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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Sports Huddle: Tim Paine, Peng Shuai, Cycling NZ
Tim Paine has announced he is taking a break from cricket. The former Australian test captain resigned from the captaincy last week over a sexting scandal and has...
China fines tech giants over anti-monopoly violations
Chinese tech giants including Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings were fined last Saturday for failing to report corporate acquisitions, adding to an anti-monopoly...
Channel deaths fuel UK-France tensions over migrant boats
The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between the U.K. and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world’s busiest...
Business commentator on his COP26 experience and what it actually achieved
Business commentator Rod Oram is back from COP26 in Glasgow. He joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss his thoughts on COP26 and what he thinks the conference...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Who should be next National Party leader?
Who should take over the leadership of the National Party? In the mix right now: Christopher Luxon, Simon Bridges, Mark Mitchell, Chris Bishop, and Shane Reti. Shane...
Sports broadcaster on Australia test cricket captaincy and Tim Paine's leave of absence
Australian cricketer Tim Paine has called time on his career for the foreseeable future. He released a statement on his decision through Cricket Tasmania earlier...
Publishers looking to Commerce Commission to broker deal with tech giants over content
New Zealand news publishers want to be able to negotiate a better deal with Facebook and Google, who are regularly accused of stealing their content. They have asked...
Virus mutation expert: New Covid variant is definitely something to monitor
A new Covid variant in South Africa has health experts concerned. It's believed to be more transmissible and vaccine-resistant than Delta. The UK has already shut...
Andrew Coster: I'm considering leave without pay for those still deciding on Covid vaccine
The Police Commissioner doesn't expect to lose very many officers as a result of today's vaccine mandate. Police and Defence Force staff have to get their first...
Chris Bishop: I'm thinking about running for National Party leader
National's Covid-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop has hinted at throwing his hat in the ring for Party leader, revealing he's thinking about it. Caucus will meet on...
Barry Soper: Next National leader, US warship in Wellington, rules under Red
Simon Bridges confirmed he is running for National Party leader once again after Judith Collins' ousting on Thursday. Guided-missile destroyer USS Howard arrived...
Former Australian cricket captain Tim Paine announces leave of absence
Former Australia cricket captain Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the "foreseeable future", essentially ruling him out of the...
Sir Brian Roche: Other responses to Delta could have been enlightening to our own
An advisory group says the Government was ill-prepared for the Delta outbreak. In a report written in September, advisor Sir Brian Roche said the health system's...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Judith Collins should think about leaving Parliament
Judith Collins should think about leaving Parliament. This was the call from former National Party Cabinet minister Chris Finlayson this morning. He's bang on. Collins...
Volunteer group receiving 350 referrals a day to gather supplies for families stuck in isolation
A reminder to prepare for home isolation, in case you're struck by Covid. The Student Volunteer Army is receiving over 350 referrals a day to gather supplies for...
The Huddle: Has Collins taken National down with her?
National MPs will elect a new leader on Tuesday after a bruising caucus session dumped Judith Collins on what has been described as "not our best day" for the party. Former...
Judith Collins' Greatest Hits
Newstalk ZB Drive put together a compilation of Judith Collins' Greatest Hits, to remind us all of the outstanding soundbites she has provided during her time as...
Health expert on Rod Stewart calling for men to have menopause lessons
Now listen up men, what comes to mind when you hear the word 'menopause'? Let's admit it, probably nothing, because according to Rod Stewart, men have absolutely no ...
Tech commentator on how not to get duped by Black Friday sales
Black Friday is tomorrow, but it feels like most of the sales have started. So what products are worth buying tomorrow? And how do we not end up getting duped...
Dr Shane Reti: Acting National Party leader following a tumultuous day
The National Party is without a long-term leader, after Judith Collins was booted by the National caucus this morning. On the way out of Parliament today, Collins...
College of GPs Medical Director delighted with antigen testing rollout
Another tool is being rolled out in the fight against Delta. Rapid antigen testing kits will be available in pharmacies from December 15, to be conducted under...
Barry Soper: The National Party debacle
Newstalk ZB Politcal Editor Barry Soper joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to break down what was a nightmare day for the National Party. LISTEN ABOVE
Former MP says Judith Collins led by fear
A difficult decision to come for how National deals with the just rolled Judith Collins. Former MP David Carter told Heather du Plessis-Allan she led by fear, especially...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Have we ever seen such an epic own goal in politics?
What the hell Judith Collins was thinking last night? Have we ever seen such epic own goal in politics? She tried to take out her biggest opponent in Simon Bridges, but...
Cosmetics brand Lush removes all social media platforms, calls for regulation
Cosmetics brand Lush has removed of all its social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. The retailer says social media is a place no one...