Jonathan David James Underhill

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kikopiri

1963 -

Jonathan Underhill was born and raised in Christchurch. He graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Victoria University in 1987. He is a journalist who has worked for the Auckland Star, The Dominion, Sunday Star-Times, National Business Review, and Trans-Tasman News. He worked for the Bloomberg News for 13 years and was their New Zealand Bureau Chief and a Top news editor for Asia. He currently co-owns, writes and edits at Content Ltd., which produces the BusinessDesk (formerly BusinessWire in NZ) newswire. Content Ltd. also produces a range of specialist material on agriculture, transport, the economy, financial markets, energy and the environment which clients can publish on their own platforms or publications.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversation with Jonathan Underhill on 27 July 1998.
  • Email correspondence with Underhill on 11 June 2010.


  • Doing Business in the Kansai. Anthony Haas and Jonathan Underhill. Palmerston North, N.Z.: New Zealand Centre for Japanese Studies, 1993.
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