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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Heather du Plessis-Allan: I'm thankful to be spending this summer in New Zealand
This is our last show of the year. Off on holiday tomorrow like many of us will be - for my sins, spending most of it in Wellington so I’ll be very pale by the...
Epidemiologist on what Sydney's Covid-19 outbreak means for NZ
Hundreds of thousands of Sydney residents have been told to stay home after a new outbreak of coronavirus ended a two-week run of no local cases. Residents...
Who was the worst politician of 2020?
It has been a tumultuous political year, with an election, two Covid-19 lockdowns, and multiple leadership changes for National. The politics barely slowed down...
White Island tragedy: Details of independent review of WorkSafe revealed
The Government has today released the terms of reference into the independent review of WorkSafe's operations on Whakaari/White Island after the eruption that claimed...
Centimetres from disaster: Lightning Team NZ 'making too many mistakes'
Team New Zealand have come away from the second day of the America's Cup World Series with two wins in as many races, though not without their issues to address. After...
Minister appoints Commission to replace Tauranga City Council
Swift action from the Local Government Minister - who's appointing a Commission to replace Tauranga City Council Nanaia Mahuta alerted the council to her intention...
US could get second vaccine as country passes 17 million cases
As the United States on Thursday local time surpassed 17 million official Covid-19 cases, a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended a second coronavirus...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: NSW cluster could decide future of our travel bubble
Tell you what, there will be quite a few people on this side of the Tasman carefully watching what’s happening with the Covid outbreak in Sydney, because I suspect...
A2 Milk shares plummet after cutting earnings outlook
Shares in a2 Milk plummeted after the company took a big knife to its first half and full year 2021 sales forecasts due to disruption arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. By...
Huka Prawn Park contends with vanishing prawn problem
Prawn numbers are mysteriously dropping off at Taupō's iconic Huka Prawn Park. It's been a recurring issue over the last few years, with this year being harder...
Fiji in desperate need of cash as Cyclone Yasa causes massive damage to infrastructure
Cyclone Yasa has flattened homes, damaged roads and brought down power lines in Fiji - with authorities estimating it's caused hundreds of millions of dollars in...
'Brace yourselves': Sydney cluster hits 28, spreads to Qld
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned of tough new coronavirus restrictions for Greater Sydney as the city's cases increased by 10 overnight. The...
It's not a target: UK rows back on Christmas easing advice
No need to take it to the max. That's the new Christmas message that leaders of the U.K.'s four nations were spreading Wednesday, after toughening up their advice...
Tom Cruise divides fans after unleashing on crew for breaching Covid rules
Tom Cruise, lead actor of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible 7," was heard reprimanding crew members for reportedly not adhering to social distancing measures,...
Bosses Rebuilding: Auckland Airport's Adrian Littlewood
The final boss we're revisiting this week before this programme wraps up for the year is Auckland International Airport CEO Adrian Littlewood. It was during the...
Kingitanga: Too premature to determine future of Ihumātao
The Government has purchased Ihumātao from Fletcher Building for $30 million - but it's too early to say if houses will end up there. Save Our Unique Landscape...
Team to beat? Barker stuns Burling in America's Cup classic
American Magic have made an early statement on the America's Cup stage, following up their first-up demolition of INEOS Team UK with a solid victory over the defending...
Health Minister on why the wait for the Covid-19 vaccine
Every New Zealander may be able to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of next year. The Government has secured a new agreement to purchase vaccines from...
Deputy PM denies Ihumātao will spark more deals for private land
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson has defended the Government's decision to step in and buy Ihumātao, saying he was not willing to stand by and watch the issue...
Mass testing after outbreak in Sydney
NSW is grappling with a coronavirus outbreak yet again with contact tracers in overdrive to bring a handful of mystery cases under control before Christmas. The...
Microbiologist says big challenge of vaccinating New Zealand is scale
The Government making a deal to purchase two more brands of Covid-19 vaccines is proof of good progress, a clinical microbiologist says. University of Otago professor...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Fletcher must front up over Ihumātao deal
I think we need to bring Fletcher into this covers nation about Ihumātao. Despite their role in this, they’ve been near invisible in it, and I don’t think they...
The Huddle: What's next for Mallard after select committee hearing?
The Speaker seems highly confident his job's safe, despite outcry over his taxpayer funded legal battle. The defamation case cost more than $330,000 after Trevor...
Harry and Meghan grow media empire with Spotify podcast deal
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are podcasters now. Spotify announced on Tuesday an exclusive partnership with Archewell Audio, a new, audio-first production company...
ANZ: Falling house prices may be needed to solve housing crisis
ANZ's warning we need to accept house prices falling if we want to solve the housing crisis. In it's latest property report, the bank's economists are warning ...