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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Jack Ma makes his first public appearance in months
Jack Ma just made his first public appearance in months as his tech empire continues to face scrutiny from Chinese regulators. The billionaire co-founder of Alibaba...
World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden
World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change,...
NCEA provisional results better than expected
The extra credits given to high school students may have helped a lot of them over the line. NCEA marks for 14,000 students have been published this morning. Education...
PM declares 2021 'Year of the Vaccine' - but professor doubts we'll get rollout right
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced this year will be the year of the vaccine. Speaking at Labour’s first caucus meeting in Nelson, Ardern says getting people...
Economist: Govt doesn't have the guts to bring house prices down
One independent economist says the Government does not have the guts to do what's needed, to bring down house prices. This morning the Government revealed which...
MP lobbies for The Wiggles after entertainers fail to secure MIQ space
A New Zealand politician is offering top level intervention for Australian kiddy supergroup The Wiggles whose upcoming tour is in jeopardy after failing to secure...
ScoMo criticises Cricket Australia over Australia Day name change
Scott Morrison has slammed Cricket Australia’s (CA) decision to omit references to Australia Day from the Big Bash League as “pretty ordinary”, saying he hoped it...
An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day
President Joe Biden's inauguration looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration. There is, after all, immensely heightened security...
Frmr Ambassador to the US: What Biden means for NZ
The new US President won't be rushing into trade agreements for the sake of it. However, New Zealand's former Ambassador to America says after Joe Biden's inauguration...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Let's not overstate the benefits of Biden to NZ
Here we are: Day One of Joe Biden’s presidency. Arguably the most important question for us is ‘what does this mean for New Zealand’. There’s no doubt the outlook...
Biden post-election market surge is best for a new president in modern history
Stocks have gained about 13% since Election Day as of Tuesday, a day before Joe Biden's inauguration — marking the the best post-election market performance for...
Study finds two-thirds of Kiwis can't identify rip currents
Two-thirds of Kiwis can't identify rip currents in the surf. A University of Canterbury study has found 78 per cent of people who spotted a rip in photographs couldn't...
Rise in reverse mortgages sparks concern about retirement plans
A surge of retired New Zealanders are leveraging their homes to free up cash. Heartland Bank has reported a 20 per cent uptick in reverse mortgage approvals over...
Meghan seeks court ruling instead of trial over 'serious breach' of privacy
Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a British judge on Tuesday local time to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial by ruling that its...
Incoming administration reflects on Covid-19 losses ahead of inauguration
Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening local time to mark instead...
The Huddle: What will Donald Trump's legacy be?
Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult...
New World faces Fair Trading Act complaint over SMEG promotion
New World's impending shortage of SMEG knife blocks may soon land them in trouble with the Commerce Commission. A customer has complained that the supermarket chain...
Local ginger beer company turning failed batch into charitable opportunity
The bottling company for a small ginger beer producer accidentally added too much lemon juice to their drink. and ruined the batch of 15,000 bottles. The drink...
New food ban at Early Childhood Centres causes a stir
A ban on sausages, hard rice crackers, dried fruit and popcorn in early childcare centres has created a stir with parents and professionals split on whether the...
Police explain why they have axed nationwide helicopter cannabis operations
Police have axed their annual cannabis operations, which see thousands of plants pulled from isolated locations around the country. The Defence Force has worked...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Police right to cancel their cannabis flights
I imagine this may prove controversial for some, but I think it might actually a smart call by the police to can their cannabis surveillance flights. These are...
Business confidence up but concerns over plan for potential lockdown
Businesses want to know how prepared the country is for another lockdown. The latest NZIER business opinion survey shows an improvement in business confidence for...
Post-Brexit red tape prompts seafood protest at UK Parliament
Trucks owned by U.K. shellfish firms descended on Britain's Parliament Monday local time to protest the Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses. More...
Tennis star's girlfriend complains of washing her own hair in Australian quarantine
Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra has shared an intimate view of their quarantine room, revealing they have been stuck inside playing video games up to 11...
Phil Goff: Councillor's claims about ratepayer waste are 'bullshit'
Auckland's Mayor has called out a city councillor for allegedly stretching the truth over yoga claims. This morning, Councillor Greg Sayers claimed in an NZ Herald...