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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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 industry...
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 have...
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 indication...
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 company,...
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 means...
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 country. Immigration...
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...
Act MP explains why he got deported from Fiji in 2017
New Act Party MP Simon Court says he was deported from Fiji in 2017 for raising issues about work done by Chinese Communist party contractors. Court, a civil and...
ASB: Highly leveraged investors creating housing boom
Highly leveraged investors are rushing in to buy houses, contributing to an unexpected housing boom, analysis by ASB has revealed. In April the bank forecast a 6...
Winston Peters speaks to Newstalk ZB for first time since election
Four days after the election, NZ First leader Winston Peters has finally picked up his phone. Peters only addressed his supporters for a few minutes on Saturday...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Greens would be wise to steer clear of Labour
Former Green MP Catherine Delahunty is on the money when she says the Greens should stay well away from a Labour government this term. Catherine did the rounds...
New show Match Fit encouraging people to get fit
Critics are calling Match Fit the best reality show of the year. The new series which follows a group of All Black legends and their quest to regain their fitness. It...
In US debate countdown, Trump holds rally while Biden prepares
President Donald Trump pushed into arguably the most important state on the electoral map on Tuesday, opting for a rally in Pennsylvania instead of formal debate...
The Huddle: What's next for National - and their leaker?
National MPs are calling for the person who leaked Party correspondence to front up. The Party Caucus met in Parliament today, debriefing on its worst election result...
Ireland and Wales increase Covid restrictions
Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: What's wrong with Kiwis flying around Australia?
Am I missing something? Because I’m confused as to why there is a fuss over Kiwi travellers making their way from Sydney across Australia. I can’t see any evidence...