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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RBNZ still applying cautious approach to inflation, economist claims
The Reserve Bank's decision to hold the OCR in place at 5.5 percent has inspired some banks to lower their rates. This is despite some economists warning inflation...
The most good for the least cost: Danish author reveals 'smartest ways to be ethical'
There's a comprehensive list of challenges impacting the wider world- but fixing them poses a costly challenge. World hunger, health, war, education, poverty and...
Minister Karen Chhour promises 'well-rounded' military academy program for young offenders
The Children's Minister says new military academies for youth offenders will be different from bootcamps which have been tried in the past. Karen Chhour says the...
Supreme Court rules Trump can stay on Republican ballot- what comes next?
Former US president Donald Trump will remain on the Republican primary ballot in all states after today's historic Supreme Court ruling. State courts in Colorado,...
'Outrageous decision': Free Speech Union appealing ruling for pensioner-puncher at Posie Parker rally
There's upset over a court ruling of a man who punched a pensioner at the Posie Parker protest last year. The man was granted permanent name suppression and discharged...
Dunedin audiences 'fizzing' for more concerts as Pink touches down
The countdown is on, as international pop superstar Pink has touched down ahead of her Dunedin concert. Pink is expected to perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium at 7:30...
Air Force plane technical fault shows need for upgrades, former Minister claims
A former Defence Minister says the price tag for a couple of new Air Force planes would be at least a couple hundred-million-dollars. The Prime Minister's Air Force...
Barry Soper: Will Prime Ministers have to turn to more commercial air travel?
Commercial flights for the Prime Minister might be more favourable with the taxpayer. ZB senior political correspondent Barry Soper says the only reason Prime Ministers...
Matildas captain Sam Kerr to face trial over alleged racial abuse of police officer
Australian women's football captain Sam Kerr is to face trial in England after being accused of the racially aggravated harassment of a police officer. The Chelsea...
Sky Tv axes rural-focused rugby shows
Disappointment in the rugby community as Sky axes two rural-focused rugby shows. Grassroots Rugby and Mainfreight Rugby, which previously enjoyed historically long...
'Disappointing': Hurricanes CEO responds to controversial women's team haka
The Hurricanes' women's side have gotten themselves in hot water after last weekend's controversial anti-Government haka. The Hurricanes Poua began their season...
Swiss voters in favour of giving retirees a bigger pension each year
Swiss voters have given themselves extra month's pension each year in a new nationwide referendum. In a new poll, 60 percent of voters voted in favour of increased...
The Huddle: Will improved roads be worth the inevitable extra cost hikes?
Tonight on The Huddle, Tim Wilson from Maxim Institute and Josie Pagani from Child Fund joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! The...
NZME business commentator: What can we expect from Luxon's ASEAN talks?
Chris Luxon is set to meet with more key trading partners this week. The Prime Minister will fly to Melbourne tomorrow for a special summit, to mark Australia's...
Barry Soper: We'll probably see more ownership schemes and road tolls
The Government's promised newer roads, fewer potholes and more maintenance in their new transport spending roadmap. Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released...
Broadcasters v social media: Inside Meta's Australian media deal
While New Zealand's media industry struggles to survive, their Australian counterparts are battling setbacks from social media giants. Facebook's parent company,...
'I want to be upfront with New Zealanders': Finance Minister issues surplus warning
Finance Minister Nicola Willis warns the Government could likely miss the proposed 2027 surplus forecast. The Government included this deadline as a key goal in...
World Indoor Champs medal count labelled 'good first step' by Athletics NZ
The hopes for New Zealand's Olympic performance have gotten stronger after a record-breaking medal count at the World Indoor Championships. After silvers were given...
Targeted Retail Crime Unit creates positive impact for Bay of Plenty business owners
A designated retail crime unit is making a difference in Tauranga's CBD. More than 1200 charges have been laid against 215 offenders in just six months. Tauranga...
Further mortgage rate cuts to come, KiwiBank Chief Economist predicts
There's a prediction big drops in mortgage rates are on the cards. Both ANZ and ASB have lowered some of their mortgages rates, following the Reserve Bank's decision...
Transport Minister says balance needed to fund proposed spending priorities
The Transport Minister says a balance must be struck between building much needed infrastructure and paying for it. The Government has released its $21 billion spending...
Australian Senate inquiry launched as imported fire ants pose health risk
Over in Australia, a Senate inquiry has been launched into the risks posed by Red Imported Fire Ants. Allergy bodies have warned the fire ants could cause a widespread...
New Zealand celebrates record success in World Athletics Indoor Championships
New Zealand is celebrating a record medal haul at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Scotland, snaring two silvers and two golds to beat the previous record...
'Pretty grim': Former National MP says repairs needed to improve Premier House
Big changes need to be made to Premier House, according to one member of the building's board. Former National MP Annabel Young says the recent report into the state...
The DoC is to repair Cathedral Cove's walking track.
The DoC is to repair Cathedral Cove's walking track. This is welcome news to the businesses that rely quite heavily on the tourism that that attracts. Conservation...