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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Another chunk of UK faces tight virus restrictions
The British government on Wednesday put another 1.4 million people into England’s tightest coronavirus restrictions, but faced growing criticism that its piecemeal...
Kiwi company Laybuy going up in strengths
Kiwi Company Laybuy are going strength to strength. Recently the company took on a deal with football giants Manchester United. Laybuy listed its first quarterly...
Ghislaine Maxwell denies fixing sex partners for Prince Andrew
Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain's Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public Thursday,...
Henare as Health Minister - a great risk
Former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman claims it would be a risky move to give Labour MP Peeni Henare the role of Health Minister. Henare has openly told people...
Racism & Xenophobia - backlashes towards new Green MP
Hopes to swearing-in on Te Tiriti o Waitangi can be an option for MPs in the future. New Green MP Ricardo Menendez March has come under fire on social media, after...
Iwi have ability to provide services better than corrections
The Race Relations Commissioner says iwi would do a better job at running prisons than corrections. Meng Foon says the way prisons are run has not proven effective...
'Trump clearly won' - former Republican
A former Republican strategist says yesterday’s presidential debate was a 180 degree turn for Donald Trump. Trump's gone head-to-head with Democratic challenger...
Exporters can start shipping cattle under new requirements
If exporters meet new requirements - they can now start shipping cattle overseas again. An independent review launched after Gulf Livestock 1 capsized last month...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: New Green MP is right on swearing allegiance to the Queen
There is huge outrage on social media over a message Green MP Ricardo Menendez March posted mid-afternoon yesterday. He wrote ‘mfw they show me the affirmation...
UK hits record Covid cases; students' party results in huge fine
Covid-19 case numbers have hit a new high in the United Kingdom. For daily cases of Covid-19, the UK has recorded 26,688 in the last 24 hours. 191 people have also...
The Huddle: The Wallabies kneeling; mandatory masks at lvl 1?
The Wallabies are considering kneeling during the national anthem prior to next weekend's third Bledisloe Cup test with the All Blacks in Sydney. Reports out of...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Let the fruit pickers in
How long are we going to keep pretending Kiwis are going to fill tens of thousands of fruit picking jobs? I would hate to be in the horticulture or viticulture...
Bosses Rebuilding: Hobbiton's Russell Alexander
It has been a hell of a year for most of our tourism businesses, thanks to the Covid-91 pandemic which has ravaged most if not all forms of trade. When the borders...
Brad Butterworth: 'Fractured relationship' between Team NZ and challengers
The spectacle of the America's Cup in 2021 is in doubt after two courses were ruled out by the regatta's arbitration panel, that offer prime views for fans by the...
Wallabies consider kneeling during anthem ahead of All Blacks test
The Australian rugby team are considering taking a stand ahead of the third Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks next weekend. According to reports the Wallabies...
Best sausage roll in Canterbury awarded to Michael's Bakery
Canterbury's top sausage roll has been chosen, according to the inaugural Bakel's Sausage Roll Competition. Michael's Bakery in Hilmorton has placed first out of...
Chris Hipkins: Greenhithe pub closes after infected person visited
The Malt pub in Greenhithe where an infected man spent more than three hours on Friday night has closed for 14 days. In a post on Facebook, the pub said "The Ministry...
No problem with Kiwis entering Victoria despite politician's claim
Kiwi sheep shearers were among those who entered into Victoria after travelling to one of the quarantine free states as aprt of the New Zealand-Australia travel...
Victoria Premier copping criticism as Covid numbers begin rise
Covid-19 virus cases are beginning to rise again in Victoria, as critics continue to target state Premier Daniel Andrews for failing to ease restrictions. Small...
The Huddle: Should the Greens go with Labour?
The Greens are adamant their talks with Labour are about a lot more than the number of seats they hold in Parliament. Co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson...
European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes
Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small...
Allbirds branches out into apparel with new clothing line
New Zealand-founded, US-based woollen shoe company Allbirds is expanding its environmentally friendly manufacturing to apparel. The San Francisco headquartered...
Wellington offering graves for rent due to lack of space
From housing crisis - to cemetery crisis. Wellington's cemeteries are running out of room, and the council is now considering offering up graves for rent. That...
Immigration adviser frustrated by empty beds in MIQ facilities
There are frustrations from migrants waiting to return to New Zealand. It's been revealed about 2000 rooms are empty at managed isolation facilities across the...
Bosses Rebuilding: Reach Media's Struan Abernethy
The story of marketing company "Reach Media" is not unlike other Kiwi businesses who were smacked in the face this year by covid. Back in level four lockdown, revenue...