Category: News

Slight changes

We’re in the process of testing an upgrade to our core servers.  Along the way we’ve discovered a few things that no longer work.  One of these was the widgets that display News, Views, and Focus articles on the home

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RNZ FTP server is down…

We are not receiving stories from Radio New Zealand at the moment. We have logged a fault call, and will update this post once we know more. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Permission denied

Some of you may be getting a “permission denied” error message when you’re trying to access The Knowledge Basket.  The cause of this is that we’ve recently tightened up our security in response to the thousands of attacks that we

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Personal logins

You’ve probably noticed a new feature on our search pages. There’s now a “Register” and “Login” option displayed in the top right hand corner of the search, search results and document view panes. “Hang on a minute – you already

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Security Updates

Most of our users simply wouldn’t believe the level of attacks that our servers are routinely subjected to. Most of them are simply annoyances, but some are more serious – having the potential to break into our systems to steal

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Fairfax feed problem

Fairfax had a problem with their feed to The Knowledge Basket.  As a result we haven’t received any new articles since 16 October.  They expect this problem to be fixed by tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.  All the articles published by Fairfax

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Casual Search to be discontinued

We will cease to offer casual search access to Newztext, from 1st November 2014, and we are no longer accepting registrations for casual search. We regret that this service is no longer viable. For individual researchers, we suggest you use

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Stop words no more

We have upgraded the search engine, and taken the opportunity to remove all stop words. This means all words are searchable, including very common words like “the”. If you search the phrase – “count of all the shore birds” for

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Upgrade tonight

We are upgrading the search engine tonight, Friday 12th September from about 6:00pm. This includes a reindex to remove stop words. Users may experience some delays, and perhaps the search results will not reflect all possible hits. We suggest you

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Major upgrade progress

July 1 2014: 2pm Thank you to all our users for their patience and assistance – the upgrade is mostly complete, although there are a few small things being fixed or enhanced. Please do not hesitate to contact us if

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