A giant flower with a bouquet of rotting flesh may bloom in Dunedin in the new year. The giant Amorphophallus titanum, known as the "corpse flower", produces the world's largest flower and famously smells like rotting flesh when it blooms. The flower was donated by a private collector to the Dunedin Botanic Garden in 2008, but was yet to flower. Winter Gardens curator Stephen Bishop said if the corm was larger than 20 kilograms, there was a strong chance it would flower after it was repotted.
The text from former tenant Natalie Parry said: "Steve Parry is my father CEO of southland district council. What you have been doing is illegal." The Dunedin landlord was later ordered to refund $10,960 of rent to his former tenant, because she had lived in the Ocean Grove property with non-permitted alterations. Inglis and his wife bought the property as is. They did not realise that the alterations were different from plans submitted to the Dunedin City Council, and did not request a LIM report.
A cash-strapped health board has overpaid more than 1600 hospital staff twice, it has been revealed. The Dunedin-based staff were paid twice by the Southern District Health Board (DHB) on Wednesday due to a "data processing error that has occurred while we are in the process of changing our banking provider", chief executive Chris Fleming said. The 1625 affected staff were alerted to the error on Thursday morning.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, 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
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".