Pilots are sleeping in cars and being paid just $5 an hour in a bid to gain the experience needed for a better job, their union says. Those who have just finished flight school - often with about $100,000 in student loans - need to gain experience to get well-paid jobs with airlines. Air Line Pilots' Association advocate Tom Buckley said those pilots were so desperate to work, they were flying tired, and would perform safety-critical tasks such as flight planning and checking the weather for free.
Wellington commuters could end up paying an extra $450 a year to bus to work, compared to going the same distance by train, if proposed fare changes go ahead. The Greater Wellington Regional Council is proposing a 3 percent average fare increase, offset by discounts for off-peak trips, full-time tertiary students, children and people with disabilities. These will come into effect in July next year, when new operators take over and new buses hit the road.
The country's councils are facing a "perfect storm" of funding pressures and want the next government to help them out. Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) said today the bulk of council spending goes into infrastructure, but many councils were struggling to afford the cost of renewing, repairing and maintaining their drinking, storm and waste water networks to modern standards.
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".