Mark Hanna

Media
Jul 25, 2018

The mysterious case of the $1.50 a year power bill

Could it really cost less than a cup of coffee to power your home for an entire year? Mark Hanna investigates the New Zealand Herald's extraordinary claim. 

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Science
May 30, 2018

We must stop ignoring the experts on police pursuits

People keep dying in police pursuits. Despite this repeated cycle of calls for change, has anything actually changed?

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Science
Oct 5, 2017

About that Stuff story on 'edible sunblock'

In any country, Stuff's news story assessing 'edible sunscreen' would be questionable. In New Zealand, the melanoma capital of the world, it's downright irresponsible, writes Mark Hanna.

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Science
May 19, 2017

Why Winston Peters is wrong about the anti-quackery bill

We need a new law to plug the big gap in our regulation of health products, argues Mark Hanna

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Science
Nov 3, 2016

Hoo boy, soft drink companies did some really bad science today

Mark Hanna's greatest passion is debunking bad science. Here, he looks at the New Zealand Beverage Council's recent media campaign claiming soft drinks aren't a big factor in obesity.

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