Analysis - People tell me I have a beautiful name and ask where it is from. I say it's Māori and watch carefully for any movement in their face. Sometimes I see disappointment but then they ask what it means and I say, "Greetings to the heavens". I witness their eyes light up and their mouths turn to smiles. Te reo Māori is a beautiful language and it belongs to whoever wants to use it.
The lost mass grave from the country's first major battlefield has been uncovered in Northland. The 12 British soldiers lay for more than 170 years after the Battle of Ruapekapeka. They died on 11 January 1846 during the attack on Ruapekapeka Pā. Archaeologist Jono Carpenter made the remarkable discovery of their missing graves at the battlefield, near Kawakawa. He has spent years in search of the graves and has been working to uncover the identities of the men.
Analysis - Very early on in our colonial history is the story of the British settlers and Māori in the North. It is a relationship that historian Dame Claudia Orange describes as a "warm", one where both parties saw "mutual benefits". However, Dame Claudia goes on to say that had the Treaty of Waitangi been honoured, our history might have taken a different course. We wouldn't necessarily have had the land wars of the 1860s or the hurt and angst Māori felt as a consequence.
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".