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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UK Government directs extra funding towards transport projects
The UK Government has announced £4.7 billion will be used to fund transport projects outside big cities in the Midlands and northern England. It’s a redirection...
The Huddle: Will proposed gang patch laws get past the Bill of Rights?
Tonight on The Huddle, Child Fund Chief Executive Josie Pagani and Trish Sherson from Sherson Willis PR joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the...
Fran O'Sullivan: WTO Ministers to meet this week- what's in it for NZ?
Several trade ministers from the World Trade Organisation are expected to gather over the next few days. The MC13 gathering, held in Abu Dhabi, will be co-chaired...
Barry Soper: The Government is lining us up for an austere budget
Hundreds of school building project plans may need changing. The Government is launching a Ministerial Inquiry into cost overruns, with up to 350 projects possibly...
Michael Hill announces revamp as business booms in Australia, lags in NZ
Michael Hill is boosting its presence in Australia as New Zealand sales drop amid ongoing thefts. Overall half-year earnings were down by 55 percent on last year,...
Fees-free policy shakeup to reward academic achievement, Finance Minister claims
The Finance Minister is committed to ensuring the fees-free policy is shifted to the final year of tertiary education, rather than the first. Questions have been...
Wellington Water CEO blames equipment issues, outages for failing to meet Health Ministry targets
Wellington Water has again failed to meet fluoridation targets. The water provider says there's been a drop in fluoride levels across the region over the past four...
Tauranga overthrown by NZ's newest fastest growing city
After 27 years, a new rival has overtaken Tauranga as New Zealand's fastest growing city. New data shows that in the year to June 2023, Hamilton grew by 3.4 percent...
Gang patch laws across the Tasman have clear impact, expert claims
An Australian crime expert says a ban on gang patches across the ditch has had benefits. In New Zealand, legislation will soon be introduced to Parliament banning...
Education Minister blames Labour predecessors for school property crisis
The Education Minister has blamed her predecessor over school project cost overruns. The Government promised to launch a Ministerial Inquiry to investigate the problems...
Sydney double murder investigation: NSW police widen search for missing couple
Over in Australia, NSW police have laid out a timeline relating to the disappearance of Sydney couple, Jesse Baird and Luke Davies. Police have accused 28-year-old...
Smart mouthguard tech rollout met with more confusion this Super Rugby season
World Rugby insist they've set the correct threshold in the men's game for a head acceleration event that requires an off-field assessment. Triggers set off via...
University accommodation costs rising, students under pressure
Student accommodation costs have never been higher, as first year students struggle to make ends meet. Auckland University Student Association president, Alan Shaker,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: What will happen with the new gang patch ban?
I'm finding it quite amusing listening to the critics line up to tell us all the reasons why the Government's ban on gang patches won’t work. Clearly, they don't...
Commissioner Anne Tolley: Making Long Term Decisions In Tauranga Wasn't Our Call
A Tauranga commissioner says they've been given a mandate to make Long Term Plan decisions. The city's commissioner's have been criticised for doing that, before...
Andrew Murray: Alabama's IVF ban is the 'beginning of a worrying trend in the US'
All three IVF providers in the US state of Alabama have now suspended their services after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that an embryo is a child with all the...
Marni Van Vliet: Sign language unlocks concert experience for everyone
Taylor Swift fans all over Australia and New Zealand are getting ready to enjoy the Sydney leg of the Eras tour, including those hard of hearing. Marni Van Vliet...
Duane Leo: PSA National Secretary says border security is at risk if job cuts go ahead
The Union for the Public Service worker says that our border security is at risk of customs, goes ahead with staff cuts. Customs are seeking voluntary redundancies...
Janet Dickson: Mandatory Māori Culture Course Contradicts My Religion
A real estate agent who's refused to take a compulsory Māori culture training believes she has support from the public. Janet Dickson is facing a five-year ban for...
Dwayne Emii: Air Chatams COO Rising Prices Will Drop Domestic Flight Numbers
The Chief Operating officer for Air Chatams is concerned by the potential for rising costs for airfares. This comes as the cost of Auckland Airport’s $8 billion...
Heather Du Plessis-Allan: Mandatory Culture Lessons at Real Estate Agents Was Wrong
The case of the real estate agent being forced to do a Māori culture and tikanga course or lose her job is a case of bad judgment by the Real Estate Authority. Estate...
More drug-drivers arrested than drunk-drivers by UK police, research reveals
Over in the UK, research shows more drug-drivers have been arrested than drunk drivers by some forces. Data shows over 48 percent of roadside arrests were for drug-diving,...
The Huddle: Is it time to ditch fees-free university?
Tonight on The Huddle, Nick Mills from ZB's Wellington Mornings and Ali Jones from Red PR joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! It's...
EPA rules 'null segregants' no longer GMOs
Researchers have today welcomed a clarification by the Environmental Protection Authority that allows them to enhance their research. The EPA has ruled organisms...
Liam Dann: I've been won over by AI
NZ Herald's Liam Dann has been won over by a new set of AI developments. Spark has rolled out some new technology designed to improve the world of construction and...