Mark Richardson was dour at the microphone at the Basin Reserve on Friday, steadfastly refusing to play shots at the "Jacinda" balls bowled at him by his co-commentators. While everyone else was talking about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pregnancy, all the former Black Caps opener Richardson offered was a pregnant pause. In August The AM Show presenter sparked a furore when he asked Ardern about her baby plans.
OPINION: It's big but is it that big? Sports writers Kevin Norquay and Tony Smith debate whether a New Zealand boxer has ever been in a bigger bout. KEVIN NORQUAY - It's the biggest bout in New Zealand boxing history, even if that's not a unanimous. That's not due to Joseph Parker being the possibly best boxer New Zealand has produced - I haven't been hit by by of them and have no idea, and even if I had I'd still have no idea and a bad headache as well. It's the biggest because it's the biggest.
All Black No 10 Lima Sopoaga has used social media to confirm reports he is departing New Zealand and the Highlanders for England. Sopoaga, 26, posted on Instagram he would leave at the end of this year, with Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark going public to thank him for a "significant contribution". It was reported on Wednesday that Sopoaga has agreed a move to Aviva Premiership club Wasps, but no confirmation had come from the player, the Highlanders or New Zealand Rugby.
@shortflyslip@shortflyslip@robert_t_bruce hi folks, I hadn't read any Twitter stuff on the comp, I started writing when Munro hit his 50, and a big guy hit the little girl trying to catch it. But I don't like the beer!!
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
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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".