At 11.14 am the Greens put out a press release saying:
This was going to lifting mining protection from half a billion hectares of land with high conservation value, but would now only propose lifting protection from around 7,000 hectares.
Radio NZ made the initial error between 7 am and 8 am. NZPA picked it at 8.24 but made a correction within around half an hour. I blogged on it at 9.24 a.m. Yes despite that the Greens don’t even stop to think that half a billion hectares is around 20 times larger than the total land area of New Zealand.
Does no one at the Greens know how big a hectare is and that there is no way we have half a billion of them?