New Zealander Dr Alan Bollard, the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, talks to the Asia Media Centre about the economic challenges in the Asia-Pacific region as well as growth opportunities for New Zealand. APEC has been a story about liberalising borders to improve trade and investment, and unleashing huge potential growth drivers from regional economic integration.
The poultry industry is crying foul over the way a new plant-based chicken product is being presented to consumers. Sunfed Meats has found a willing market for its new “chicken free chicken” plant-based protein product, but the start-up is already facing a stoush with the poultry industry. The New Zealand Poultry Industry Association is asking the Commerce Commission to look at whether Sunfed’s packaging and presentation of the product is misleading under the Fair Trading Act.
In January the New Zealand Herald journalist Matt Nippert broke a story that had all the bones of a Denny project: the news that the Silicon Valley super-investor Peter Thiel is a New Zealand citizen. Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook: a kind of techno-seer who now backs everything from biotechnology startups who want to help us live forever to a company that wants internet-connected fridges to mine bitcoin.
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".