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: Wage subsidy scheme is working well
This afternoon Finance Minister Grant Robertson threw another $700 million dollars at the wage subsidy scheme. This is the extension of the scheme. It’s now easier...
Enda Brady: New Madeleine McCann suspect, violent protests in London
British Police have announced a breakthrough in the cold case of Madeliene McCann, who went missing in 2007 while on holiday with her parents in Portugal. Officers...
The Huddle: Ōtara wants supermarket over KFC / NZ First distancing themselves
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition to stop the construction of a KFC in Ōtara. People are instead calling for a shopping franchise such as a supermarket,...
Blues bringing in Dan Carter 'a great marketing move'
The Blues made previously un-thought of headlines by bringing in All Blacks legend Dan Carter as a player-mentor for Super Rugby Aotearoa. At 38, Carter spent the...
Bosses Rebuilding: AA Insurance's Chris Curtin
Businesses are continuing to steer their firms through financially tough times due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. AA Insurance CEO Chris Curtin, who has held the position...
Govt rent relief scheme 'too little too late'
The Property Council believes the Government's commercial rent arbitration scheme is too little, too late. The Government is forcing rent negotiations between stuck...
First flights in July? Trans-Tasman bubble plans hit turbulence
Plans by Australian and New Zealand business groups to create a Wellington-Canberra travel bubble have been described as ''curious'' by the government-sanctioned...
Scott Morrison announces HomeBuilders scheme details
Scott Morrison will fire the starter’s gun on a renovation rescue for the economy with $25,000 cash grants for new homes and renos from midnight tonight. But you...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Winston needs to get out of the way of good ideas
COMMENT: This commercial rent idea from the government is a good solution. So, why did Winston Peters hold it up so long? Arguably, the solution has come too late...
Fresh claims suggest Madeleine McCann was killed by German paedophile
Fresh claims have emerged out of Europe that Madeleine McCann, the British three-year-old who went missing in 2007, was killed. A 43-year-old German prisoner who...
MPs turning on Boris Johnson, UK offering Hong Kong citizenship
The opposition has attacked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over he and his Government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the country's response to it. MPs...
The Huddle: Govt refusing ship 'costing jobs' / Ardern, Bloomfield not distancing
The Government is being criticised for refusing a tuna ship form Western Samoa entry into Nelson Port, which is in need of repairs. Refusing the ship could cost...
Govt, Customs under fire for refusing boat's entry
The Government is facing backlash after Customs refused entry to a tune ship. Aimex, a Nelson marine engineering company has been refused permission to bring in...
Bosses Rebuilding: Socialites' Wendy Thompson
While the number of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand may be dropping, businesses are still bearing the brunt of the pandemic, effects that are set to continue for some...
Air NZ sticking with credits instead of refunds for customers
By RNZ Jon Duffy's first week as head of Consumer New Zealand is a memorable one - the consumer watchdog was swamped with complaints from Air New Zealand customers...
Trudeau's long pause, Trump's falling approval, Biden bites back
The pause said a lot. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemed to stumble on a question around US President Donald Trump's decision to threaten the public with...
Death in custody: Cops in court first ever to face on-duty manslaughter charge
The three police officers before the courts in connection with the death of a man in custody in Taranaki are believed to be the first to be charged with either manslaughter...
New KiwiSaver scheme predicts your retirement fund
For the first time, you can now see how much money you will get from KiwiSaver when you retire at 65. Annual KiwiSaver statements are being sent out with a new addition...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: How good are the new Super Rugby rules!
COMMENT: How good are the new rule changes for the new domestic Super Rugby competition looking? We’ve got three changes, and the best of them has got to be the...
England schools reopen, distancing rules eased
England has begun heading back to its daily activities, moving to a sense of normal post the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown rules have eased allowing groups of six...
The Huddle: Trump's "cynical" moves / NZ businesses hard done by?
US President Donald Trump has decided to meet violence with violence, and it has come with heavy criticism. In response to violent protests across the US, Trump is...
ASB bank launches free bereavement home loan benefit
ASB bank has launched a new scheme to help households through bereavement. The benefit will cover a customer’s home loan interest costs for around 12 months if one...
Grant Robertson: 'Just one more case' could derail early drop to level one
Plenty of positivity surrounds the possibility of New Zealand heading down to alert level one, which would ease on current lockdown and social distancing laws. New...
Visa holders pleading with NZ Government to return home
Life continues to get tough for work visa holders currently overseas. It has been revealed those holding visas to work in Ne Zealand cannot return yet, as there...
Protests continuing but easing in the US, despite widespread curfews
Protests are continuing throughout the United States despite state-imposed curfews now in place. The majority appear to be peaceful and vigil-like for the meantime,...