2020 is the ninth year of the Kiwi young writer program with Christian Today New Zealand.
Each year there seems to be new young Kiwis (18-30) joining the team who are published once every five weeks (a Cycle consists of 5 weeks), 10 articles for the year.
This is our Kiwi team who make it all happen
There are three coordinators who send out reminder for each Kiwi young writer's due date.
Weeks 1 and 2 - Matthew Thornton from Auckland
Week 3 - Jessica Knell from Auckland
Week 4 (NZ senior writers)
Week 5 - Mussita Ng from Wellington
Kevin Park from Auckland
Facebook Uploads and overview
Kevin Park and Araina Periera (both Auckland)
NZ Christian Media - sends each days articless
Manuele Teofilo, Blake Gardiner
Rev Paul Cornish, Bishop Brian Carrell
Bishop Brian Carrell, Major Christina Tyson, Liz Hay, Wayne Graham, ,Sarah Richards.
18-30s Esther Koh
Over 31s Mussita Ng
Christian Today New Zealand
Major Christina Tyson
All these people engage in the Kiwi young writer program so as to ensure the entire system runs smoothly.
Kiwi young writers are asked to write a 600-900 word 'Comment' article – that is you writing about something on your heart, a Christian view on an event or drama. It is not a devotional or a sermon.
What it is like writing
It is fun. It is serious. It is disciplining. It’s great having your article read around the world. It is once every 5 weeks. You’re part of a team. We need more young Kiwis 18-30 years of age. We have annual; conference with writing Awards.
Interested - as a first step, contact Press Service International, Dr Mark Tronson
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html