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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Sports Huddle: Cycling NZ, Katey Martin and the Blues
Cycling NZ report came out this week – do we need to treat our athletes better, or is it just inherent that high-performance sport is going to be hard work? Should...
Gavin Grey: There is concern about how big this outbreak might get
Move over Covid... Monkeypox cases are sweeping across Europe. Boris Johnson is officially off the hook after the police have closed their investigation into the...
Kevin Bowler: I don't think that's at all fair
My Food Bag made has posted a healthy result today. EBITDA was up 18% to $34.2m, and net profit after tax increased to $20m from $2.4m. The company's been in the...
Jacqui Dean: "I have regrets about lots of things"
National's Jacqui Dean is keeping mum on her role in a leadership stoush that saw Christopher Luxon take over as party leader. The Waitaki MP – who's spent a quarter...
Brett Worthington: Scott Morrison is hoping he'll defy the polls again
Australia's incumbent Prime Minister says we may not know the outcome of tomorrow's federal election, if polls are anything to go by. ABC political reporter Brett...
Jason Walls: Officials said this would make inflation worse in the short-term
Within 24 hours of being released the budget hit a pretty major snag. What happened? And now that the dust has settled a little bit, what else is in the budget...
Dan Mitchinson: Turkey doesn't want Sweden and Finland to join NATO
Joe Biden met with the leaders of Sweden and Finland after they submitted their NATO membership applications. Elon Musk paid $250,000 USD to a flight attendant...
Jason Pine: He couldn't commit to moving back to NZ with the Warriors
Matt Lodge has been immediately released from the Warriors – a day before he was due to suit up against the Dragons. The NZ athletics team was named for the Birmingham...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The squeezed middle does exist and they are doing it tough
Simon Wilson's column in the Herald today popped up on my phone this morning with this alert: Simon Wilson: Can we stop talking about the 'squeezed middle' now? In...
Dr John Bonning: This could be seen as an opportunity not a threat
Looks like Hutt Valley Hospital was just the tip of the iceberg. Wellington Hospital has to move its entire Emergency Department, as it no longer meets the required...
Brad Olsen: We should be worried about how high inflation is
If you think the cost of living is bad now, think again. Forecasts that were released by Treasury at the budget yesterday, paint a grim picture of what's yet to...
Nick Hogendijk: We need to bring competition into the market
The Government has slapped targets on the two major supermarket chains' backs. Urgent legislation was passed last night to stop them blocking competitors from accessing...
Enda Brady: It's a cultural problem, it's endemic and it's a real eye opener
The Conservative MP accused of rape has been bailed. The number of obese Brits is going to outnumber healthy adults within five years. UK correspondent Enda Brady...
Jan Carey: This is a terrible crisis but it is only short-term
I want to bring you up to date on the serious baby formula shortage in the United States right now. Parents have been scrambling to find formula after one of America's...
Liam Dann: Good on them for sticking to the longer-term spending we need
Liam Dann is the Herald's business editor at large; he's been working his way through the budget this afternoon. Liam joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE
David Seymour: It's not offering hope, especially to young people
The ACT Party is calling this budget the brain drain budget... Saying ambitious Kiwis are tired of being milked and will leave the country for greener pastures....
Doug Leeder: We've got a duty of care to patrons using this service
Tauranga is grappling with a significant youth violence problem at some of its bus stops. So much so, the head of NZ Bus says it's the worst anti-social and criminal...
Sharon Zollner: This is a way of re-balancing the burden
The Government has reacted to the cost-of-living crisis with a billion-dollar package targeting the so-called "squeezed middle". But the boosts to transport costs...
The Huddle: Budget Day 2022
COST OF LIVING PAYMENT – Is a temporary extra $27 going to cut it for those suffering from the cost-of-living crisis? What about those who are missing out? TRANSPORT...
Ian Hutson: There was nothing there for the people we're trying to help
Addressing the cost-of-living crisis was the number one task for Grant Robertson today. And while the middle class will welcome $27 a week for three months – a total...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: This is the “block of cheese and cup of coffee” budget
This is the “block of cheese and cup of coffee” budget. Because that’s all you’re going to be able to buy with that extra $27 a week. One block of $21 tasty cheese...
Kerre Woodham: If we don't come back then they don't have a show
There's big drama on the set of Dancing with the Stars. Eric Murray and Rhys Mathewson have both got Covid and have had to bow out of the competition paving the...
Grant Robertson: It's a contribution to what is a tough time
Addressing the cost-of-living crisis was at the forefront of today's budget. Anyone earning less than $70k will get a one-off $350 over three months from August...
Jason Walls: For a lot of people it's really not going to do much
The winners – the losers? What's been the reaction? How do you rate Robertson today and Luxon's response? Chief political reporter Jason Walls joined Heather...
Christopher Luxon: When you're addicted to spending like he is, it ain't gonna happen
National says the Government is taking New Zealanders backwards with its budget. They say Grant Robertson spent too much money while Kiwis are continuing to fall...