Northern Advocate columnist Jonny Wilkinson is the CEO of Tiaho Trust - Disability A Matter of Perception, a Whangārei-based advocacy organisation.
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Comment: Reconnecting after two years can be bittersweet
One day another meeting, another reunion, and another celebration will take place
Opinion: Disabled housing at crisis point in northern region
I didn't realise how bad things were until recently, there's real despair out there.
A Different Light: Thoughts from the disability sector
It's good practice to lean into one's vulnerabilities, says Northland disability advocate.
Jonny Wilkinson: I'm transfixed by the speed and the deftness of our Kiwi Paralympians
Have the Paralympics broken the global glass ceiling?
Jonny Wilkinson: Another protest has been going on
We felt that finally we would no longer be the poor relation of health.
Jonny Wilkinson: Northland back to red, but things could be worse, right?
Latest from Northland's disability sector.
Whangārei's Getting Out There Expo postponed due to Covid uncertainty
Covid cancel culture hits Whangārei disability sector event.
Disability issues ministry on way; good news on house upgrade too
The announcement is proof tenacious lobbying, speaking out and activism can pay off.
Facemask-wearing exemption card process falls short
Let's sort this to provide true equity for those who really cannot wear facemasks.
Kiwi disabled women at Tokyo Paralympics bring home gold
Our women of the pool, track and field have done all Kiwis with disabilities proud.
Spare a thought for those with disabilities during Covid
Whangārei's Blomfield School is organising a drive through vaccination event.
Cameron Leslie's Paralympics decision a no-brainer
"Some things are bigger than sports, right? It was the hardest, easiest decision."
Promoting abilities - disability magazine's theme in 2021
Includes a range of different perspectives on disability, from organisational to personal.
Moving - surprisingly in Google's top five stressful events list
I get it if moving means fleeing a war zone, leaving your country, but moving households?
Sentimental times as Jonny farewells 'the Bismarck'
Jonny Wilkinson's scooter has been around, from Opononi to Invercargill, Aussie to Europe.
The rationale is that you may get a hangover, but it's better than a migraine.
Apparently it's rare to get migraines when you are over 50.
'Disabled lives matter' - a new chant waiting for wings to fly
A protest from the largest minority in New Zealand took place this week.
Jonny Wilkinson: Be prepared to bite the hand that feeds
Health Ministry's lack of response to the He Ara Oranga Mental Health Actions is worrying.
Time government focused on real issues, not toys and ties
Government leadership vital to pull it together divided Northland health sector.
Sold for a song - our 1970s retro caravan had to go
I had an epiphany while watching the caravan go off down the road, writes Jonny Wilkinson.
What happened to the disability voice in election result?
While disabled people are the largest minority group we still don't have representation.
Does the disabled community need cakes and babies?
Inequity holds no prisoners and streams through the disabled community also.
Election opportunity for Northland's disabled community to be heard
Northland has the second highest proportion of disabled people in NZ at 29 per cent.
Falling over common experience for disabled people
Pain shot through my side, like an angry electric eel. My eyes bulged in disbelief.
'Disability' does not equal sick and if it ain't broke …
A disability authority that presides over our services in a holistic way is preferred.
Jonny Wilkinson: Accessible tourism is a no-brainer
Tourism need to cater for all needs.
Jonny Wilkinson: Things are the same but different
It is hard to know what the new normal will look like in the future.
Burning defenceless cellphone towers like witch-hunt
Conspiracy theories have gone off the deep end over beliefs about 5G technology.
Glad NZ looks after its disabled, vulnerable in Covid crisis
Our Government has taken decisive action and people have responded so well.
Jonny Wilkinson: Disabled people often disadvantaged during a disaster
Jonny Wilkinson wonders how disabled people were faring during the Aussie fires
Comment: Time for less talk, more action on disability
Disabled people deserve a sense of purpose, contribution and place of belonging.
Funding increase for family carers welcome, but ...
There is a piece of dialogue missing in the discussion... when to fly the coop.
Jonny Wilkinson: Just 'being' doesn't make the cut any more
If you're living in a car, the last thing on your priorities is taking part in research.