Finance Minister Bill English will not rule out stepping in to the stoush over housing density and affordability in Auckland. He said the Government had confidence in Auckland Council's process, but would take "a pretty hard look" at the final Unitary Plan. On Wednesday, councillors voted 13-8 to withdraw plans to increase density in some Auckland suburbs. In his first major economic speech of the year, English said it was critical there was enough scope to increase the housing supply in the city.
New Zealand is to give $3 million to help look after refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island pending their resettlement. New Zealand has offered to take 150 of the refugees, but Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has so far refused, though he has left the offer "on the table". He has said he first wants work through an offer from the United States to take 1250 of the refugees, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has pressed him to take up the New Zealand offer.
New Zealand appears to have joined a mysterious "regional initiative" at the request of the United States, but the matter is being kept under wraps. The issue came to light after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought a meeting with Foreign Minister Winston Peters during the East Asia Summit in the Philippines on Tuesday. It was the second discussion Peters has had with Tillerson in recent days including an informal meeting on the fringes of the Apec meeting in Vietnam.
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".