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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Possibility of a third supermarket chain
A mysterious new player may have emerged to challenge our supermarket duopoly. An organisation called "Northelia Version 1.4" has submitted a proposal to the commerce...
Vets not getting into MIQ jeopardising the wellbeing of animals
Calls for the Government to better prioritise veterinarians to access MIQ spaces. The Veterinary Association's been unsuccessful so far at lobbying to get at least...
Grant Robertson: One News poll result a reflection of the challenging times
The Deputy Prime Minister says Labour wasn't expecting to see a "Covid bump" in the polls. The latest One News Colmar Brunton poll has the party sitting on 43% down...
Three Waters Reform, Christchurch Councillor says the Government needs to look hard at their feedback
It's a no from Christchurch City Council on the planned Three Waters reform. It unanimously rejected the Government’s delivery model at a special meeting this morning. Council...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Sir John Key is reading the room right
It’s been fascinating to watch the reaction to Sir John Key involving himself in the political debate around our Covid response. One of the more interesting hot...
Prince Charles and Camilla secretly donated to Buller Flood Relief Fund
Senior Royals have splashed cash on the South Island's West coast after severe flooding. Prince Charles and Camilla secretly donated to the Buller District’s Mayoral...
Concern about short-notice on a home quarantine pilot
Concern about short-notice on a home quarantine pilot. The self-isolation trial will be capped at 150 business travellers, on short overseas work trips. They must...
NZ espionage trial, could be diplomatic ramifications if a country involved
The country and soldier at the centre of a New Zealand espionage trial is to remain a secret. The soldier facing 17 charges was arrested in December 2019. They appeared...
European Union demands single plug for phones
The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the...
Sports Huddle: Waka Nathan and America's Cup drama
Waka Nathan has passed away at aged 81. The former All Black was credited with saving Maori rugby when he coached them after his playing career ended. He suffered...
Hospitality and tourism industry leaders meeting in November amid worker shortage
The tourism and hospitality industries are facing a major work shortage. But they will not let that bring them down. The Government has made it clear to them they...
Former All Black and teammate reflects on Waka Nathan after his passing
Former All Black Waka Nathan has passed away aged 81. He was a crucial part of Auckland's Ranfurly Shield success up to 1963 and went on to play 37 tests for the...
Employment lawyer: Employers may be in trouble if they don't mandate Covid vaccines
Employers are being put in a difficult situation over Covid-19 vaccinations. An employment lawyer says that workers may be able to sue if the jab is made mandatory. He's...
Florida governor says parents can send asymptomatic kids back to school
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced that the state has put out a revised rule which follows a "symptom-based approach" to quarantining students, meaning...
People spending huge amounts of money on private charter flights to Australia after family booked one
Trying to get across the ditch has pushed some to extreme measures. Some people are spending huge amounts of money to get back to Australia with reports a family...
ExportNZ: Covid-positive kiwifruit was probably infected in distribution channel
ExportNZ says Zespri kiwifruit that tested positive for Covid-19 was likely infected in China. The positive result came during routine sample testing by Chinese...
Mental Health Foundation: Government has only done a small portion of what's needed to fix services
The Government's being accused of putting a positive gloss on mental health progress. A review into the implementation of the 2019 Budget $1.9 billion mental health...
New frost fans at Matahiwi Estate leads to creation of activist group
It's like a fleet of helicopters flying overhead. That's how people have described the sound of new vineyard frost fans in Masterton. Matahiwi Estate has installed...
HDPA: If you’re worried about our health system, get vaccinated
There’s been a lot of coverage today about the poor state of our health system. And the fact that we simply don’t have enough ICU capacity to cope with the kinds...
Drink and dive; Why a coroner is calling for regulation around drinking on boats
A coroner wants a harder line from the Ministry of Transport on the issue of drunk boating. Sue Johnson has released her findings on the death of a Southland man...
Possible bread shortage for some of the North Island
We might need to brace ourselves for a few problems with supermarket bread supply, with workers striking at one of our biggest bread suppliers, George Western. Mark...
New Zealand could see less cows and milk in the next decade
New Zealand could see less cows and milk in the next decade. Fonterra is predicting the total amount of milk supply in New Zealand is likely to decline. And, the...
Nelson Three Waters protester: response a complete 'overreaction'
Three Waters protesters made their voices heard today in Nelson as the council gave feedback on the proposed reforms. But the protest quickly went awry with grey...
Shaun Hendy defends Covid modelling, but Rodney Jones says it's overcooked
A former Government virus modeller claims the latest official forecast of possible Covid deaths is overcooked. Te Punaha Matatini research suggests 7000 people would...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Shaun Hendy's model is not plausible
I don’t even want to start guessing why the PM released that doomsday model this afternoon. But whatever her motivations, I am not in the slightest convinced by...