Fleeing a house fire wasn't the best way to meet his neighbours but Ely Abundo says his family have made "friends for life" with the "heroes" who saved them. Abundo said he, his wife, Rosalina, and their seven children had been overwhelmed by the kindness and community spirit shown to them since a fire partially destroyed their Christchurch home.
Danny Noonan's Christchurch neighbours initially thought he was "a crazy man" banging on their door, but now they think he's a hero. Noonan, who is battling a rare form of cancer, saved 11 people and two cats from a suspicious fire that burned two properties in Macauley St, Addington, early on Saturday morning. Elisha Abundo, 19, was "sound asleep" in the rental property he shared with eight members of his family when he was woken about 2am by a voice shouting "there's a fire".
It might be a "glorified garage" but the music created in Ben Edwards' Lyttelton recording studio, The Sitting Room, is winning awards and attracting people from around the world. Edwards was recently crowned as New Zealand's Best Producer at the NZ Music Artisan Awards for his work on Nadia Reid's album, Preservation, and he was also a finalist in the Best Engineer category.
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".