Madeleine Chapman

Madeleine Chapman is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on madeleine@thespinoff.co.nz

Science
Jun 14, 2018

The one easy trick to rid your home of mould

Mould is one of the biggest health risks associated with New Zealand’s substandard housing stock. But what to do about it? Madeleine Chapman came up with an easy workaround.

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Sports
Jun 6, 2018

Of course NFL players would dominate world rugby

An ESPN writer caused an uproar when he suggested America would be the best at rugby if they tried. Madeleine Chapman agrees.

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Barkers 1972
Jun 3, 2018

Where are all our Pacific cricket players?

After talking to author and scholar Damon Salesa, Madeleine Chapman wonders why we don't see more Pacific players in New Zealand cricket.

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Media
May 31, 2018

Wake up New Zealand and give a voice to those who already have booming voices

These are cruel days for white old men who feel silenced. We scour the country to find the last remaining safe spaces for these struggling titans. 

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Society
May 28, 2018

So you want to wear blackface? A step by step guide to being the absolute worst™

Ever wanted to make an unfunny joke and be deeply offensive at the same time? Harcourts has all the answers you need.

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Politics
May 24, 2018

A critical analysis of parliamentary power sits

Every little advantage counts in Parliament. Madeleine Chapman and Ra Pomare critically analyse the power sits of Question Time.

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Books
May 21, 2018

Please ban festival audiences from asking questions forever

Has there ever been a good question asked by an audience member at a literary festival? Going by the Auckland Writers Festival, the answer appears to be no, uh-uh, never.

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Music
May 18, 2018

All the best cameos in JessB’s incredible new music video

Everyone loves a cameo, and JessB has them all for you in her new music video for 'Set It Off.

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Techweek18
May 17, 2018

Cycling on the sea: how technology is changing sport

Olympic cyclist and America's Cup cyclor Simon Van Velthooven talks to Madeleine Chapman about the increasingly important role of technology in sport.

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Business
May 14, 2018

Commerce Commission launches investigation into WORLD Made in NZ labelling

Nine complaints made to regulator following Spinoff investigation published last week.

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Media
May 11, 2018

Why are the police cheering social media ‘pressure’ driven by online vigilantism?

Social media can be an effective tool for police in finding missing persons and suspects. But where is the line and was it crossed this week?

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Society
May 8, 2018

Mad’s great Onzo commute from Mt Eden to Huntly

What's the longest commute you've ever had? How about 12 hours on a single-gear rental bike?

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Business
May 7, 2018

Those WORLD T-shirts: Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet responds

The outspoken ethical fashion champion has contacted the Spinoff with further comments about the garments that were manufactured offshore but boast 'Made in NZ' tags.

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Business
May 7, 2018

T-Shirts from Bangladesh. Sequin patches from China. Sold by WORLD as ‘Made in New Zealand’

A Spinoff investigation reveals ethical fashion pioneer WORLD as stocking garments made in Bangladesh and China, despite their being labeled 'Made in New Zealand'.

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Media
May 1, 2018

Madeleine Chapman: I feel for Deborah Hill Cone and Kate Hawkesby

Breaking: A column about a column about a column about a column about Clarke Gayford.

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Business
Apr 26, 2018

Would the real Mt Albert BBQ Noodle House please stand up?

Two restaurants with the exact same name operate beside each other in Mt Albert. But which is the real Mt Albert BBQ Noodle House? Madeleine Chapman eats and investigates.

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Society
Mar 29, 2018

Real friends: Jesus’s 12 disciples, finally ranked

Jesus had dinner with his 12 disciples right before he died. Noted historian Madeleine Chapman finds out who really deserved to be there.

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Society
Mar 21, 2018

How to holiday in New Zealand like Barack Obama

Former US president Barack Obama is in New Zealand for three days. You might not get to see him but as Madeleine Chapman, shows you can still travel like him.

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Music
Mar 17, 2018

On the nature of tiredness: Eight hours of SLEEP with Max Richter

To sleep or not to sleep? Madeleine Chapman stays overnight at Max Richter's eight hour show and realises how tired she is.

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Auckland
Mar 15, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #56: Lisa Prager’s sledgehammer technique

Madeleine Chapman winces while watching cycleway protester Lisa Prager swing a hammer.

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Music
Mar 13, 2018

A night of music at the Festival Playground feeds the soul

Teeks, Emily King, and Tank and the Bangas performed together in a three-part outdoor event for Auckland Arts Festival. Madeleine Chapman was there.

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Sports
Mar 8, 2018

Husband and father of three Ross Taylor performs heroic feat for NZ men’s cricket team

Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 181 runs in yesterday's ODI victory against the England men's team. Madeleine ChapMAN accurately reports.

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Music
Mar 7, 2018

James Blunt deserved more from a lacklustre Auckland crowd

James Blunt may be a world-class entertainer but his crowd at Spark Arena last night were anything but. Madeleine Chapman reviews one of her favourite artists.

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Music
Mar 6, 2018

Who let Dan Carter steal the stage at Auckland City Limits?

Grace Jones performed at Auckland City Limits to an enthusiastic crowd. Then Dan Carter appeared and ruined everything. Madeleine Chapman reports.

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Society
Mar 1, 2018

How many property managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Madeleine Chapman spends a long, soul-sucking day at an Auckland tenancy tribunal.

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Media
Feb 28, 2018

How to tell if your child has fallen victim to a liberal meme hate group

On Monday night, Seven Sharp aired a segment warning against the left-leaning political extremist groups, aka meme pages, on Facebook. Madeleine Chapman expands on the report.

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