Lincoln Tan, a Multimedia Journalist for New Zealand’s Herald, specialises in covering stories around diversity and immigration.
I’m Lincoln Tan and I’ve been a journalist at the Herald since 2006, covering stories around diversity and immigration. Originally from Singapore, I used to be a reporter with the Singapore Press Holdings and was the editor of a migrant-focused newspaper iBall here before I joined the Herald. Exclusives that I have reported on include the scoop that the pilots were the prime suspect in the missing Malaysian airline flight MH370 while I was based in Kuala Lumpur, and the inside workings of a global fake monk scam that operates out of China. I have had to face my fair share of death threats, including from a New Zealand politician and extremists for exposing alleged bribery and the preaching of jihad, or holy war, by an imam of a local mosque. Once, members of a Korean cult here locked a photographer and myself up in their second-floor chapel and we had to use the fire escape to get away. Journalism has allowed me to travel around New Zealand and the world, covering extraordinary stories both here and abroad. I am a foodie and most happy when I get to discover great food or an exciting eatery. Fortunately, a lot of the restaurants in Auckland are run by migrants and by default, come under my rounds.
Inaugural Nepali festival in March will be dedicated to dumplings.
Watercare now has consent for 300 million litres of water a day from the river year-round.
Lantern Festival is the only major Chinese New Year event running this year.
Anyone at locations of interest must get tested immediately and self-isolate.
Areas such as Patangata, Sopu, Popua and Fangaloto reportedly underwater.
More than 100,000 expected to attend the event at ASB Showgrounds in February.
Countdown has removed lemons from its online store due to short supply.
Domino's Pizza spokeswoman says pest control is inspecting after the "isolated incident".
Since 2018, volunteers have contributed 3450 hours to plant the trees at Sanders Reserve.
Travel back in time for Victorian high tea on Auckland's North Shore.
'New Zealand is still dealing with Delta, Omicron is coming'.
Flavour, traditions and festivities of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Owners are Indian nationals, and there are risks they might relocate.
Jerk meals, rum and reggae to teleport you to the Caribbean.
Three people died in water-related incidents on Tuesday, one still missing.
An Auckland lounge offers a slice of India.
Take a bite of sashimi and soak in a bit of Kyoto.
One neighbour has labelled the venue a 'trouble hotspot'.
Roti canai is best eaten freshly cooked and with bare hands.
A second border-related case has been in the community, Health Ministry announced today.
'Everyone's going to get Omicron if they're not vaccinated - and it's going to come fast.'
Diners eat with bare hands, food is laid on banana leaves.
Can't go to South Korea? Experience Korean royal court dining at Hansik.
Walk in and you will be transported to a different land - Thailand.
Mongolian hot pot can be traced back to Genghis Khan and his horsemen warriors.
Ministry of Health says private providers must have good justification to refuse services.
Auckland mayor says it's fantastic that Aucklanders will be able to enjoy more freedom.
The Restaurant Association says the traffic light system is challenging for the industry.
The owner of The Shakespeare says hospo is on the brink.
People from overseas currently in MIQ won't qualify for vaccine pass.