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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Auction house Webbs forced to postpone event due to ASB Showgrounds liquidation move
Auction house Webbs have been forced to move 44 classic cars out of ASB Showgrounds, after the venue went into liquidation last night. The cars were due to be auctioned...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Todd Muller needs to go
Todd Muller needs to go. I can’t believe he’s planning to stick around until the next election. What’s the point in that? If you’re quitting, then quit immediately. He’s...
Business Doctor: How to realistically grow your business
Whether its staff shortages, price increases, or an alert level change like in Wellington tonight - running a business isn't easy at the moment. With that in mind,...
Government changes rules on oilfield clean-up
A law change designed to protect taxpayers from a repeat of a $350 million bill to clean up the Tui oilfield could reshape the rules of business by creating unlimited...
'This is simply not a story': Collins defends Hipango after taxpayer cash revelations
Judith Collins is claiming a genuine mistake was made by an MP over the purchase of furniture and a television. Collins says it was the mistaken use of codes by...
Collins furious: Muller admits badmouthing new MP night before 'retirement'
National MP Todd Muller's resignation announcement followed a late-night caucus meeting in which Muller admitted he was one of several unnamed MPs criticising returning...
Southern mayors say transport funding shortfall may cost lives
Southerners feel like they're paying the price for the government's $800 million Northern Pathway project. Councils around the country are having to cut back on...
Businesses face six figure power bill increases due to havoc in market
Businesses are being hit by massive rises to their power bills as dry weather and a natural gas shortage wreak havoc in the electricity market. Hundreds of thousands...
Covid Response Minister defends sitting on information about NSW case in Wellington
The Wellington region, including the Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast, have been put into alert level two until Sunday. It comes after a man from Sydney travelled to...
Britney Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge
In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's...
HDPA: People should be angry about the vaccine rollout - not the travel bubble
I’m pleasantly surprised by the decision to move to level 2. I was fully expecting the government to take Wellington straight to the usual level 3 lockdowns Auckland’s...
Uncertainty faces New Zealanders stranded in Sydney
New Zealanders stranded in Sydney after New Zealand quickly closed its borders to New South Wales as it deals with a growing number of Covid-19 cases are now bracing...
University of Otago study slams Govt's Mycoplasma bovis response
The government's response to the 2017 Mycoplasma bovis outbreak was poorly managed and inflicted significant and lasting trauma on farmers whose stock was culled,...
Health Minister 'extraordinarily' frustrated with slow spend on mental health
Health Minister Andrew Little says he is "extraordinarily" frustrated at the slow pace of the Government's $1.9 billion mental health package announced in 2019. It...
Outrage at WHO's call to prevent 'child-bearing age' women from drinking
The World Health Organisation has been accused of sexism after releasing a draft report that pushed for women of "child-bearing age" to be prevented from drinking...
Pharmac forced to change epilepsy drug brands again
Pharmac's set to change another epilepsy drug -- saying the decision is beyond its control. Current primidone supplier, Apotex, is discontinuing its supply to New...
Dairy owners march over proposed tobacco sale restrictions
Big tobacco played a key role in this morning's dairy owners' march at Parliament. Dairy owners gathered on the steps of Parliament this morning to protest the Government's...
Recreational Fishing Council slams new marine protection areas for Hauraki Gulf
New marine protection areas are being created and new trawl fishing restrictions are being introduced in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf - and have confused some recreational...
Lorde announces first NZ tour in five years - including Lower Hutt
The wait will soon be over for Lorde fans - she will return to New Zealand stages for a summer tour. Lorde will embark on a tour of the country in February and March...
Barnaby Joyce's swearing-in ceremony overshadowed by toddlers
Barnaby Joyce’s toddler has attempted to gatecrash an official photograph with the Prime Minister as his father’s return as Nationals leader was rubber stamped. Mr...
SPCA backs UK government plans to ban zoos replacing elephants
The UK government looks likely to ban elephants from zoo's and safari parks. They are set to introduce a law that would make it illegal to replace elephants when...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: M. bovis study shows bureaucrats don't know how to deal with farmers
If you want a perfect example of suits in Wellington turning up on the farm with no idea, just have a look at the study into how badly the bureaucrats treated farmers...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Has Govt set a target for the worst vaccine rollout in the world?
We’ve got to set the record straight on the vaccine roll out, because I have heard too many people now defending this vaccine roll out as a huge success - and basically...
Study finds that pre-pandemic panic buying is nothing to worry about
The panic buying pandemonium that swept the world last year is not as concerning as first thought. New research done by researchers at the University of Canterbury...
Ex-UK Speaker Bercow joins Labour, slams Boris Johnson
Former U.K. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, a longtime Conservative lawmaker who gained international fame refereeing the country's bruising political drama...