Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

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.

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July 30, 2021 2 min
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 survey shows those attitudes may be changing fast.
A survey by Kea Future Aspirations showed that 31 percent of respondents intend to return to New Zealand, and 25 percent of those within two years
Kea CEO Toni Truslove told Heather du Plessis-Allan expats are concerned about ...
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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 eight won silver.
It was also eventful in the gymnastics after one of the world’s biggest stars pulled out.
US gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics over mental health issues.
And the All Blacks have a new sponsor.
Petrochemical company INEOS joined the All Blacks on a...
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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 more than 16,000 people over three days with 5000 booked for today.
Northern Region mass vaccination lead Alex Pimm told Heather du Plessis-Allan there have been a few people booked in who haven't turned up.
“So I would just encourage everybody with an appointment boo...
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The Justice Minister says it's not okay for parents to tell their 12 year old they can't go on hormone blockers.
The government's introduced a bill banning practices that try to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity.
The proposed law includes jail time of up to five years for people who perform conversion practices that cause serious harm.
Kris Faafoi told Heather Du Plessis Allan it doesn't matter...
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Hamish Bond has etched himself into the history books as the only New Zealander to win gold in three consecutive Olympics.
The pairs champion along with Eric Murray from London and Rio has helped the men's eight win the iconic blue ribbon event emulating the 1972 eight from Munich on Sky Sport.
Emma Twigg has finally broken her Olympic duck, winning gold in dominant fashion in the women's single sculls.
Her victory comes after...
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Former Napier woman Emma Twigg has claimed Olympic Gold after winning her women's single sculls on Friday.
The 34-year-old Napier Girls' High School and Hawke's Bay Rowing Club alumni took the win in a time of 7m 13.97s, more than four seconds ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee's Hanna Prakatsen who placed second at Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway.
It was an Olympic best with Twigg blitzing the field and taking an...
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Could we see this coming? 
That the mass vaccination event was going to go anything but smoothly today? 
Probably. 
They really needed this to go well. 
Because this is supposed to signal that NZ is finally off and running on the vaccinations.  
This week the jab opened to the general public. 
The PM got her second jab. 
And now this big event of efficient, mass vaccinating in the most at risk area, South Auckland. 
This is supposed to inj...
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A housing expert says we need to investigate rent controls in order to help housing market affordability.
Rent controls limit the amount a landlord can charge for a property.
New research shows rents rose 4.8 percent over the last year and affordability declined across the country.
Massey University Professor Graham Squire told Heather du Plessis-Allan rent controls would be politically unpopular.
“Certainly not palatable to landlords,...
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Disney has hit back at Scarlett Johansson over her lawsuit claiming the entertainment giant breached her Marvel contract.
The company went as far as to call the litigation "sad and distressing". Disney's statement was published on Deadline.
"There is no merit whatsoever to this filing," the statement read, and it appeared to call out the actress for disregarding the impacts of the pandemic.
"The lawsuit is espe...
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Six60 has decided to buy their legendary Dunedin flat on 660 Castle Street where their band began.
They plan to use it as accommodation for students on performing artists scholarships that they will also offer.
Six60 frontman Matiu Walters said “it’s been a pipedream for a long time; we kind of joked about one day owning the house, and fast-forward years and we’re in a position where we can do it.”
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New Zealand's first gold!
It's thanks to rowers Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler who as expected, blitzed the opposition in the women's pair.
Heather du Plessis-Allan chats with recaps the victory with Prendergast and Gowler.
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We’re paying too much for not enough selection at our supermarkets, because of a lack of competition.
The Commerce Commission’s draft report says the duopoly of Foodstuffs and Countdown is working against consumers and food producers.
Heather du Plessis-Allan asked Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, David Clark how hard he’s willing to go to bring prices down.
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Barry Soper spoke to Heather du Plessis-Allan about whether Helen Clark was involved in the government reversing their decision to allow a Fiji covid patient into New Zealand.
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A University of Auckland professor has stepped down from one of his roles after controversy erupted around his views on the role of Māori knowledge in education.
Professor Douglas Elliffe was one of seven signatories to an open letter, which took issue with plans to elevate mātauranga Māori to the level of science in the school curriculum
Emeritus Professor of Psychology Michael Corballis, one of the letter's other signatories sp...
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NZ Rugby has confirmed a six year sponsorship deal with British petrochemical company INEOS.
From next year the company name will appear on the shorts and training jerseys of the All Blacks, Black Ferns, and Sevens teams among others.
Greenpeace has hit out at the move saying NZR shouldn't do business with a company that contributes to global warming.
Mark Robinson the CEO of NZ Rugby says “we’re really comfortable with the due di...
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Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the gymnastics team final has stunned the Olympic Games.
She hadn't been performing as well as expected.
Biles told reporters she was struggling with some things; citing mental health, and immense pressure of being an Olympic athlete.
US Correspondent in Tokyo, James Longman says this Olympic shocker goes to show that “even people like Simone Biles have bad days”.
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New Zealand Rugby. Yes! I’m loving these guys today. Because they know their job and they are sticking to it.
They announced today that they’ve signed a six year deal with INEOS, a petrochemical company.That’s winding up environmental groups including Greenpeace, because they don’t like the idea that the All Blacks will have INEOS plastered on the back of their shorts, advertising a company doing the harm to the climate and “fouling...
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Hannah Osborne and Brooke Donoghue claimed the silver today in the women's double skulls.
They were pipped by a hugely impressive Romanian team.
The duo chat to Heather Du Plessis-Allan about why this Olympics has been ‘a roller coaster of a journey’ for them.
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The Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council has accused one of our major supermarket chains of trying to "break people"
Katherine Rich says Foodstuffs New Zealand has been making extreme demands of their suppliers, purely to boost their own profits.
The Commerce Commission is publishing a draft market study on the groceries industry tomorrow; and there are hopes the watchdog will attempt to reduce the current power im...
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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 (MBIE) show 11% of tourism accommodation was either closed or had no guests last month.
Occupancy across the past year was down to 42%, showing that domestic tourism just can't fill the gap left by international visitors.
James Doolan from the Hotel Council A...
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