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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11% of tourism accommodation either closed or had no guests last month
Even before the trans-tasman travel bubble popped, things weren't looking rosy in the tourism sector. New figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment...
Why are people invited to get the covid jab not getting it?
A three day mass vaccination event hasn't gone to plan. Less than a quarter of those who were invited actually signed up. Health officials had to expand the invite...
How can we keep our police officers safe?
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster joined Heather du Plessis-Allan following the guilty verdict in the trial against Eli Epiha. A jury found Epiha gulty of murdering...
The Trial of Eli Epiha
Eli Epiha, the man who admitted to murdering constable Matthew Hunt has also been found guilty of the attempted murder of a second police officer, Constable David...
Government funding expensive Eden Park changing rooms upgrade
Eden Park is getting a $1.7 million upgrade to its changing rooms. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today that the money will be used to make...
Fiji covid patient could be transferred to New Zealand
The covid outbreak in Fiji is going from bad to worse. The country has reported 7 more deaths and a record number of daily covid cases with 1285. New Zealand is...
Siouxsie Wiles: Transparency around animal testing
21 organisations have signed a pledge to be more transparent about their use of animals in research, testing and teaching. The signatories have promised to be more...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: There's No Incentive To Get The Covid Jab
If the country’s first mass vaccination event is anything to go by, we might have a problem; because they couldn’t find enough people wanting to get the covid jab...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: We need to show humanity
Heather du Plessis-Allan reveals that her grandmother has passed away after catching covid in a resthome and asks people and governments to show compassion and humanity. LISTEN...
Heather du Plessis-Allan wraps up the day's biggest issues with Grant Robertson
Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to Grant Robertson about: Woman linked to ISIS, Suhayra Aden, moving to New ZealandWhether the Wallabies will get an exemption for...
End of Sydney Lockdown: 'Christmas looks more likely'
Sydney could be in lockdown for a while yet. New South Wales has 145 new cases of Covid-19 -- 51 infectious while in the community. There's speculation the Australian...
Hayden Wilde: From a false start to taking out a medal
Hayden Wilde has won the first Olympic medal for New Zealand in Tokyo with the bronze in triathlon. The race started all but smoothly when some swimmers jumped in...
Iconic Marlboro brand to disappear from UK shelves within 10 years
Tobacco giant Philip Morris is to stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK within the next 10 years. But how much of this is from the goodness of their hearts?...
2021 could be a record year for coal imports in New Zealand
2021 could be a record year for coal imports. The government is expecting that 150,000 more tonnes of coal will be imported this year than last year. Last year well...
Intelligence Expert: Suhayra Aden could be 'at threat' in New Zealand
New Zealand will let terror suspect Suhayra Aden and her children into the country. In February this year Aden crossed from Syria to Turkey, with the Turkish ministry...
Former Finance Minister: How we could retire with $4-5 million
Former Finance Minister Sir Roger Douglas has penned a paper calling for a complete overhaul of all aspects of the welfare system in order to deal with New Zealand's...
Italy to require Covid-19 'pass' for many activities
With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters,...
Sick leave increase essential in Covid times, say experts
From tomorrow, Kiwi workers will see a doubling on their sick leave entitlement - a move described as a game changer by workers' rights advocates. Most employees...
Air NZ CEO: Automated message on travel bubble genuine mistake
Air New Zealand has apologised over a confusing automated message on its general phone line. The message said the Government had announced an extended pause on quarantine-free...
Waiheke Island marina debate heating up between local iwi and Project Putiki
There is a battle brewing between opponents of the Waiheke Island marina development. They are there local iwi and a collective of protesters called Protect Putiki. Protect...
Sports Huddle: Bledisloe Cup, Christchurch indoor stadium and Rugby League World Cup
Jacinda Ardern has given Australia seven days to prove an economic case to get permission to enter New Zealand and play in the Bledisloe Cup. The All Blacks are...
Chris Hipkins: Travel bubble pause to give Australia time to control outbreaks
Chris Hipkins isn't backing down over pausing quarantine-free travel with Australia for eight-weeks from midnight as the Delta variant continues to spread. For the...
Rob Waddell: It's just great to get Olympics underway
Olympic events are well under way and anticipation's building for tonight's opening ceremony. More than 10,000 athletes are competing despite Covid cases linked...
Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship tests thrown into disarray by border closure
Closing the transtasman bubble for at least eight weeks has thrown plans for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship into disarray. The All Blacks are scheduled...
Massive internet outage: FedEx, Delta and McDonald's go down
A sweeping internet disruption on Thursday briefly took out a wide range of major corporate websites — from FedEx and Delta Air Lines to HSBC and McDonald's. The...