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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Sports Huddle: America's Cup and Sir Clive Woodward
The America's Cup may just return to New Zealand after all. After the deadline for hosting was delayed with no solid deal in place, Mark Dunphy has made a formal...
Italy requires Covid-19 pass for all workers from October 15
Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier...
Indonesia looking at banning backpackers from Bali to aim for 'quality tourism'
The Indonesian Government is planning to ban backpackers from travelling to Bali when their borders reopen. They're aiming for 'quality tourism’ so won't allow backpackers...
Foreign Affairs Minister: Preference not to have nuclear-powered vessels in NZ respected
New Zealand's none too pleased at the prospect of nukes in our waters. The United Kingdom, United States and Australia have signed a three-way military deal to counter...
Businessman: Formal proposal made to host next America's Cup
A Kiwi businessman is adamant the next America's Cup will stay in New Zealand. An entity linked to former investment banker Mark Dunphy is offering to provide short...
US defends AUKUS deal after France blasts 'brutal' decision
American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement's...
Cafe owner: Balancing reopening with kids home for school holidays will be hard
An Auckland Cafe owner's grilling Government for not shifting Auckland's school holidays. The Education Ministry says sticking with the rest of the country is less...
Mother is a suspect in Timaru murders and police aren’t looking for anyone else
The bodies of the three little girls killed in Timaru have been removed from the scene. Three siblings, twins aged three and another aged seven, were killed at a...
Motor Industry Association: 2026 and 2027 goals for CO2 emissions impossible to meet
The Motor Industry Association has withdrawn its support for the Government’s Clean Car Standard. They say they want to support policies to reduce CO2 emissions...
HDPA: Looks like Grant Dalton might need NZ after all
It looks like Grant Dalton might just need New Zealand after all. Today was supposed to be the deadline for Team New Zealand to announce where it will holding the...
Head of Greenpeace says it doesn't make sense to delay important climate change plans
The head of Greenpeace says it doesn't make sense to delay important climate change plans. The government has pushed back its Emissions Reduction Plan by six months. It's...
Why NZ was left out of AUKUS
Our allies have joined forces, but New Zealand is not in the pact. Australian, the UK and the US have come together in a new security partnership, in what's seen...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Collins has got to go
When it rains it pours, and it’s pouring for the National Party isn’t it? 21% in that poll last night is horrific, but given the horrors of the last couple of...
Europeans are 3x more likely to be granted name suppression that Māori
Name suppression has been brought into the spotlight this week. Europeans are 3x more likely to be granted name suppression that Māori. But is the because 3x more Europeans apply? University...
Wellington students developing a stick to test for spiked drinks
Five Wellington students are developing a paper stick to test for spiked drinks. The prototype turns brown, when doused with a sample of a drink with rohypnol present. Wellington...
Associate Health Minister says outbreak close to being 'under control'
Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has admitted she is worried by the number of cases linked to Middlemore Hospital after a new emergency department...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: We haven't been sidelined by AUKUS defence pact
I’m not sure we should be worried that we’ve been left out of this new Australia-UK-US defence pact. I see that we’re already doing the thing we always do, which...
Gamechanger antibodies could shut down Covid after exposure
Monoclonal antibodies are being labelled a game changer for those with Covid-19. The government’s working on approving and funding drugs which work to help boost...
Chief Executive of Food and Grocery Council disagrees with Foodstuffs claim of a healthy relationship with their suppliers
Foodstuffs North Island says it would be happy to support a consumer-focused code of conduct for the supermarket industry. Supermarkets have also come under fire...
NZEI President on why they don't want the school holidays moved
Auckland parents are begging schools to bring the holidays forward, so they fall during lockdown rather than during lockdown. President of New Zealand Educational...
Apple unveils new $3000 iPhone
Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 range today, and it's going to hit the New Zealand's shelves next week. The phones are priced between $1200 and $3000. Tech commentator...
Plant that burns rubbish to generate power being considered for South Canterbury town
Waimate could soon have an Energy-from-Waste plant. South Island Resource Recovery is looking into the viability of building this plant near the South Canterbury...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why did Janet Wilson give that interview to the Spinoff?
One word: Why? Why did Janet Wilson give that interview to the Spinoff? This is not good strategy. Janet Wilson was Judith Collins’ press secretary during the...
Why people responded the way they did to the Wanaka couple
Social media can make it easier for people to be abusive. Otago University mental health specialist Chris Gale says social media played a part in the reaction people...
Chris Hipkins: Why Monday's MIQ voucher release won't be for travellers from Australia
The Covid-19 Response Minister's explained why Monday's MIQ voucher release won't be for travellers from Australia. The new MIQ booking system aims to level the...