Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
4PM - 7PM weekdays
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*.
Are you aware of the technology you can create to enhance your business? Heather chats to Tim Warren, COO and Co-Founder of software company AMBIT to discuss how 5G can make it a reality.
Subscribe to the Heather Du Plessis-Allan Drive Podcast
Sydney choked by hazardous smoke from bush fires
Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered "hazardous," and was...
Photo of toddler on hospital floor causes trouble for Boris Johnson
A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took centre stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a...
First responder to White Island weighs in on safety risk
Pilot John Funnell, who helped with communications as other pilots risked their lives to fly into an active volcano, says they were motivated to bring out anybody...
Vodafone launches 5G mobile in New Zealand
Vodafone NZ has switched on its 5G service at 100 sites in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown - making it the first of the three big phone...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Should Police have gone to White Island?
Should Police have gone to Whakaari/White Island after the eruption and checked for any final survivors? That is the question a lot of people are asking today about...
Scientist: White Island was 'disaster waiting to happen'
A volcanologist has called White Island a "disaster waiting to happen" as questions mount about why tourists were ever allowed on the famously rowdy volcano. It...
Terror on the volcano: 'Everyone was horrifically burnt'
A Hamilton man who gave first aid to those critically injured in the Whakaari/White Island eruption has spoken of the horror. Boatload after boatload of survivors...
Skydivers recount moment White Island erupted
A skydiver who was in the air while White Island erupted could see the plume from 88 kilometres away. A three and a half kilometre cloud of ash erupted from the...
St John on the situation at White Island
Injured civilians are being assessed after an eruption at White Island. The active volcano erupted around 2.15pm today, with multiple people injured as a result. St...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: MSD should continue My Food Bag trial
Well, Gail doesn’t like the idea of My Food Bag being given to beneficiaries. Gail is a beneficiary herself and she got given the Bargain Box My Food Bag. She complained...
White Island eruption caps off a decade of drama at angry volcano
Steaming, smoking, belching, bubbling and today - erupting. New Zealand's rowdiest volcano just had one of its biggest episodes in recent times, as White Island...
Heather du Plessis-Allan - Kris Faafoi shouldn't resign
Heather du Plessis-Allan says although it may not be a good look, it seems like Kris Faafoi didn't do anything wrong.
Former All Black Ben Franks launches cannabis business venture
Former All Black Ben Franks has launched a new health supplement company—but his products aren't allowed in New Zealand—yet. Franks has teamed up with former England...
Former Christchurch City councillor Deon Swiggs fights to clear his name
Former Christchurch City Councillor Deon Swiggs maintains his behaviour wasn't inappropriate. He was investigated after five youths complained of inappropriate...
Chief Coroner to investigate anti-epileptic drugs deaths
The Chief Coroner has opened a joint inquiry into four deaths linked to the anti-epileptic medication Logem. Judge Deborah Marshall said she had to open a joint...
Farro supermarket launching trolleys that work as self-checkout
Auckland supermarket retailer Farro is getting on board the automatic trolley bandwagon. It comes after Foodstuffs announced they are rolling out a trolley that...
Z Energy: We will comply for Commerce Commission recommendations
The Head of Z Energy is pledging to follow all the Commerce Commissions' recommendations. The Commission's today released a recommending changes to reduce profit...
Consumer Affairs Minister confident fuel prices will drop
The Consumer Affairs Minister is standing by his prediction fuel prices could drop by 18 cents. It comes after a Commerce Commission Report recommending changes...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Fuel tax plan could backfire for Government
I don’t think there’s any political wins for the government in cracking down on petrol prices. For any other government, today’s Commerce Commission report would...
Folau's surprise lifeline from Rugby Australia
"Never say never." That was Rugby Australia (RA) CEO Raelene Castle's surprise response when asked if it was clear Israel Folau's days of playing in Australia were...
Petrol prices: Govt's plan to break market stranglehold
Government ministers say they will act "swiftly" to break supply dominance of big fuel companies with measures to improve competitiveness and transparency in the...
'Surprising and a little bit shocking': What porn videos Kiwis watch the most
New Zealanders are watching a concerning amount of pornography featuring fantasies about step siblings or step parents, the Chief Censor says. And while extreme...
Home loan interest rates set to rise off bank capital increase
Home loan rates could rise by 30 to 60 basis points in response to an increase in the amount of capital banks will have to hold, according to economists at the country's...
Local company pushes for ethical school uniforms
Do you care where your child's school uniform has come from and whether it's been sustainably made? Local clothing maker Little Yellow Bird is moving into the school...
The Business Transformers Series with Vodafone 5G Episode 3
This week, Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to Tim Warren, COO and Co-Founder of software company AMBIT to discuss technology that can take your business to the next...