Browsing: A Different Light
How do you write a speech for a group of people whose preferred language is not English? Whose preferred language is not spoken but transmitted in sign? More Information
A Different Light - Jonny's latest column from the Northern Advocate, 48 Hours, Saturday 27th May. More Information
How many people does it take to change a….writers block? Read Jonny's latest column - A Different Light as published in The Northern Advocate Saturday 13th May. More Information
A Different Light - Northern Advocate - Saturday 29th April, 2017
'What must be harder still is if you are a wheelchair user needing an accessible house'. More Information
A Different Light - Northern Advocate Saturday, April 25th, 2017
'After a night of revelry and bloody-minded indulgence (no fool like an old fool!) my guests left fairly early, seeming decidedly less enthusiastic about continued celebrations.'
Is it too much to expect some respect? Is it really that much of a problem?
Read Jonny's latest A Different Light column - Northern Advocate, 48 Hours Saturday 1st April 2017 More Information
"Some weeks things come at you either too high or too low"
Read Jonny's column as published in the Northern Advocate Saturday 4th March 2017 More Information
One of my first acquisitions was cast-iron cookware...then came the meat cleavers.
Jonny's latest column - The Northern Advocate - 48 Hours - Saturday 4th February 2017. More Information
Read about Jonny's road trip to the wild West Coast as published in the Northern Advocate, 48 Hours, Saturday 21st January 2017. More Information
Jonny's summing up of 2016 - Northern Advocate, Saturday 24th December.
I found solace in the vege garden and haven’t stopped my obsessing over growing the prefect tomato. More Information
Jonny's last column for 2016:
People at the premier seemed genuinely riveted apart from the periodic interruptions of my mokopuna who kept calling out ‘Poppa, Poppa’ when she spotted me, but hey, she was genuine.
Sometimes I think the disability movement in Aotearoa is progressing at a glacial pace…It is successes like Te Kopa’s and Aroha’s that give me solace. Jonny's latest A Different Light column - The Northern Advocate, 48 Hours 26th November 2016. More Information
A Different Light - Jonny's latest hobby chronicled in the 48 Hours/My Word section of Saturday's Northern Advocate More Information
“I am disappointed that so little new blood got into our local ruling bodies this time round.”
Jonny's latest column published in the Northern Advocate's 48 Hours on Saturday 29th October 2016.
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'I love the concept of manaakitanga. The art of respecting every individual's mana, and the mana of giving great service.'
See below to the link to the online version in the Northern Advocate, Saturday 20th August, 2016. More Information