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Meet our journalists

Fiona Rotherham -

Co-editor/online news editor

Fiona Rotherham rejoined NBR after a 25-year hiatus in 2017.  She was originally online editor before extending her role to co-editor with Tim Hunter in late 2018. 

A former head of the national Fairfax Business Bureau and editor of former business weekly The Independent, Fiona was a senior journalist for business wire agency BusinessDesk before shifting to NBR.

Her journalism career began with a baptism by fire reporting on the 1981 Springbok tour for radio before making the switch to print and business reporting in 1989 at NBR. Since then she’s won a slew of journalism awards including Westpac Financial Journalist of the year, and Magazine Publishers’ Association awards for business magazine editor of the year and journalist of the year while working for business innovation magazine, Unlimited, and The Independent.

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Tim Hunter -


One of New Zealand's most experienced and decorated business reporters, Tim Hunter joined NBR in May, 2015. The Scottish expatriate received an MA (Hons) in philosophy and international relations from the University of St Andrews and an MBA in business strategy and finance from the University of Edinburgh. After emigrating to New Zealand, he held a string of senior roles including business news editor for the NZ Herald, business editor of the Sunday Star Times and deputy editor of Fairfax's Auckland Business Bureau before joining NBR. His trophy cabinet includes Qantas Media Awards for Best Business, Finance & Consumer Affairs columnist and Best Newspaper Feature Writer (Business). He was also named the inaugural EY Business Journalist of the Year in 2014.

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Nevil Gibson -

Editor at Large

Nevil Gibson has held senior positions at The National Business Review since 1985, including editor in chief. Before that he was chief reporter, network news, at Radio New Zealand. He has contributed film and book reviews to various publications and has judged a wide variety of business awards. He makes regular appearances on The Panel with Jim Mora on Radio New Zealand National.

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Dane Ambler -


Dane graduated from Otago University with degrees in film and media, communication and environmental studies. He spent five years working with startups and non-profits in China and Thailand. In 2017 he returned to New Zealand to advance his qualifications with a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Massey University. He joined NBR in 2018 and is completing his master's degree. Dane is passionate about sustainable technologies and startups.

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Andrew Bevin -


Andrew joined NBR in October 2018 as a journalist covering property and tech. His first venture into journalism was writing for a skateboarding magazine, thinking he could take on more serious subject matter and draw on experience working in the property sector, Andrew completed a journalism diploma at Whitireia and a short internship at Wellington’s BusinessDesk before starting at NBR. Andrew also has a diploma in digital media design.

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Brent Edwards -

Political Reporter

This is Brent Edwards’ third stint in the press gallery, having previously worked there for the Evening Post from 1989 to 2001 and for Radio New Zealand from 2006 to 2015. In between times he was RNZ’s economics correspondent and most recently its director of news gathering. His career in journalism started at the Nelson Evening Mail when typewriters were king and smoke filled newsrooms the norm. He appreciates today’s smoke-free newsrooms but still has a lingering nostalgia for typewriters.

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Rob Hosking -

Political and Economics Editor

One of the longest-serving members of NBR's editorial team, Rob Hosking joined the publication in 1997, based in the Press Gallery. Rob specialises in political, economic, tax, financial and superannuation issues. Before arriving at NBR, he covered telecommunications and ICT, agriculture, resource management and other regulatory topics affecting business and the wider economy for a range of publications including Computerworld, Marketing, Ad/Media and The Bay of Plenty Times. Rob studied politics, philosophy, English, economics and law at Auckland University, where he was also on the team for University Challenge.

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Nathan Smith -


Nathan Smith is the National Business Review’s foreign affairs and security analyst. His professional studies included international relations and journalism at Massey University. Nathan also writes on the issues business leaders face with cyber security, intelligence and trade relations.

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Calida Stuart-Menteath -

Wellington Bureau Reporter

Calida holds arts and law degrees from the University of Otago, and a journalism post-grad diploma from AUT University. Before starting at NBR in 2014, she worked as a business reporter at Key Media and a court and political reporter at Cook Islands News. Her freelance work includes writing for The Listener, APNZ, Escape Magazine and The Sunday Star Times.

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Victoria Young -


Victoria Young returned to NBR mid-2017 after a two-year OE in London, where she was news editor at commercial law magazine, Legal Business. She first joined NBR in 2012 and previous rounds have included law and courts and ad/media. A proud Wellingtonian, Victoria has a double degree in law and arts from Victoria University and is admitted to the Bar in New Zealand. She also holds a journalism diploma from AUT University.

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