Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Online current affairs and culture magazine launch

September 25, 2008

New Zealand’s first online current affairs and culture magazine launches

AUCKLAND—Pundit, New Zealand’s first online current affairs and culture magazine, launches today.

The site, www.pundit.co.nz, offers in-depth analysis of events in New Zealand and abroad, commentary from the most insightful political writers, polls, blogs, aggregated news, and a selective view of New Zealand’s cultural life. It is modeled on successful online publications such as Slate, Salon and The Huffington Post.

Besides being a hub for intelligent debate, Pundit will also be a lively community. Members of the public are invited to contribute stories of their own and engage in the debate.

All content is free to view and available online only.

Pundit has formed partnerships with Pew Research, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Australian news site Crikey.

Founding editor Tim Watkin, former deputy editor of the Listener, says, “Pundit will be home to the best current affairs commentary in New Zealand and some great, provocative writing.”

Watkin will edit Pundit’s political and current affairs coverage. He is joined by Eleanor Black, former associate editor of California magazine, who will edit the culture section, and veteran broadcaster Ian Fraser.

Contributors include former TV3 political editor Jane Young, leading political scientist Dr Jon Johansson, New Orleans-based novelist Paula Morris, novelist and arts writer Kelly Ana Morey, Guardian America writer Richard Adams, agriculture expert Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, David Beatson, former press secretary to Jim Bolger, and David Lewis, former press secretary to Helen Clark.

The website was built by Rachel Cunliffe of Cre8d Design.

For more information go to www.pundit.co.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election