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: How ruthless is the Queen?
How ruthless is the Queen? She might be getting on in years, but she’s clearly not lost her nerves of steel. Those fresh bullying claims levelled at Meghan Markle...
The Huddle: Should New Zealand drop alert levels?
If Covid-19 is detected in the community tomorrow, it won't necessarily prevent Auckland from moving out of level three. Health boss Dr Ashley Bloomfield says it...
China is sounding the alarm about a global market bubble
One of China's most powerful financial officials is sounding the alarm over a bubble in global markets. Guo Shuqing, the Communist Party boss at the People's Bank...
PM talks about maternal instincts, parenting and cooking in new interview
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have demanding careers but they try to make sure one of them is home to put 2-year-old daughter Neve to...
What Meghan allegedly said to senior palace aide amid bullying claims
Amid claims Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied certain staff during her time as a senior royal, it's now been revealed how she responded when she was informed aides...
127 percent increase in businesses closing in NZ last quarter
New Zealand businesses are starting to feel the pinch of Covid-19, with closures increasing 127 per cent. Many businesses got through the first half of 2020 due...
Round the Bays goes virtual with 'Around the Backyard'
Auckland's cancelled Round the Bays is going virtual next Friday ... as "Around the Backyard". Because of Level Three restrictions, participants can instead do...
Brian Tamaki defends refusing to take Covid-19 vaccine - denies being anti-vaxxer
Destiny Church leaders are defending their decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Brian and Hannah Tamaki have lashed back at critics who have lambasted...
Unite Union calls for Prime Minister to apologise to KFC worker
A KFC worker still wants an apology from the Prime Minister. Jacinda Ardern says the woman should have been self-isolating instead of going to work before then...
Associate Health Minister defends keeping Auckland in lockdown
Peeni Henare's backing the decision to keep Auckland locked down - until Cabinet meets to consider alert levels tomorrow. As it stands - Auckland will stay at Level...
Hospitality sector concerned about new wage subsidy criteria
There are concerns from hospitality businesses about the criteria for the latest wage subsidy. Businesses must show a 40 per cent drop in revenue over two weeks...
Scott Morrison backs minister after historic rape allegations
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed support for Attorney-General Christian Porter, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government made a mistake putting Auckland into level 3
I hate to say this, but it’s starting to feel like they made a mistake putting Auckland into this lockdown. We’ve just had another day of zero cases. In fact, we’ve...
The Huddle: Should the Prime Minister apologise to KFC worker?
After the Prime Minister publicly criticised the sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student for not following the rules, the KFC worker spoke out and said she wasn't...
Crowded House bar owner defends edgy urinal photo
A New Plymouth bar says it won't be taking down a photo above the urinal in their men's bathrooms after it received some criticism on social media. The photo depicts...
'It's an exciting time': Rocket Lab to go public, list on the NASDAQ
Space flight firm Rocket Lab is on the verge of listing on the NASDAQ in a deal that values the New Zealand-US startup at $5.7 billion. The Wall Street Journal...
Shock leap in Global Dairy Trade auction overnight
Kiwi dairy farmers could be forgiven for thinking that the decimal point was in the wrong place, when viewing the latest Global Dairy Trade auction results this...
Australian Attorney-General outs himself as Minister accused of rape
Australia’s chief legal officer Attorney-General Christian Porter has revealed he is the man at the centre of a historical rape allegation involving a 16-year-old...
Destiny Church lashes out at critics after Tamakis flee Auckland lockdown
Destiny Church has lashed out at critics after condemnation of Brian and Hannah Tamaki fleeing Auckland hours before lockdown. They have accused the "elitist" media...
Hipkins, HDPA clash over what KFC worker was told; timeline on what was said when
Chris Hipkins is vehemently defending the Government's stance on the Covid-positive KFC worker and her family. The sister of a Papatoetoe High School student says...
Texas becomes biggest US state to lift mask mandate
Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...
Richard Prebble: New Zealand needs a Royal Commission into Covid-19 response
A former Labour and ACT MP wants a Royal Commission into New Zealand's Covid-19 response. Richard Prebble - a six-term Labour and three-term ACT MP - says a Commission...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The Tamakis did nothing wrong leaving Auckland pre-lockdown
I’m kind of loathe to do this, but I’m going to defend Brian and Hannah Tamaki over the pile on they’re being subjected to because they escaped the lockdown in Auckland. I...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: People unlikely to oppose push to turn away violent kids at school
I reckon there’d be widespread support for principals refusing to enrol violent kids in their schools. This is the suggestion from the Principals’ Federation which...
The Huddle: Is Government taking the right approach on rule breakers?
NZ Police are redirecting people to its website or the all of government Covid-19 website after its 105 non-emergency phone line was overwhelmed as people sought...