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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Heather du Plessis-Allan: Councils are ignoring the impact of making CBD's car-free
Can councils for just one second please start caring about what they’re doing to businesses in their area? This decision to ban cars from central Wellington is...
KPMG agribusiness report exposes 'fundamental morale' issue in sector
A new report has revealed the grim state of the country’s agribusiness sector. According to KPMG's latest agribusiness agenda report, morale in the food and fibre...
The Huddle: Does anyone really want car-free city centres?
Let's Get Wellington Moving plans to make the golden mile car free. It's announced that after public consultation, the 'transform' option is the most preferred. It...
Is Jacinda Ardern being hypocritical about utes?
Are utes becoming a bigger problem for the Government? Utes are set to be impacted by the Government's Clean Car Discount - The scheme rebates the cost of electric...
Zeffer reaps the benefits as alcohol-free drink sales soar
It seems more people are jumping on the alcohol free band wagon, with Australian sales doubling in the last 12 months. Zeffer Cider have revealed their alcohol free...
Wellington Mayor: There will be still be ample parking in city centre
Wellington's Mayor wants to ensure ample parking in the city when cars are kicked off some key roads. Let's Get Wellington Moving plans to make Lambton Quay, Courtney...
Bloomfield: No indication there will be a shortage of vaccines
The Director General of Health says they've had no indication from Pfizer there's any shortage of the vaccine. Our Covid-19 general roll-out will be done in age...
Kiwibank economist: GDP growth points to a stronger economy than anticipated
A bigger rise in GDP than anyone expected for the first three months of the year. GDP went up 1.6 per cent in the March quarter - following on from a one per cent...
Auckland business owners protest against CRL disruptions as 'debts are mounting'
Central Auckland business owners say officials have been complacent in the "decimation" of their livelihoods during City Rail Link construction. After more than...
New South Wales records two new Covid cases as states close borders
Tasmania has become the first to close its borders to anyone who visited a “high-risk” site in NSW as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk advised against travelling...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Good will for Grant Dalton seems to be evaporating
There is no love lost between Phil Goff and Grant Dalton, is there? After the news broke today that Team New Zealand has rejected the offer from the government...
People hurt by parachuting protester at Euro 2020 game
Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship,...
Sailing writer critical of plans to take America's Cup offshore
One of the leading America's Cup veterans is vehemently against racing being held offshore. The defence of the Auld Mug looks to be heading offshore, after the holders...
The Huddle: Should America's Cup stay in NZ?
Team New Zealand is looking abroad for the next America's Cup after rejecting a multi-million dollar Government and Council offer. The sailing team will now enter...
Bloomberg report finds NZ has world's 'most bubbly' housing market
The Government's agreed to add debt-to-income lending restrictions to the Reserve Bank's toolkit - but only on the condition it has minimal impact on first-home...
Mass walkout at anti-terrorism hui over Hezbollah comment
New Zealand's anti-terrorism hui has been marked by a mass walkout from members of the Muslim community. The country's first hui on Countering Terrorism and Violent...
Mike King return his Order of Merit after leading march to Parliament
Mike King has returned his New Zealand Order of Merit medal in a protest over the mental health system. He’s led a group of about 100 in a silent march along Wellington’s...
Marketing lecturer: Coca-Cola will evaluate product placement after Ronaldo incident
Cristiano Ronaldo has wiped off $5.2 billion of Coca-Cola’s market value this morning. It happened after he took the sponsored Coca-Cola bottles off the table in...
PM urges public to make thoughts heard after Team NZ reject deal
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government put its best foot forward in its offer to Team New Zealand - and wants Kiwis to tell the team how they feel about...
Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at anticipated summit
An American president won't side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a "reset" in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful...
PM reveals Government considered but rejected ute exempt in feebate scheme
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government considered exemptions for farmers and tradies for its feebate scheme - but ultimately decided against them because...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Xenophobia can't be blamed for Kiwis turning against China
This survey out today about Kiwis’ changing attitudes to China is fascinating, albeit not surprising. It shows that 35 percent of kiwis now perceive China as a threat,...
Retirement homes slammed by medical ethicist for hiding medication in residents' food
A medical ethicist is slamming a tactic used to hide medication in rest home residents' food. Research shows the method is common among staff, who say it's only...
EV push, Climate Change Commission report having impact on markets
The Government's push for more EVs and crack-down on gas guzzlers hasn't gone without impact on our markets Z Energy has been trading lower since the announcement. And...
'Freedom Day' for England pushed back four weeks to July 19
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July...