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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Kea Future Aspirations: Opportunities are a concern for Kiwi expats
Six months ago, New Zealand was considered a safe haven for Kiwi expats living around the world. Many of them wanted to come home and make a life here but a new...
Mass vaccination lead: More than 4000 jabbed on first day
More than 4000 people have been jabbed on the first day of the South Auckland mass vaccination so far with vaccinations still continuing. The event aims to vaccinate...
Sport Huddle: Rowing's successful day and gymnastic's mental health drama
New Zealand had a successful day for rowing at the Olympics. Emma Twigg took home gold in the women’s single sculls, whilst the men’s eight won gold and women’s...
Justice Minister: You can't try to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi isn't ruling out parents being criminalised if they stopped their children from taking hormone blockers in a way that is deemed to be...
Hamish Bond and Emma Twigg: Rowers reflect on historic victories
Hamish Bond has etched himself into the history books as the only New Zealander to win gold in three consecutive Olympics. The pairs champion along with Eric Murray...
Hawke's Bay's delight as Emma Twigg claims gold in single sculls rowing final
Former Napier woman Emma Twigg has claimed Olympic Gold after winning her women's single sculls on Friday. The 34-year-old Napier Girls' High School and Hawke's...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Could we see the mass vaccination go anything but smoothly?
Could we see this coming? That the mass vaccination event was going to go anything but smoothly today? Probably. They really needed this to go well. Because...
Housing expert: Rent controls would be politically unpopular
A housing expert says we need to investigate rent controls in order to help housing market affordability. Rent controls limit the amount a landlord can charge for...
'Distressing': Disney's brutal swipe at ScarJo over lawsuit
Disney has hit back at Scarlett Johansson over her lawsuit claiming the entertainment giant breached her Marvel contract. The company went as far as to call the...
Matiu Walters on buying his iconic Dunedin flat
Six60 has decided to buy their legendary Dunedin flat on 660 Castle Street where their band began. They plan to use it as accommodation for students on performing...
Supermarkets are ripping us off, so what's the government going to do about it?
We’re paying too much for not enough selection at our supermarkets, because of a lack of competition. The Commerce Commission’s draft report says the duopoly of...
Doctors uncomfortable with Fijian covid patient being transferred
A severely ill covid patient is being transported to New Zealand for hospital treatment after all. The ministry made a u-turn this morning, allowing the UN staffer...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Grace Prendergast & Kerri Gowler on winning NZ's First Gold Medal
New Zealand's first gold! It's thanks to rowers Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler who as expected, blitzed the opposition in the women's pair. Heather du Plessis-Allan...
Barry Soper: Was Helen Clark involved in allowing a Fiji covid patient into New Zealand?
Barry Soper spoke to Heather du Plessis-Allan about whether Helen Clark was involved in the government reversing their decision to allow a Fiji covid patient into...
Murray Olds: Leaders need to lead
Australia Correspondent Murray Olds told Heather du Plessis-Allan why there are more questions than answers around vaccines in New South Wales. LISTEN ABOVE
Heather du Plessis-Allan: We pay too much for groceries
No surprise, the Commerce Commission has found what the rest of us already know: We pay too much for groceries. We’re the 6th most expensive grocery market in...
Mark Robinson: Comfortable partnering NZ Rugby with a petrochemical company
NZ Rugby has confirmed a six year sponsorship deal with British petrochemical company INEOS. From next year the company name will appear on the shorts and training...
US Correspondent: Even people like Simone Biles have bad days
Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the gymnastics team final has stunned the Olympic Games. She hadn't been performing as well as expected. Biles told reporters she was...
Covid situation worsening in Fiji
The Ministry of Health has declined a request from Fiji to treat a critically ill covid patient here. Three Auckland DHB’s have said they don't have capacity to...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Do your job - just like NZR
New Zealand Rugby. Yes! I’m loving these guys today. Because they know their job and they are sticking to it. They announced today that they’ve signed a six year...
'A roller coaster of a journey': Hannah Osborne & Brooke Donoghue on getting silver
Hannah Osborne and Brooke Donoghue claimed the silver today in the women's double skulls. They were pipped by a hugely impressive Romanian team. The duo chat to...
Is New World trying to 'break' people?
The Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council has accused one of our major supermarket chains of trying to "break people" Katherine Rich says Foodstuffs New...
11% of tourism accommodation either closed or had no guests last month
Even before the trans-tasman travel bubble popped, things weren't looking rosy in the tourism sector. New figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment...
Why are people invited to get the covid jab not getting it?
A three day mass vaccination event hasn't gone to plan. Less than a quarter of those who were invited actually signed up. Health officials had to expand the invite...
How can we keep our police officers safe?
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster joined Heather du Plessis-Allan following the guilty verdict in the trial against Eli Epiha. A jury found Epiha gulty of murdering...