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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New electronic travel authority hasn't worked for two weeks
New Zealand's new electronic travel authorities hasn't worked in its first two weeks - and the Immigration Minister has kept quiet about it. ETAs became compulsory...
Ron Mark tells Whenuapai noise complainants to 'pause and reflect'
It might not be the end of the Whenuapai air force base saga. Defence Minister Ron Mark's used a last resort power to over-ride an Environment Court ruling for the...
Controversial boundary countback rule ditched by ICC
It's come too late for the New Zealand cricketers, but the boundary countback rule will no longer be used to decide tied Super Overs, according to reports Cricinfo...
Peters' message to unions: Attacking the Govt won't work
Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has warned unionists that any future attacks on the Government won't work. He also called out unions...
Turkey's ambassador to NZ says US has 'no consistency'
Turkey's Ambassador to New Zealand has criticised the United States of America's stance as the situation at the Turkish-Syria border escalates. Kurdish forces are...
HDPA: Unions must accept Labour has sided with business
I think unions are in for a big disappointment. They still think they’re going to get Fair Pay Agreements, and you know what? They’re not. The idea with Fair pay...
Student residences to face fines up to $100k under new rules
University halls of residence could face penalties of up to $100,000 under new laws announced after a student in Christchurch lay dead for at least four weeks without...
Steve Tew: Sky deal will strengthen all parts of the game
New Zealand Rugby says it's nailed the big one in its renewed partnership with Sky TV. Sky has extended its SANZAAR broadcast deal until 2025. New Zealand Rugby...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Mayors need to remember they work for us
What just happened in Wellington should be a warning to mayors around the country. You work for your ratepayers: no one else. And if you don’t do that, your ratepayers...
Environmentalists call for Government to reject incinerator proposals
Environmentalists are sending a clear message to Government - don't light up our litter. The Zero Waste Network group's launched a campaign petitioning Environment...
Kiwis league prop under NRL investigation after alleged Bali punch up
Kiwis league prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona faces serious repercussions after a brawl outside a Bali nightclub. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Asofa-Solomona...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - PM deserves peace prize
If the Prime Minister wins the Nobel peace prize tonight, and it’s a big if, but if she does, it will be well-deserved. She deserves to win it or at least to be...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Good move for cricket
Great news! Spark Sport is still in the game! Honestly, I was worried. After all the trouble Spark Sport had with the Rugby World Cup, I was worried they would...
Karel Sroubek review highlights key changes for Immigration NZ
Immigration New Zealand will work on all the recommendations from a report prompted by the Karel Sroubek case. Minister Iain Lees-Galloway granted the convicted...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Iain Lees-Galloway stuffed up
So we have seen the review into the Karel Sroubek case and there’s really only one thing to take away from this. Iain Lees Galloway stuffed up badly. He stuffed...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Will surplus satisfy grumpy business?
Alright, let’s talk about the government accounts. A huge congratulations to Grant Robertson, he’s locked in his reputation as a Finance Minister who can balance...
Perspective: with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Drug testing a no-brainer
There are no two ways about it. We have got to start allowing drug testing at festivals and events like the one we had this past weekend at Mt Stadium. We had...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why your power bill is about to go up
COMMENT: There's a very good chance your power bill’s going to go up. The Government's announced an electricity industry shakeup today which they’re saying is...
Study finds one third of teenagers on track for hearing impairment
Parents are being urged to limit their children’s use of personal devices. A youth hearing loss screening programme revealed as many as a third of year 9 students...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Shane Jones has run out of second chances
I don’t think we should for one minute tolerate what Shane Jones has just done. It’s very easy to applaud him because he stands up for the provinces or give him...
Why NZ could be humanity's 'lifeboat' in an extinction
Scientists have singled out New Zealand as a potential "ark" to reboot civilisation if a deadly pandemic swept the planet. In a study just published in the international...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Climate change frenzy is terrifying children
If you’re a parent and you gave permission for your child to go on the climate strike today. I’d like to ask you a question: How scared is your child? I’m sure...
New bottle return scheme aims to lift recycling from 50 to 80 per cent
It is hoped a new returns scheme for drinks containers would see Kiwi recycling rates lift from around 50 to 80 per cent. An estimated two billion single-use beverage...
Chris Hipkins: School deciles to be scrapped from 2021-22
School deciles could be a thing of the past within three years. School funding is set for the biggest shake-up in a generation with a new "equity index" to replace...
Retirement Commission's aim to close retirement wealth gender gap
Interim retirement commissioner Peter Cordtz joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about a proposal from the Retirement Commission. They have proposed for tax...