BusinessDesk has been covering the New Zealand political economy and the fortunes of its listed and unlisted businesses since 2008.
In 2020 we ended our newswire service and launched our first public website. We now have thousands of individual subscribers and more than 150 corporate subscribers, plus much of the New Zealand government. This has allowed us to more than double our reporting team.As of December 2020, BusinessDesk is majority owned by its staff. Senior columnist and Milford Asset Management co-founder Brian Gaynor is also a shareholder and non-executive chairman of Content Ltd, our holding company.
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.
We have editorial staff in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington 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.
Meet Our Team
Editor and chief executive
Chairman Content Ltd
Brian is a non-executive director of Content Ltd and of Milford Asset Management.