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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Queen cancels royal Christmas celebrations - 'Right thing to do'
The Queen has reportedly cancelled the royal family Christmas party. The news comes as the UK responds to the Omicron variant. The country has introduced new restrictions...
A seaweed company specialising in reducing methane gets Sir Stephen Tindall's backing
A company that specialises in a seaweed that reduced methane has got Sir Stepehn Tindall’s backing. He was an early investor in CH4, and he’s just gone in for more...
Hong Kong public gears up to vote amid new election laws
Hong Kong voters are preparing to vote for the first time this weekend since election laws were changed, amid a dearth of opposition candidates months after the...
Centre of Informed Futures on the use of fake vaccine passes
Fake vaccine passes seem really easy to get your hands on. They're going for $20 online, and you end up with a vaccine pass that flashes green when they scan so...
Sports Huddle: High Performance Sport NZ funding, highlights and lowlights
High Performance Sports NZ has announced which sports will get funding for the next four years. Basketball were big winners on the day, with equestrian on the other...
Equestrian Sports NZ annual funding cut by $258,000
A big day for sporting organisations today. High Performance Sport NZ has donned its Santa hat and announced which sports will get funding for the next four years. Basketball...
Allergy NZ: Climate change may be making hayfever symptoms worse
Climate change might be making things worse for hayfever sufferers. A new paper out of Victoria University says warmer, windier weather and more carbon dioxide in...
PriceSpy reckons last minute Christmas shoppers are paying less than early shoppers
If you’re in your car to do Christmas shopping, you might want want to turn around and head home. Price comparison site PriceSpy reckons that Christmas shoppers...
Medical advisor: We don't have to bring booster shots forward to three months
An expert says New Zealand has time on its side when it comes to rolling out booster shots. Government ministers are meeting today to discuss bringing the booster...
Newstalk ZB Political Editor on how the Government has been talking tackling Omicron
Ministers have been getting together to discuss how to tackle the Omicron variant. Ashley Bloomfield is providing the Government with advice on moving the Covid-19...
Biden warns of winter of 'severe illness and death' for unvaccinated due to Omicron
President Joe Biden on Thursday warned people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are looking at a very bleak and dangerous winter if they do not get their shots...
Get Across wants to take NZTA to court after abandoning Harbour Bridge cycleway
Waka Kotahi could find themselves in court after ruling out allocating a vehicle lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge for cycles and pedestrians. Get Across Campaign...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Are we freaking out a bit too much about Omicron?
I just wonder if we’re freaking out a bit too much about Omicron. It’s pretty clear that some people are quite alarmed, including Michael Baker who wants us to...
Enda Brady: Lewis Hamilton received knighthood days after F1 loss
Lewis Hamilton picked up a new title only days after losing one on the track. The seven-time Formula One champion received a knighthood on Wednesday at Windsor...
Rockit Global CEO: Mark O'Donnell on why people love little apples
A kiwi business is reaping the rewards of making apples cool again. Rockit Global has grown 45% this year, as demand for its snack-sized apples continues to increase...
Jamie Mackay: If you're going to plant trees, make sure they're native
It's been a good year for farming – income wise – but not such a good year for the government in the eyes of farmers. Carbon farming is seeing vast tracks of good...
Liam Dann: GDP drops 3.7%, it's second largest fall
Gross Domestic Product has fallen 3.7 percent in the September quarter. Stats NZ says it's the second largest fall since the current series began in 1986. Business...
Lodge Real Estate Managing Director: Vendors need to manage expectations
A Hamilton real estate company says the market's well and truly cooling down and vendors need to manage expectations. With the Reserve Bank lending restrictions,...
Democracy Action Group: Lee Short says people want to be consulted
A new survey shows how unpopular the governments Three Waters Reform is. Horizon polled more than 11-hundred people on behalf of the Democracy Action Group. They...
Barry Soper on the protest in Wellington
Ashley Bloomfield is confident that the Omicron case is contained. Several thousand people flooded Parliaments grounds for the protest. Someone even tried to scale...
The Huddle: Omicron is here, freedom protests and manuka honey
Omicron is in NZ; is there a chance the government will revise the plans to reopen to travellers who self-isolate? There’s been another freedom protest in Wellington. Should...
HDPA: Pandemic predictions are too gloomy
One of the big lessons that I’ve learnt during this pandemic – but especially this year – is that most of the pandemic predictions are too gloomy. Look at the GDP...
Unique Manuka Factor Honey Assoc. CEO: John Rawcliffe says Manuka is a Māori word
New Zealand honey producers have lost an important legal case against Australia. Trying to secure a trademark for the term Manuka Honey. New Zealand producers...
Jack Crossland: Tamaki didn't show for protest
Today's Covid-19 protest in Wellington today may have fallen on deaf ears, or none at all. Thousands gathered at Parliament in pouring rain – objecting to Covid...
Rodney Jones: The border re-opening next month could be at risk
Plans to begin re-opening our border from next month could be at risk. New Zealand citizens and residents in Australia are set to be able to travel here and isolate...