Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
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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UK earmarks £700m to manage migrant boats until 2030
The UK Government has earmarked at least £700 million to manage the arrival of migrants on small boats until 2030, according to previously unnoticed commercial plans. Officials...
The Huddle: How will scrapped Fair Pay Agreements impact workers?
Tonight on The Huddle, Trish Sherson from Sherson Willis PR and former Labour Chief of Staff Mike Munro joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the...
Fran O'Sullivan: Are Don Brash's concerns about AUKUS valid?
Former politician and Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash has issued a warning about the second pillar of AUKUS. US lawmakers have struck a deal on the AUKUS military...
Being AI becomes the first artificial intelligence company to join NZX
Emerging AI company Being AI is set to become the first artificial intelligence-based business to appear on the NZX. Listed investors Ascension Capital have today...
Jason Walls: We all saw the scrapping of FPAs coming
The Prime Minister says scrapping Fair Pay Agreements and bringing in 90 day trials means more workers can be hired. FPAs - which triggers collective bargaining...
Australian Government unveils new visa pathway to alleviate skilled worker crisis
A new visa that would take one week to approve is being introduced to lure skilled workers over to Australia. Applicants from pre-approved fields will be fast-tracked...
Nicola Willis confident sensitive Government leaks will dry up, investigations underway
The Finance Minister says she has faith leaks of sensitive Government information will dry up. The new Government has faced two in the past five days. The latest...
'Climate extremists': Greenpeace launches campaign against the Government's oil and gas plan
Greenpeace have labelled the Government 'climate extremists' over their plan to repeal the oil and gas exploration ban. The organisation erected a billboard near...
Advocates call for better rules amid 'over-powered' e-scooter concerns
Major worry about pedestrian safety as 'over-powered' e-scooters hit the streets. RNZ reports scooters under 300 watts with a top speed of 35 kilometres an hour...
Wairoa District Council launches independent investigation into Cyclone Gabrielle flooding
Wairoa District Council is looking for answers to explain the unusual flooding during Cyclone Gabrielle. It's launched an independent investigation to understand...
ACT's David Seymour says the Government isn't prepared to respond to Waitangi Tribunal report
ACT's leader says the Government isn't prepared to return all Crown-owned land in Northland to its iwi. Over the weekend, the Waitangi Tribunal provided a report...
Former Wellington public transport boss outlines replacement for Let's Get Wellington Moving
A bold new transport plan pitched as a cheaper, faster replacement for Let's Get Wellington Moving has attracted the interest of city leaders. It features a mega-tunnel,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: These leaked Cabinet papers are a snorefest
Let's talk about the public service leaks against the new Government. There's been a couple of leaks of Cabinet papers in just the first two weeks of the Government....
Eddie Jones to return as Japan's national rugby coach, reports claim
Reports suggest Eddie Jones is set for a second stint as Japan's rugby coach, six weeks after his resignation as Wallabies mentor. Jones previously led Japan between...
Stuart Nash: Businesses Can't Afford To Keep Pay Up With Inflation
There is a warning that most pay rises next year are not going to keep up with the cost of living. Global consultancy Robert Walters salary survey shows that while...
Councillor Ray Chung: Bemused To Have Been Under Investigation
A Wellington City Councillor is bemused to have been under investigation for breaching council code. Five City Councillors have been ordered to take lessons on the...
Dean Kimpton: 'We're Determined To Get The Roads Back To Where They Need To Be'
Auckland Transport has given itself the ambitious target of fixing 550 kilometres of road this summer to try to get to the potholes before they become much worse. Auckland...
Nicola Willis: Previous Govt "Sloppy" When Considering Cook Straight Funding
Finance Minister Nicola Willis has raised concerns over the escalating cost of KiwiRail's Cook Straight ferry project. She revealed yesterday that the potential...
Angela Blackmoore Verdict Finds Two More Guilty Of Murder
Two people have been found guilty of murdering Christchurch mother Angela Blackmoore 28 years ago. Former debt collector David Hawken, 50, and ex-stripper Rebecca...
Paul Goldsmith: We Need A Human Rights Commissioner Focused On The Fundamentals
Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith has said he won't re-appoint Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt. Goldsmith told Heather du Plessis-Allan that he wants to...
Boris Johnson's Covid inquiry appearance hijacked by protestors
Boris Johnson attempted to apologise for his Covid-19 response- an apology that quickly got hijacked. Protesters swarmed the former Prime Minister and interrupted...
The Huddle: Can Police Commissioner Andrew Coster meet expectations?
Tonight on The Huddle, Ali Jones from Red PR and Jordan Williams from the Taxpayers' Union joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more! Police...
Fonterra upgrades milk price and earnings forecast after strong first quarter
Fonterra has upgraded its milk price forecast and raised their full-year earnings forecast following an 85 percent lift in their first-quarter profit. The forecast...
Growing gap between the market and RBNZ on the future of interest rates
A big gap has opened up between the market and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s views of where interest rates are heading. The two-year swap rate - which can have...
New 'Together for Tamaki Makaurau' initiative promises to enhance safety in the central city
Auckland Council has teamed up with NZ Police in a new initiative to enhance safety in the city centre. The 'Together for Tamaki Makaurau' partnership is designed...