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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The Huddle: Is Simon Bridges gearing up to try for the leadership again?
Simon Bridges has continued to dominate headlines this week. Earlier this week, the National MP hit headlines for calling Police Commissioner Andrew Coster 'woke'. They...
A2 Milk shares dive after first half profit drops 35% on daigou disruption
A2 Milk's share price dropped sharply after the company reported a drop in first half earnings. By late morning, the stock was down $1.97 or 17.7 per cent at $9.16. The...
Reserve Bank 'now required to consider housing', Finance Minister announces
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" when making monetary and financial policy decisions. Changes have been...
Air NZ posts $72m first-half loss, takes steps to raise capital
Air New Zealand has revealed a $72 million net loss for the six months to December 31 as it remains pinned down by travel restrictions in response to Covid-19. The...
Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark divorce case
A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in compensation to his former wife for housework she shouldered during their five-year marriage, in...
Bridges continues attack on 'wokester' Police Commissioner
Senior National MP Simon Bridges clashed with Police Commissioner Andy Coster this morning, accusing him not doing enough about gangs in New Zealand. Coster, however,...
Bubble burst: More Australian states slap quarantine orders on NZ arrivals
Three Australian states are now requiring New Zealanders travelling into their country to undergo a mandatory stay in quarantine. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland...
Whangārei's Mayor against DHBs making fluoride decisions
Far more New Zealanders could be soon be getting fluoride in their drinking water - but mayors seem divided on the move. The Government is expected to shift the...
Trademark confusions leads to brief stoush between City Kickboxing and NZR
A simple mix-up appears to be at the centre of a short-lived stoush between City Kickboxing and New Zealand Rugby. The gym's co-founder and trainer Eugene Bareman,...
Professor 'disappointed' Government won't increase cost of isolation subsidy
There's concern people will choose not to scan Covid-19 QR codes because they can't afford to go into self isolation. More than 1000 people who were at Kmart Botany...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: If Govt wants people to isolate, they need to pay them more
I think we might’ve struck on the very reason that we have this Covid outbreak in Auckland right now: Families can’t afford to stay home and isolate for two weeks The...
The Huddle: Are attacks on Andrew Coster fair?
The Prime Minister's unimpressed with National's Simon Bridges calling lPolice Commissioner Andrew Coster a woke. Bridges says Coster's putting being nice ahead...
New data shows half of Govt's public housing places are actually new
After the shambles of KiwiBuild, now the government's proud track record on new social housing is being questioned. It turns only half of the so called "new" public...
Kiwibank economist expects Official Cash Rate increase next year
There are hopes we'll be in a position to see an Official Cash Rate increase next year. The OCR remains unchanged at 0.25 per cent. The Reserve Bank says prolonged...
Why a free house is on offer in Lower Hutt
A two bedroom house is being given away for free in Lower Hutt. Naturally, there's a catch - only the house is being given away, not the land it sits on. But if...
NZME beats full year earnings guidance, signals return of dividends
NZ Herald owner NZME exceeded its guidance for the year to December 31 clocking up operating earnings of $67.3 million and signalling a return to dividends. The...
Goldsmith: National doing it's best with Speaker's system
Another week, another tiff between a National MP and Parliament's Speaker. During Question Time, Paul Goldsmith argued with Trevor Mallard who wasn't allowing the...
Authorities: Tiger Woods had serious leg injuries after high-speed crash
Golf legend Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped but conscious when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash...
US Senate begins hearing over Capitol Hill siege
Former officials who were responsible for security at the US Capitol testified Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about the failure to prevent the deadly...
'Rancour and partisanship': Independent review of Wellington City Council announced
A Wellington City councillor says it has become intolerable to be on the council while she tries to keep out of the "splatter zone". Mayor Andy Foster has announced...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Simon Bridges is right to call out Andrew Coster
Simon Bridges is copping it for calling the new Police Commissioner a ‘wokester’. Bridges’ critics argue that politicians shouldn’t attack neutral public servants. But...
The Huddle: Should Aussie MIQ protester be sent home?
The Australian woman refusing a Covid test in a Wellington MIQ facility should be deported back across the ditch, says Opposition Leader Judith Collins. Australian...
Boris Johnson lays out go-slow plan lockdown plan
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-step roadmap to take England out of its Covid-19 lockdown, declaring Monday local time that the nation was on...
Facebook backs down on Australian news ban
Facebook will lift its news ban for Australian users and publishers, less than a week after making the shock decision. The ban – made last week in response to a...
Is $12,000 really that much for a party? Party expert weighs in
What can $12,000 get you at a party these days? The Taxpayers' Union is up in arms about the dollar price tag for Winston Peters’ farewell party, and the Prime Minister...