It's been many years since Snow Tane climbed a kauri. But he can still show you the spike marks in the trunks of trees he climbed to gather seed for the government nursery. The general manager of the Te Roroa Trust began his career in Waipoua Forest in the days when it was managed by the Forest Service. The small iwi was affirmed as kaitiaki of its ancestral forest through its 2008 Treaty settlement.
Whangarei mayor Sheryl Mai is imploring young people in her city to reach out for help if they're feeling suicidal. There've been at least three suspected suicides in Whangarei in the past week, two of them high school students. Ms Mai, visibly upset, posted a video plea on her mayoral Facebook page after hearing about the latest death involving a 15-year-old girl. She said it was incredibly sad that some young people in the north saw no hope for their futures.
Northland's economic development agency is warning against plans by the region's polytech to scrap degree courses in art and sports. Northtec said it has to restructure because student numbers have dropped and it is potentially more than $4 million in the red. The chief executive of Northland Inc, David Wilson, said he felt sorry for Northtec as it struggled with a funding crisis. "Northtec has to be responsible to its shareholders, the public, and they have to be responsible financially," he said.
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".