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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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Finance Minister defends the increasing cost of managed isolation
The Government is preparing for the cost of Covid-19 managed isolation to exceed its budget. $500 million was put aside for its operations, and it's reported to...
Maori Council's Matthew Tukaki weighs in on Shelly Bay occupation
Shelly Bay protestors are settling in for the long haul. Mau Whenua just spent another chilly night at the Miramar peninsula construction site. The group's occupied...
Review pins shortcomings on 'struggling' Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt
Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt has rejected major tenets of an independent report that says he is struggling to carry out significant aspects of his role. The...
Shelly Bay protesters vow to stage 'peaceful resistance' until at least March
The organiser of a protest against the controversial Shelly Bay development vows to fight "the illegal sale" through "peacefulness but determined occupation". Iwi...
Children's commissioner promises changes to how Oranga Tamariki deals with Māori babies
A promise from the Children's Minister, that Maori will have greater say over what happens with their tamariki. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants total...
State borders continue to be a problem in Australia
State border closures are continuing to cause heartache across the Tasman. New South Wales has opened its border to Victoria this morning, after the state went more...
NZ warned not to expect a Covid-19 vaccine rollout until mid-2021
There are differing views on when a Covid-19 vaccine could be made available. The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunisations...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Occupation not the solution for Shelly Bay
It is not a surprise that we have another case of iwi occupation, this time at Shelly Bay in Wellington. It was widely predicted that members of Whānui Taranaki...
Europe warned of tough six months in Covid-19 fight
The coronavirus is killing one person every eight seconds around the world. The frightening statistic comes from data on the international World Health Organisation...
Covid-induced delays causing massive problems for the supply chain
The National Road Carriers Association is warning New Zealand’s supply chain is on the brink of overload and could be pushed over the edge in the coming months. Fewer...
'Hair dye doesn't drip like that': What was really going on with Rudy Giuliani's face?
Former New York mayor and now Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani gave a press conference yesterday, filled with conspiracy theories about election fraud in the...
Resignation of Tauranga's mayor 'a surprise but the right decision' - councillor
A Tauranga city councillor claims the Mayor refused to engage with his colleagues from day one. Tenby Powell resigned at an extraordinary council meeting this afternoon,...
Minister for Waiting? New Foreign Affairs Minister called out for not fronting for interviews
Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has been dubbed the 'Minister for Waiting' after repeatedly declining to front for a live interview on Newstalk ZB Drive. Today,...
Biden slams 'irresponsible' Trump during meeting with Governors
President-elect Joe Biden met Thursday local time with governors from both parties and criticised President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful...
Pizza worker’s ‘customer’ lie caused 6-day lockdown in South Australia
South Australian premier Steven Marshall says he is “fuming” after it was revealed a worker with coronavirus lied to contact tracers. Mr Marshall said the man was...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Tauranga City Council needs an intervention
I apologise in advance for starting the show on Tauranga City Council, but I think there are lessons for all of us in what’s happening there. Because while Tauranga...
Consumers warned over Facebook Marketplace car scam
Police are warning of a new scam going on Facebook Marketplace that's seen dozens of people in New Zealand swindled out of their cars. The scam has become so common...
BBC moves ahead with inquiry into Princess Diana interview
The BBC's board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial...
The Huddle: Will lockdown change business travel?
The future of travel has been a hot topic today. Bill Gates has suggested that lockdowns will see many businesses curb back on travel, now that new technology and...
Kiwi investing in China reacts to Five Eyes statement
New Zealand’s decision to join its five eyes partners in a joint statement that's highly critical of china's actions in Hong Kong has raised some eyebrows. Foreign...
Bosses Rebuilding: Delta Insurance's Ian Pollard
Like many sectors, the Covid pandemic has turned the global insurance industry on its head. On one hand, there's been a surge in health, travel and business interruption...
Will Covid-19 mark the end of business travel?
Is business travel going to disappear post-Covid? Bill Gates has predicted that over 50 percent of the world's business travel will disappear. His argument is...
Rhythm and Vines confirms majority Kiwi lineup for New Year's festival
If you're one of the 20,000 people spending your new years in Gisborne for rhythm and vines, you've got even more to look forward to Broods, Dave Dobbyn, Shihad,...
Staff member who has accused South Korean diplomat of sexual assault speaks out
A man who says he was sexually assaulted by a former South Korean diplomat is fighting to have the man extradited back to New Zealand. Hongkon Kim was the deputy...
Five Eyes countries, including New Zealand, condemn China's actions in Hong Kong
Nanaia Mahuta's made her first big move as Foreign Affairs Minister. On behalf of New Zealand, she signed a statement by the Five Eyes countries to condemn China's...