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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Epidemiologist: New Zealand will find its feet in Australia travel agreement
New Zealand's still getting comfortable with the chaotic dance being played with Australian states over Covid-19. There are no new community cases in Sydney today...
Employment Relations Minister: We want to help those at the bottom
The government has announced a momentous overhaul of our employment law, saying it's going to introduce fair pay agreements. The agreements would set the terms of...
Hawkes Bay Club allows women members after 150 years
After more than 150 years, the Hawkes Bay Club is allowing women to become members. Women will still need to be invited and selected the same way men are. President...
It's time we started eating more wild meat says Nadia Lim
Nadia Lim says it's time we started eating more wild meat. The Masterchef winner says that the various pest species roaming New Zealand could serve as a food resource...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Is this government listening to itself?
Is this government listening to itself? In an unbelievable move, it has just announced that it’s going ahead with Fair Pay Agreements. Now I’ll run you through...
'Scandalous figure': Govt criticised for paying $38m for vaccine software
Orion Health chief executive's unhappy with the Ministry of Health's procurement process for a new software system to manage vaccines, including the Covid-19 programme. Ian...
The Huddle: Government under fire for public sector pay freeze
Backlash from a Government public service pay freeze is falling on deaf ears in the Beehive. The Finance Minister's making no apologies for freezing rises for three...
Laurel Hubbard's path to Tokyo Olympics not 'a done deal' just yet
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's entry to the Tokyo Olympics is not a done deal yet. The Inside The Games website reports the 43-year-old's effectively guaranteed...
'Kick in the guts': Principal 'demoralised' by Govt's public pay sector freeze
One principal feels demoralised after the Government announced a public sector pay freeze. Public sector workers earning more than $60,000 will only get pay rises...
UK sending patrol boats to Jersey over post-Brexit dispute
Britain's government said Wednesday local time it is sending two Navy patrol vessels to monitor the situation on the island of Jersey, amid an escalating dispute...
Woman from Mali gives birth to nine babies - two more than expected
A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies -- two more than the seven that ultrasounds had detected -- according to the country's Ministry of Health. Ultrasounds...
'Keep fighting, India': Black Caps' eye-opening image as IPL stars come home
An eye-opening image of Black Caps at an airport in India shows the drastic safety measures taken to combat the rising spread of Covid-19 in the country. Former...
National received nearly $3m in political donations in 2020 - nearly double Labour
The National Party received nearly $3 million in donations in 2020 - nearly twice the amount donated to Labour. The Electoral Commission today released the full...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Pay freeze shows Government can't manage the books
I am as baffled by the government’s pay freeze for nurses, teachers, police and social workers as you are. And the only conclusion I can reach is that – by doing...
Discussions underway on whether trans-Tasman flights will be paused
New Zealand health officials are in close contact with their Australian counterparts after a second positive case of Covid-19 in Sydney in the past 24 hours. Covid-19...
Students rally outside parliament against terrible learning environment
Hutt Valley High students have taken their school work to the lawns of Parliament to protest against underfunding after toxic mould was discovered on their campus. In...
The Huddle: Is the public sector pay freeze fair?
Public sector workers are feeling the burn of a pay freeze. The Government's announced those earning more than $60,000 will only get pay increases in "exceptional...
Wellington Mayor defends proposal for $5 an hour parking
When it comes to what you pay for parking, Wellington is set to become more expensive than some of the biggest cities in the world. The council wants to increase...
Reserve Bank warns it could restrict LVRs further
New Zealand has come through the Covid-19 pandemic better than expected but vulnerabilities in the financial system remain, Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr says. The...
'Unacceptable bombshell': Police slam public sector pay freeze
The Police Association has slammed the Government's three-year public sector wage freeze as an "unacceptable bombshell". This morning it was announced public sector...
Peter Dunne: PM has gone as close as she can to firing Mallard
An unprecedented ticking off by the Prime Minister. Speaker Trevor Mallard last night claimed a staffer committed sexual assault - speaking under parliamentary...
How NZ Cricket plan to get 'anxious' Kiwi players out of India
New Zealand Cricket and the Players' Association are working hard to bring Kiwi cricketers in India back home, while members of the test team will fly straight to...
How 3-year-old Axle was found in Tolaga Bay bush
Axle, 3, the boy who went missing from his home in Tolaga Bay yesterday, was found around 3km from his home and "wanting his mum" this afternoon, Tairāwhiti Area...
Facebook board's Trump decision could have wider impacts
Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence...
Public sector pay freeze: No increases for staff on $100k for three years
Public sector workers earning more than $60,000 can only expect pay increases in "exceptional circumstances" while those on more than $100,000 won't get a cent more...