Greetings friends, family, colleagues, and a few of you we don't know nearly as well.
If you're not aware, Eleanor and I have been working for the past nine months on a new current affairs website that will offer the best commentary and writing New Zealand has to offer.
It will be the meeting place for a community of people eager to debate the issues that matter in New Zealand and around the world.
We've teamed with Ian Fraser and recruited a crew of top flight thinkers and writers. With an election just 10 weeks away, former TV3 chief political reporter Jane Young and much-sought-after political scientist Jon Johansson will offer political commentary alongside two men who know what politics is like from the inside:
Ex-Listener editor and press secretary to Jim Bolger, David Beatson, and Helen Clark's former chief press secretary and speech writer, David Lewis.
Today, the clock has been ticking down and as of now...http://www.pundit.co.nz/ is online!
The new home of smart current affairs and debate. It's a soft launch, as we're still stocking the shelves with our writers and recruiting a few more contributors.
In the next week or two, look out for cultural comment from renowned novelists Paula Morris and Kelly Ana Morey, and global political coverage from ex-pat Kiwi journalists Richard Adams in Washington DC and Toby Manhire in London.
Plus much, much more. Two things you can do to support us, and quality journalism in New Zealand - make Pundit your homepage and forward this email to everyone you know (and even a few you don't).
Many thanks,Tim Watkin & Eleanor Black
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