Craig Reid holds three Guinness world records and made the semifinals on Britain's Got Talent. As his alter-ego Hula Boy, Reid performs a range of characters while diving in and out of hoops and jumping through the air at an illusionary pace. Reid originally wanted to be a Power Ranger, while his parents thought he might study a 'serious' degree, and now wears colourful Lycra and twists his torso for a living. Interview: Mike Alexander. What are you plugging right now?
Veteran TV3 presenter Mike McRoberts could well be dubbed the marathon man. He and co-presenter Samantha Hayes along with singer Ria Hall and radio personality Mike Eagle have signed up to run the first Tauranga Marathon on October 7, which doubles as a fundraiser for non-profit organisation Live More Awesome, who inspire, encourage, inform and find help for people struggling with their mental health. You would back McRoberts to make his presence felt.
No she doesn't sell icecreams but ironically her husband Tommy does - just not the Mr Whippy kind. Actress Nicole Whippy, who caused a stir as man-eater Michelle in the hugely popular TV series Nothing Trivial and then as lingerie designer Kasey Mason in Outrageous Fortune has returned to the stage for the first time in seven years. What are you plugging right now? Silo Theatre's contemporary take on Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire.
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".