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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The Huddle: Does the Human Rights Commission need reform?
David Seymour's savaging the Human Rights Commission - and calling for it to be abolished. The ACT leader claims it's a hard-left organisation masquerading as a...
Marcus Rashford, the football player putting pressure on Boris Johnson
Widely praised for his campaigning against child poverty during the pandemic, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford made just as explosive an impact in the Champions...
Bosses Rebuilding: Chnnl's Dr Liz Berryman
Sometimes, success in business can mean being in the right place at the right time. Enter the chnnl app. It's a workplace well-being app for medical staff that launched...
David Seymour: Why the Human Rights Commission should be scrapped
ACT says it wouldn't leave a gap to scrap the Human Rights Commission - because New Zealand has no shortage of political debate. Leader David Seymour claims it's...
New Zealand Republic: MPs shouldn't swear allegiance to the Queen
A fresh push to distance New Zealand from the Queen of England. New Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March has had a vicious online backlash, after expressing reservations...
Expert calls for changes to Government's Covid-19 response
Experts have raised the idea of suspending travel from countries with high levels of Covid-19, to reduce the risk of another community outbreak. A group of Otago...
Two of Europe's biggest economies announce new lockdowns
Two of Europe's biggest economies have announced lockdowns in response to spiraling coronavirus case numbers. France will begin a four-week lockdown on Friday, French...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Who cares what the world thinks of our Covid response?
New Zealand is not liking Laura Ingraham, are we? If you haven’t caught up, let me introduce you. Laura Ingraham is a Fox News presenter, who has overnight had...
'Person who hates boomers the most': Swarbrick to feature on Aussie reality show
Green MP Chloe Swarbrick is featuring in a new Australian reality TV show that aims to restore people’s reputations. However, the new Auckland Central MP is not...
Qatar apologises following fallout from forced airport examination
Qatar has apologised after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try to identify who might have given birth to...
Greens sets Sunday deadline for decision on inclusion in new Government
The Greens are planning to announce whether they will side with the Government, or whether they will be sitting on the opposition benches for the next three years,...
The Huddle: Greens-Labour deal and supermarkets overcharging
The Greens have made it clear today they want to be part of the Labour-led Government - not just observers from the sidelines. The co-leaders of the party have...
WHO: Daily Covid-19 deaths in Europe up by 40%
The World Health Organisation says that the daily death toll in Europe from Covid-19 is up by nearly 40 percent. Italy on Tuesday local time registered nearly 22,000...
Bosses Rebuilding: CareerEQ's Kaye Avery
The cold, hard Covid-19 reality of this year has been tough for a lot of Kiwi workers. Thousands of people have been made redundant, others have lost businesses,...
Lawyer for Antony de Malmanche hopes Jacinda Ardern can help
A New Zealander in a Bali prison has written to the Prime Minister appealing for help amid fears he will die in there from Covid-19. Antony de Malmanche is in Kerobokan...
ANZ: Government should not go ahead with minimum wage rise in April
The Government is being urged not to go ahead with its minimum wage rise next year. Business owners have been arguing for months that the upcoming increase in April...
Wellington's central library to be rebuilt rather than replaced
Wellington's central library will be saved. The city council has just voted to strengthen the existing building, rather than demolish it. The original cost to...
One week left: Trump, Biden head to battleground states
Newstalk ZB and TVNZ host Jack Tame is in America to cover the US election. He joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss how the final week of the campaign is shaping...
'We are getting towards the end' – Greens on ongoing talk with Labour
The formation of the next Government continues to take place behind closed doors in the Beehive but the content of what is being discussed remains a mystery. Greens...
Woman from 10 flights subjected to compulsory medical examinations at Doha airport
The government of Qatar has said it "regrets any distress or infringement on the personal freedom of any traveler" after it was revealed that at least 18 women from...
Auckland supermarket fined $78,000 for price discrepancies
An Auckland supermarket has been fined almost $80,000 for price discrepancies between the promotional price displayed or advertised - and the price charged at the...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Chris Liddell shouldn't be dismissed because of his boss
I want to talk about Chris Liddell. It is entirely possible that the NZ government may never actually have to choose whether it wants to support Chris Liddell in...
New health app latest creation from entrepreneur behind My Food Bag
Founders of a "ground-breaking" new app launching in Auckland today are promising to put New Zealand on the map for providing the best healthcare in the world. It...
The Huddle: Should New Zealand support Chris Liddell for OECD role?
Listen above as David Farrar and Shane Te Pou discuss the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle President Donald Trump's nomination of his Kiwi...
More English towns put into highest Covid-19 restriction level
The central England city of Nottingham is the latest part of England to be put under tightened restrictions as part of a three-tier system to slow the spread of...