Calls are growing for an economic assistance package for businesses affected by the massive slip which has closed the Manawatu Gorge on State Highway 3. The gorge, which is the main route between Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay, has been closed indefinitely since April. Clothing retailer Oosh said trade had dropped off by as much as 60 percent at its three Woodville outlets and they would close permanently later this month, at the cost of five jobs.
Frustration is growing over delays in repairing a major washout on State Highway 4 in Whanganui, left virtually untouched since the 2015 flood. Whanganui mayor Hamish McDouall said if the damage got any worse it had the potential to cut the town in two and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In June 2015, floodwaters gouged 80m out of the riverbank on Anzac Parade and brought down the riverside walkway and the edge of the road at the intersection of Portal Street.
Waitara hapū say their support for a bill designed to end one of New Zealand's longest running land disputes is conditional on feedback from their people. The Maori Affairs Select Committee has given the Waitara Lands Bill its seal of approval. If passed by Parliament, it would allow 780 leasehold properties to be made freehold, return about 60 hectares of reserve to Māori, and make another 16 hectares available for development.
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".