Simon remembers the last time the Lions toured New Zealand, back in 2005. “The atmosphere was brilliant!” says the boss of Agroventures, an adventure park near Rotorua in the centre of the North Island. His playground is a microcosm of the activities that can be found across this amazing country – swinging from heady heights, diving off platforms, jet boating – and Simon loved the thousands of rugby fans egging each other on, daring each other to go higher, faster, further.
You know you’ve found the perfect B&B when there’s a little showerhead outside the front door with a sign asking you to rinse the beach sand off your feet before entering. We dutifully obeyed after enjoying an early morning walk along the idyllic beach at aptly named Wilderness on South Africa’s Garden Route.
With the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand kicking off in June, the island nation is firmly on sports fans' radar. The Lions are set to take on the All-Blacks on their home turf, with the two teams facing off first in Auckland before a second match in capital city Wellington. In fact, both cities will have dedicated fan zones and trails leading to the stadiums. Wellington’s Odlins Plaza on the waterfront will be the centre of the action from June 27 to July 1.
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".