zealand - Economic conditions, Goats and Sheep.

Part of:
Hodgson, Trace, 1958-:[Digital cartoons published in the Listener from 21 December, 2007 onwards.], Reference Number DC-Group-0037 (66 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image: 300 dpi; Grey scale; (8 bit); Pixel dimensions 2598 x 1835. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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