Browsing: A Different Light
Cold hard truths: Snuffling and honking, whinging and crying, leaving a trail of tissues in your wake.
Read Jonny's column - A Different Light as published in the Northern Advocate 48 hours, 6th August 2016 More Information
The ‘Para’ in paralympics, I stupidly thought stood for ‘paraplegics’. Well, duh, it stands for ‘parallel’. More Information
Jonny's latest column - read about disability in the UK and how well the media covers disability issues with a “Disability Issues reporter” on prime time TV. More Information
Jonny's latest Northern Advocate column:
When one goes travelling, the most common way of taking in the sight and vibe of a new place is by walking. However, when your average walking speed is about 0.3km/h and your range is about 100m, it’s more ‘still life’ than a walk in the park. More Information
The New Zealand Disability Strategy is currently under review and Tiaho Trust is proud to announce that Jonny Wilkinson has been appointed to the review committee. More Information
The last NZ Disability Strategy was high on aspiration and low on implementation, help make the new strategy high on both. More Information
I had a conversation about
Marcus Lush who told me that
climb trees. I was horrified. More Information
Transport in a rural area such as the Far North is an issue for a lot of people. More Information
“Part of the offensiveness wicked campers creates is that the side of a vehicle travelling public roads is not the place for puerile jokes”. More Information
It’s always a fantastic day with all participants – the ones having a go and the ones facilitating it – having a ball.
A Different Light Column - 48 Hours - Northern Advocate 27th February 2016:
"It was a vision of an inclusive utopia the other week when the first group of Syrian refugees were welcomed to New Zealand with a powhiri."
"As always, protests are a polarising phenomenon – people not only disagreeing with the political pros and cons of the issue but arguing over the act of protesting itself." More Information
"I find it very difficult to walk with no shoes on. It’s as though my feet attract energy and stimulus from the ground, setting off my cerebral palsy with random spasms of involuntary movements, like a pinball machine, on a state highway 1 detour over unsealed roads" - A Different Light - Northern Advocate 48 hours 30th January 2016. More Information
"Bowie pulled together theatre and science fiction into a new genre that influenced the music industry for now and forever more". More Information
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Another year has raced by - the final 'A Different Light' column for 2015. More Information