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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The Huddle: Climate change survey, schools returning, MIQ
One in five New Zealanders don’t believe in human-created climate change in a survey by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. It also found four in 10...
a2 Milk among multiple infant formula companies reporting return to growth in China
a2 Milk has had a bit of a resurgence recently. Milford Asset Management's Sam Trethewey told Andrew Dickens similar companies are reporting a return to growth in...
One in three small business owners think they work too many hours
If you’re feeling like you’ve been working too much recently and might be burnt out, you’re not alone. Xero has surveyed 1000 small business owners and found that...
Inland Revenue writing to the ultra-rich about how much they’re paying
Inland Revenue has started writing to hundreds of New Zealanders it believes has a net worth of at least $20 million. In their letter, they’re asking people for...
Human behaviourist: Why businesses can’t live without travelling overseas
After 18 months of being stuck at home, business leaders are getting evermore impatient to get overseas to see clients and close deals. 150 of them will be taking...
Remuneration expert on whether employers should offer leave for taking care of pets
Here’s a new concept: pawternity leave. A food outlet owner in the UK recently took to social media to ask advice on whether he should allow a staff member to take...
EECA survey shows one in five New Zealanders don't believe in climate change
A survey by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority shows one in five New Zealanders don't believe in climate change. It's also found only four in 10 people...
Chris Hipkins: Schools will be making sure students have access to Covid vaccine
Chris Hipkins says schools will be making sure students have access to the Covid vaccine. The Education Minister today announced senior students in Level 3 areas...
Chief Ombudsman launches investigation in MIQ booking system
The Chief Ombudsman says the MIQ booking system is one of the things he's received the most complaints about. Peter Boshier's launched an investigation into it,...
Haiti gang wants US $17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries
The gang that kidnapped a group of 17 American and Canadian missionaries in Haiti has asked for $1 million each for their release, a top Haitian official told CNN...
Papatoetoe head boy: Students are having mixed feelings about going back to school
Students have mixed feelings about returning to school. Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today senior students in Level 3 areas will return from next Tuesday...
Andrew Dickens: New Zealand is split in two with two very different lives
Welcome to New Zealand. A country split in 2 with 2 very different lives. 2 very different attitudes and 2 very different desires. My son phoned from Wellington...
The Huddle: Housing density, lack of reopening plan
National and Labour have teamed up on a bipartisan deal on housing density. As many as 105,500 new homes are to be built in less than a decade under the new Housing...
Quarter of property development company's Google reviews written by staff
A quarter of the Google reviews for a property development company appear to be written by its staff. The staff didn’t change their names when publishing their review. A...
Addington Racing Industry Manager: Cup Week with no crowd is frustrating but understandable
For the first time in its 117 year history, Addington Cup Week won't be open to the public. Addington Raceway announced that since the South Island is still at Level...
Waiheke Island local board chair: This is the first locally transmitted case on the island
There were 94 new community cases of Covid-19 today. Seven cases were in Waikato and the remaining 87 were in Auckland, and Waiheke Island has got one of those new...
Property developer: Housing density plan will take a few years to notice any effect
A promise of no more red tape, more housing development and up 105,000 new houses in more than eight years. It sounds like a new KiwiBuild headline, but it's actually...
Immigration lawyer: We should only give visas to double vaccinated people
An immigration lawyer is offering up ways to boost vaccination among migrants. Pacific Legal's Richard Small told Andrew Dickens we should only give visas to double-vaxxed...
National and Labour housing ministers on new housing density bill
The Housing Minister says there'll still be protections for heritage under new density laws. National and the Government have joined forces to design a new Bill...
Andrew Dickens: The wheels have started to come off for the Government
For a government that prides itself in its communication skills and saying the right things at the right time the wheels really have come off. Yesterday’s announcements...
The Huddle: Alert level decisions, Vax Bucks, PM wedding stoush
The Government has announced that Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a further two weeks. This move quashes the experts' opinion to move Auckland back into...
Master Builders wants vaccine mandates for the construction sector
The construction industry is urging the Government to mandate vaccinations for worksites. Health and education workers already have mandates and now Master Builders...
Andrew Dickens: What I loved about Super Saturday
Super Saturday, we’re full of hope. Sunday, bit of a hangover. Monday, it’s back to what it’s been. You know what I loved about Super Saturday? It’s because ordinary...
Financial advisor on how to hack the record high inflation
The inflation figures from today freaked a lot of people out. Inflation is up 2.2 per cent of the September 2021 quarter, the highest individual increase since 1987. Predictions...
Finance Minister: The Reserve Bank is confident record inflation is a short-term issue
Reassurances inflation in New Zealand is a short-term issue. The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2 per cent in the September quarter - up 4.9 per cent annually - compared...