The largest DOC hut in the country – Pinnacles Hut in Coromandel – will be closed until at least December 20, after heavy rain washed out the main access road and tracks. The 80-bunk hut has been closed since storms hit the region in March. DOC senior ranger Bill Horgan said significant work was required to remove slips and resurface parts of Kauaeranga Valley Road. Alternative routes to the hut were also damaged.
George Guille says he completed his climb of Mt Rolleston by bum-sliding down the Otira Slide (‘Rolling on Rolleston’, August 2017). Let me explain my experience as a warning to others. About 20 years ago I too climbed Rolleston and returned via the Otira Slide. I had shorts on and I slid down in fits and starts. There was plenty of hard snow. When the steep angle started to level off, I stood up and looked behind me to admire my feat. But what caught my attention was a line of fresh yellowish stains.
If you want to be a landscape painter, it’s probably a good idea to go where there’s landscape to die for. It’s what 22-year-old artist Caroline Bellamy did. From an 18-day tramp in Mt Aspiring National Park, she produced a series of striking landscape paintings. “I focused on observing the landscape and immersing myself in this wild and rugged area,” says Bellamy, who graduated with a Bachelor of Painting from Christchurch School of Fine Arts last year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".