Madeleine Chapman

Madeleine Chapman is a senior editor at The Spinoff.

Society
Oct 18, 2021

The North Shore lockdown party, reviewed by someone who didn't attend

Throwing the party was very bad. But was the party itself any good?

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Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Exclusive: Stuart Nash attempts to explain his shirtless vax pic

The Labour minister got his second dose without a shirt on. Mad Chapman asked him to justify himself.

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Politics
Oct 9, 2021

Live updates, October 9: New Covid case in Bay of Plenty; 34 new cases in Auckland and Waikato

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

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Society
Oct 8, 2021

To pee or not to pee: A full timeline of the confusing level three bathroom rule

How one simple question inspired a week of urinary confusion.

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Society
Sep 30, 2021

Everything sucks so why not write someone you love a letter?

The time for stoicism has long since passed. Try telling someone how you really feel – and do it by hand.

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The Bulletin
Sep 27, 2021

Buy now, pay forever?

Calls grow to regulate buy-now, pay-later services as late fees mount.

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Politics
Sep 26, 2021

Live updates, September 26: 18 new community Covid cases, all in Auckland

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

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Food
Sep 22, 2021

After midnight: waiting for hot chips at Tipene’s Takeaways

A late night excursion for fried food in level three.

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Politics
Sep 18, 2021

Live updates, September 18: 20 new cases in community; Black Caps abandon Pakistan tour

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

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Sports
Sep 14, 2021

Meet Tupou Neiufi, South Auckland’s international gold medallist

New Zealand's next swimming star speaks to Madeleine Chapman.

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Politics
Sep 5, 2021

Live updates, September 5: 20 new community cases, stamping out delta outbreak ‘looking very promising’

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis, the New Lynn mall terror attack – and more.

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Food
Aug 27, 2021

Breaking: New Zealand has a new best chip

Two years after her fateful chip ranking was published, Madeleine Chapman issues a correction.

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Society
Aug 18, 2021
Society
Aug 17, 2021

A sunrise lamp changed my life

How a serial sleeper learned to wake up.

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Television
Aug 14, 2021
Sports
Aug 7, 2021

Our Olympic shame

One of New Zealand's greatest Olympic moments is also its most shameful.

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Sports
Aug 5, 2021

Valerie Adams: the greatest athlete we’ve ever produced

She's our greatest Olympian and greatest athlete.

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Sports
Jul 23, 2021

A tragic’s guide to watching the Olympics

Top tips for getting the most from the Games, from your couch.

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Politics
Jul 1, 2021
Ātea
Jun 7, 2021

The incredible story of lost tennis legend Ruia Morrison

One of New Zealand's most successful tennis players has fallen through the cracks of sporting history. Madeleine Chapman tells the story of Ruia Morrison, Wimbledon quarter finalist.

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The Single Object
May 30, 2021

The story of a mighty pen

Madeleine Chapman inspects a pen, and learns about the power of privilege.

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The Single Object
Apr 22, 2021

The incredible life story behind this embroidery

Every stitch of Lema Shamamba's embroidery tells a part of her story – and brings her closer to her homeland.

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Sports
Feb 11, 2021

‘You either swim or you sink’: 23 hours in the Cook Strait with Meda McKenzie

What compels someone to swim in open water for 12 hours, and what motivates them to turn around and swim the whole way back?

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Food
Jan 3, 2021

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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Food
Dec 29, 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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