Whoops

February 26th, 2010 at 9:24 am by David Farrar

at 8.14 am reported:

Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA – A report prepared for the Government proposes opening 500 million hectares of land to , it was reported today.

Now the land area of all of New Zealand is 268,000 square kms. That is 26.8 million hectares.

Australia is around 760 million hectares so NZPA have exposed that Gerry Brownlee’s cunning plan is to invade and take over Australia, and turn the entire country, except for New South Wales, into New Zealand mines.

A further NZPA report at 8.52 am reports:

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) today reported that 7 percent of schedule four land was recommended to have protection removed to allow mining.

However it understood the Government thought that was too extreme and had scaled back the area, in a proposal to be considered by Cabinet on Monday, to 7000ha.

Mr Brownlee would not confirm the details when asked by RNZ.

I’m not sure what the correct figure is, but I guess it will be closer to 7,000 hectares than to 500 million!

Now 7,000 hectares is less than 1% of the additional land Labour put into Section 4 in 2008. So Labour reclassified around 800,000 (off memory) hectares of land as Section 4, and according to Radio NZ National is looking at reversing less than 1% of that.

The total conservation estate is 30% of all of NZ, which means it is around 8.04 million hectares.

That means that, if the Radio NZ report is correct, the proposal is for 0.087% of the conservation estate to be reclassified from Section 4 to non Section 4.

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12 Responses to “Whoops”

  1. RRM (9,661 comments) says:

    “Australia is around 760 million hectares so NZPA have exposed that Gerry Brownlee’s cunning plan is to invade and take over Australia, and turn the entire country, except for New South Wales, into New Zealand mines.”

    That’s a good plan. Drill, baby, Drill!

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  2. fizzleplug (72 comments) says:

    Well, we already control the Gold Coast through sheer weight of numbers.

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  3. Murray (8,842 comments) says:

    Well the bulk of our most succesful people are already there so I say go.

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  4. TripeWryter (715 comments) says:

    A hectare is 2.471 acres, according to the conversion measure at the back of the dictionary.

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  5. Tassman (238 comments) says:

    Well, that’s a nice investment package. I wonder who else is riding on the self serving regulation, one thing for sure it wouldn’t be the Greens.

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  6. F E Smith (3,315 comments) says:

    Hold on, we already have a beachhead established at Bondi- let’s start the takeover there and ignore Victoria…

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  7. Fisiani (993 comments) says:

    So it would be more accurate to call the government mining plan for economic growth just a ” a few small pimples. ” This makes the shrill hysteria of the Labour/ Greens to be what it is. Catastophisation

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  8. toad (3,672 comments) says:

    500 million hectares! Gerry must be planning to mine the seabed as well.

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  9. big bruv (13,559 comments) says:

    “Gerry must be planning to mine the seabed as well.”

    Makes perfect sense to me, if there are riches to be had then go and get them.

    Drill baby drill!

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  10. MT_Tinman (3,044 comments) says:

    toad (1868) Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    500 million hectares! Gerry must be planning to mine the seabed as well.

    As well as the Ross Dependency.

    Drill baby, drill!

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  11. Kris K (3,570 comments) says:

    I wonder of John will be buying back his uranium shares then?

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  12. Tassman (238 comments) says:

    Only when his investment is matured and reclaim at his own money, oh the repeated offender!!!

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