Moeraki residents have a battle on their hands as a warm spring and plenty of feed have combined to create what locals describe as a plague of rabbits. Carcasses litter the roads and burrows pock the hillsides and parks of the coastal Otago settlement, and the township wants help to fight back. Moeraki Village Holiday Park owner Robbie Mitchell said the population was larger than he had ever seen.
Methamphetamine is no longer just a big city problem. Those at the coal face in Otago's sleepy Clutha District say the area is awash with the drug and they're calling for more access to addiction services. Kelvin Wisely pleaded guilty earlier this year to his part in a commercial-scale methamphetamine supply operation from his rural property just out of Milton. Importing the drug from the North Island in thermos flasks, he would hand it on to associates who sold it throughout Otago and Southland.
An ambitious plan to future-proof and develop Dunedin's waterfront with a conference centre and hotel has been unveiled by local architect, Damien van Brandenburg. A large 3D-printed model of his vision and an accompanying video built by Ian Taylor's Animation Research Limited bring the spectacular shell-shaped proposal to life. Dunedin's residents love the concept, with locals telling Checkpoint the design was "crazy, wild" but a good fit for the city and the 21st century.
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".