"Things happen so slowly. We don't have equal pay. We have equal pay in terms of our law, but not in terms of how things are. So there's always work to be done," says New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston. Preston is one of a group of women with films in cinemas this month. Insight spoke to her and Miranda Harcourt as part of this week's report into workplace gender equality.
She’s worked in the aged care sector for most of her life, and at the same rest home in Wellington for more than 20 years. “I think I’m going to get five dollars an hour, which is a big pay rise. When you add that up over a forty hour week, that’s $200 gross.”At the moment she just manages to pay her mortgage. “It doesn’t allow me to do any work on the house. I have to save for a long time to do anything like that.”Her big extravagance? New glasses, to replace a 10-year-old pair.
First Person - Even at this late stage, this feels a little treasonous to say: I don't get the America's Cup. Back in the halcyon days of Sir Peter Blake and his red socks, I didn't really get it. Sailing is one of my favourite Olympic sports, but this particular tournament feels more akin to Formula One than that holiday I spent floating around in an Optimist. More money than sport, more technology than athleticism, and hardly a level playing field for all competitors.
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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
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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".