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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Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - PM deserves peace prize
If the Prime Minister wins the Nobel peace prize tonight, and it’s a big if, but if she does, it will be well-deserved. She deserves to win it or at least to be...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Good move for cricket
Great news! Spark Sport is still in the game! Honestly, I was worried. After all the trouble Spark Sport had with the Rugby World Cup, I was worried they would...
Karel Sroubek review highlights key changes for Immigration NZ
Immigration New Zealand will work on all the recommendations from a report prompted by the Karel Sroubek case. Minister Iain Lees-Galloway granted the convicted...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Iain Lees-Galloway stuffed up
So we have seen the review into the Karel Sroubek case and there’s really only one thing to take away from this. Iain Lees Galloway stuffed up badly. He stuffed...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Will surplus satisfy grumpy business?
Alright, let’s talk about the government accounts. A huge congratulations to Grant Robertson, he’s locked in his reputation as a Finance Minister who can balance...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Drug testing a no-brainer
There are no two ways about it. We have got to start allowing drug testing at festivals and events like the one we had this past weekend at Mt Stadium. We had...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why your power bill is about to go up
COMMENT: There's a very good chance your power bill’s going to go up. The Government's announced an electricity industry shakeup today which they’re saying is...
Study finds one third of teenagers on track for hearing impairment
Parents are being urged to limit their children’s use of personal devices. A youth hearing loss screening programme revealed as many as a third of year 9 students...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Shane Jones has run out of second chances
I don’t think we should for one minute tolerate what Shane Jones has just done. It’s very easy to applaud him because he stands up for the provinces or give him...
Why NZ could be humanity's 'lifeboat' in an extinction
Scientists have singled out New Zealand as a potential "ark" to reboot civilisation if a deadly pandemic swept the planet. In a study just published in the international...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Climate change frenzy is terrifying children
If you’re a parent and you gave permission for your child to go on the climate strike today. I’d like to ask you a question: How scared is your child? I’m sure...
New bottle return scheme aims to lift recycling from 50 to 80 per cent
It is hoped a new returns scheme for drinks containers would see Kiwi recycling rates lift from around 50 to 80 per cent. An estimated two billion single-use beverage...
Chris Hipkins: School deciles to be scrapped from 2021-22
School deciles could be a thing of the past within three years. School funding is set for the biggest shake-up in a generation with a new "equity index" to replace...
Retirement Commission's aim to close retirement wealth gender gap
Interim retirement commissioner Peter Cordtz joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about a proposal from the Retirement Commission. They have proposed for tax...
John Minto: Swiggs incidents need a "proper investigation"
Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about Christchurch councillor Deon Swiggs' revelation. Swiggs revealed this afternoon...
Spark Sport issues impact share market
Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Jeremy Sullivan joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about Spark Sport's issues during the All Blacks-Springboks Rugby...
Music legend Mick Fleetwood joins HDPA
Legendary musician Mick Fleetwood, from the band Fleetwood Mac, joins Heather du Plessis-Allan. Fleetwood's just wrapped up a tour of New Zealand with his band...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Spark Sport must keep going
COMMENT: I’m reluctant to criticise Spark too much. Not because I’m disputing that they stuffed up - they stuffed up badly. But for two reasons: First, I want...
Instagram crackdowns on posts about diet products, cosmetic surgery
Instagram has announced tighter restrictions on some posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery. The social media platform says age restrictions will be...
Wanaka residents taking legal action of airport development
A Wanaka group says it has have no choice but to take legal action over the airport. Wanaka Stakeholders Group is filing for Judicial Review of the controversial...
'They're not stupid people': Hansen hits back at Boks coach's claims
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has quickly hit back at claims from Springboks opposite Rassie Erasmus that the All Blacks have traditionally received favourable decisions...
On-demand bus system could change rural public transport
An on demand public transport system could revolutionise the way people in small towns get around. The South Canterbury town of Timaru is trialing an on-call bus...
Government purchases Kate Sheppard's home
The former home of pioneering suffragette Kate Sheppard has been purchased by the Government for $4.5 million to become a heritage venue and educational centre. The...
GDP data shows NZ economy continued to slow in June quarter
New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP) lifted by 0.5 per cent over the June quarter, for a 2.1 per cent gain over the same quarter of last year, but in line...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government has made a mistake over Ihumātao
Let me ask you this question: Why did the Prime Minister make the mistake of calling the Maori king in to sort out the problem at Ihumātao? I call it a mistake...