Moeraki and surrounding townships are over run with rabbits. Photo / Otago Daily Times
Rabbit numbers on the Moeraki peninsula have skyrocketed and are at "plague" proportions, residents say. The township of Moeraki is "just crawling" with rabbits this spring, locals say, and dozens can be seen at the local camping ground, on roadsides, in gardens and anywhere they can find food.
Established more than 50 years after the former northernmost colony of Otago shags, the colony at Oamaru Harbour appears set to become the largest colony of Otago's endemic seabird. Dr Chris Lalas has monitored the rare birds since 1977 and after counting about 346 nests on the abandoned Sumpter Wharf this spring, he said ``left alone it will become the largest colony of the species''. ``The population centre is moving northwards and has been for decades.''
North Otago Irrigation Company technical manager Ben Stratford (left), chairman Leigh Hamilton, and Weston farmer Bob Allan, who is the first farmer to receive water in the $57 million expansion of the irrigation scheme. Photo / Hamish MacLean
The first water of the North Otago Irrigation Company's $57million pipeline expansion was turned on at a Weston farm yesterday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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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".