FAQs

Can I use your stories and send them to my colleagues or clients?

We allow you to send stories to people with a BusinessDesk subscription. That means if you are a corporate subscriber, you can send our stories to anyone inside your organisation.

If you want to email, republish or print our articles, you need a licence. However, we don't mind if you send the occasional copy of an article to one or two people.

To fins out how to licence our content, please email matt@businessdesk.co.nz 


How often do you publish news stories?

The number of stories published varies from day to day, but typically we publish between 12 and 20 original stories a day. Four daily elements are constants:

an overnight global markets wrap published by our experienced Vancouver-based reporter every weekday morning

currency reports by 8.30am and 6pm every weekday

and a New Zealand sharemarket close report nightly by 6pm.


Does BusinessDesk have a feedback section?

Yes. Click on contact us and send an email to editor@businessdesk.co.nz.


Can I change my subscription?

Yes, you can upgrade or change your subscription at any time. Changes to your subscription charges will apply from the end of your current billing period.


We're a big organisation and we want more than one subscription. Do we get a discount?

Yes. If you have fewer than 50 staff, please see http://businessdesk.co.nz/register to get it all done online. If your company is bigger, then email Matt Martel (matt@businessdesk.co.nz) or phone him on 0277744483


I'm getting sent some stories I don't really need. Is there a way to filter my Alerts?

If you're not already using keyword search, give it a try.  You can change and amend your keyword settings as often as you like to improve your tailored news feed. You can do that here http://businessdesk.co.nz/settings


Who is behind BusinessDesk?

BusinessDesk is a newswire produced by Content Ltd, owned by two experienced Wellington-based business journalists, Pattrick Smellie and Paul McBeth, and the founder of Milford Asset Management, Brian Gaynor. 


You have published an error. Who do I call?

Paul McBeth, Head of News: 027 714 3344

Pattrick Smellie, Editor: 021 588203 

Email: editor@businessdesk.co.nz


We take accuracy seriously and will endeavour to respond quickly.


I have a press statement for you. What is the best email address?

Send it to editor@businessdesk.co.nz. This is a general newsroom email address that will ensure it is seen and scheduled by the news team. We recommend that PR firms sending unsolicited emails use this address if they wish to achieve impact. Unsolicited pitch calls to individual reporters on stories of marginal news value are discouraged.


How does the charging system work?

You can change your subscription at any time. Keyword and product bundle changes will take effect immediately. Billing changes will be processed at each monthly cycle, whether the change involves an increase or a decrease in subscription. If you want to cancel, you can also do this in your dashboard — we don't make it extra hard to do.

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