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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Mackenzie Tourism Development Manager on what they're doing for Matariki
Tomorrow is the very first public holiday to celebrate Matariki. In March the Government announced $100,000 in funding will be given to the Matariki Festival in...
Outrage over Tasman District Council's proposed stock control bylaw
A proposed bylaw in Tasman District Council is causing outrage. The proposed law will require farmers to hold sheep 50m back from a road while shifting stock until...
UK to see 2nd national rail strike after talks hit stalemate
Britain faces the second of three national railway strikes Thursday after new negotiations between union and employers ended in deadlock. The Rail, Maritime and...
Air New Zealand to relaunch 14 international routes by July 9
Air New Zealand has announced it's relaunching 14 international routes in 16 days. It will have three-quarters of its international and domestic routes up and running...
Why 2022 is the worst year to buy a house in 65 years
It is the worst time to be a first homebuyer since 1957 apparently. Infometrics say millennials are signing up to a lifetime of debt and they're likely to be much...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Are we running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips?
Are we running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips? We almost had power cuts again this morning and apparently we need to get used to it because this is just...
The Huddle: Alcohol free, power grids, first home buyers
New Zealand's first alcohol free bottleshop has opened in Auckland. It aims to remove some of the stigmas surrounding people who don't drink alcohol. Power grid...
New Zealand's first-ever alcohol free bottleshop opens in Auckland
New Zealand now has it's first-ever alcohol free bottleshop. AF Drinks (Alcohol Free) opened today on Ponsonby Road. It hopes to remove some of the stigmas attached...
D'Arcy Waldegrave on why Israel Adesanya won't fight here again
Israel Adesanya will not fight in New Zealand again. He made the decision after seeing the treatment of his City Kickboxing teammates by media and police while under...
Polio NZ: Polio shouldn't be a problem here due to high vaccination rates
Polio has been detected in London for the first time in nearly 40 years. A national incident has been declared after UK health officials detected the virus in London...
Energy consultant: Our power system is running too close to the edge on total capacity
This morning's power woes came close to a repeat of the power cuts which occurred in August last year. Transpower declared a “grid emergency” during the period of...
Murrays Bay cafe manager details the moment bystanders took down knife-wielding attacker
A worker from a nearby cafe has detailed the moment bystanders took down a knife-wielding attacker on Auckland's North Shore. Police say the local man is in custody...
Newstalk ZB Chief Political Reporter on the fallout of Peter Goodfellow's resignation
Peter Goodfellow has resigned as National Party President after 13 years at the helm. However, former senior MP Maurice Williamson has criticised the announcement,...
Lisa Wilkinson delivers stunning response after Logies saga
Lisa Wilkinson has offered to not engage in any further commentary on Brittany Higgins or the man accused of raping her, avoiding an injunction order after her Logies...
Aviation commentator: There's a lot of nervousness about employment in the sector
Air New Zealand is scrambling to try and recruit staff. The national carrier is offering cash incentives to try and attract people after the Covid exodus. Aviation...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: I can't see that Fletcher deserves all the hatred it's copping
Based on the available evidence, I can’t see that Fletcher deserves all the hatred it’s copping over the GIB crisis. I know they’re not the most popular corporate...
Finance expert debriefs Fletcher Building's investor day
Fletcher Building has held an investor day today, where it shares its view of where the company is headed. Sam Trethewey from Milford Asset Management was at the...
NZ Herald Wellington Business Editor on a potential conflict of interest at the Reserve Bank
Is there a potential conflict of interest in our reserve bank? The new person elected to the board has close ties to a bank that it regulates. Jenee Tibshraeny,...
Economist on mothers forfeiting up to $318,000 in retirement savings
Women who choose to leave the workforce or work part-time after having children could be forfeiting between $58,000 and $318,000 in retirement savings, research...
The Huddle: Young people's work habits, restricted drivers and fuel tax
Newstalk ZB Saturday Mornings host Jack Tame and Kiwiblog and Curia pollster David Farrar joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle. LISTEN ABOVE
Well-seasoned: Lynne retires after 43 years at the same KFC
When Lynne Ogilvie started work at KFC in Rotorua 43 years ago, she was paid $2.47 an hour. As the decades ticked by, not once did she think about leaving. But at...
Retail NZ chief executive after speaking at select committee on Fair Pay Agreements
Retail NZ is raising the spectre of robots replacing staff in the workplace. Debate on Fair Pay Agreements has reignited - as its Bill reaches the select committee...
Rotorua pub owner: About time Operation Cobalt was extended to other areas
Reg Hennessy, owner of Hennessy's Irish pub in Rotorua, says it is about time Operation Cobalt was extended to other areas, he says gangs are not only a problem...
'Nowhere I feel safe': US Election officials recount threats
Wandrea "Shaye" Moss testified Tuesday to lawmakers about how her life was upended when former President Donald Trump and his allies falsely accused her and her...
Newstalk ZB chief political reporter on Hipkins' apology to Charlotte Bellis, Luxon's piece on gangs
Former Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has formally apologised to New Zealand journalist Charlotte Bellis after releasing personal information without her...