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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Movement Cycling Group taking action to the high court over Harbour Bridge cycleway
Auckland Harbour Bridge won't have trial lanes for walking and cycling, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Board confirmed today. In a statement today, Waka Kotahi...
Dr Angela Clark: DNA could provide answers to human remains found in suitcases
A forensic anthropologist believes answers could come from the DNA of the remains of two children, whose bodies were found in suitcases in Auckland. The remains...
Peter Dunne on Gaurav Sharma drama: Either way it's a massive train wreck
A former longtime MP says an investigation's needed into the claims made by Gaurav Sharma. Peter Dunne says as soon as the rogue MP levelled accusations against...
Health New Zealand Chair Rob Campbell: Restructuring is not an easy task
Defensive attitudes in the health system may risk slowing down reforms. The chair of the nation's new centralised service Health New Zealand has described the sector...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: It'll come down to who you believe, Sharma vs Labour
One of Labour’s biggest problems right now is that Dr Gaurav Sharma seems like a nice man. I’ve watched his TV interview from last night. I listened to two radio...
AKL Airport CEO Carrie Hurihanganui: There's a number of elements causing the decline in profit
Auckland International Airport said Covid-19 travel restrictions were responsible for an 80.9 per cent decline in its net profit to $28.1 million for the six months...
Minister Kieran McAnulty : Land slips flowing like a waterfall in Nelson
A 200 thousand dollar boost for storm-ravaged Nelson region. The Government's pumping cash into the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough area - for immediate help after...
Heather du Plessis Allan: Aucklanders want more frequent public transport not more cycleways
Have I got my hands on something good for you. Now, you know how we're constantly told by the authorities that there's all this public support for cycleways? And...
EA CE James Stevenson Wallace: Looking after all consumers by providing oversight to all future electricity deals
The Electricity Authority says it's made urgent changes today, to make sure consumers aren't disadvantaged by big deals. The amendment to the Electricity Industry...
CO-CEO Dr Chris Gallivan: St Joseph's elder care facility closing due to staff shortages
A major blow to Upper Hutt. St Joseph’s Home of Compassion elder care facility will shut down because it can't get enough nurses. The 87 bed facility will start...
New mega polytechnic's boss resigns
By RNZ National polytechnic Te Pūkenga's chief executive, Stephen Town, has resigned with effect from yesterday. Te Pūkenga has been beset with difficulties as it...
Infometrics forecaster on OCR hike to 3%
Four doubles in a row, he OCR has risen another 50 basis points today. We're now sitting at 3 percent, as expected by most commentators. The Reserve Bank thinks...
Justin Marshall on Foster's retention, Schmidt's elevation
After weeks of speculation Ian Foster has been given the full backing of the NZR board to continue as the All Blacks head coach through to the World Cup in 2023. Former...
Barry Soper on OCR, latest poll and Gaurav Sharma
The Reserve Bank has lifted the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points to 3 per cent - its highest level since 2015. The RBNZ now sees the OCR peaking at 4.1 per...
Auckland mayoral candidate responds to Heather du Plessis-Allan
Heather du Plessis-Allan has talked this week on being worried about three of Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins' policies. They were that he supports giving...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why won't Labour investigate Sharma's bullying claims?
Why won’t Labour order an investigation into the bullying Dr Gaurav Sharma claims has happened? Clearly, on the balance of probability, he is not an innocent here. He...
Barry Soper: Gaurav Sharma is on a 'good behaviour bond'
Labour MP Gaurav Sharma has been suspended from caucus effective immediately, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. It is the "most appropriate" response...
'An error': Former Aussie PM speaks as more 'stealth' portfolios revealed
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed Scott Morrison secretly held five additional portfolios between March 2020 and May 2021 during his time as...
Secondary Principals Assn on whether school board rules need tightening
Questions have been asked as to whether the criteria for being on a school board of trustees need tightening. White supremacist Philip Arps is currently standing...
Dame Lynda Topp: Famous twin to run for council after months of gruelling cancer treatment
Dame Lynda Topp says her bid to become an Ashburton District councillor - is about giving back to her supportive community. She's one half of the Topp Twins musical...
German town finally allowed to let its cats back out after three months
Salman Rushdie's son gives a positive update on his condition after his horrific stabbing in New York. The UK's Labour Party is proposing an extension of a tax on...
HDPA: Viv Beck needs to think very seriously about throwing in the towel
I sort of hate saying this because I actually really like Viv Beck, but I do think she needs to think very seriously about throwing in the towel in the Auckland...
NZME Business Commentator on Labour's caucus meeting after latest post
Messy is an appropriate word to describe the bullying accusations within the Labour Party. Gaurav Sharma potentially made it worse for Jacinda Ardern by putting...
Chris Finlayson on supporting co-governance in new book
Former senior minister and attorney-general Chris Finlayson's book Yes, Minister comes out tomorrow. The book is about his time working under John Key. He was the...
The Huddle: Gaurav Sharma, Viv Beck, Warriors shoey
Labour will hold a caucus meeting to discuss Gaurav Sharma. Sharma has been vocal on Facebook about bullying within the party's caucus, including posting one just...