Pumpkin - a large gourd-like squash with a thick outer shell, and, seeds and pulp inside. 17 February 2011
- Text provides a definition of a pumpkin; with 'Pumpkin, a large gourd-like squash with a thick outer shell, and seed and pulp inside'. Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett with a grinning pumpkin for a head holds a newspaper with a headline reading 'Community max work programme'. In the ground nearby is stuck a stick with a label reading 'jobs'. Context - Community Max is a scheme funded to employ young people who are paid the minimum wage to work on community projects. $38 million has been spent but there has been criticism of the government as opposition MPs produced evidence of projects they say were a waste of taxpayer funds. One of the projects was a community garden in which a single pumpkin was found. But Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei has said "Community economic development schemes are fantastic when they work well. Many projects funded under Community Max have successfully taught young people new skills, created real jobs, and revitalised communities," "In many cases, Community Max is used as a band-aid to paper over the cracks of long-term unemployment. It is no surprise that some projects dissolve after 26 weeks of funding if they have started frome not bee Quantity: 1 digital cartoon(s).
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