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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Qrious survey shows disappointing level of AI uptake by NZ businesses
Data and science company Qrious has done a stocktake of AI adoption across the country and the results are disappointing. Qrious' Stephen Ponsford told Andrew Dickens...
Struggling Chinese developer Evergrande makes bond payment
A troubled Chinese developer whose struggle to avoid a multibillion-dollar debt default has rattled global financial markets wired US $83.5 million on Friday to...
Toy Distributor Association: You might want to start buying Christmas presents now
Christmas is not off to a great start with shopping. Toyworld owner Phillip Bramley told Wellington Mornings' Jason Pine that because of the shipping delays, you...
EMA: Vaccine mandates are a complex situation with substantial grey area
The Employers and Manufacturers Association's calling for clarity around enforcing vaccine mandates for staff. New Zealand is preparing to switch to a traffic light...
Sports Huddle: Sean Wainui, All Blacks vs USA
Sean Wainui will have tributes paid to him this weekend. The Chiefs centre died aged 25 in a car accident at McLaren Falls in Tauranga. Bay of Plenty's match against...
Retail NZ: We need a date for when vaccine target must be hit
Retail stores operating under Level Three are still pushing Government for a firm date to reopen. New Zealand will switch to a new traffic light system to suppress...
Royal Correspondent: There's no indication why the Queen went to hospital
The Queen is back at Windsor Castle after spending a night in hospital. A spokesperson says she underwent medical checks, following a busy schedule of engagements. Royal...
Ngati Hine Health Trust: I'm very worried for community where Northland cases live
Concern following the confirmation of two Covid-19 cases in Northland. The pair, understood to be a mother and daughter, are contacts of a recently diagnosed Auckland...
Covid Minister: Auckland could see restrictions eased before 90 per cent target
A bit of a tease for Auckland. The region's being told it could see easing of Covid-19 restrictions before it reaches its 90 per cent vaccination target. Under the...
FBI say dental records of remains found at Florida reserve are those of Brian Laundrie
The FBI's Denver office said Thursday that remains found a day earlier in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, who disappeared last month just days...
Associate Professor: Maori and Pasifika may slip further behind with vaccine uptake
Disappointment there were no vaccination targets set for Maori and Pasifika in the new Covid-19 framework. Moving to the new traffic light system requires DHBs to...
Andrew Dickens: I wasn’t prepared for how underwhelming the announcement was
I didn’t hear the 10am announcements. I was walking the dog. I knew it would be underwhelming. I wasn’t prepared for how underwhelming it was. This wasn’t a straw,...
The Huddle: The big announcement, schools going back, FTA
A record day for the Covid outbreak ahead of the Government's press conference on Friday. 102 positive cases were reported and a record for hospitalisations as well...
The biggest winners from the UK free trade agreement
The new free trade deal with New Zealand and the UK is benefiting a lot of primary export sectors. Dairy, beef and sheep are among the sectors that will benefit...
New survey shows 20 per cent of businesses don’t think they'll survive
An Auckland Business Chamber survey has shown that 90 per cent of Auckland businesses have experienced significant erosion in equity. Almost 50 per cent say they’ve...
How inflation is affecting companies and investors
Inflation isn’t just hitting your wallet. It’s also hitting companies and investors. Fisher Funds’ Sam Dickie told Andrew Dickens companies are trying to control...
Radius Care: Retirement village chain to allow visitors for residents' mental health
A big call from an NZX-listed retirement village chain in Auckland. Radius Care has decided that nine weeks in lockdown is more than enough and decided to allow...
Beef and Lamb and Onions NZ on how the new FTA will benefit their sectors
The new free trade agreement that has been struck between New Zealand and the UK is seen as great deal for Kiwis exports. It means zero tariffs for nearly all New...
Author: Shock in the literary community over $500,000 grant to website
Shock among New Zealand's literary community over a $500,000 grant to a website. Narrative Muse has been given the cash from the $374 million Cultural Sector Innovation...
WOMAD organisers hopeful Covid will be under control for March
In a world where more and more concerts are being cancelled organisers are forging ahead with next year's WOMAD festival. The event, which takes place in Taranaki,...
Judith Collins: National pushes for Auckland reopening after record 102 new cases
National's pushing to reopen Auckland on the day new Covid-19 cases have hit triple digits. There were 102 community infections recorded today — 94 in Auckland and...
Trade Minister: New FTA with UK provides new opportunities for other sectors
A major free trade deal has been struck between New Zealand and the UK. It means zero tariffs for nearly all New Zealand exports. This is a near $1 billion economic...
Watercare: 20 billion litres of water saved was a blend of domestic and commercial users
Aucklanders have saved more than 20 billion litres of water over nearly 18 months. The city's remaining water restrictions are to be lifted this Saturday. They were...
Andrew Dickens: UK FTA sticks out amongst Government's agenda
Great news, New Zealand Inc. Great Britain loves our red meat and wine and honey again and we have a free trade deal. Back to the Future we go to the days before...
The Huddle: Climate change survey, schools returning, MIQ
One in five New Zealanders don’t believe in human-created climate change in a survey by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. It also found four in 10...