For three years they relied on the stars. Without modern navigational instruments, the ocean swells and birds were used to guide them. This weekend, after a three-year, 19-country, 40,000 nautical-mile journey, the crew of a Polynesian canoe finally sailed back to Hawaii’s shores, having taken its message of preserving traditional cultures around the world. “We really are sailing in our ancestors’ wake,” said Ka’iulani Murphy, 38, an apprentice navigator.
A teenager identified as a "poofter basher" on the northern beaches at the time Scott Johnson's body was discovered at the bottom of North Head cliff was known to have microwaved his mother's budgerigar and decapitated cats. The witness known as NP4 at an inquest into the death of Mr Johnson was named as a member of a skinhead gang that bragged about bashing "an American faggot" at North Head around the time the American mathematician's body was found at the foot of the same cliff.
Three US men have been arrested after the theft of US$300,000 (NZD$411,000) worth of avocados. The California trio - Carlos Chavez, 28, Rahim Leblanc, 30, and Joseph Valenzuela, 38 - were arrested on Thursday (NZT). "We take these kinds of thefts seriously," said Sergeant John Franchi of the Ventura county sheriff's department. "It's a big product here and in California."
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".