Matthew Joils of Christchurch
Christian Today New Zealand commenced on 13 February 2017 with one young writer article, one original 2012 Kiwi young writer from Christian Today Australia and a feature article published in both Christian Today Australia and Christian Today New Zealand.
These are some of the more recent items related to Christian Today New Zealand.
Kiwi young writer editor Irenie How from Christchurch is attending 'One Day in Melbourne' seminar on Christian media on Sat 3 June and meeting with the other young writer week editors over lunch.
Sophia Sinclair has returned from maternity leave as a New Zealand Panellist for Cycle 4 and Cycle 5.
Monday 5 June commences Cycle 5 as Christian Today New Zealand is being extended from 4 to 5 weeks as it then coincides with Christian Today Australia’s 5 week Cycles.
As Cycle 5 comes around, Kiwi young writer editor Irenie How is placing those Kiwi young writers being marked by the NZ Panellists in the first three weeks as they will be collated and sent to the NZ Panellists early. This is in order to determine which Kiwi young writers are offered air fare scholarships from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast for the annual awards on the Sunshine Coast on 12 August.
Next year, 2018 the annual young writers conference is being held in New Zealand.
Emma McGeorge of MAF PNG
New Zealand Basil Sellers Awards
2016 - Matt Browning and Kara Greening
2015 - Sophia Sinclair and Jeremy Suisted
2014 - Casey Murray
2013 - Daniel Jang
Press Service Internatinal's young writer ministry has an Awards Commission under way chaired by New Zealand Panellist Christina Tyson.
Christina Tyson has reported the response to the Awards Commission has been splendid - the usual October round robin email discussion by the Panellists - will now likewise be a Panellists Commission with a neutral chair. The Kiwi young writers will be welcome to have input into the Panellists Commission in October.
Irenie How of Christchurch
The central focus of this young people ministry by being published in Christian Today is their voice being heard in the market place of ideas. These Kiwi young people comes from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
There are two additional groups involved as part of Christian Today New Zealand, one group are those who have recently moved on and no longer producing fresh articles. Their articles published over some years in Christian Today Australia encouraged by NZ Panellist Bishop Brian Carrell are now being published in CTNZ as this is a - new audience, a new market place and a new country.
The other group - since Christian Today New Zealand commenced in February, are those original 2012 Kiwi young writer articles as the second article in CTNZ each day. This has worked amazingly well, boosting this fledging ministry – these articles are already published, but now given a new date.
Irenie How slots these young writers with publishing dates over the 5 week Cycle. It is quite a task. Rev Paul Cornish, Natalie Chu and Dr Mark Tronson PSI Australia get a copy of this list. Irenie uploads the articles each evening to the Christian Today New Zealand platform.
Esther Koh of Wellington
Who is doing what in CTNZ
Editor - Irenie How
Editorial Group - Brian Carrell, Liz Hay, Sophia Sinclair
Pastoral - Rev Paul Cornish
Daily NZ Christian Media - Esther Koh, Sabrina Meyer, Michele Ong
Needed is a 'New Kiwi Young Writer Coordinator'
Panellists - Christina Tyson, Brian Carrell, Liz Hay, Sophia Sinclair, Emma Seabrook
This has been a remarkable 5 year journey and Kiwi young people between the ages of 18-30 are invited to become young writers with Christian Today New Zealand – connect with Dr Mark Tronsontimeout@bushorchestra.com
Jared Diprose of Auckland
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