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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Heather du Plessis-Allan: People unlikely to oppose push to turn away violent kids at school
I reckon there’d be widespread support for principals refusing to enrol violent kids in their schools. This is the suggestion from the Principals’ Federation which...
The Huddle: Is Government taking the right approach on rule breakers?
NZ Police are redirecting people to its website or the all of government Covid-19 website after its 105 non-emergency phone line was overwhelmed as people sought...
BNZ agribusiness scheme to give loan discounts for meeting environmental targets
Is this the future of agribusiness - banks giving farmers financial incentives to be greener? That's exactly what's happening with a pilot partnership being run...
Zoom's profits grow after becoming a lockdown necessity
Zoom's astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic, raising questions about whether the videoconferencing service's immense popularity will fade...
Government urged to increase subsidy for isolating employees
The government is sticking fast on its call that employers should make up the wage shortfall if workers need to stay home and isolate because of Covid. It comes...
People urged to acknowledge the burden South Auckland is carrying
There are calls to end the 'finger pointing' at the South Auckland community. The Papatoetoe High community has been under the spotlight the past month, after the...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Business leaders need to stop pulling punches on Govt criticism
Business leaders are going to have to be a little more courageous if they want anybody to care about the struggles that they’re having with the government at the...
'Boys' club' slammed: Sexism, bullying, nepotism in police culture
Nepotism, cronyism and gaslighting have contributed to pockets of toxic culture in New Zealand police, a new report into bullying and abuse has found. Despite issuing...
Principals' Federation defends telling members not to enrol violent students
A gap in the schooling system could be letting troubled kids down. The Education Ministry's slammed the Principals Federation - for urging its members not to enrol...
Patient advocate says Pharmac review doesn't go far enough
The Government is following up on its election promise to conduct an independent review of Pharmac. It will assess how the medical funding body performs against...
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull lashes out at Scott Morrison
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has raised concerns over the death of the woman who accused a serving Liberal of a historical rape, revealing he has “questions...
Government defends early exit from previous lockdown
The Government is defending it's actions around the recent lockdowns. Auckland plunged into Alert Level Three on Sunday morning, after it was revealed a 21 year...
Donald Trump teases 2024 presidential run in return to public stage
Former President Donald Trump repeated his election lies on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, looking to reclaim...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Covid-19 lockdowns a sign of failure
The Government's narrative that it's fine for Auckland to go into lockdown twice in a fortnight because other countries are doing tougher is absolute nonsense. Prime...
South Auckland councillor says there is disappointment over new cases
There are frustrations and disappointment in a let-down South Auckland community. Auckland's in Alert Level Three and the rest of the country in Level Two, after...
Ponsonby bar owner on what the lockdown means for his businesses
Small business owners are "hanging in there" as Auckland's plunged into another lockdown. Ponsonby bar owner Luke Dallow told Heather du Plessis-Allan they don't...
Should South Auckland be vaccinated first?
Phil Goff is calling for Aucklanders to be vaccinated before the rest of the country in the wake of the latest community cases. The Auckland mayor says he supports...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government must take the blame for this lockdown
The Prime Minister cannot dodge responsibility for the fact that Auckland has yoyoed in and out of level three lockdowns in the space of 10 days. She’s very cleverly...
New Zealand rises in 'soft power' rankings
New Zealand is a fast-rising star in the latest global rankings of ‘soft power’. In the space of a year, we jumped from rank 22 to 16, off the back of a globally...
Visa for Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner gets green tick
Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand. After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary...
Hercules aircraft flying from Sydney to Masterton for Wings over Wairarapa
A mammoth return-trip, criss-crossing the Tasman Sea, today for the Royal Australian Air Force. They'll be flying from Sydney to Masterton - and back - to take...
Fruit growers optimistic migration changes won't impact industry
Migration won't likely return to pre-Covid levels when the borders reopen. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is telling businesses who've relied on migrant workers...
David Seymour: Latest Covid cluster is getting out of control
Our latest Covid-19 community case worked at KFC Botany when they were potentially infectious. The person's a household contact of our latest three positive cases,...
Auckland Harbour Bridge traffic could be restricted, says NZTA
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The cost of fewer migrants entering NZ will be massive
Looks like we finally have confirmation that even when the borders are open again, migrants will not be coming back here to work like they used to. Immigration...