Mark Kitchingman

Mark Kitchingman is a creative writing student at Massey University. His writing interests include conservation, travel, science, science fiction and alternative history, and aspires towards a career with National Geographic.  As long as rhinos, elephants and countless other animals continue to be slaughtered or pushed towards extinction, he shall advocate on their behalf through powerful writing pieces and photography that will one day encourage better protection of all species from us humans. Mark is based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Mark Kitchingman: Finding My Turtle Power

I never once heard my tinamatua (grandmother) speaking Samoan when I was a kid. None of my aunties or my mum could speak the language either. I, however, never hesitated teaching Nana the ways of my favourite television superheroes every school day at 5pm.