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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Sean Mandell: Depp's team has done a better job at handling the case
Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard is nearing a close – and it's been a pretty wild ride so far. Depp alleges that Heard defamed him by accusing...
Patrick Walsh: My concern is the freedom of political expression
Sacred Heart College's Principal is raising concerns about new school uniform guidelines. The Human Rights Commission has released non-binding standards, to help...
The Huddle: The China Deal, Human Right Commission on school uniforms and the big plan for ram raids
Do we really need the Human Rights Commission to make guidelines on school uniforms? Shouldn't it be left up to schools to navigate this? Were you shocked when...
D'Arcy Waldegrave: Clubs have done this before and they will do it again
Matt Lodge reportedly received a 760k NZD golden handshake from the Warriors upon leaving the team. Aussie tennis bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic are having...
Enda Brady: There's no moving on from this
Boris Johnson is clinging on despite claims of a cover up over the ABBA party in his flat. Welsh councillor quits over rumours he is Banksy. Police seize passports...
Arie Dekker: They underestimated the strength of Sky's position in this market
Is it time for Spark to call time on Spark Sport? That's the question analysts are asking, given Telcos from around the world are now offloading their sports offerings. Jarden's...
Sam Dickie: There's been huge imbalances
You might feel all doom and gloom when it comes to the i-word... Inflation. But are there actually already signs that things are looking up again. Sam Dickie from...
Jamie Mackay: This is stratospheric
Fonterra's announced its opening forecast farmgate milk price for the season. Zespri says global sales have exceeded four billion dollars for the first time. A...
Liam Dann: They're skirting as close as they can to admitting we're facing a recession
Adrian Orr was in front of the Finance Select Committee being grilled about yesterday's decision to raise the Official Cash Rate. The OCR now sits at 2 per cent....
Charlie Nicholls: The purchasing power of our pay packets don't go as far as before
Inflation is on everyone's mind. Including small business owners. Wages are starting to grow at a faster rate now according to the Xero Small Business Index......
Gerry Brownlee: It'll be interesting to see how all these countries do react
The opposition has called news of a deal between China and almost a dozen Pacific countries a catastrophe. The agreement includes provisions such as co-operation...
Poto Williams: We have to give the police the opportunity to do their job
The Police Minister is urging patience after at least nine shootings in Auckland over the past two days. Poto Williams says police are working hard on the case and...
Jason Walls: At this point in time she's putting on a brave face
Still no confirmed meeting with Biden – but the PM spent the day touring the US Capitol. Who did she talk to? What did Jacinda Ardern say in response to China's...
Murray Olds: Australia's relationship with the Pacific is a top priority
Penny Wong is in Fiji to combat China's influence in the pacific. Peter Dutton knows he has an image problem and is trying his best to fix it. Mark McGowan has...
Winston Peters: This sort of outside offer gives the island nations options
Winston Peters says we've known for some time a new infection has arrived in the Pacific....and we have to be aware of it. China has sent a draft security agreement...
Gavin Grey: If Sue Gray's report goes ahead it's going to be a difficult day
Sue Gray's big report is due... And this could be a tough day for Boris Johnson. Railway workers in the UK have voted to go on strike this summer. Why did the...
Tania Tapsell: We have over 1000 people come through emergency housing in Rotorua
Rotorua Lakes Council has finally taken action on the emergency housing situation there. They've gone to the Environment Court to get enforcement orders against...
Katlyn Parker: The higher forecast has pushed wholesale rates up
How did markets react to the OCR hike? Katlyn Parker, Milford Asset Management, joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE
Laura Hedley: Our community is amazing and they're taking up the offer
Do you have a spare room? Do you live near a snowy mountain? Well, the local ski field owner may want to have a chat with you. Ski areas around the country are...
Brad Olsen: This forecast is a lot more realistic
The Reserve Bank is warning it's looking to go harder and faster than previously thought in its fight against inflation. Governor Adrian Orr increased the official...
The Huddle: Auckland shootings, Nanaia Mahuta and school uniform rules
Members of the public got caught up in last night's gang turf-war. How do we deal with this? The Human Rights Commission has issued some guidelines to schools on...
Jarrod Gilbert: The Tribesmen formed the Killer Beez and then lost control of them
Auckland has been hit by seven shootings in one night. Police say they are not aware of any injuries, but several houses have been damaged. The attacks are believed...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Can we all accept now that Nanaia Mahuta is not great at her job?
Can we all accept now that Nanaia Mahuta is not great at her job? It is astounding that she hasn’t once spoken to our ambassador in Russia since the start of the...
Michael Galvin: The special thing about it is that it's always there
Shortland Street is turning 30 today. At 7462 episodes ... if you were to watch every single episode back-to-back without a break, it would take you about 124...
Jason Walls: Ardern went on the show to promote NZ to the world
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has just wrapped up and Jacinda Ardern was the special guest. Although Jacinda Ardern was in New York – a lot of her focus today...