The 2019 Kiwi young writer program commenced with a fresh ‘behind the scenes’ team. -
Coordinator Weeks 1 and 2 - Jessica McPherson
Late comers chaser - Rebecca Howan
Editor - Esther Koh
Coordinator – Week 3 - Jessical Knell
Link to Christian Today - Tim Newman
Jessica McPherson is from Christchurch, Rebecca Howan and Esther Koh from Wellington, Jessica Knell from Auckland and Tim Newman is from Nelson.
Tim Newman’s new role for New Zealand replaces the Australian link to Christian Today, another step towards a completely independent NZ young writer entity.
Tim was a young writer 2014-16, earned a Masters at Canterbury Uni (Christchurch) and a journalism internship with Fairfax followed by journalist jobs in the Fairfax Group (Stuff NZ) in Invercargil (Southern Times) and now with the Nelson Times.
As this new year gets underway so too it is good to look back as to whence the Kiwi program had come.
The Kiwi young writers were initiated in 2012 with NZ conferences in Auckland and Christchurch 2013, and then Wellington in 2014.
What we’re looking for now are those Kiwi young writers from 2012-17 to take the plunge of leadership in administration and establish a legal entity for the ongoing Kiwi young writers. A letter to this effect has been sent to each of them.
This video was from the 2014 Wellington ‘Kiwi young writer’ conference .
Young people 18-30 years interested in writing for Christian Today New Zealand with your own international column please connect with Dr Mark Tronson firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 917 713
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.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html