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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Heather du Plessis-Allan: If meat and dairy aren't happy, it's a rubbish deal
Well, that’s a rubbish free trade deal. I think we can accept that as fact given pretty much everyone who knows anything about what they’re talking about is unimpressed...
Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink
A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country's government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus...
China's Xi visits changed Hong Kong for handover anniversary
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a...
Business commentator rates the FTA between NZ and the EU
New Zealand and the EU has signed a free trade agreement. The Government say this will grow exports to the EU by $1.8 billion a year by 2035. However, meat and dairy...
Housing commentator on the Reserve Bank's tide-turning house investment comments
The Reserve Bank has said the tide has turned against housing being a one-way bet for investment. And once again, the central bank is also predicting a drop in house...
Sports Huddle: All Blacks vs Ireland, Warriors homecoming, Lea Tahuhu
The All Blacks' first test of the year takes place this weekend against Ireland. The team will be without Will Jordan, David Havili, Joe Moody, Anton Lienert-Brown,...
Irish rugby commentator previews the first test between the All Blacks and Ireland
The All Blacks play Ireland at Eden Park on Saturday in their first test of the year. Recent results favour the Irish with 3 wins out of the last 5 against the All...
Countdown to phase out single-use plastic produce bags
Countdown has decided to start phasing out single-use plastic produce bags. They're the bags used to pick up fruit and vegetables in the produce section in supermarkets. They'll...
NZ International Business Forum: It's fair for meat and dairy to be disappointed with FTA
Business leaders say it's fair for the dairy and meat sectors to be disappointed in the new free trade agreement. It's been struck between the EU and New Zealand,...
Health NZ: Assurances health system restructures won't disrupt winter rush
Assurances health services won't be disrupted in the middle of a winter rush as the system restructures. The nation's 20 District Health Boards were officially scrapped...
Newstalk ZB Deputy Political Editor on government vs industry reaction to EU FTA
New Zealand has struck an FTA with the EU. The Government say this will grow exports to the EU to $1.8 billion a year by 2035, but the meat industry says we've got...
US Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change
The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden...
Jason Pine previews the All Blacks' first match with Ireland
The All Blacks' test series with Ireland kicks off tomorrow night and it couldn't be tighter. Although recent history favours the Irish, with 3 wins from the last...
Stratford District Council introduces rates for foresty plantation owners to repair damaged roads
Stratford District Council has introduced a targeted rate for forestry plantation owners to repair damaged roads. It says the roads can't cope with large trucks...
The Country host on whether we should be outraged at Geoff Ross
Should we be outraged at Geoff Ross for their farming techniques? The entrepreneur has been labelled woke for his sheep shearing techniques on his carbon-zero Lake...
The Huddle: Teaching kids to read, Flu isolation, Woke farming
NZ Herald journalist Megan Wood has reported she has had to see private tuition after learning her 9-year-old son couldn’t read. It comes as our literacy rates have...
UK correspondent: Prince Charles denies wrongdoing in accepting money from Qatari politician
Prince Charles has denied any wrongdoing in accepting money as a charity donation from a Qatari politician. Cocaine smugglers have been bribing port staff. Captain...
Fisher Funds Senior Portfolio Manager on the last 12 months for investing
The investing landscape has changed pretty dramatically over the last 12 months. This time last year, global inflation was running at around 2 percent, central banks...
Journalist on going to private tuition to find out why her son wasn't picking up literacy
Journalist Megan Wood says she’s having to pay $120 a week if she wants her 8-year-old son to be able to read. She’s gone to private tuition after trying for two...
Ardern signals she could walk away as EU negotiations go down to the wire
Trade negotiations with the European Union are down to the wire. The Prime Minister is in Brussels with an aim to conclude talks over a free trade deal with the...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why do we bother with reinventing the wheel sometimes?
I don’t know why we try to reinvent the wheel sometimes. It’s becoming more and more obvious that we made a huge mistake 50 years ago changing the way we teach kids...
ANZ - Business confidence slumps again, profit outlook 'dire'
The June ANZ Business Outlook survey showed firms are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for activity and profitability. However, it is the ongoing issues...
Students returning to uni despondent after Covid lockdowns
An Auckland University professor says his students have come back to uni despondent after the Covid lockdowns. Professor Robert MacCulloch says students can no longer...
Property managers warning change in rental market a wake-up call for landlords
A wake-up call for landlords, with property managers warning the market has changed. Rentals are staying vacant for 1 to 2 months before being re-tenanted because...
Epidemiologist: Why flu patients need to treat it the same as Covid
A top epidemiologist is urging flu patients to manage their illness the same way as with Covid-19. Otago University's Michael Baker has raised concerns about the...