Meet our editorial team - journalists, production, columnists | NBR

Meet our editorial team - journalists, production, columnists

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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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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Karyn Scherer -

Senior reporter

During her 30-year career in journalism, there aren’t many jobs that Karyn Scherer hasn’t done. She has covered almost every beat except sport, and has had management roles at various publications, including The Daily Post, the NZ Herald, the Herald On Sunday, the NZ Listener, and a fantastic little community paper called Mahurangi Matters. She has also worked for the Financial Markets Authority, Callaghan Innovation, and as the national training manager for journalism for an ITO. But it has been business reporting that has occupied most of her time, and she has won many awards for her investigative work. She has returned to NBR after a break for family reasons, because she simply can’t seem to keep away.

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Andrew Bevin -


Andrew Bevin 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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Dita De Boni -

Senior journalist

Dita De Boni has worked as a reporter, producer and journalist for more than 20 years – primarily as a business and general reporter and columnist for the NZ Herald, business and current affairs reporter and producer for TVNZ, and producer at Radio New Zealand. In between times, she’s done plenty of freelance writing and lots of child rearing. Particular business journalism interests include profiling business leaders and interesting small businesses, and packaging up salacious gossip.

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Brent Edwards -

Political editor

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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Julie Iles -


Julie Iles joins NBR from The Dominion Post where she was reporting on breaking news, consumer issues and commercial property. Before that she was part of Stuff’s business news team, writing national business stories.

She most likes writing about epic oversights, science-based  innovation, and the humans behind them.

Julie hails originally from Rye, New York and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth & Planetary Science from Washington University in St Louis and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Massey University.

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Reweti Kohere -

Junior reporter

Reweti Kohere joined NBR as a junior reporter in March 2019 as part of its intern scheme.

Originally from Whanganui, he graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in Law and Political Science in 2016.

During his studies and after graduating, he worked for Ministry of Social Development helping former state wards with their historical claims of abuse while in state care.

In 2018 he returned to study, completing Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. Reweti is interested in fashion and the business of fashion.

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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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Imogen Atkins -

Executive Producer NBR VIEW

Imogen is Executive Producer of the NBR View team where she manages both the video and social marketing content. Originally from the Manawatu, Imogen made the move to Auckland to pursue her career in broadcasting and journalism. After studying a degree in communications, majoring in media studies and public relations at Massey University and a diploma in broadcasting and journalism at Radio Training School, she joined the team at NBR in September 2016.

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Bianca Delalic -

Content Producer

Bianca joined NBR as a media assistant in 2018 after a three-month internship the previous year. She is now a content producer for NBR View, where she produces the multimedia content. She has studied a BSc majoring in computer science at the University of Auckland. She spends her spare time learning a variety of skills from app development and photography to martial arts. She spent half a year in the US working for the mouse at Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Rachel Dudding -

Web producer/Sub-editor

Web producer/sub-editor Rachel comes to the NBR via Healthy Food Guide but cut her business, finance and economics subbing teeth on the Australian Financial Review. From an editing family, she’s inherited not only a love of words, but a tendency to have children. They are, in turn, producing grandchildren for Rachel to dote on in any spare time.

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