CNN kicked off 2014 with an epic fail.
The American news channel flashed a caption suggesting that Auckland is a city in Australia while showing highlights from New Year’s celebrations around the world.
Eagle-eyed viewers quickly pounced on the error and shared screenshots on social media, with a number of annoyed Kiwi’s urging the broadcaster to “check their facts”.
CNN hasn’t commented about the embarrassing mix-up.
— Fil (@Snowfreq) January 1, 2014
— Leilani Munter (@LeilaniMunter) January 1, 2014
— Richard David Jordan (@richarddjordan) January 1, 2014
— Toph Miller (@tophmiller2) January 1, 2014
— Josh Lindsay (@joshlindsay) January 1, 2014
It’s not the first time CNN has been a little confused about Australia, most notably during its coverage of Cyclone Yasi. And it’s also not alone. American network NBC published a map showing the whole of Australia on fire, despite them being confined largely to New South Wales.