Hannah McGowan

Hannah McGowan is a freelance writer & critic. Contact her via hannah@enkicopy.co.nz

Sep 18, 2019

The Amazon’s burning – and what you choose to eat plays a part 

Connecting your everyday choices at the supermarket to a crisis half a world away might be a hard concept get your head around, but we all have power to effect change, writes Hannah McGowan.

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Jun 1, 2019

How it feels to know the state may be snooping through your sexual and social life

Hannah McGowan, who has lived on a benefit for most of the past 20 years, responds to the news last month that WINZ has been accessing the private communications of beneficiaries. 

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May 3, 2019

The dehumanising reality of life on a benefit in New Zealand

This afternoon the recommendations from a wide-ranging study of our welfare system will be released. Hannah McGowan writes about the realities of life on a benefit – and the issues she hopes the report will address.

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Apr 24, 2019

I used to be an anti-vaxxer

Hannah McGowan once believed that vaccination was to blame for her chronic health issues, and refused to vaccinate her two young sons. Then she started to listen to the health professionals who know best.

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Jan 15, 2019

The retail therapy myth: why shopping doesn’t make you any happier

The decluttering phenomenon has revealed some dark truths about people's need to fill the void with things.

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Jan 9, 2019

Instead of Marie Kondo-ing your house, why not just buy less shit?

The easiest way to declutter? Not buying useless crap in the first place, writes Hannah McGowan.

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