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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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Paul Goldsmith believes his job is safe despite fiscal fumble
National's Finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith still feels his job is safe after making a $4 billion blunder to an economic plan. National had used the Treasury's budget...
Phil Goff: New Auckland harbour crossing won't come until mid-2030s
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff expects a new harbour crossing will be ready by mid-2030, as the current bridge faces days of repairs. Work could begin to temporarily...
Big tax cuts all but confirmed by Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison has all but confirmed income tax cuts will be brought forward in the budget after slamming a new advertising campaign arguing against the move as...
Company offering helicopter trips to escape Auckland Harbour Bridge traffic
A solution for travel to and from Auckland's North Shore while the Harbour Bridge is broken. People are being urged to use public transport to ease congestion -...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: National's budget blunder does them no favours
I don’t even know where to start with the National Party. They are just doing themselves no favours. That $4 billion budget mistake at the weekend has done them...
The Front Bench - National's fiscal hole, PM's selfie blunder and Auckland Central
National's momentum has slowed after its $4 billion blunder. The Party's promise to claw back $19.1 billion by ending Super Fund contributions was wrong - because...
Fonterra posts $659m profit, pays 5c dividend
Fonterra has reported a $659m net profit for the July year and said it would resume dividend payouts, starting with a final dividend of 5 cents per share. The profit...
Harbour Bridge damage could cause weeks of delays for North Shore residents
Engineers warn it could take weeks to repair Auckland's damaged Harbour Bridge, leaving motorists in the almost 200,000 cars that commute across it daily facing...
Judith Collins unleashes her vision for NZ's economic recovery
Judith Collins has unleashed National's vision for New Zealand's road back to economic prosperity. The National leader is promising temporary tax cuts that benefit...
Dunedin pizzeria bars Aucklanders over Covid infection fears
A Dunedin pizza restaurant has placed a temporary ban on all customers from Auckland over Covid fears. A couple on a South Island road trip say they weren't allowed...
Tim Dower: National’s tax policy is underwhelming
National’s tax policy is in a word, underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, it's not ALL bad and you'd get it before Christmas if National gets in. The lowest tax threshold...
'Ethically wrong' for profitable companies to not pay back wage subsidy
An entrepreneur is urging profitable companies who took the wage subsidy to pay the money back. A number of companies have declared profits in the millions, despite...
Why you need to be cautious of 'mask mouth'
Mask use will be around for a while, but oral health experts are raising concerns about how they are changing our breathing behaviours. Director-General of Health...
What to expect from Japan's new Prime Minister
Yoshihide Suga has been elected Japan's new Prime Minister following a vote in the country's Parliament on Wednesday, confirming the former cardboard factory worker...
Oxfam says wealthy nations have already stockpiled potential vaccine supply
There are hopes Governments, pharmaceutical companies and vaccine producers produce a vaccine that is free to all. Oxfam's pushing for a 'People's Vaccine' - but...
ANZ chief economist: Hurt for the economy is still to come
The chief economist of one of New Zealand's top banks says the country might not rebound from the record low of June's quarter., as well as we'd like. New Zealand...
Ho ho uh-oh: Will Covid-19 cancel a visit from Santa?
It maybe three months away, but it's one of the most important days on a child's calendar that could be the latest Covid-19 risk - sitting on Santa's knee. Smith...
Researcher: Tobacco taxes are hurting New Zealand's most vulnerable
Tobacco taxes are hurting New Zealand's most vulnerable. New Zealand First is getting praise for their plan to make cigarettes, and their alternatives, cheaper...
Thousands of Kiwis are paying too much for mobile
The Commerce Commission says thousands of Kiwis are paying too much for their mobile phone bill. The market watchdog says it commissioned analysis of 80,000 phone...
Unexpected drop in Australia's unemployment rate
Australia’s unemployment figure has shocked pundits by unexpectedly falling to 6.8 per cent as the economy roars back to life in the states that have managed to...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: GDP figures show our lockdown was too hard
I think the GDP numbers out today will put to bed the argument over whether our first lockdown was too hard. It quite clearly was. If you accept the fact that...
Apple pickers say Winston Peters' military plane suggestion isn't a bad idea
Winston Peters has suggested using military aircraft, to bring seasonal workers from the Pacific into New Zealand to work in orchards. The Foreign Minister says...
The Huddle: The PREFU figures and expulsion policies
Treasury expects a lower and later peak in unemployment rates compared to forecasts from May's Budget. The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update forecasts a 7.8...
UK hopes to calm US nerves over EU Brexit deal
The UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab has had to head to the United States of America, over concerns over plans to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with...
Judith Collins: PREFU shows it is important to get into 'growth mode'
National says the Government can't sugarcoat Treasury's Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update, or PREFU, released today. The future outlook is less rosy than...