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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Heather du Plessis-Allan: Has Govt set a target for the worst vaccine rollout in the world?
We’ve got to set the record straight on the vaccine roll out, because I have heard too many people now defending this vaccine roll out as a huge success - and basically...
Study finds that pre-pandemic panic buying is nothing to worry about
The panic buying pandemonium that swept the world last year is not as concerning as first thought. New research done by researchers at the University of Canterbury...
Ex-UK Speaker Bercow joins Labour, slams Boris Johnson
Former U.K. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, a longtime Conservative lawmaker who gained international fame refereeing the country's bruising political drama...
Shane Jones confident of NZ First's potential comeback
A key former New Zealand First MP is confident a High Court case won't handicap the party's comeback. Leader Winston Peters signalled the party's return with a scathing...
Deputy PM: 'Highly hypothetical' to consider a return to Labour-NZ-First coalition
The Deputy Prime Minister is not ruling out his predecessor in the role making a return to politics. NZ First leader Winston Peters has claimed his party will be...
The Huddle: Productivity Commission to launch massive review of immigration settings
Winston Peters doesn't need to appeal to everybody to make it back into Parliament. In an exclusive interview with Newstalk ZB, he says he'll lead New Zealand First...
Vaccine expert: Teens shouldn't be the focus for Covid vaccine rollout
Health officials are being urged to keep its priorities in order for the vaccine roll-out. Medsafe has granted the provisional green light for 12 to 15-year-olds...
Olympic Weightlifting NZ: Competitors 'very accepting' of Hubbard's participation
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first openly transgender athlete picked for an Olympic Games. She has been named as part of a five strong New Zealand...
Mount Olympus skifield saved by flurry of donations to fix storm-damaged road
Salvation for a small skifield whose access road was wiped out by the Canterbury floods. Mount Olympus was facing a bleak season, with $30,000 of emergency road...
Barnaby Joyce speaks after shock leadership spill
Resurrected Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has vowed he is a “better person” after he resigned in a storm of controversy three years ago in the wake of a romantic...
Judith Collins already threatening not to return to Waitangi in 2022
The National Party leader is already threatening not to return to Waitangi next year. Judith Collins has announced today she won't show up unless she's allowed to...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Winston Peters could be brought back as Labour's handbrake
Does Winston Peters have a path back to Parliament? Too right he does. I reckon this all comes down to how much of a mess the National Party is in 2023. If they...
Head Hunters followed road rules during funeral procession, says police superintendent
Police didn't make a single arrest after hundreds of gang members blocked roads and crisscrossed Auckland on bikes and hanging out of cars all day. The gangs were...
Regions where police are most and least likely to charge drug users
Police appear much more likely to charge people for drug use/possession in Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Auckland city and the Bay of Plenty than in the rest of the country. The...
Police are a bit damned over Head Hunter funeral, says gang expert
A major gang member's funeral, and the procession that followed, appears to have gone off without a hitch. Hundreds gathered for a service at a church in Grey Lynn,...
Company shares to Air New Zealand permanent staff a thank you, says chief executive
Thousands of permanent Air New Zealand staff will get $1000 worth of company shares. Chief executive Greg Foran told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's to say thank you...
India name team early as Black Caps wait on weather for World Test Championship final
text by NZ Herald India have seized the initiative in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand by naming their starting XI a day early. That's despite...
Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act, leaving it in place
Text by Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster, CNN The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in a decision that will leave the...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Sick of cops turning a blind eye for gangs
I know the cops are doing the right thing with the gang funeral procession today by not turning up en masse and giving them a hard time. I know that doing that would...
Fisheries expert: Fish dumping ban 'most important change' since 1908
New rules for commercial fishing operators are hoped to stop illegal fish dumping and protect endangered species. The Government is banning commercial fishers from...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Councils are ignoring the impact of making CBD's car-free
Can councils for just one second please start caring about what they’re doing to businesses in their area? This decision to ban cars from central Wellington is...
KPMG agribusiness report exposes 'fundamental morale' issue in sector
A new report has revealed the grim state of the country’s agribusiness sector. According to KPMG's latest agribusiness agenda report, morale in the food and fibre...
The Huddle: Does anyone really want car-free city centres?
Let's Get Wellington Moving plans to make the golden mile car free. It's announced that after public consultation, the 'transform' option is the most preferred. It...
Is Jacinda Ardern being hypocritical about utes?
Are utes becoming a bigger problem for the Government? Utes are set to be impacted by the Government's Clean Car Discount - The scheme rebates the cost of electric...
Zeffer reaps the benefits as alcohol-free drink sales soar
It seems more people are jumping on the alcohol free band wagon, with Australian sales doubling in the last 12 months. Zeffer Cider have revealed their alcohol free...