|Owner(s)||Todd and Jackie Scott|
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 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 - 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.
The publication's website has a paywall model, where businesses and individual subscribers pay to access certain content. NBR doesn't keeps its subscriber numbers confidential.NBR launched an online radio platform in March 2015, NBR Radio, and in early 2017 it launched a video platform, NBR View. In 2020, the NBR ceased printing and became an online only publication.
The publication produces an annual 'NBR 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" that year due to the economic impact of COVID-19, saying it would be "vulgar" to focus on wealthy people.
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.