Reporter leaves geographical tracks

The headline says: Train leaves track leaving major line closed in Southland.

The story says:

A train left its tracks between Canterbury and Otago last night, flipping five of its carriages onto their sides.

 
Kiwirail engineers are working to right nine freight cars which derailed last night, closing the main line between Christchurch and Dunedin.

I don’t think it’s possible for a train to leave its tracks between Canterbury and Otago because they border each other at the Waitaki River.

The derailment must have happened in one province or the other and whichever it was the part of the line between Christchurch or Dunedin it happened on is well north of Southland.

Don’t reporters know New Zealand geogrpahy?

Aren’t subs supposed to correct these things?

3 Responses to Reporter leaves geographical tracks

  1. After a chuckle, the headline reminded me of Frame’s ‘To the Is-Land’, given what is missing.

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  2. Bruno says:

    >Aren’t subs supposed to correct these things?

    Not if you live in Grey Lynn and work in Eden Terrace. New Zealand stops at the Bombay Hills for many Aucklanders.

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  3. pdm says:

    Perhaps they should join the geography classes I am running for my four children and their friends who obviously did not payt attention in geography at school betwwen 30 and 40 years ago. Or else it wasn’t taught.

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