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.
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Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms
Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced...
Japan retracts new flight bookings ban after criticisms
Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy...
Business commentator: Luxon should speak to his old Unilever boss on climate
Christopher Luxon’s first few days will be seen as a reasonable success, but we’re yet to see which policy directions National will take under his leadership, particularly...
Northland businessman: Iwi checkpoint law change is frustrating
A Northland businessman says the region's seeing booking cancellations due to checkpoints. Police will keep Northland's borders in place with iwi support when Auckland's...
Sports Huddle: Black Caps vs India, Peng Shuai
The Black Caps' 2nd test against India is not off to a good start. The first session in Mumbai was delayed due to a wet outfield, but now Kane Williamson has been...
Peng Shuai has second video call with IOC but transcript won’t be released
The IOC has had a second video call with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. IOC President Thomas Bach says that Peng has reconfirmed that she is safe and well, despite...
LA Correspondent: Meghan Markle had anticipated her letter to her father would be leaked
Meghan Markle has won her court battle against the Mail on Sunday. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision that Markle had a “reasonable expectation of privacy”...
David Seymour: New Northland iwi law is a shady part of rushed lawmaking
Iwi will be able to stop cars travelling into Northland. The Government changed Covid laws on November 20 to grant iwi organisations power to close roads and public...
Barry Soper: Northland iwi laws, Luxon in Auckland, Roy Morgan poll
The Government passed a law on November 20 giving iwi organisations in Northland the right to stop vehicles travelling to the region. The checkpoints will be under...
Brett Kavanaugh downplays importance of precedent as he considers reversing abortion laws
When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was facing tough questions during his 2018 confirmation battle about his views on the Supreme Court's abortion rulings. he returned...
Bar owner: It's a vibe on the Auckland Viaduct in the first day out of lockdown
Pints are pouring and cocktails are being sipped on Auckland's waterfront. Hospitality businesses dusted off tables and opened their doors this morning after 107...
Simon Bridges: The decision to pull out of leadership race wasn't painful
Simon Bridges has revealed he dropped out of the race for National party leader because he didn't have the numbers. Bridges, who has previously held the top job,...
HDPA: Is anyone else surprised Northland iwi stopping cars is now legal?
Did it take anyone else by surprise to hear the Police Commissioner reveal the Government’s made it legal for iwi up north to stop your car? Yeah, me too. So I...
Barry Soper: Newstalk ZB political editor on Simon Bridges getting finance portfolio
Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss Simon Bridges getting the finance portfolio. LISTEN ABOVE
Global shipping crisis might be wrapping up
Toys, building products, bikes. Chances are you're having trouble sourcing them at the moment. But, there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Sam Dickie from...
Massive expectations for next Fonterra milk payment to farmers
Economists have been hiking their expectations for Fonterra’s milk payment to farmers for this season, with most now expecting the co-operative to pay the highest...
Real wages suffer biggest fall in a decade
Real wages have suffered the biggest fall in more than a decade as rising costs outrun pay rises, according to a new ANZ report. Liam Dann, NZ Herald's business...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: What is wrong with James Shaw lately?
Has James Shaw just decided he doesn’t give a flying fig what voters of think of him anymore? It turns out James hasn’t gone into MIQ after coming back from his...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: How can you take Northland iwi's requests seriously?
This business of trying to guilt Aucklanders and other visitors into staying away from Northland or other low vaccinated regions this summer is absolute nonsense. Yesterday, we...
Northland iwi on Police's new checkpoints
A Northland Iwi says it's been left in the dark on plans for the region's Covid-19 border. Police have confirmed they will maintain checkpoints for cars crossing...
R&V Organiser: Delay the 'right choice'
Thousands of Kiwis hoping to ring in the New Years at Rhythm and Vines are out of luck. Organisers of the Gisborne music festival have postponed the notorious...
The Huddle: No R&V, Traffic Light System D-Day approaches, Pharmac transparency issues
Rhythm and Vines is off. It's been delayed until Easter Weekend. Upper Hutt council will not require vaccine passes at most public facilities. This is a rarity...
Report shows scope of harassment at Australia's Parliament
An Australian government-commissioned report released on Tuesday has revealed the alarming extent of sexual harassment among those working for some of its highest...
Upper Hutt Mayor: Public spaces not just for vaxxed
Upper Hutt Council-run facilities won't require vaccine passes and the Mayor is standing by that decision. Wellington, Porirua and Hutt City councils are mandating...
Concerns around Pharmac's transparency, equity
Pharmac is potentially a good model, but there are issues. A panel reviewing the drug buying agency has released its interim report on its operation. Review chair...