Infographics

Written By: - Date published: 2:09 pm, July 25th, 2012 - 28 comments
Categories: greens, internet, labour - Tags:

Labour and the Greens are producing great infographics that succinctly, and often wittily, explain what the government’s doing wrong on issues of the day and bust National’s myths. They chuck them up on Facebook and Twitter and they spread like wildfire. They’re a really effective use of social media. You can help by liking the parties’ Facebook pages and sharing the infographics you like so that your Facebook friends see them.

28 comments on “Infographics”

  1. felix 1

    The one on the far right is looking more and more like the one on the far left as he rapidly ages.

    Crooked men with crooked smiles.

  2. sweetd 2

    Who is the person between Key and Bolger?

    • Te Reo Putake 2.1

      The best Prime Minister this generation will ever know.

      • TightyRighty 2.1.1

        Thanks for proving what I’ve secretly thought for a long time. You are off the reservation completely and beyond hope

        • felix 2.1.1.1

          Clearly. It’s a wonder that she won so many elections, what with her being so universally reviled and all.

        • millsy 2.1.1.2

          Actually HC was a great right wing PM. She kept large parts of Roger and Richardson’s reforms in place, and only tinkered around the edges with regards to left wing policies.

        • If you include her in “favoured Prime Minister” polls, she beats John Key handily, so I’m not sure how that’s “off the reservation,” especially given the conservative bias in phone-polling.

    • higherstandard 2.2

      AFP

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Can someone please overlay change in private debt on to this graphic. I think it will be most instructive as to where Labour’s surplus came from.

    • Descendant Of Smith 3.1

      It’s probably more instructive in that it will show the drop in private debt as taxpayers biled out the private sector.

      I was going to correct the typo from biled to bailed but it somehow seems to fit quite nicely either way.

  4. dan1 4

    Get those graphics on billboards around towns. So many of the people who did not vote do not know these facts. The 25% would make quite a difference to polling.

  5. Rosie 5

    Great graphs and great facts. What to do however when ones chooses not to facepalm or twatter?

    • David H 5.1

      Like Me. I just can’t get the craze, and I really couldn’t give a rats if Fred has got engaged to Wilma. And as i am not a big text er I cant be bothered describing shite in 160 characters or less on twitter..

  6. venezia 6

    Rosie…same here.

  7. fender 7

    Key doesn’t see it as a 9 billion + deficit.

    To him it’s just pocket change for the fat cats to play trickle-down (on the new water feature at the country lodge).

    It’s just the price NZ has to pay for being so gullible, conned by the snake-oil salesman. ( had to laugh when Joyce tried to get away with using “snake-oil salesman” in a speech last weekend, the very term people have used to describe his boss for quite some time. He was referring to Lab/Green. He’s getting desperate now.

    • seeker 7.1

      Had to laugh derisively at Joyce’s name calling too – especially when his leader has performed the greatest snakeoil salesman con/jon trick of them all, by getting an entire country to buy their own utilities from each other and getting around 25% of them to think it is a great deal and good for them and New Zealand!!!!

      I heard today that the term ‘mum and dad’ investors has been used since the 90’s in the trading world meaning ‘small investors’ or ‘suckers’. Lovely!!

      • fender 7.1.1

        “Mum and Dad ” are the suckers who will bail out their “too big to fail” disasters, and they are the ones who suffer when their cronies lie to get their hands on money that they end up losing.

        Despite appearances with the recent Key propaganda stunt in Australia we must be the laughing stock overseas for voting a Merrill Lynch hack to run our country.

        • seeker 7.1.1.1

          Yep. But lets give him due credit- he was top of the trader tree and was head hunted for his tiptop trader skills of getting people to like and trust him so he could then exploit them or fire them for his employers. He was world class in his previous domain so I believe, so at least New Zealand has been duped by a champion ass(assin), tragically.

          Helen knew what she was talking about, as per usual, when she said that the 2008 election was about “who do you trust?”

  8. Ianmac in Madrid 8

    Great to read such graphics. Keeps me in touch, though only my wife to tell about it.
    So far a visitor can see little sign of the economic disaster either in barcellona Lisbon, or Madrid.

