Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
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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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Virgin boss wants border reopened, even if ‘some people may die’
Virgin Australia’s chief executive has likened COVID-19 to the flu and says she wants the international border to reopen soon even if it unfortunately means “some...
Economist: Govt's immigration 'reset' likely to confuse migrants
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is promising her Government will not be "turning off the tap" to migrant workers but says a rebalancing of New Zealand's long-term...
Consumer Law expert: Foodstuffs 'technical glitch' could breach FTA
A supermarket mega-giant could be forced to compensate customers ripped-off by a technical glitch. About 70 North Island Foodstuff stores accidentally overcharged...
Stoats elude trappers on pest-free Motutapu Island
A pair of stoats are eluding trappers on Motutapu Island, which is meant to be a pest-free sanctuary. The island's had four stoat invasions in one year, after first...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: New Zealand needs migrant workers more than we think
I don’t’ blame you if your first reaction is to like the sound of the government’s plan to cut right back on migrant workers. For a while there has been frustration...
Dr Ashley Bloomfield: 'Plenty to be nervous about' in vaccine rollout
The Director General of Health agrees there's plenty to be nervous about around the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. An audit of the Ministry of Health programme says it...
15,000 Kia Sportages to be recalled over engine fire fears
Thousands of Kia Sportages in New Zealand could be recalled over fears engines could catch fire. Just recently, more than 57,000 Kia vehicles in Australia were recalled...
Waikato DHB cyber attack appears to be 'ransomware'
A computer science expert hopes Waikato DHB's cyber security woes are fixed by tomorrow. The District Health Board's IT service is down after a major cyber incident,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why the Silver Lake deal isn't very fair for the players
I’ve got to be honest about this proposed Silver Lake deal with NZ Rugby: I’m a little bit surprised to learn that the rugby players aren’t quite the greedy jerks...
The Huddle: What is behind Collins' poll slump?
It appears the writing is on the wall for Judith Collins' leadership. Newshub's latest Reid Research Poll has the National leader on 5.6 per cent support in the...
England prepares for major step out of long-running lockdown
Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step...
Three Hawera police officers on trial after man died in custody
Three Hawera police officers are being accused of negligence in the care of a man who died in custody. They are on trial at the High Court in New Plymouth, after...
Record volumes of gold moved to NZ over the last year
Record volumes of gold have been moved to New Zealand in the past year. International investors have been flying in their nuggets of gold and storing them in vaults...
Deputy PM: Govt wants to make sure immigration criteria is 'spot on'
The country's immigration "reset" wants to reduce the economy's reliance on low-wage migrants. Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash laid out the Government's...
Wellington axe-throwing company taking a swing at getting a liquor licence
A Wellington axe-throwing company has taken aim at getting a liquor licence. Sweet Axe Throwing has applied to Wellington City Council's Licensing Committee for...
ASB: New build scheme will make housing more sustainable
One of our major banks believes a new home loan will help housing supply issues. ASB's offering a 1.79-percent variable interest rate for customers building a new...
More court cases due to hold up Samoa's election results
Samoa's apparent election result is being described as historic. The Samoa Observer says the Fast party has won April's election, over the incumbent Human Rights...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Collins has lost too much credibility to lead National
This is no longer a debate, is it? National’s race-based campaign isn’t working. Not only is it not giving national a bump in the polls - the party’s still sitting...
New poll shows Australia wants to keep the border closed
Australia will likely begin a “slow methodical and safe opening” of its international borders in the first half of 2022, Nick Coatsworth says. His comments come...
Christchurch councillor says they don't need special mental health support
A Christchurch City councillor has rejected the idea of councillors being given special mental health support. It comes after Wellington City councillor Simon Woolf...
Heather du Plessis Allan: Hipkins' comment exposes Labour's lax approach to our money
Something that’s really been bugging me in the last few days was a comment that Chris Hipkins made. You know this business about the huge number of schools lunches...
Claims Phil Goff had advocate in favour of moving Ports kicked off debate
Auckland's Mayor has seemingly snubbed the former Mayor of Northland. The Herald's hosting a debate on Monday night with stakeholders and political leaders on the...
Low fee Simplicity picked as one of the default KiwiSaver providers
The Government has announced a major shake-up in the KiwiSaver default provider appointments with five providers not being reappointed. There are currently nine...
Prince Harry says growing up as a royal was like being in a zoo
Prince Harry has said he was caught in a cycle of "pain and suffering" in the British royal family and hinted that he is heavily critical of the way his father,...
NZNO: Strike action a 'last resort' but nurses united behind decision
DHB nurses will go on strike next month for eight hours. It'll be on the June 9 and NZNO say their members are angry and frustrated at the first DHB pay offer last...