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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Enda Brady: Johnson is not someone who will resign
Boris Johnson thought he was clear but then those pictures appeared of him drinking red wine at a party. Now there are fresh calls for him to resign. The Queen...
Roger Partridge: The Commerce Commissions results were woeful
New research shows that businesses are losing faith in the Commerce Commission. The New Zealand Initiative has surveyed a number of businesses and found that fewer...
Jamie Mackay: This will snowball and everyone will end up blacklisting Gloriavale
Is Gloriavale the new Russia of the NZ Ag Sector? Silver Fern Farms has announced it will no longer be working with the Gloriavale Christian community after the...
Pattrick Smellie: I would expect to see significant interest from more bidders
We're seeing a bit of a bidding war for Pushpay... The NZ-invented digital collection plate service that's taken off in Evangelical churches in the US. Shares shot...
Robert Ayson: US policy is strategic ambiguity
Joe Biden has warned China is "flirting with danger" when it comes to Taiwan. The US President has warned his country will intervene with military force if China...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: For once we should actually listen to Ron Mark
How refreshing was Ron Mark this morning? He’s been over in Ukraine with a Christian organisation called the Great Commission Society to see the war for himself...
The Huddle: Traffic light setting, phone booths and Joe Biden
Joe Biden says the US would intervene if China made a move on Taiwan. Can we trust him despite the White House rowing back? Nanaia Mahuta has decided that China...
Simon Wilson: It has to start with the shops
Fining commercial landlords over empty shop fronts could be a way to boost life in the city. 38 shops are empty in Auckland's Queen Street. The Herald’s Simon...
Aaron Dahmen: Radical changes are on the way
The country is to stay at orange. Monkeypox... What does our resident epidemiologist minister Ayesha Verrall say about the risk of this? And the Government has...
Murray Olds: There is still a handful of seats in doubt
Labor may well get the 76 seats they need to govern alone. Barnaby Joyce is under pressure as leader of the Nationals, and there's talk the coalition may split. Rising...
Tessa Tierney: We're exploring options for a much smaller footprint
When was the last time you used a public phone booth? Spark has just announced they will gradually remove poorly utilised phone booths across Auckland and Wellington......
Jason Walls: It looks like the meeting will be a go, we just need to find out when
A meeting between the Prime Minister and US President could be on the cards. Ardern is in the United States meeting politicians and executives – and slated to...
Dr Bryan Betty: There’s very little spare capacity in the system at this point
New Zealanders will be keeping masks on for a while yet. The Government's announced the country will stay at the Orange level of the Traffic Light Setting, at...
Neil Holdom: We've got a waiting list of 770 families in Taranaki
Neighbourhoods around the country are pushing against Kainga Ora developments. Forty-five-unit apartment blocks being developed in New Plymouth have neighbours...
Gavin Grey: These guys should not have been on the pitch
The UK is telling anyone with monkeypox to isolate for 21 days. A nurse at a children’s hospital in England has been arrested after the death of a youngster she...
Simon Banks: The extent of their success was a little bit unexpected
The Australian election didn't just bring a new Prime Minister and governing party. The rise of the Teal independents – meaning blue-green – has become the main...
Jeremy Ward: We could see a two-tiered system come into play
There is a war going on. A war between the streaming giants. Netflix' recent results gave a bit of a warning shot for tougher times to come. The company is losing...
Fran O'Sullivan: They're not taking any chances with Biden
The Prime Minister is jetting off to the states tonight ready to meet with the UN Secretary-General, US Senators and heads of big tech companies in California. But...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: I don’t think they are being judgemental. I think they’re being realistic
I’ve always felt a little uncomfortable about NIMBYism, but not in the case of the controversial Kainga Ora development being built in New Plymouth. I reckon locals...
Grant Robertson: We look for opportunities and this was the latest one
New Zealand is deploying 30 more troops to Europe to help train Ukrainian fighters. They won't actually go into Ukraine, instead, the Ukrainians and Kiwis will...
The Huddle: Australian election, Coca-Cola and the Christchurch stadium
The Australian election threw up some interesting results. Do people love Labor? Or do they hate Scomo? Just months after Christchurch Council agreed on plans...
David Pocock: For years I've been saying we need more people in politics who aren't career politicians
Independents have taken the Australian election by storm. Ex-Wallabies captain and independent candidate David Pocock is a prime example of that. Pocock looks like...
Kath Dewar: They're only slightly ahead of what they have to do
Coca-Cola has unveiled a new design for its bottles – lids that are tethered to the bottle. It's in an attempt to keep lids out of landfills, as otherwise, it's...
Sam MacDonald: The most important thing is getting the contracts signed
The opening of Christchurch's city centre stadium has been pushed back again. An update for city councillors shows it's been delayed to 2025 – and it's believed...
Kevin Short: It's going to be a hard fought war
New Zealand is sending 30 defence force personnel to the UK – to help train Ukrainian soldiers. The L119 light gun is only used by a handful of countries – and...