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.
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Gavin Grey: It really shows how keen people were to see her
Nothing quite like a NATO exercise on Russia's doorstep. The Queen made a grand appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Switzerland has voted to boost the...
Andrew Hoggard: We need to actually have some mitigation's and that requires research
The farming sector has welcomed today's Emissions Reduction Plan. The Government wants to set up a new centre for climate action on agricultural emissions to find...
Fran O'Sullivan: He was a man of many contrasts
Some sad news for the business community today... With the passing of Brian Gaynor. The business commentator, co-founder of Milford Asset Management and backer...
Grant Robertson: The fine detail of the design happens now
It's a big week for the Finance Minister as he gears up to budget day on Thursday. Things were supposed to start big today with the release of the Government's...
The Huddle: Emissions Reduction Plan, Palestine v Israel and ramraids
Was Wellington mayor Andy Foster right to pull the pin on plans to light up a Wellington landmark in Palestinian colours, after a warning he might upset Israel? The...
Andy Foster: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade advised us not to go ahead
Wellington's mayor is defending his move to put the brakes on a Palestinian commemoration event. The Michael Fowler Centre was set to be lit up in the colours...
Eric Murray: There's a well-being system for each individual person
The findings of the Cycling New Zealand and High Performance Sport inquiry have been released, following the death of Olivia Podmore last August. The report found...
James Shaw: This is a five year plan and not everything has been completed
The Government's released its long-awaited plan on how to reduce emissions – but many big decisions have been put in the "for later" basket. 570 million dollars...
Jason Walls: The Government has earmarked 4.5 billion for the emissions reduction plan
The much-anticipated emission reduction plan's been released – what are the highlights and what has been the reaction? There's been a spate of ram-raids again overnight......
Oliver Peterson: All the polls are showing that Labor will win
It’s the final week of the election campaign and it's looking like Anthony Albanese will be the next PM. Andrew Symonds's death continues to rock the cricketing...
Phil Gifford: There is no question that you have to make sacrifices
The Podmore report finds that cyclists should be treated as people before athletes. Who's going to be in the Super Rugby final? Sports commentator Phil Gifford...
Debbie Randall: It was someone with a lot of know-how
Ramraiders have stepped it up a notch. They used a digger to break into the Wainuiomata BP in Lower Hutt overnight. The seven-tonne digger owned by K & D Contracting...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: I'm not sure what James Shaw has been doing but it wasn't nailing down a climate plan
I’m not entirely sure what James Shaw has been doing with his time. But whatever it is, it certainly wasn’t spent nailing down a climate plan. What he’s released...
London police: Over 100 fines issued in UK 'partygate' probe
The number of fines issued over breaches of coronavirus regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence, has...
Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law
A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger...
What to expect from the Emissions Reduction Plan on Monday
Climate Change Minister James Shaw revealed his emissions budget this week and has been backed by both Labour and National. The budgets will see New Zealand have...
Former Russian Ambassador on Russia's reaction to Finland's application to join NATO
Russia has threatened to retaliated against Finland after the country’s president and prime minister said they wanted to join NATO without delay. Finland and Sweden...
Sports Huddle: Brendan McCullum, Andrew Hore, Stateside Rugby World Cup
Brendon McCullum has been named test coach for England. The former Black Caps captain will take up the role ahead of the Black Caps test series against England in...
Former teammate on Brendon McCullum's appointment as England test cricket coach
Brendon McCullum has been named the new England test cricket coach. The former Black Cap captain will take the reins for the test side ahead of the series against...
HDPA: If you're going to suggest an entire electorate is racist, get your facts right
Here’s a tip for the Maori Party: if you’re going to go out and suggest an entire electorate is racist, you need to get your facts straight. The Party’s announced...
Upset over Tane Mahuta exclusion for Tree of the Year
Move over Bird of the Year. We’ve now got an inaugural Tree of the Year competition and already it’s upsetting people. Kaipara Mayor Jason Smith is upset over Tane...
Immunologist: I'm not too concerned about Covid-19 going into winter
One vaccine expert isn't too concerned about Covid-19 heading into winter. Ashley Bloomfield today warned there could be another peak - when flu and RSV will also...
Maori Authority: Hate groups are dropping ruthless letters on locals
Warnings white supremacist material is a blight on Tauranga. The Maori Authority's chairman has offered sympathy for Te Pati Maori's decision not to stand a candidate...
Newstalk ZB Chief Political Reporter on the reaction to Maori Party's Tauranga claims
The Maori Party have had to retract an inflammatory statement. This morning, Maori Party president Che Wilson announced they would not be entering a candidate for...
Finland leaders announce support for NATO membership, sparking Russian retaliation threats
Finland's president and prime minister announced their support for joining NATO on Thursday, moving the Nordic nation which shares an 800-mile border with Russia...