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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Stuart Nash: Businesses Can't Afford To Keep Pay Up With Inflation
There is a warning that most pay rises next year are not going to keep up with the cost of living. Global consultancy Robert Walters salary survey shows that while...
Councillor Ray Chung: Bemused To Have Been Under Investigation
A Wellington City Councillor is bemused to have been under investigation for breaching council code. Five City Councillors have been ordered to take lessons on the...
Dean Kimpton: 'We're Determined To Get The Roads Back To Where They Need To Be'
Auckland Transport has given itself the ambitious target of fixing 550 kilometres of road this summer to try to get to the potholes before they become much worse. Auckland...
Nicola Willis: Previous Govt "Sloppy" When Considering Cook Straight Funding
Finance Minister Nicola Willis has raised concerns over the escalating cost of KiwiRail's Cook Straight ferry project. She revealed yesterday that the potential...
Angela Blackmoore Verdict Finds Two More Guilty Of Murder
Two people have been found guilty of murdering Christchurch mother Angela Blackmoore 28 years ago. Former debt collector David Hawken, 50, and ex-stripper Rebecca...
Paul Goldsmith: We Need A Human Rights Commissioner Focused On The Fundamentals
Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith has said he won't re-appoint Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt. Goldsmith told Heather du Plessis-Allan that he wants to...
Boris Johnson's Covid inquiry appearance hijacked by protestors
Boris Johnson attempted to apologise for his Covid-19 response- an apology that quickly got hijacked. Protesters swarmed the former Prime Minister and interrupted...
The Huddle: Can Police Commissioner Andrew Coster meet expectations?
Tonight on The Huddle, Ali Jones from Red PR and Jordan Williams from the Taxpayers' Union joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! Police...
Fonterra upgrades milk price and earnings forecast after strong first quarter
Fonterra has upgraded its milk price forecast and raised their full-year earnings forecast following an 85 percent lift in their first-quarter profit. The forecast...
Growing gap between the market and RBNZ on the future of interest rates
A big gap has opened up between the market and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s views of where interest rates are heading. The two-year swap rate - which can have...
New 'Together for Tamaki Makaurau' initiative promises to enhance safety in the central city
Auckland Council has teamed up with NZ Police in a new initiative to enhance safety in the city centre. The 'Together for Tamaki Makaurau' partnership is designed...
Kiwi households will need to find an extra $70 a week to cover costs, say ASB economists
Kiwi households will had to find an extra $70 per week to cover their living costs, according to ASB economists. It's a smaller increase than the $115 a week lift...
Labour's Phil Twyford 'disappointed' the Government didn't agree to immediate Gaza ceasefire
Disappointment the Government hasn't gone further in its call for arms to be laid to rest in war-torn Gaza. Foreign minister Winston Peters put forward a motion...
Taylor Swift concludes 'extraordinary' year by becoming Time's Person of the Year
This year truly belongs to Taylor Swift. The 33-year-old's been named Time magazine's person of the year, a week after becoming Spotify's most most-played artist. Swift...
'We've done our bit': Queenstown waiting on final approval to lift boil water notice
Queenstown is waiting on a final signoff before lifting the town's boil water notice. Businesses and residents have been required to boil tap water for almost three...
'We're pretty aligned': Police Commissioner Andrew Coster in agreement with Minister's expectations
The Police Commissioner says he's aligned with the new Police Minister on the changes needed for law and order. Minister Mark Mitchell has publicly released a letter,...
Jason Walls: A controversial first Question Time for Luxon
Unanimous support for a Government motion calling on all parties involved in the Israel and Palestine conflict to take urgent steps towards a ceasefire. It came...
Former broadcaster and Wallabies coach accused of indecent assault
Former controversial radio personality and Wallabies coach Alan Jones has been accused of inappropriate behaviour. Jones is being accused of preying on multiple...
Charities set to lose support as Foodbank Canterbury closes before Christmas
Christchurch's largest food bank is set to close just days before Christmas. Foodbank Canterbury has been forced to introduce a service fee to meet rising costs,...
Black Caps v Bangladesh: Dhaka weather threatens match prospects
The Black Caps know they've got a battle on their hands heading into day two of the second cricket test against Bangladesh. New Zealand will resume under pressure...
Could Boris Johnson issue an apology at his Covid inquiry appearance?
Former UK PM Boris Johnson will have a chance to defend his handling of the pandemic in two days of questioning at the Covid inquiry. He is expected to apologise...
The Huddle: Do the PISA results indicate a bigger problem with education?
Tonight on The Huddle, current affairs commentator Josie Pagani and former National staffer Ben Thomas joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the...
What's behind the pre-Christmas fall in the price of petrol?
Good news for Kiwi motorists, with a pre-Christmas fall in petrol prices. Brent Crude has fallen from $81 US dollars on Friday to $77 this morning. The average price...
Fourth consecutive carbon auction fails to clear, millions of units unsold
The fourth consecutive carbon auction of 2023 failed to clear, leaving millions of units unsold. This means the Government missed out on anther $900 million worth...
RBNZ indicates new mortgage lending rules will be less restrictive
The Reserve Bank is downplaying the impact of new mortgage lending rules they might impose on banks. It's given the banks until April 2024 to prepare for debt-to-income...