    • rosy 8.1

      Enjoy your time on this side of the world, Ianmac. Undoubtedly Portugal and Spain are in an awful predicament, albeit hidden, but it’s very hard, from over here to see Shonkey explaining how he needs to squeeze the life out of New Zealand’s economy and shrink the public sector because of the Eurozone, isn’t it?

      When the Eurozone seriously affects NZ’s trading partners – Australia and China – then he’ll have an excuse. He gets all his lines from David Cameron, but as it stands even the Brits are saying they’ve got to stop blaming the Eurozone and the previous government for their abysmal economic figures.

  9. Populuxe1 9

    Good on Labour for not trying to spin away Bolger’s lesser successes. He was one of the last in National with a bit of soul.

    • Murray Olsen 9.1

      Bolger is possibly the closest to a left wing politician in that graphic. Lange was PM of the first ACT government and that’s pretty much all we’ve had since. I think it’s long past the time when we should look to Labour as part of any solution – they are a real part of the problem, and even more so with the charity worker version of Key waiting for regime change to happen automatically in a couple of years.

  10. Carol 10

    Like the first graphic a lot. The second graphic is a bit more convoluted. The Greens box is easier to interpret if you already understand the issue and the Green’s position on it.

  11. Fortran 11

    As a former, now well retired, numeric/financial analyst I was often asked to prepare an analysis given various aspects for such an exercise.
    Like in my computer work 40 years ago I would say – what do you want me to show, as I can prove anything you want to show in conclusion.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • National’s shame: worst homelessness in the OECD
    National’s legacy is a housing crisis that has given New Zealand the worst homeless rate in the developed world, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. ...
    44 mins ago
  • Labour taking action on school donations
    Labour will end so-called voluntary school donations for the majority of parents across the country under its $4 billion plan to revitalise the education sector, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Labour has always been committed to a world-class free education ...
    4 hours ago
  • Labour to work with Queenstown to build more houses
    Labour will work with Queenstown-Lakes District Council, iwi, and the Community Housing Trust to build the modern, affordable housing Queenstown desperately needs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. ...
    21 hours ago
  • Nats blow the Budget on motels after bowling state houses
    National is spending $140,000 a day putting homeless families in motels, the legacy of nine years of selling off and knocking down state houses, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. ...
    21 hours ago
  • New revelations in Joanne Harrison report
    The State Services Commission’s report into the treatment of whistle-blowers by Joanne Harrison has revealed new accusations against the convicted fraudster, says Labour MP Sue Moroney.  “The report found that four staff inside the Ministry of Transport who had raised ...
    21 hours ago
  • Snafu at Princess Margaret
    Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “The Government must accept that Christchurch is still recovering ...
    1 day ago
  • Labour’s fiscal plan to build a fairer New Zealand
    Labour will re-build our housing, health and education while responsibly managing New Zealand’s finances, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.  “Under Labour’s Fiscal Plan we will deliver big investments in the services we all need and care about, invest ...
    2 days ago
  • Nats show they’re the tax dodgers’ best friends
    The government is taking the knife to IRD at a time when we need a highly skilled department to ensure that multinationals and speculators don’t get away with dodging tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood. ...
    2 days ago
  • Labour secures the future for NZ Super
    A Labour Government will secure the future for New Zealand Superannuation so we can continue to provide superannuation to those retiring at age 65, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “One of the first things a Labour-led Government will ...
    3 days ago
  • Multinationals must pay fair share of tax
    A Labour Government will crack down on multinational companies that are dodging paying their fair share of tax, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “New Zealanders are missing out by hundreds of millions according to the IRD because multinational companies can ...
    3 days ago
  • ACT’s approach to children backward and ill informed
    Act’s new deputy leader’s claim that Labour’s support for families could “extend the misery of child poverty and even child abuse” is ill informed and offensive, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern. ...
    7 days ago
  • Canterbury hatchet job a disgrace
    The Government’s glib acceptance of advice that the Canterbury District Health Board doesn’t need more money is a hatchet job and a disgrace, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson David Clark. “To claim that the DHB was using tactics to leverage more ...
    7 days ago
  • Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE
    After more than a decade of rapid growth in the number of children participating in Early Childhood Education (ECE), it’s time to take stock and map out a clear plan for the future, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. ...
    7 days ago
  • Labour to boost ECE quality
