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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.
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Visa for Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner gets green tick
Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand. After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary...
Hercules aircraft flying from Sydney to Masterton for Wings over Wairarapa
A mammoth return-trip, criss-crossing the Tasman Sea, today for the Royal Australian Air Force. They'll be flying from Sydney to Masterton - and back - to take part...
Fruit growers optimistic migration changes won't impact industry
Migration won't likely return to pre-Covid levels when the borders reopen. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is telling businesses who've relied on migrant workers...
David Seymour: Latest Covid cluster is getting out of control
Our latest Covid-19 community case worked at KFC Botany when they were potentially infectious. The person's a household contact of our latest three positive cases,...
Auckland Harbour Bridge traffic could be restricted, says NZTA
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka Kotahi...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The cost of fewer migrants entering NZ will be massive
Looks like we finally have confirmation that even when the borders are open again, migrants will not be coming back here to work like they used to. Immigration...
The Huddle: Is Simon Bridges gearing up to try for the leadership again?
Simon Bridges has continued to dominate headlines this week. Earlier this week, the National MP hit headlines for calling Police Commissioner Andrew Coster 'woke'. They...
A2 Milk shares dive after first half profit drops 35% on daigou disruption
A2 Milk's share price dropped sharply after the company reported a drop in first half earnings. By late morning, the stock was down $1.97 or 17.7 per cent at $9.16. The...
Reserve Bank 'now required to consider housing', Finance Minister announces
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" when making monetary and financial policy decisions. Changes have been...
Air NZ posts $72m first-half loss, takes steps to raise capital
Air New Zealand has revealed a $72 million net loss for the six months to December 31 as it remains pinned down by travel restrictions in response to Covid-19. The...
Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark divorce case
A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in compensation to his former wife for housework she shouldered during their five-year marriage, in...
Bridges continues attack on 'wokester' Police Commissioner
Senior National MP Simon Bridges clashed with Police Commissioner Andy Coster this morning, accusing him not doing enough about gangs in New Zealand. Coster, however,...
Bubble burst: More Australian states slap quarantine orders on NZ arrivals
Three Australian states are now requiring New Zealanders travelling into their country to undergo a mandatory stay in quarantine. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland...
Whangārei's Mayor against DHBs making fluoride decisions
Far more New Zealanders could be soon be getting fluoride in their drinking water - but mayors seem divided on the move. The Government is expected to shift the...
Trademark confusions leads to brief stoush between City Kickboxing and NZR
A simple mix-up appears to be at the centre of a short-lived stoush between City Kickboxing and New Zealand Rugby. The gym's co-founder and trainer Eugene Bareman,...
Professor 'disappointed' Government won't increase cost of isolation subsidy
There's concern people will choose not to scan Covid-19 QR codes because they can't afford to go into self isolation. More than 1000 people who were at Kmart Botany...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: If Govt wants people to isolate, they need to pay them more
I think we might’ve struck on the very reason that we have this Covid outbreak in Auckland right now: Families can’t afford to stay home and isolate for two weeks The...
The Huddle: Are attacks on Andrew Coster fair?
The Prime Minister's unimpressed with National's Simon Bridges calling lPolice Commissioner Andrew Coster a woke. Bridges says Coster's putting being nice ahead...
New data shows half of Govt's public housing places are actually new
After the shambles of KiwiBuild, now the government's proud track record on new social housing is being questioned. It turns only half of the so called "new" public...
Kiwibank economist expects Official Cash Rate increase next year
There are hopes we'll be in a position to see an Official Cash Rate increase next year. The OCR remains unchanged at 0.25 per cent. The Reserve Bank says prolonged...
Why a free house is on offer in Lower Hutt
A two bedroom house is being given away for free in Lower Hutt. Naturally, there's a catch - only the house is being given away, not the land it sits on. But if...
NZME beats full year earnings guidance, signals return of dividends
NZ Herald owner NZME exceeded its guidance for the year to December 31 clocking up operating earnings of $67.3 million and signalling a return to dividends. The...
Goldsmith: National doing it's best with Speaker's system
Another week, another tiff between a National MP and Parliament's Speaker. During Question Time, Paul Goldsmith argued with Trevor Mallard who wasn't allowing the...
Authorities: Tiger Woods had serious leg injuries after high-speed crash
Golf legend Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped but conscious when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash...
US Senate begins hearing over Capitol Hill siege
Former officials who were responsible for security at the US Capitol testified Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about the failure to prevent the deadly...