The Kiwi young writers became separate to Press Service International in Australia in 2021 and its proving to be a positive move. Published in both Christian Today New Zealand and Christian Today Australia their articles have been bountifully received.
Changes have taken place in the operations engine room to keep publishing schedules flowing –
Liz Hay has taken over from Matthew Thornton as the Weeks 1 & 2 coordinator.
Petro Swart has returned with a 4 article stint studying her Masters in the US
Kiwi sport writer Mhairi-Bronte Duncan is reducing her footprint as a writer
Mussita Ng taken on the editor role of the NZ senior writers
Circulars from Mussita have been sent to the Kiwi young writers to increase numbers with recommendations to young people and likewise to former Kiwi young writers.
Go, go, go
Even this cursory list illustrates it has been as case of ‘go-go-go’ for the new set-up of the Kiwi young writers.
For the past three years the Kiwis young writers have been functioning under ‘Stand Alone’ where Tim Newman has been sending the week list of articles and photos into Christian Today’s David Chang.
That was a steady lead-in to becoming separate to Australia.
The Kiwi young writer program remains the same.
Weeks 1, 2 and 3 of each Cycle have Kiwi young writers
Week 4 are the senior writers
There are coordinators and editors and photo selectors for each of these weeks. Esther Koh as editor of the Kiwi young writers and maintains the publishing days for each young writer. Chanell Diaz is the new ‘late comer chaser’ when someone is late with their article.
There are six Kiwi young writers in Week 1, five in Week 2 and six in Week 3. Mussita who does the Kiwi Newsy Bits is the communicator and Esther the editor are looking for additional Kiwi young people ages 18-30 years to join the Christian Today team.
Kiwi young writer web sites
Kiwi young writer contacts
Ng Mussita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children