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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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Why timber needs to be exported from New Zealand
The Government is considering limiting timber exports to ensure there's enough to go around in New Zealand. Officials have warned about rising building costs and...
We need to get unemployed people who are able to work, into jobs
Employers are screaming out for staff and a leading economist says a major shake up of our social welfare system may be needed. Latest Stats NZ data shows unemployment's...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: This employment situation is getting ridiculous
This employment situation is getting ridiculous. We really need a plan from the Government as to where we’re getting workers from. But I also hate the fact that...
Erica Stanford: A pathway for residence needed for essential skilled migrants
National wants to give the green light to residency for skilled migrants already in the country. The party's proposing a three-year Covid Contribution Visa - to...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women report finds
The New York attorney general's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple...
Police reviewing policy on formal warnings
Police will not appeal the high court ruling that found that the way they issue formal warnings has no basis in law. Police are now going to focus on a review of...
Wellington loses Bledisloe due to event clash
Wellington NZ say they're gutted Wellington has lost the second Bledisloe test. Eden Park is to host back to back tests this Saturday, and next Saturday. The third...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: This won't magic up houses
Today’s move by the Finance Minister and the Reserve Bank on housing is an admission that the changes they made back in March to ‘fix’ the housing market are not...
Utes and SUV's top cars sold in July; EV's also experiencing increase
The top two selling car models for the month of July were the Ford Ranger and the Toyota Hilux. The good news for the Government is more EV's were bought in July...
'Roller-coaster' as bike bridge faces uncertainty
The bike bridge to Birkenhead might get scrapped. Government ministers today are refusing to commit to the $800 million cycle bridge, and Finance Minister Grant...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Laurel Hubbard represented New Zealand brilliantly
I am so impressed with the way Laurel Hubbard conducted herself last night Set aside the fact that she shouldn’t be competing at the Olympics because of the unfairness...
New South Wales still struggling with Covid-19 outbreak
New South Wales is still struggling with its Covid-19 outbreak. The state recorded 199 new cases today. Australian correspondent Murray Olds says 53 people are in...
'She doesn't leave any stone unturned' Lisa Carrington's Fiancé on the secrets to her success
Lisa Carrington has cemented her spot as the world’s best kayaker twice over as she won not just the K1 200 but also the K2 500 this afternoon. Fiancé Michael Buck...
Boy racers an ongoing issue in Huntly
A man who broke up a boy racer meet in Huntly last Friday night with a loader is unlikely to face any criminal charges. Witnesses allege the man drove the loader...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why Simon Bridges might be a credible leader for National now
The poll last night just reinforced that National will need a new leader before the election, didn’t it? Clearly, Judith Collins isn’t the one if she’s being outpolled...
New Zealand or Aotearoa? National MP on why we should have a referendum to decide
The National Party wants to have a referendum on the name of our country. MP Stuart Smith says the government is increasingly using Aotearoa instead of New Zealand. He...
Dame Valerie Adams: How her family inspires her
A dream outcome for one of our Olympic giants. Dame Valerie Adams is bringing home her fourth Olympic medal. But says yesterday’s bronze means more than the gold...
Military on the streets in locked down Sydney
New South Wales recorded 207 cases of Covid-19 today and the military has hit the streets in Sydney. Australian correspondent Oliver Peterson told Heather du Plessis-Allan...
Nurses to go a strike
Nurses have announced they will go on a day long strike later this month, after they rejected the Government's pay offer last week. But the DHBs aren't taking the...
Two high jumpers share gold medal
A slightly top-heavy podium after the high jump at the Olympics last night. After both the Qatari and Italian jumpers cleared 2.37 metres and were unable to manage...
Seasonal workers allowed into New Zealand, but questions still remain
The Government's opening up a number of new one-way travel bubbles with the Pacific Islands. From September, seasonal workers from covid-free Samoa, Vanuatu and...
Kea Future Aspirations: Opportunities are a concern for Kiwi expats
Six months ago, New Zealand was considered a safe haven for Kiwi expats living around the world. Many of them wanted to come home and make a life here but a new...
Mass vaccination lead: More than 4000 jabbed on first day
More than 4000 people have been jabbed on the first day of the South Auckland mass vaccination so far with vaccinations still continuing. The event aims to vaccinate...
Sport Huddle: Rowing's successful day and gymnastic's mental health drama
New Zealand had a successful day for rowing at the Olympics. Emma Twigg took home gold in the women’s single sculls, whilst the men’s eight won gold and women’s...
Justice Minister: You can't try to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi isn't ruling out parents being criminalised if they stopped their children from taking hormone blockers in a way that is deemed to be...