Labour's water tax policy is giving National and other parties something solid to fight as they try to blunt Labour's rapid resurgence - and the message was heard by voters at a meeting in Southland. With less than a fortnight to go to the election, National is hammering home Labour's water tax plan to rural voters. One of Jacinda Ardern's first election pledges as Labour leader was to introduce royalties on bottled and irrigated water if elected to government on 23 September.
The state of NZ's rivers has become a hot election topic. During the second leaders debate last night, Bill English was put on the spot about the state of water quality when asked what was his favourite childhood river, and whether he would he still swim in it. Mr English chose Southland's Oreti River and said he would swim it now, although he said all the good swimming holes had been filled in with gravel.
A gang member who tried to hide a bag of meth on Dunedin's airport roof has told a court his addiction made him feel invincible. Tauranga man William Wiki was sentenced today in the Dunedin District Court to six years in prison for possession of more than 100g of methamphetamine, or 'P', he was planning to sell around Dunedin. Wiki, 35, who is a Black Power member, was caught by the police at the airport last September with a small bag of methamphetamine.
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".