Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
Dynamic, sharp and connected - Heather du Plessis-Allan means business.
With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.
Assertive, direct and opinionated, Heather is well respected by leading news makers, business leaders and political insiders.
As well as setting the news agenda, this show has a major focus on local and international business, ensuring our listeners are engaged and informed.
Heather du Plessis-Allan is a driving force at the centre of New Zealand’s biggest newsroom and number one radio station*.
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Moving Fonterra HQ back to the Heartland
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is throwing their weight behind the idea of relocating Fonterra's headquarters back to the heartland. Fonterra is currently based...
Tough November for NZX with market down
November was a tough month for the NZX with the market down 2.9%. Sam Trethewey from Milford Asset Management joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to share what he...
Buisness Editor: It's early days but Luxon has the credentials
The general public has reacted pretty positively to Christopher Luxon as the new National Party leader. But the question is, will business fall behind him as well? Hamish...
Christchurch airport's solar farm platform for others
Christchurch Airport is beginning its transition towards a low energy future. The city's international airport has announced it's committing 400 hectares to create...
The Huddle: Chris Luxon's house portfolio, Auckland's climate tax, Maori drawing copyright
Christopher Luxon says he owns seven houses and some people have their knickers in a twist over it. And there seems to be a focus and obsession with Luxon’s Christianity. Phil...
Accusation company profiting off Maori design without consent
A copyright stoush has erupted over a piece of inflatable children's play equipment. Amanda Van Gorp claims she created a tekoteko design, that The Madd Fun Company...
Dr pleased Pfizer jab to be rolled out for 5-11 year-olds
A paediatrician says she's pleased Pfizer vaccine rollout for five- to 11-year-olds will likely begin next month. The Government's signalled it expects to begin...
Goff: Aucklanders will like knowing what rates are being spent on
Auckland's Mayor thinks households will prefer a targeted climate levy, rather than it being lumped with normal rates. It would raise 471-million dollars over...
Government's voucher system 'slap in the face' to hospitality
Auckland hospitality providers are "crushed" to be left out of the city's reactivation budget. The Government, Auckland Council and Auckland Unlimited have put...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Auckland climate tax a potential PR failure
I cannot wait to see how this climate tax idea goes for Phil Goff. My guess is it won't go well because no one likes paying anything labelled as a new tax and climate...
Enda Brady: UK correspondent on Oasis tribute band trapped in the pub for three nights
Sky News UK correspondent Enda Brady joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss the Oasis tribute band who were trapped in the pub for three nights. LISTEN ABOVE
Jamie MacKay: The Country Host on Movember fundraising
The Country's Movember team has raised more than $75,000. Host Jamie MacKay joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to drum up some more donations and to discuss Christopher...
Company's similar-sounding name to new Covid variant
An Auckland video production company is facing a bit of bad luck with its name. Omnicrom has been around since the 1980s. And not to be confused with the new Covid...
Economist on slight increase in filled jobs
Infometrics Principal Economist Brad Olsen joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss the slight increase in filled jobs, the impact of the distribution workers'...
Strict new freedom camping rules welcome
There's hope new legislation will give freedom camping a better name. Strict new rules, including a system to certify self-contained vehicles and 1000 dollar fine...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Luxon - National's best option
Chris Luxon as new party leader is the right outcome for the National Party. On paper, he was their best option. He’s kept his head down so he’s got none of...
Police's 'considerable powers' under Covid legislation
Vaccine rules might be a bit of a party-pooper for anyone hosting a party from Friday. Hosts can invite up to 100 vaccinated people, but they'll be legally obligated...
The Huddle: Luxon appointment, vax pass to party, R&V really going ahead?
Christopher Luxon is National's new leader. What challenges will he face, what's he going to do with Simon and Judith how will he rebuild National? And what does...
Gisborne iwi calling for R&V cancellation
Tairawhiti iwi are calling for Rhythm and Vines to be cancelled. Festivals can only go ahead in the orange traffic light setting and Tairawhiti is going to red...
Former National MP unfazed by Luxon, Willis inexperience
Former National Party MP Chris Finlayson told Heather du Plessis-Allan Luxon and Willis are a solid pairing. He said it was music to his ears to hear that they’d...
Christopher Luxon on decision to run, what now for Bridges, Collins
National's new leader has revealed when he decided to put his hand up. Christopher Luxon has just stepped into the top job, with Nicola Willis as his Deputy. Simon...
Shane Jones: Northland's economy needs Aucklanders
A former Northland politician says most locals want to see tourists this summer. A leaked email shows Te Tii Waitangi ki Te Pēwhairangi has been planning to re-establish...
The Huddle: Traffic Light System, National Party, Prince Charles
There are 11 districts in the North Island that will start in the Red setting when the Traffic Light System kicks in on Friday. However, a lot of the districts that...
NZME Business commentator on the battle for National Party leadership
By the sounds of things, there is still bargaining going on for National Party leadership. NZME Business commentator Fran O’Sullivan told Heather du Plessis-Allan...
Prince Charlies calls in lawyers over Archie racism accusation
Prince Charles has been named as the member of the royal family who allegedly questioned the 'skin tone' of Harry and Meghan's child Archie, prior to his birth,...