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.
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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'Disappointing': Hurricanes CEO responds to controversial women's team haka
The Hurricanes' women's side have gotten themselves in hot water after last weekend's controversial anti-Government haka. The Hurricanes Poua began their season...
Swiss voters in favour of giving retirees a bigger pension each year
Swiss voters have given themselves extra month's pension each year in a new nationwide referendum. In a new poll, 60 percent of voters voted in favour of increased...
The Huddle: Will improved roads be worth the inevitable extra cost hikes?
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NZME business commentator: What can we expect from Luxon's ASEAN talks?
Chris Luxon is set to meet with more key trading partners this week. The Prime Minister will fly to Melbourne tomorrow for a special summit, to mark Australia's...
Barry Soper: We'll probably see more ownership schemes and road tolls
The Government's promised newer roads, fewer potholes and more maintenance in their new transport spending roadmap. Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released...
Broadcasters v social media: Inside Meta's Australian media deal
While New Zealand's media industry struggles to survive, their Australian counterparts are battling setbacks from social media giants. Facebook's parent company,...
'I want to be upfront with New Zealanders': Finance Minister issues surplus warning
Finance Minister Nicola Willis warns the Government could likely miss the proposed 2027 surplus forecast. The Government included this deadline as a key goal in...
World Indoor Champs medal count labelled 'good first step' by Athletics NZ
The hopes for New Zealand's Olympic performance have gotten stronger after a record-breaking medal count at the World Indoor Championships. After silvers were given...
Targeted Retail Crime Unit creates positive impact for Bay of Plenty business owners
A designated retail crime unit is making a difference in Tauranga's CBD. More than 1200 charges have been laid against 215 offenders in just six months. Tauranga...
Further mortgage rate cuts to come, KiwiBank Chief Economist predicts
There's a prediction big drops in mortgage rates are on the cards. Both ANZ and ASB have lowered some of their mortgages rates, following the Reserve Bank's decision...
Transport Minister says balance needed to fund proposed spending priorities
The Transport Minister says a balance must be struck between building much needed infrastructure and paying for it. The Government has released its $21 billion spending...
Australian Senate inquiry launched as imported fire ants pose health risk
Over in Australia, a Senate inquiry has been launched into the risks posed by Red Imported Fire Ants. Allergy bodies have warned the fire ants could cause a widespread...
New Zealand celebrates record success in World Athletics Indoor Championships
New Zealand is celebrating a record medal haul at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Scotland, snaring two silvers and two golds to beat the previous record...
'Pretty grim': Former National MP says repairs needed to improve Premier House
Big changes need to be made to Premier House, according to one member of the building's board. Former National MP Annabel Young says the recent report into the state...
The DoC is to repair Cathedral Cove's walking track.
The DoC is to repair Cathedral Cove's walking track. This is welcome news to the businesses that rely quite heavily on the tourism that that attracts. Conservation...
Victoria Arbiter: Palace issues Kate Middleton Health Statement amid speculation
Now the Royals have issued a new statement on Kate Middleton's health. Kensington Palace put out a statement saying it had announced in January she would be out...
Nicole McKee: New gun protection powers will help police
The government is giving the police more powers to take gangs guns off gangs. Firearm protection orders already allow the courts to stop the high risk offenders...
Christopher Luxon will no longer claim $52,000 accommodation allowance
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will no longer claim a $52,000 accommodation allowance for living in the Wellington apartment he owns - and will re-pay $13,000. His...
Richard Raymond KC: White Island case fines 'roughly' what was expected
The six defendants in the White Island case have been ordered to pay a collective $10.21 million in reparations and almost $2.5 million in fines. The biggest penalties...
Prince Harry loses High Court security challenge
Prince Harry has lost a High Court challenge over his royal security arrangements. The Duke of Sussex took legal action against the British Government over a decision...
The Huddle: Were Melissa Lee's comments from yesterday out of line?
Tonight on The Huddle, David Farrar from Kiwiblog and Curia and Ali Jones from Red PR joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! Yesterday,...
OCR review: What does yesterday's announcement mean for your mortgage?
Households can breathe a temporary sigh of relief following yesterday's announcement from the Reserve Bank. The Bank has held the OCR steady at 5.5 percent, in line...
Golden Shears 2024: World's biggest sheep-shearing contest starts up in Masterton
The world's biggest sheep-shearing event is kicking off in Masterton today. Over 500 shearers and wool-handlers are taking part in the three-day event, an increase...
Proposed Newshub closure reflective of wider industry turmoil, expert warns
There's growing concern that the proposed closure of Newshub could be a sign of tougher times for the media industry. Warner Bros. Discovery revealed they planned...
Consumer rights: What can Christchurch Blink-182 fans expect from here?
There's salt in the wound for Christchurch Blink-182 fans after bassist Mark Hoppus was filmed ripping on the city. It comes after the band announced they were cancelling...