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It's time for a wee change. Taihoa and we'll jump into our new look

Hi Pundit people,

Just a quick note to say that when next you see the site, it'll look a bit different. Over the next day or two we'll be migrating Pundit and all its 3867 stories, its 24545 comments and nearly 10,000 members to a new platform for a more modern look.

A few things are changing around here... but all in a good way. Just check out our new pundits

Dear loyal readers (and any fickle folk floating by),

The observant amongst you may have noticed that yesterday our list of contributors on the left hand side of the page changed. Some of the folk who have written for Pundit in the past have moved onto other things and, happily, a bunch of new folk have agreed to share their expertise with you.

So that you can have confidence in Pundit's commitment to accuracy, fairness and integrity, we've joined the New Zealand Press Council and will now we held accountable by an independent body

You might have noticed in recent days the logo of the New Zealand Press Council has appeared on our homepage. That's because our concerns about the quality of political and current affairs debate online have led us to joining the council.

Four new voices join the Pundit lineup

Pundit has always tried to be a site that encourages thoughtful debate and conversation, covering all manner of viewpoints.

The point at which Pundit gets all meta, with a post commenting on another post ... or, my thoughts on Tim's initial thoughts on the Ewen Macdonald trial verdict.

I was going to write a post of my own on the Macdonald/Guy trial verdict (interesting question - should murder trials be known by the name of the victim or the accused?) But then that busy little beaver Tim Watkin beat me to it.