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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Taxpayer Union Offers Free Re-Brand For Government Departments
The Taxpayers Union has offered themselves up to re-brand Government departments on the cheap. The organisation wants to redesign logos at no cost, for departments...
Helen Clark: Government should accept WHO Amendments
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark doesn't understand why the coalition government is yet to accept amendments to the World Health Organisation's regulations. The...
Simeon Brown: Meeting With Auckland Mayor "Positive"
National's new Minister for Auckland, Simeon Brown, and Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown met today for the first time since National took office. The pair talked congestion...
Malcolm Mulholland: "Pleased" To See Maharey Go
Former Labour MP and minister Steve Maharey has resigned from the boards of Pharmac and ACC. He got in trouble earlier this year after penning opinion columns flouting...
Jason Pine: Knott Gives "Passing Shot" After Phoenix Resignation
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Chloe Knott Has spoken out following her sudden departure from the club this evening saying on X that her “values no longer align with...
Victoria Arbiter: "Unlikely" Royal Family Will Sue Over Race Comment Leak
A Royal expert says it would be highly unlikely for the Royal Family to sue Piers Morgan. The TV host named two senior royals accused of voicing concerns over the...
Piers Morgan names the royals who allegedly raised 'concerns' over Prince Archie
Talk show host Piers Morgan has named the royals who allegedly raised 'concerns' over Prince Archie’s skin colour. Shortly after Omid Scobie’s new book Endgame was...
The Huddle: Does Tory Whanau need to resign?
Tonight on The Huddle, Tim Wilson from Maxim Institute and Nick Mills from ZB's Wellington Mornings joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day-...
Tributes pour in after investment expert Charlie Munger's passing
Charlie Munger, investment guru and sidekick in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway project, passed this week. Munger served as Buffett’s sounding board on investments...
Jo Luxton appointed Agriculture spokesperson- what does this mean for Labour?
Surprising news out of the opposition, as Hipkins reveals his shadow Cabinet picks. Many of the roles are a continuation of the portfolios MPs served while ministers...
New ANZ Business Outlook survey shows renewed optimism from the sector
There's renewed optimism from New Zealand's business leaders about the state of the economy. In the latest ANZ Business Outlook survey, confidence increased by 8...
Genesis Energy CEO confident Kupe profits will boost renewable electricity output
Genesis Energy is making moves to meet its promise of producing 95 percent renewable energy by 2030. The company plans to use profits from Kupe gas field to support...
'This isn't the answer': Rugby commentator disagrees with the Lions downsizing their venue
After 24 seasons, the Wellington Lions are set to ditch Sky Stadium and downsize their venue for NPC rugby matches. It was revealed today that discussions have taken...
Hipkins digs into Luxon's 100-day plan, claims it won't take the country forward
The Labour Party leader says National's throwing away years of work for ideological reasons. Chris Hipkins has unveiled his shadow cabinet, and vows they're ready...
Mayor Brown's proposed public transport changes welcomed by advocacy groups
Auckland mayor Wayne Brown's public transport plan is being praised. The Public Transport Users Association says his idea to cap total transport costs at $50 a week...
Former mayor Justin Lester defends Tory Whanau amid growing calls for resignation
A former mayor is coming to the defence of Wellington's under-fire leader Tory Whanau. Mayor Whanau has admitted she has a problem with alcohol- and is getting help. Councillor...
Jason Walls: Who's going to return to the Labour Party in 2024?
Chris Hipkins says there could be Labour MPs within his caucus uncertain about their political future. The Labour leader has outlined his shadow cabinet, revealing...
Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial: Brittany Higgins cross-examined in court appearance
Brittany Higgins today admitted to getting some key details wrong while being cross-examined in court. Lehrmann has brought a defamation case against media figures...
Wellington Lions set to ditch Sky Stadium for smaller Jerry Collins Stadium
Wellington Rugby is planning a shift away from Sky Stadium for home matches after a 24 season association. Discussions between the union and the Porirua council...
Consumer NZ seeking High Court declaration that Z Energy misled Kiwis
Consumer NZ is accusing Z Energy of profiting from misleading sustainability messaging. The organisation teamed up with the Environmental Law Initiative and Lawyers...
UK courts urged to hand out rehabilitative community sentences
Over in the UK, courts could be handing out rehabilitative community sentences over short-term jail sentences. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales says...
The Huddle: Is Tory Whanau's behaviour acceptable for an elected official?
Tonight on The Huddle, Ali Jones from Red PR and Kiwiblog contributor and pollster David Farrar joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day-...
Government to shut down Productivity Commission, staff disappointed yet unsurprised
The incoming Government has agreed to disestablish the Productivity Commission, as ACT requested. Staff are disappointed, yet unsurprised, as many were concerned...
Jason Walls: Is Luxon going to intervene and rein Winston in?
The Prime Minister has come to the defence of his deputy's scathing attacks on the media. Winston Peters has been accusing reporters this week of taking bribes,...
Ryman Healthcare posts lower half-year profit, cites slowing property market
Retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare has posted a lower-than-expected half-year profit. The company had earned $186 million after tax for the six months...