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.
BurgerFuel pulls promo cars after Christmas Parade crash
An adult and two children were pulled from the car and attacked.
Auckland restaurant owner arrested and charged with migrant exploitation
The arrest follows a four-month long investigation by Immigration NZ.
Teen arrested for alleged carjacking, driving off with mother and daughters still inside
The 19-year-old is scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court on December 13
‘Screaming and crying’: Man carjacks mum and daughters at petrol station
Anyone with information on stolen Nissan Teana is urged to contact police.
Migrants without visas paid in cash, living in sheds: Why no one is being prosecuted
INZ says it doesn't believe case meets threshold for migrant exploitation.
Auckland Diwali Festival 2023 promises to be ‘an explosion of flavours and colour’
Big-name Indian restaurants are signing up as stallholders.
'Shanty town' owner given three months to remove unconsented buildings
Indonesian overstayers have rented the makeshift sheds and a dilapidated caravan.
International Japanese ramen chain Ajisen Ramen eyeing big expansion in New Zealand
Chain plans to open 12 new stores in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington.
'I used to live in the caravan': New tenant in Auckland shantytown amid investigation
Migrant exploitation protection is not available for overstayers.
Iconic Auckland Eats: Could ‘Phozilla’ be the region’s next iconic dish?
Nominations open today to find Auckland's top 100 dishes for 2023.
'A great day': Luxon on win for National and All Blacks
After a win for National and a win for the All Blacks, Luxon is having a good morning.
Live: Dozens of MPs are facing the axe tonight. What's life after politics like?
Nearly half of the Labour caucus could lose their seats in Parliament
The new MPs in the class of 2023, and who will be gone with the turning of the red tide
Labour is set to lose several current MPs and ministers.
Auckland business owners say crime is on the rise, and want greater police presence and stronger punishments
Restaurant Association says rise in crime will affect customers’ willingness to head out.
Bashed for a burger: Robbers target takeaway customer, bakery delivery van
Heart of the City calling for stronger police presence in the city.
'It could have been my partner': Man suffers broken jaw in unprovoked Auckland CBD attack
Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
Watch: Groundswell protest arrives in Auckland, traffic disruption for motorists
Auckland Transport is urging travellers to plan journeys ahead.
'Like living in the Antarctic' - Shantytown exploitation exposed in Auckland backyard
Auckland Council said the structures migrants had been living for years were unlikely safe
Immigration says chef declined visitor visa was at risk of overstaying
Department decides man is not considered a bona fide visitor
More support for exploited migrant workers as INZ ordered to strengthen checks
Checks made on just 4300 of 94,913 applicants and 800 of 28,000 accredited employers
NZ an attractive base for Viet drug syndicates, insider says
The ease for businesses to get accreditation and few checks on applicants cited.
Auckland restaurant group says three ex-chefs deported to Vietnam after INZ cannabis investigation
Vietnamese migrants being forced into growing the illegal plant to pay debt, INZ says.
How Kiwi ingenuity is reviving a $400/kg seafood delicacy
Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan being targeted as new markets.
Ransomware attack suspected on Auckland Transport's Hop card system
People can still catch buses, trains and ferries while the issue is being resolved.
Couple sentenced for immigration fraud, exploiting Indian migrant workers
Vikram and Susheel Maadan also ordered to pay three migrants $91,000.
Winston Peters claims ‘Māori are not indigenous’ at meeting with supporters
The idea of Māori being indigenous to NZ was a "misconstruct", Peters said.
Work visa scam victims offered job lifeline at Sudima hotels
Six Auckland properties involved have been slapped with insanitary building notices.