    Labour will ensure kids get the best start in life by boosting funding for Early Childhood Centres to employ 100 per cent qualified and registered teachers, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour will stump up a million dollars for Maniototo Hospital
    A Labour led Government will make a million dollars available to rebuild the Maniototo Base hospital in Ranfurly, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.  “This will be a much needed boost for a long overdue rebuild that has ...
    1 week ago
  • No vision for the West Coast
    The West Coast welcomes any Government investment in our region but the lack of any real alternative vision for the West Coast’s economy is disappointing, says Damien O’Connor Labour’s West Coast-Tasman MP.  “The establishment of a Mining Research Unit will ...
    1 week ago
  • National’s youth work scheme too little too late
    After nine years, National’s belated attempt to provide work opportunities for unemployed youth should be seen for what it is, a half-hearted, election gimmick from a party that’s ignored the problem till now, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. ...
    1 week ago
  • Kiwis won’t fall for Joyce’s spin
    Steven Joyce’s embarrassingly obvious spin on Labour’s Families Package won’t fool anyone, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour prioritises families and public services
    Labour’s Families Package delivers a bigger income boost to more than 70 per cent of families with children than Budget 2017. By not spending $1.5 billion a year on tax cuts, Labour is able to do more for lower and ...
    1 week ago
  • Kiwis can’t sleep in your ghost houses, Nick
    The Government’s housing infrastructure announcement is another Nick Smith special – over-promising with no detail on delivery, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour helps older New Zealanders and low income families with winter heating bills
    Labour will further boost its commitment to warm, healthy housing with a Winter Energy Payment for superannuitants and people receiving main benefits, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Everyone deserves a warm, healthy home to live in. But that’s ...
    2 weeks ago
  • National must rule out retrospective override for Ruataniwha
    National must categorically rule out using retrospective legislation to override the Supreme Court’s decision that the land swap of conservation land flooded by the proposed Ruataniwha Dam was illegal, says Labour’s Shadow Attorney General David Parker. “Having not got their ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Flavell’s failure a win for Māori landowners
    The Māori Development Minister’s admission that his unpopular Ture Whenua Māori Bill won’t pass into law prior to the election is a victory for Māori landowners, but only a change of government will keep the Bill gone for good, says ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Stats confirm growing housing shortfall
    National’s failure to fix the housing shortage has been starkly illustrated by new statistics, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Systemic abuse of kids in state care
    After admitting there was systemic abuse of children in State care the Government must do the right thing and launch an independent inquiry, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Migrant worker exploitation needs sharper focus
    The astonishing number of employers found guilty of exploiting migrants shows that migrant exploitation is a serious problem in New Zealand, says Labour Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. “A total of 53 companies have been banned from recruiting ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Minister faces questions over dam debacle
    Today’s Supreme Court ruling dismissing an appeal to allow a land swap for the controversial Ruataniwha Dam is a victory for our conservation estate and Hawke’s Bay ratepayers, but leaves the Conservation Minister with serious questions to answer, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Too little too late on Wellington housing
    The announcement today on social housing in Wellington by the National Government is a pitiful and cynical election ploy, says Labour’s Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson. “In 2012 Housing New Zealand emptied out the Gordon Wilson Flats, taking 130 places ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Foreign trusts wilt in the sunlight, but more transparency needed
    The fact that the numbers of foreign trusts registered in New Zealand has plummeted after the Government’s belated and reluctant imposition of a new reporting regime, in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal, shows the need for a transparent, ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Speech by Grant Robertson: The Future of Work and Labour’s Economic Vision
    At the election in September voters will face a choice between a government led by Andrew Little with a fresh approach to give every New Zealander a fair share in prosperity or the continuation of a tired government, out of ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Swimmable Rivers Tour: Waikato
    Last week, we rolled up to the mighty Waikato on the final day of our swimmable rivers tour. Co-Leader James Shaw, Denise Roche MP and I started our day in Horotiu where the primary school has been focussing on the ...
    GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
    3 weeks ago
  • Nats’ failure to train young people contributes to housing stall
    Budget documents forecast that housing construction will stall in the coming year, despite the massive housing shortage, and National’s failure to train young people in building trades is partly to blame, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. ...
    3 weeks ago