Arrivals & Departures: Ace reporter exits NBR

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Distinguished arts & business journalist Nick Grant appears to have parted company with NBR – his editorial home for the past four years.

Grant (according to his Linkedin page) is now back working as a freelancer in Auckland. He has a long career stretching back to Profile Publishing where he was editor of Onfilm magazine (2001-2010), and NZ Business magazine (1999-2001).

At Profile he worked alongside the team that now runs M+AD (ed David Gapes, designer Chris Grimstone, ad manager Kelly Lucas). “He is a dedicated, skilled journalist – NBR will surely miss him,” Gapes said.


“The closest we could get with a search of the NBR website was a hit on politician Grant Robertson.”

There’s been nothing about his departure in the newspaper – the closest we could get with a search of the NBR website was a hit on politician Grant Robertson.

But Grant’s exit comes amid persistent talk of the paper reducing costs.

Son of founder
Not so well known is that Nick Grant is the son of Ian F Grant, who – with Hugh Rennie, John Barnett and Reg Birchfield – founded NBR in 1971.

Birchfield went on to establish Profile (now defunct) in the 1990s. M+AD grew out of the ashes of Profile’s AdMedia magazine.


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