About

BusinessDesk was founded in 2008, just as digital disruption started to hit traditional news publishers.

More than a decade on, we’re thriving as New Zealand’s most widely syndicated business news service, selling our constantly updating daily output of news stories to a wide range of news publishers and to individual and corporate subscribers who need timely, accurate, agenda-free reports about everything that matters in the New Zealand economy and corporate life.

Founder Pattrick Smellie, one of New Zealand’s most experienced business and political reporters, leads the development of the business. Paul McBeth, with 10 years’ under his belt, leads an editorial team comprising some of the country’s most long-serving business reporters, with experience at Bloomberg, Reuters, AP Dow Jones, and with major New Zealand business titles in the last 20-plus years.