Wellington Business Editor, Jenée Tibshraeny, covers business, the economy and public policy for the Business Herald.
I am the Business Herald’s eyes and ears in Parliament. Based in the press gallery, I have an insight into how politics influences decision-making that affects the economy. “Business” doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so I believe it’s important to understand how the environment in which it operates is managed. I am also of the view “the economy” is ultimately about people. While I do a fair bit of number crunching, I love chewing the fat with those in the know and hearing people’s stories. I like getting to the nub of an issue; identifying the root cause of something that materially affects our lives. Accordingly, I mainly cover Reserve Bank issues, housing, energy, banking, insurance, and Wellington business more broadly. Prior to joining the Herald in May 2022, I spent seven years at interest.co.nz in Auckland and Wellington. I started my career working as a reporter and researcher for what’s now known as Newshub Nation, before spending a couple of years in New Plymouth as Newstalk ZB’s Central North Island reporter. I trust my work will be of use to those in both business and policy making, as well as individuals interested in their back pockets.