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: Prince Andrew has been forced into a legal corner
Prince Andrew wants a trial by jury. Boris Johnson is clinging on, when is the report into the parties coming? How many Brits are planning foreign holidays this...
Jamie Mackay: The Omicron wave is going to happen alongside the harvest peak
Inflation is bad news, but there is a silver lining for the NZ primary sector. The rural sector has been largely safe from Covid, how are they preparing for the...
Sam Dickie: Economic environment a result of Covid aftershocks
Investors and fund managers have had a whirlwind of a start to the year with very shaky stock markets all over the world. Sam Dickie from Fisher Funds joined Heather...
Phil Goff: What's the holdup with spending the regional fuel tax
Aucklanders have paid 515 million dollars in regional fuel taxes since 2018, meant to help fund transport projects and solve congestion issues. But instead of...
The Huddle: estimated Omicron numbers and high inflation
Omicron case numbers are projected to be at 50k by Waitangi Day. High inflation seems like it will be sticking around for a while – Act is proposing tax cuts and...
Hamish Bond: I've known a while Tokyo was my last race
Kiwi rowing legend Hamish Bond has announced his retirement from the sport. Bond is an eight-time world champion and also won two Olympic gold medals with his long-time...
Kathryn Trounson: Ute drivers are the biggest culprits of parking in EV spots
Frustration among electric vehicle drivers – over cheeky parking by owners of gas guzzlers. There's been a rise in people parking petrol cars in EV charging stations...
Genesis Energy's chief exec: Marc England says companies can work with Government
A plea to let businesses help, with Covid-19 rapid antigen testing. Genesis Energy has been using rapid antigen surveillance tests for staff in recent months....
Jarrod Kerr: High inflation not just governments fault
One economist says high inflation shouldn't be solely blamed on the Government. It's hit 5.9 percent today, the highest figure in 30 years. Kiwibank Chief Economist...
D'Arcy Waldegrave: How Canterbury managed to beat Wellington in Super Smash Cricket
D'Arcy Waldegrave joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss Canterbury's win over Wellington in Super Smash Cricket and how losing the game helped Wellington protect...
Randy Zelin: The Prince is playing a numbers game
A numbers game could be why Prince Andrew wants a trial by jury. Newly filed court documents show the Duke of York denies all allegations against him, in his official...
Heather du Plessis-Allen: We haven't seen inflation numbers this big since Geoffrey Palmer
We’re starting to get an idea of how much of a problem inflation is going to be for us, both globally and in NZ. The figures out today put annual inflation in our...
Gavin Grey: The Dorset knob-throwing contest canned for being too popular
UK’s biscuit throwing competition is cancelled because it has become too popular. The Dorset knob-throwing contest involves competitors hurling a traditional Dorset...
Anton Stafurin: Russia's assembled approx 100-thousand troops at Ukraine's border
Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising New Zealanders in the Ukraine to consider leaving. Russia's now assembled an estimated 100 thousand troops at the border. New...
Hamish Rutherford: MBIE has started meeting with banks to discuss lending rules
MBIE has started meeting with banks to talk about new lending rules that came in last month, and have left many people unable to get a loan. Minister David Clark...
Efeso Collins has confirmed he will be standing for Auckland mayoralty
Labour councillor Efeso Collins has confirmed he's standing for the Auckland mayoralty. Talk is swirling that Phil Goff will not seek a third term in the role...
The Huddle: RAT tests, can we realistically help Ukraine, and should Air NZ refund flights?
An absolute outcry from businesses today after it was revealed that the government has seized all future orders of Rapid Antigen Tests – and will distribute them...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: More proof of how unprepared the government is
If you needed proof of how unprepared the government is for omicron look no further than the developing shambles that is the situation with rapid Covid tests. It...
Kelvin Davidson: Two thirds of mortgages will need to be refinanced this year
People with a mortgage could be in for a shock this year. The latest Property Market Update from CoreLogic says all up, residential real estate is worth 1.72 trillion...
Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Private RAT orders not cancelled, just redirected to Government
Health officials are denying commandeering rapid antigen tests off of businesses. Many companies say their orders have been cancelled or given to the Ministry of...
Dan Mitchinson: US drops out of top 25 least corrupt countries
Pfizer to start clinical trial on their omicron specific vaccine. Donald Trump's new social media platform will use AI sensors, and is promising to be "kinder". The...
Clair Connor: The government is putting us in a tight spot
A medical supply company was only told this morning the Government was seconding its rapid antigen tests. The Health Ministry's come under pressure since it was...
Enda Brady: Boris Johnson's lockdown birthday party
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated his birthday with a gathering at his official residence in June 2020 while the United Kingdom was in its first Covid-19...
Paul Bloxham on Australia's latest inflation data
Australia's latest inflation data shows the fastest rise since 2014. Inflation rose 1.3% in the fourth quarter, taking Australia's inflation in 2021 to 3.5%. Paul...
Brad Olsen on the volatile global market
Global market volatility is tipped to continue with uncertainty around inflation, interest rates and the looming threat of a Russian invasion in Ukraine. At one...