The figures don't lie - currently four out of five Māori prisoners are re-convicted within five years of being released. In April the Waitangi Tribunal could not have been more clear in its criticism of the Department of Corrections. The tribunal said the Crown had breached its Treaty of Waitangi obligations by failing to address the high rate of reoffending by Māori.
OPINION: It's the most sickening feeling seeing your son stretchered off the field and loaded into an ambulance, concussed. It's time rugby addressed this collision culture that's not going away. If anything, the game is tougher than it has ever been. A mate of mine who was a senior club rugby coach and involved with college rugby has walked away from coaching in disgust. He puts it like this:"It's a game being governed by old white guys, being played by young brown ones."
In an exclusive interview with Newshub's Mike McRoberts, Kiwi sporting legend and refugee advocate Sonny Bill Williams has discussed his desire for New Zealand to home more of the world's most vulnerable migrants. As our nation celebrates World Refugee Day, Williams told of his experience with refugees in Lebanon, and how it opened his eyes to some of the world's suffering.
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".