BusinessDesk has been covering the New Zealand political economy and the fortunes of its listed and unlisted businesses since 2008.
We have thousands of individual subscribers and more than 150 corporate and government subscribers. Our influential audience make decisions every day that affect how New Zealand runs.BusinessDesk’s team of more than 20 journalists and commentators produces much of New Zealand’s best business journalism.
Our aim is to help you make better decisions for work and in your personal finances.
The site is edited by Pattrick Smellie, one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded journalists. We publish trustworthy, well-researched reporting and expert commentary.
As of January 2022, BusinessDesk is owned by NZME (NZM) but retains its independent identity and editorial manifesto.
We have editorial staff in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Intelligent, trusted news sources are more valuable than ever. At BusinessDesk, we publish essential, trustworthy and timely New Zealand business and economic news and analysis that is accessible to professional and general readers alike. Beyond quality journalism, we are keen to promote good government and good governance, and the sound and ethical decision-making that underpins both. Our experienced and professional team are committed not only to accuracy and fairness, but also to deliver depth and insight that justifies the faith our readers place in us when subscribing to the BusinessDesk news service.
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