Paula Tesoriero

Paula Tesoriero is the Disability Rights Commissioner and a former world-record breaking NZ paralympic racing cyclist.

Dec 3, 2020
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We can make a better post-Covid world for disabled people

The pandemic has shown us how we can do things differently. When we come out the other side, let's ensure the 1 billion disabled people worldwide aren't left behind, writes …

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Mar 21, 2018

World Down Syndrome Day is a chance to change attitudes

New Zealand's Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero asks for attitudes toward disability to change and encourages the celebration of the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome.

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Sep 11, 2017

The real reason that politician-in-a-disabled-carpark story is outrageous

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero on what the recent flap over a National candidate parking in a disabled space reveals about our attitudes towards disability.

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