Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
4PM - 7PM weekdays
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*.
Subscribe to the Heather Du Plessis-Allan Drive Podcast
The Huddle: What's next for National - and their leaker?
National MPs are calling for the person who leaked Party correspondence to front up. The Party Caucus met in Parliament today, debriefing on its worst election result...
Ireland and Wales increase Covid restrictions
Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: What's wrong with Kiwis flying around Australia?
Am I missing something? Because I’m confused as to why there is a fuss over Kiwi travellers making their way from Sydney across Australia. I can’t see any evidence...
Bosses Rebuilding: Fashion designer Kate Sylvester
Has the Covid crisis forever changed the fashion industry? It’s not just about trackpants and activewear sales going through the roof, there are calls for a new...
Virus experts weigh in on concerns over Christchurch MIQ Covid outbreak
There are concerns with overseas Covid-19 testing after an outbreak at a managed isolation facility. A group of 11 fisherman have tested positive for the virus...
Parents urged to prioritise sending their kids to school
The Education Ministry is laying down the law to parents, saying they need to prioritise sending their children to school. Regular school attendance has been dropping...
Au Pair agency annoyed after Kirsten Dunst's nanny allowed into NZ
A Hollywood star's nanny was deemed an "essential worker" and allowed into New Zealand to look after the star's child while she worked. The 14 cast and crew of The...
NZSIS and GCSB embark on a big recruitment drive
New Zealand's intelligence agencies have blown their secret cover with a light-hearted recruitment campaign. About 170 positions will be available across the NZSIS...
South Australia opens border to New Zealand
Less than 24 hours after 12 New Zealand visitors arrived into South Australia, the state has announced they will open their borders to travellers from across the...
Two news faces in All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have revealed their squad for the Rugby Championship in Australia - and it includes two somewhat surprising additions. Otago prop George Bower and...
Princess Anne in line to be 'kicked out' of royal inner circle
Princess Anne could be one of the senior royals to be axed from the royal family when Charles becomes king, commentators warn. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams...
The Front Bench: Is Kelvin Davis the new Deputy PM?
Labour's number two Kelvin Davis is getting strong backing for the job of Deputy Prime Minister, even from those in other political parties. The Māori Party's Rawiri...
Grant Robertson: Labour's majority a 'mandate to get on with the job'
The handbrake is off, and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern wants to accelerate work to aid New Zealand's economic recovery. Labour received just under half of the 2.4...
Five Kiwi businesses receive support from SheEO
Five Kiwi businesses have just been given the big tick of approval by well-known entrepreneur Theresa Gattung. Gattung leads the all woman business network SheEO,...
Rawiri Waititi: What Māori want from the new Labour government
The Māori Party's Rawiri Waititi has spoken on how he feels being a one man band in Parliament. Waititi looks set to claim Waiariki, with a 415 vote advantage over...
Former National MP on what the party needs to do now
The National Party is licking its wounds after Saturday's bloodbath. The party only secured 26.8 per cent of the vote - it's worst result since 2002 - and is down...
Kiwis now popping up in Adelaide in string of travel bubble breaches
Kiwis arriving in Australia have been forced into quarantine after travelling outside the specified states included in the trans-Tasman bubble. Five travellers...
'First day of school': New MPs tell Heather du Plessis-Allan about their inductions
The new MPs voted into Parliament on Saturday night have arrived in Wellington today for their inductions. In total, 40 MPs will begin new careers in the capital,...
Local politician wants to split Queensland in half
First Western Australia wanted out of the federation with their “WAexit” plan, now it looks like another plan to re-draw the map of Australia is gathering up a major...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Vote for Labour wasn't a vote for transformational change
I’m hopeful that even though there is a huge amount of power vested in just one party – like we’ve never seen under MMP - there are some pretty clear signs that...
Grant Nisbett previews second Bledisloe Cup match
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has laid down a challenge to his side, 47 hours from kickoff in the Bledisloe Cup rematch in Auckland. The side have been prodded by...
Stark contrast between Trump and Biden on display in competing town halls
President Donald Trump was evasive Thursday night when pressed if he took a COVID-19 test before his first debate with Democrat Joe Biden as the two men squared...
Briscoe Group announces it will pay back the wage subsidy
Briscoe Group will pay back the wage subsidy it received following the $27.9 million profit it turned in the first-half of its 2020 financial year. The homeware...
Police investigating after two people found dead in Lake Taupō
Taupo police are investigating after two people were found dead in the shallows of the lake. Half a dozen officers have erected a tent on a rocky area, near the...
The Huddle: Election preview with Claire Trevett and Jason Walls
Claire Trevett and Jason Walls from the New Zealand Herald join The Huddle to preview tomorrow's election! LISTEN ABOVE