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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Grant Robertson: Labour's plan to deal with sexual assault complaints
Finance Minister Grant Robertson joins Heather du Plessis Allan on the business hour, with a focus on the inquiries looking into the sexual assault allegations within...
Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' wins People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival
Some excellent news for kiwi director Taika Waititi today, after his new film Jojo Rabbit scooped the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. It’s an...
Winston Peters: What happened last week "was a disgrace"
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters joins Heather du Plessis-Allan, returning from a period of absence, to talk about the turmoil surrounding the Labour Party. A...
Report blames China for cyberattack on Australian parliament
Reuters has dropped a bombshell report saying Australian intelligence officials concluded China was responsible for the cyberattack on federal parliament and our...
Young horse rider weighs in on welfare perception
Does horse racing have an image problem on its hands? Top trainer Shaune Ritchie thinks so, and told Mike Hosking this morning that perhaps it's time to scale back...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Has climate change become a religion?
Is it just me or has climate change become a religion? I ask this because I opened the newspaper this morning to be confronted by a campaign that virtually all the...
Z Energy demands ComCom fix 'material inaccuracies' in fuel report
Z Energy has released analysis that questions the Commerce Commission's basic arithmetic, use of economic concepts and choice of the formula it used to conclude...
DairyNZ praises extension on freshwater submissions
A two-week extension has been for submissions on the Government's freshwater document. Environment Minister David Parker says it will now accept submissions up...
Official UK Government papers reveals Brexit 'worst case scenario'
Boris Johnson's government has released its "Operation Yellowhammer" planning document, which warns of medicine shortages, severe delays at the Dover-Calais crossing...
Report says new technology won't have an impact on jobs
More technology is likely to lead to more jobs, rather than job losses. That's the finding of a Productivity Commission report released today. Despite fears technology...
New tech means Visa customers no longer need to update card details
For Visa customers, the annoying hassle of having to update your card details is coming to an end. The credit card company is bringing in new technology that means...
Moteliers deny they are 'creaming it' thanks to temporary housing scheme
Motels are pushing back against allegations they're creaming it thanks to the housing crisis. 3000 households are still living in motels - through the Government's...
Only 10 per cent of banned firearms collected halfway through buyback
Police have fended off criticism that the collection of now-banned firearms is failing and more could be done to get an accurate picture of how many such guns there...
Principal says underage vaping is an epidemic and should be banned
An Auckland principal says underage vaping is an epidemic and flavoured vapes need to be banned. Auckland Grammar's Tim O'Connor believes they're targeted at young...
HDPA: Why did it take 80 years for us to start teaching our history?
I want to give the government kudos today for doing something we should’ve done a long time ago, and that’s to make New Zealand history compulsory in schools. We...
Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links
The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia's Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network. Gladys Liu,...
Economists says major economic speedbump still coming our way
A leading economist says New Zealand's still awaiting a major economic speedbump. ANZ Global Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga told Heather du Plessis-Allan that...
Fonterra faces job losses, ratings agency criticism
Fonterra had "lost its way" over the past seven years and governance factors had contributed to a "widespread misallocation of capital", ratings agency S&P Global...
Crayfish costume revealed to have cost capital $6,000
Greater Wellington Regional Council has defended spending $6,000 on a crayfish costume an actor to wear it. Frank the Crayfish stars in ads warning against burning...
Kiwi evacuated in Queensland fires praises emergency services
A Kiwi living on the Sunshine Coast is praising Queensland firefighters battling bushfires near Peregian Beach. On Tuesday night, some 79 fires were burning across...
Brisbane hoping to host 2032 OIympics
Queensland's hopes of hosting the 2032 Olympics are a step closer today. Successful talks were held today between Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the International...
Michael Bloomberg wants to ban flavoured e-cigarettes
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who has financed efforts to combat tobacco use around the world for years, has a new target: e-cigarettes...
Chris Trotter: Labour staffer at centre of assault allegations must go
There is continued disappointment from the complainants against a Labour staffer. Seven of the alleged victims have released a statement saying Labour ex-president...
HDPA: Haworth's resignation doesn't change anything - PM still must front up
Nigel Haworth is gone. The Labour Party president has resigned this afternoon over the staffer sex allegations scandal. This is classic political management. Offer...
Former euthanasia advocate on why he changed his mind
The euthanasia debate is back in parliament this afternoon, inching closer to a decision whether assisted dying should be allowed in New Zealand. David Seymour's...