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The National Business Review (or NBR) is an online publication aimed at the business sector.
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.
The NBR launched an online radio platform in March 2015, NBR Radio, and in early 2017 it launched a video platform, NBR View.
It has journalists based in Auckland and Wellington.
The publication produces an annual Rich List with the estimated wealth of the richest New Zealanders.
During the term of the 5th Labour government, NBR produced a feature called Crony Watch, which it intended to report on cronyism in government. The feature was discontinued in late 2008, as the new National government took office, but resumed in 2018 after National's term ended, and the 6th Labour government took office.
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.
- "End of era for NBR publisher". The National Business Review. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "NBR ONLINE paid member subscribers top 4000". The National Business Review. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "NBR continues its digital expansion with personalised radio, opens up trial mobile subscription to the masses". 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Scott, Todd (2020). "Tweet by Todd Scott". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
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.