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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One in five people don't turn up for jury service
Fewer than one in five Kiwis to turn up for jury service, it's been revealed. Information obtained by Stuff shows that only around 19 percent turn up, with many...
Western Australia hit by category three Cyclone Seroja
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan says the tropical cyclone bearing down on the state’s coastline is the fiercest of its kind “seen in decades”. Fast-moving...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government's plans for Air NZ is bad for all involved
I’m quite concerned about the direction the government’s has taken with Air New Zealand The letter sent on Friday appears to have been largely missed because everyone’s...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government right to suspend flights from India
I understand that there is a bit of concern around the government’s decision to ban flights from India for two weeks, but I think this was the right decision. And...
Thousands of students march to demand urgent climate change action
Thousands of students gathered at Wellington's Civic Square this morning before marching to Parliament, demanding more urgent action on climate change. Held for...
Australia thrown into vaccine chaos following AstraZeneca side effects
Australia has been thrown into vaccine chaos. Australia has secured an additional 20 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccines, after the government backed health advice...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: AstraZeneca fallout driven by politics, not science
I think it’s probably fair to say Australia’s vaccine roll out has been thrown into chaos. Overnight, the federal government has announced it won’t give the Oxford...
Employment lawyer on the issues around employees refusing to get vaccinated
An employment lawyer says you can't fire someone for not wanting the Covid-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says frontline border workers who haven't been...
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash's freedom camping crackdown
Tougher penalties and fines are on the cards as part of a proposed crackdown on irresponsible freedom camping. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has released a plan to...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Wellington Zoo should not replace the lions
Have you seen what’s going on with Wellington Zoo? They’ve just had to euthanize their two lions today.They’re sisters, getting on a bit. One was sick, so had...
New technology to help people avoid criminal cartel conduct
A new piece of technology could help companies avoid new rules around cartel behaviour. As of today, people can face jail sentences over business activity that can...
Sofagate: EU-Turkey meeting sparks sexism debate
Gender equality issues took centre stage in Brussels a day after Ursula von der Leyen, one the EU's most powerful executives, was treated like a second-rank official...
Director James Cameron's Wairarapa enviro-farm turns to dairy cow grazing
James Cameron's plans to convert his Wairarapa properties into organic veggie farms appear to have fallen short - with hundreds of cows now understood to be grazing...
Wellington Zoo plans to obtain more lions after euthanising last of their pride
Wellington Zoo has defended plans to have more African lions at some point in the future. This morning, 20-year-old lioness sisters Djane and Zahra have been euthanised. Djane's...
Bridges hopes for support for income tax bill set to go before Parliament
Simon Bridges is hopeful his income tax member's bill won't be kiboshed - after it was drawn from Parliament's biscuit tin. Income Tax (Adjustment of Taxable Income...
Consumer NZ survey finds most Kiwis don't believe supermarket specials are genuine
Kiwis are questioning whether supermarket specials are genuine savings. A new Consumer NZ survey has found seven out of 10 respondents thought sales are so common...
Covid Minister: Govt looking at all options to reduce risk from India
The Covid-19 Response Minister says they'll looking at all options to reduce risk from India, including checking their pre-departure tests. Jacinda Ardern's announced...
Queenstown now faces struggle in finding hospitality staff to cope with travel bubble
The euphoria of the trans-Tasman travel bubble has faded, and the harsh reality of the sudden onslaught of Australian tourists are freaking out some Queenstown businesses...
Why Western Australia is not part of the travel bubble yet
Western Australia has stuck a pin in the trans-Tasman bubble. The governments of New Zealand and federal Australia are allowing quarantine-free flights between our...
The Huddle: Should we be concerned by the vaccine rollout?
The National Party says our Covid-19 vaccine rollout's too slow - and second last in the OECD. Just over 90,000 people have received a dose in New Zealand. The Party's...
Law change introduces potential jail term for cartel conduct
Price fixing, bid-rigging, dividing up markets: they might not seem like a big deal if you're someone running a business. But from tomorrow, businesses could face...
New insulation regulations could increase cost of building new homes
There are fears new insulation regulations could boost the cost of new houses in certain areas by up to $50,000. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment...
Teenage entrepreneurs competing for place at Dubai expo
Three entrepreneurial high school students are working to get a spot at an expo in Dubai. The trio, who attend Bayfield High School in Dunedin, started a business...
Radio host PJ Harding to leave quarantine the day borders open
Polly "PJ" Harding has returned to New Zealand and is quarantining for two weeks in an isolation hotel. In a cruel twist of fate, however, Harding's isolation began...
Fruit growers hope travel bubble can extend to the Pacific Islands
Fruit growers have their fingers crossed the recent travel bubble arrangement will soon branch out to the Pacific Islands. Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday quarantine...