In 1981, New Zealand runner Anne Audain accepted prize money for winning a race. In doing so, she changed the status of professional sports all around the world.
Madeleine Chapman wrote a book and was asked to speak about it at a writers festival. The problem was, nobody wanted to listen.
On May 1st 2019, Simon Bridges stood up in parliament and yelled the word "slushies" at the government. Madeleine Chapman dives deep into the slush.
Michael Hill jeweller is currently urging the public to buy for "all your Mums" this Mother's Day, including your real mum and your 'work mum'. Madeleine Chapman wonders how many other mums are out there.
The prime minister and the leader of the opposition are supposed to be enemies, but Madeleine Chapman just wants Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges to be friends again.
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.
On Friday March 29, the Spinoff published a ranking of every chip flavour in New Zealand. Everyone promptly lost the plot. Chip ranker Madeleine Chapman wonders where she went wrong.
After the terrorist atrocity in Christchurch, supporters including Sikhs are rallying around the Muslim community to ensure bodies can be buried as quickly as possible. Madeleine Chapman reports from Christchurch
A 28 year old man was charged with murder after an unprecedented terror attack in a city still patching itself together. Madeleine Chapman reports from Christchurch
In the middle of a spectacular play about witches and wizards, a song from The O.C. plays. Madeleine Chapman unpacks her emotions around 'Hide and Seek'.
School projects weren't complete without a meticulously selected WordArt title. Madeleine Chapman looks back at the fonts that shaped many children's lives.
Every year, thousands of New Zealand immigrants in London celebrate Waitangi Day by dressing up, publicly getting drunk, and doing the haka, and it makes Madeleine Chapman shudder.
God may have created all his children in his image, but the same cannot be said for his hymns. Some church songs are good, some are bad, and some are absolute bangers.