Madeleine Chapman

Madeleine Chapman is a Spinoff senior writer.

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

Is Judith Collins a Karen? 

An investigation.

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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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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

Too much news? Welcome to the only round-up you need.

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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

Too much news? Welcome to the only political round-up you need.

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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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