National Business Review


The National Business Review (or NBR) is a New Zealand online news publication aimed at the business sector. It has journalists based in Auckland and Wellington.

The National Business Review
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TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Todd Scott
Founder(s)Henry Newrick
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
Political alignmentEconomic liberalism


The NBR was founded in 1970 by then-23 year old publisher Henry Newrick. Initially published as a fortnightly tabloid-format newspaper, it was briefly published as a daily newspaper from 1987 to 1991. New Zealand businessman Barry Colman was the NBR's publisher for 24 years, after buying it from John Fairfax & Sons in 1988. He sold it to Todd Scott in 2012.[1]

The publication's website has a paywall model, where businesses and individual subscribers pay to access certain content. As of June 2016, the NBR had more than 4000 paying subscribers.[2] The NBR launched an online radio platform in March 2015, NBR Radio,[3] and in early 2017 it launched a video platform, NBR View. In 2020, the NBR ceased printing and became an online newspaper.

Rich ListEdit

The publication produces an annual Rich List with the estimated wealth of the richest New Zealanders. In 2020, Todd Scott announced that NBR had "called off the 2020 NBR Rich List" due to the economic impact of COVID-19, saying it would be "vulgar" to focus on wealthy people.[4]


  1. ^ "End of era for NBR publisher". The National Business Review. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "NBR ONLINE paid member subscribers top 4000". The National Business Review. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "NBR continues its digital expansion with personalised radio, opens up trial mobile subscription to the masses". 12 March 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ Scott, Todd (2020). "Tweet by Todd Scott". Twitter. Retrieved 19 September 2020. I have called off the 2020 NBR Rich List due out later this year. No one wants to hear about Rich people, unless they have advice for these times and or money to help. It would be vulgar to even consider it this year. Besides, our newsroom have far more important things to share.

External linksEdit

  • National Business Review
  • Pay to View Archives