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.
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Former TV host Liz Gunn explains comments made about Jacinda Ardern
A former TV and radio presenter has backed away from her earlier claim that Mother Earth created an earthquake out of displeasure with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's...
Sealord speaks publicly since first time Foodstuffs North Island pulled a large chunk of their range
Sealord has spoken out publicly for the first time since Foodstuffs North Island cancelled a large chunk of its frozen fish range. The company says it's decreasing...
UK 'leaning towards' mandatory Covid vaccines for health care workers
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid is "leaning towards" requiring staff in the National Health Service (NHS) to be vaccinated against Covid-19, he said Monday. "Those...
Predictions Australian inflation to be slightly lower than NZ's
We'll find out tomorrow whether Australia's inflation rate is just as hot as New Zealand's. The consumer price index here rose 4.9 percent in the year to September. HSBC's...
Blackcaps prepare to face Pakistan for first time since tour abandonment
New Zealand's Men’s T20 world cup campaign begins at the somewhat untimely hour of 3am tomorrow morning. The Blackcaps will be playing Pakistan, the first time...
Economist: Interest rate increases is banks passing on costs to customers
Those looking to refix their mortgage might be watching nervously as home loan rates keep going up. Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr said interest rates...
The Huddle: Vaccine mandates, Dave Dobbyn and quarantine with strangers
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced a sweeping vaccine mandate in businesses in the hospitality sector, and others including gyms, barbers, and hairdressers...
Economist: Covid-19 vaccinated people should get hospital priority
A New Zealand economist says vaccinated people should get hospital priority. New Zealand Initiative Economist Eric Crampton told Heather du Plessis Allan New Zealand...
Dairy NZ chief: Milk price forecasts good for farmers, still face other concerns
Increased forecast milk payments are a boost for farmers who still face other concerns. Fonterra has increased its forecast farmgate milk price to a mid-point...
Michael Wood: Covid-19 vaccine mandates are to ensure 'consistency'
Vaccine mandates are coming in a big way. The Government has announced vaccine mandates for workers at any business that requires a vaccine certificate. That...
Scott Morrison reveals plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
Scott Morrison has announced Australia’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 following lengthy — and at times very heated — debate between the Coalition. But, the...
Qrious survey shows disappointing level of AI uptake by NZ businesses
Data and science company Qrious has done a stocktake of AI adoption across the country and the results are disappointing. Qrious' Stephen Ponsford told Andrew Dickens...
Struggling Chinese developer Evergrande makes bond payment
A troubled Chinese developer whose struggle to avoid a multibillion-dollar debt default has rattled global financial markets wired US $83.5 million on Friday to...
Toy Distributor Association: You might want to start buying Christmas presents now
Christmas is not off to a great start with shopping. Toyworld owner Phillip Bramley told Wellington Mornings' Jason Pine that because of the shipping delays, you...
EMA: Vaccine mandates are a complex situation with substantial grey area
The Employers and Manufacturers Association's calling for clarity around enforcing vaccine mandates for staff. New Zealand is preparing to switch to a traffic light...
Sports Huddle: Sean Wainui, All Blacks vs USA
Sean Wainui will have tributes paid to him this weekend. The Chiefs centre died aged 25 in a car accident at McLaren Falls in Tauranga. Bay of Plenty's match against...
Retail NZ: We need a date for when vaccine target must be hit
Retail stores operating under Level Three are still pushing Government for a firm date to reopen. New Zealand will switch to a new traffic light system to suppress...
Royal Correspondent: There's no indication why the Queen went to hospital
The Queen is back at Windsor Castle after spending a night in hospital. A spokesperson says she underwent medical checks, following a busy schedule of engagements. Royal...
Ngati Hine Health Trust: I'm very worried for community where Northland cases live
Concern following the confirmation of two Covid-19 cases in Northland. The pair, understood to be a mother and daughter, are contacts of a recently diagnosed Auckland...
Covid Minister: Auckland could see restrictions eased before 90 per cent target
A bit of a tease for Auckland. The region's being told it could see easing of Covid-19 restrictions before it reaches its 90 per cent vaccination target. Under the...
FBI say dental records of remains found at Florida reserve are those of Brian Laundrie
The FBI's Denver office said Thursday that remains found a day earlier in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, who disappeared last month just days...
Associate Professor: Maori and Pasifika may slip further behind with vaccine uptake
Disappointment there were no vaccination targets set for Maori and Pasifika in the new Covid-19 framework. Moving to the new traffic light system requires DHBs to...
Andrew Dickens: I wasn’t prepared for how underwhelming the announcement was
I didn’t hear the 10am announcements. I was walking the dog. I knew it would be underwhelming. I wasn’t prepared for how underwhelming it was. This wasn’t a straw,...
The Huddle: The big announcement, schools going back, FTA
A record day for the Covid outbreak ahead of the Government's press conference on Friday. 102 positive cases were reported and a record for hospitalisations as well...
The biggest winners from the UK free trade agreement
The new free trade deal with New Zealand and the UK is benefiting a lot of primary export sectors. Dairy, beef and sheep are among the sectors that will benefit...