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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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Large crowd expected for Auckland's Santa Parade
Santa will ride through Auckland streets as usual on Sunday, brushing aside coronavirus fears. The city's annual Santa Parade will have just one QR code to cover...
Europe's ski resorts are facing the 'season from hell'
Skiers and snowboarders across Europe are experiencing a roller coaster ride as doubts build over when the mountains might open for sport this winter. Until this...
NZ Apples and Pears supports paying living wage to skilled seasonal workers
There is little argument from New Zealand Apples and Pears CEO on the government's insistence the skilled seasonal workers being allowed into the country get the...
Bryan Waddle calls out Shoaib Akhtar over Black Caps tour threat
Cricket commentator Bryan Waddle has fired back at the outburst by former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar. The former fast bowler has taken offence to the 'final...
Australian state of Victoria eliminates coronavirus
Victoria has effectively eliminated coronavirus after recording its 28th consecutive day of zero new infections this morning. Epidemiologists regard 28 days without...
Heather Du Plessis-Allan: Ministry of Health is overreacting to Pakistani isolation breach
Isn’t it a bit rich of the Ministry of Health to be so indignant over members of the Pakistani cricket team mixing with each other in the corridors? The way Ashley...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Extending the brightline test would be unbelievably dishonest
If the Government plans on extending the brightline test as a way to substitute the Capital Gains Tax, Heather du Plessis-Allan says that there are two major flaws...
WHO: Europe largest contributor to Covid-19 cases, deaths in the past week
Europe remained the biggest global contributor to new Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, despite signs that stricter...
The Huddle: Will declaring a climate change emergency change anything?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government motion next week to declare a climate change emergency. If Parliament supports the motion, it will be a...
James Shaw: Climate change emergency won't just be a hollow promise
The Climate Change Minister doesn't want declaring a climate emergency to be a hollow promise. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government motion next...
Foreign Affairs Minister: No backlash from China over Five Eyes statement
The Foreign Affairs Minister has not spoken with China yet since taking the role. Nanaia Mahuta was named Foreign Affairs Minister last month, the first woman to...
Bosses Rebuilding: Fiasco's Joe Bradford
The story of Waikato company Fiasco is nothing short of an extreme Covid pivot. Before the pandemic, they were making those really cool road cases that bands use...
Wynton Rufer shares his memories of Diego Maradona
The Oceania footballer of the 20th century is remembering one of the world's best. Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Wynton Rufer says the Argentine was...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: What is the point of declaring a climate emergency?
So, the climate emergency. I know that you’ll probably expect me to be critical of the Prime Minister’s plans to announce a climate emergency next week But I’m...
Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign
On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions...
Royal commentator weighs in on Meghan Markle's miscarriage revelation
Meghan Markle's revelation she had a miscarriage in July has sparked calls to normalise a tragedy experienced by thousands of New Zealand women. The Duchess of Sussex...
Axed Christmas work parties hurting already struggling hospitality sector
Hospitality venues are being served a fresh Covid-19 blow as some employers move to cancel or tone down festive work parties amid lingering Covid-19 concern and...
The Huddle: Will you avoid a Covid vaccine if it means you can't travel?
Air New Zealand says it's actively monitoring the situation around Covid 19 vaccines. Qantas has announced a no jab no fly rule -- where international passengers...
What Qantas' no vaccine, no fly policy will mean for travellers
International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travellers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before...
Covid demand drives F&P Healthcare H1 profit up 86 per cent
Fisher and Paykel Healthcare said its first-half net profit shot up by 86 per cent to $225.5 million, driven by demand for its respiratory products arising from...
Hastings and Napier mayor offer Government plan to bring in fruit pickers
Hawke's Bay growers have laid out a plan to address the seasonal worker shortage. Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise met with Immigration...
Police replace Holden vehicle fleet with Skoda
Police are replacing their Holden frontline vehicle fleet with Skodas. "After a rigorous testing and evaluation process, New Zealand Police has selected the Skoda...
Deputy Reserve Bank Governor on what can be done on house prices
Jacinda Ardern ruled out a capital gains tax while she's leader, but the Reserve Bank says tax of some form should be considered. Speaking to Stuff today, Reserve...
Could Biden's election see a return of the TPP?
New Zealand may need to be prepared for a change in format to the regional trade agreement in the Pacific. Speculation is rife that the deal could make a comeback,...
Act accuses Government of introducing CGT by stealth
The Government is being accused of planning to introduce a capital gains tax by stealth, after Finance Minister Grant Robertson asked Treasury for advice on extending...