OPINION: Crikey, we do, as a country, seem to have turned a corner. In my column last week I wrote about how the old order would soon be making way for generational change. In some ways this is power shifting from one tribe in society to another. I knew it was going to be painful for people like me but didn't realise just how painful until this week when some leading figures in our society showed how much the ground has shifted.
An 11th bonus episode of Stuff's Black Hands has been released in the wake of the podcast series' runaway international success. The 10-part podcast series examines New Zealand's most controversial murders; the shooting of five members of the Bain family in their home in 1994 in Dunedin. Since its release in late July, Black Hands has had unprecedented interest, topping the podcast charts in New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Ireland with more than 2.7 million downloads.
Reporter Martin van Beynen and visual journalist Alden Williams are heading home after 14 days on the road in a Holden Kingswood tuning in to regular folks about the election. It's time to wrap things up. The tour's last election interview is Jessica Lin, whose Richmond Superette in Taupō sold Saturday's winning $30m Lotto ticket. Lin and husband Johnnie Zhuang, originally from south China, have been in New Zealand since 2010. The shop is open 13 hours a day, seven days a week.
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".