Madeleine Chapman

Madeleine Chapman is a former senior writer at The Spinoff and a current painter of garages

Politics
Oct 20, 2020

Week in memes: Tōfā soifua to 19 National MPs

You can't throw a rock without hitting a piece of election analysis, so instead of adding to the pile, here's an assortment of memes.

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Politics
Oct 13, 2020

The week in memes: after all this time we're so, so close

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Politics
Oct 6, 2020

The week in memes: more ethnic diversity chat, yay!

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Politics
Sep 29, 2020

The week in memes: Bad quotes from both leaders

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Politics
Sep 22, 2020
Politics
Sep 15, 2020

The week in memes: A cooked spinach tax policy from Labour

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Politics
Sep 8, 2020

The week in memes: a politician finally did something cool on social media

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Politics
Sep 1, 2020

The week in memes: where have you been all this time, Dr Shane Reti?

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Politics
Aug 25, 2020

The week in memes: Why is Donald Trump so obsessed with us?

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Politics
Aug 18, 2020

The Week in Memes: Our election is delayed and Dr Bloomfield is back

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

Memebers of parliament: it’s the Covid election, baby

The winners and the losers of a week in politics, in memes.

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Politics
Aug 4, 2020

Memebers of parliament: Who knew it would cost so much to come home?

Welcome to memebers of parliament, a politics column for people who just want the memes.

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Politics
Jul 28, 2020

Memebers of parliament: the week in politics, told in memes

Welcome to memebers of parliament, a political column for people who just want the memes. 

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Food
Apr 26, 2020

All 142 biscuit flavours in New Zealand ranked from worst to best

We fought when she ranked the chips. We bickered when she ranked the lollies. And now, Madeleine Chapman returns to bring the nation together as one.

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Books
Mar 31, 2020

Madeleine Chapman: Our PM is the finals MVP we need right now

Watching our prime minister handle the Covid-19 response is like watching an NBA star burst out from the pack.

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Books
Mar 30, 2020

Madeleine Chapman: Just how cool was Jacinda Ardern in high school?

An extract from Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader, the new biography of the prime minister by Madeleine Chapman.

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Society
Mar 11, 2020

Just a list of everything I touched in one day

The spectre of Covid-19 got me wondering: how many things do my hands come into contact with every day? 

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Food
Mar 10, 2020

Ch-ch-change range: Finding the best bang for your buck in New Zealand

A Madeleine Chapman guide to the best and worst of the change range.

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Society
Feb 18, 2020

Counselling for girls to wear shorts at school is still progress, unfortunately

A Southland school has been criticised for requiring girls to see a counsellor before opting to wear shorts as their uniform. But it’s merely a symptom of a bigger problem.

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Food
Feb 14, 2020

Every dairy lolly in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Summer is the time for buying dollar bags at the dairy. It's also the time for Madeleine Chapman to rank every single one of them.

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Politics
Feb 12, 2020

The wins and losses in the new Sallies’ State of the Nation report

Every year the Salvation Army releases a report assessing areas like child poverty and housing. Here's how we're doing in 2020.

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The Bulletin
Feb 7, 2020

The hands-on charity asking Aotearoa’s kids to design our EV future

EVolocity is using innovation, creativity and the incoming electric vehicle revolution to encourage kids into STEM education. Madeleine Chapman talks to its founders about the how and why of their mission.

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Ātea
Feb 4, 2020

It took 60 years, but Ruia Morrison has finally been recognised as a tennis legend

In a classic case of better late than never, pioneering Māori tennis player Ruia Morrison was honoured at the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland.

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Media
Feb 4, 2020

Mark Richardson is angry about millennials not having sex. A Spinoff millennial responds

A recent survey showed millennials are having less sex than older generations. Mark Richardson hates it.

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Society
Jan 29, 2020

Hallelujah: New Zealand Anglicans can have sex outside of marriage

The Church of England says no to sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The Church of New Zealand isn't too fussed.

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Food
Jan 23, 2020

BREAKING… your toilet. Because detox teas will only make you shit

Detox teas have been taken off shelves after being shown to include a pharmacy-only laxative ingredient.

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