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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Tertiary Education Union: Students drop out for a range of reasons
Questions are being raised around a spike in student drop out rates. Ministry of Education figures released to Stuff show one in three first-year polytech students...
Sam Uffindell: National MP fronts after bullying allegation
National MP Sam Uffindell was asked to leave King's College while he was a student after he was involved in a late-night violent beating of a younger boy, according...
Yummy Fruit Company GM on National's welfare policy
Yummy Fruit Company General Manager, Paul Paynter joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss Nationals' new welfare and youth employment policy. LISTEN ABOVE
ZB Sport News Director on Dixon/McGlaughlin, Foster and Comm Games final day
Newstalk ZB Sport News Director Matt Brown joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to wrap the day's sporting news, plus look ahead to the final day of action at the Commonwealth...
Sydney High School sees 90 pc drop in behavioural issues since banning mobile phones
A Sydney High School has seen a 90 per cent drop in behavioural issues since banning mobile phones. Davidson High School made the change two months ago. Principal...
Bank of England predicts recession at the end of the year
The Bank of England announced its biggest interest rate increase in 27 years on Thursday as it forecast that the war in Ukraine would fuel further inflation and...
Business commentator on payment system company Invenco's $127 million sale
A big payday for tech entrepreneur Sir Peter Maire. His company Invenco, an EFTPOS systems company, has been sold to an overseas buyer for $127 million. It's also...
Asia business correspondent on the fallout of Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan trip
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now left Taiwan after a controversial stop in Taipei which enraged China. China has now been firing missiles near Taiwan as a result...
Newmarket Business Assn CEO on how Brian Tamaki protests ruin local businesses for the day
Brian Tamaki, as we know, is planning another protest tomorrow which starts in the Auckland Domain. Protests that start there generally have a tendency to spill...
Sports Huddle: Ian Foster, Lewis Clareburt, Eddie Osei-Nketia
Ian Foster could be out if the All Blacks lose both games in South Africa. An exclusive from the Herald found a meeting between Foster and Mark Robinson and Chris...
Kiwi-born former Springbok: Could Foster go if the All Blacks lose both Springbok games?
It's pretty high stakes for Ian Foster for the All Blacks in South Africa. If Foster doesn't win at least one game, the commentators say he's gone. But the question...
Report into book industry shows print books matching e-books
The growth of print books is matching the growth of e-books. The latest book industry report shows paperbacks still accounts for 90 percent of the market. Publishers...
Eddie Osei-Nketia's coach thinks he might've medalled if he was allowed to go to Birmingham
Kiwi sprinter Eddie Osei-Nketia might've won a Commonwealth Games silver medal if he'd been allowed to go to the Games. This is according to his coach who says Athletics...
Newstalk ZB Political Editor on a bad week for National and the Greens
All eyes will be on Chris Luxon going into his first National Party Conference as party leader. However, it hasn't been a good week for the National Party, with...
Wellington Water: Big money is needed to fix Wellington's pipes
The boss of Wellington Water accepts more money's needed to fix the city's pipes. It comes amid reports severe water restrictions could be in force this summer largely...
D'Arcy Waldegrave on what could happen to the All Blacks in South Africa
The All Blacks head into the first test against South Africa on the back of multiple changes to the team. Caleb Clarke is returning on the pitch, but off the pitch,...
Professional Firefighter Union: FENZ will have contingency plans during strike
There will be some firefighters on deck to dampen flames when union members strike later this month. All members of the Professional Firefighters Union will walk...
HDPA: If you want to watch ratepayers ignore their council, watch Wellington's water drama
If you want to watch ratepayers completely ignore and defy their council, watch the water drama in Wellington unfold. Wellington - as you know - has major water...
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $6 million
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than US$4 million ($6.35M) in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was...
Chris Bishop explains National's tax policy
What's going on with National's tax policy? Labour has been raising questions over whether National is going to stick to the policy of indexing the income tax threshold. National...
The Huddle: National Party and visa issues
Neale Jones and David Farrar joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle.
Just one Accredited Employer Work Visa processed since category opened
Just one Accredited Employer Work Visa has been processed in the month since the category opened. The National Party has got hold of a leaked Immigration New Zealand...
Housing Minister: Inappropriate for Govt to make any changes without more info
The Government hopes the Commerce Commission drafts report on building supplies will be the first step towards greater competition. It's found it's too difficult...
Initiative launched to help women share their homes
Chloe Howorth has launched an initiative, Homeshare for Her, in her bid to help fixing our country's housing crisis. The project aims to match women with a home...
Head-to-head protests: 'He is throwing a tantrum' - counter protester blasts Tamaki
A counter-protest supporting democracy is planned to go head-to-head with a rally led by Brian Tamaki's Freedoms & Rights Coalition in Auckland this weekend. Counter...