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.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 5 min
There are questions over whether Australia's Attorney-General is fit and proper for the role, amid rape allegations.
Christian Porter revealed he's the man at the centre of the allegations, after a woman claimed he raped her when he was 17 in 1988.
Police confirm the woman laid a complaint then told police that she didn't want to proceed,  and later died.
Former lawyer for the woman Michael Bradley told Heather du Plessis-...
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Businesses in Auckland can reopen when the city moves to alert level two at 6am on Sunday, but there are rules.
The rest of the country will move to level one at the same time.
The levels will be reviewed at the end of next week - with the view of moving Auckland to alert level one at the start of the weekend.
Jacinda Ardern says gatherings can be no bigger than 100 people - and that includes weddings, birthdays, funerals, tangi and o...
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Meal maker My Food Bag has had a weak debut on the stock exchange.
The company's shares initially traded at $1.75 each, down 10 cents on the issue price, and have fallen as low as $1.69.
The $342 million share float was the largest in the country for seven years, with the bulk of shares taken up by local investors, ranging from investment funds, staff, and customers.
Last year the company made a profit of $8.2m from revenue of $15...
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Ports of Auckland is optimistic about the second half of the financial year, despite dismal first-half results.
The company's had a 20.8 percent drop in net after tax profit to $13.6 million for the six months to December.
CEO Tony Gibson says Covid-19 means goods are being delayed in other ports, like Los Angeles.
But he says in Auckland ships are arriving closer to their original estimated arrival time.
"The good thing is, on...
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It's been a week to forget for Jacinda Ardern, with the Prime Minister burning through her political capital, according to Newstalk ZB's Political Editor Barry Soper.
Auckland businesses are struggling to stay alive, after being placed in level 3 restrictions, despite no new community case of Covid-19 in the city.
Wrapping the political week with Heather du Plessis-Allan, Barry Soper asked the question - what has happened to ...
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Auckland's lockdown will lift at 6am on Sunday.
The city will move to alert Level Two, with the rest of the country simultaneously shifting to Level One.
Cabinet will review the decision at the end of next week - with a view to Auckland joining the rest of the country at Level One at the start of the weekend.
Ardern says that Level Two restriction will carry us to roughly 14 days since the infectious period of our latest community...
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If Covid-19 is detected in the community tomorrow, it won't necessarily prevent Auckland from moving out of level three.
Health boss Dr Ashley Bloomfield says it would depend on where those cases are from.
He says at the moment, all 15 community cases are within four families and contained.
Bloomfield says wide testing rates will make up an important part of his advice to Cabinet tomorrow as that will show whether the virus has sp...
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One of China's most powerful financial officials is sounding the alarm over a bubble in global markets.
Guo Shuqing, the Communist Party boss at the People's Bank of China, told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday that confidence in Chinese markets could be hit by volatility around the world.
"We are really afraid the bubble for foreign financial assets will burst someday," said Guo, who is also chairman of China's Ba...
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New Zealand businesses are starting to feel the pinch of Covid-19, with closures increasing 127 per cent.
Many businesses got through the first half of 2020 due to incentives like the wage subsidy, but the second half is painting a different story.
In September through to November 2020, 16,234 businesses shut their doors permanently compared to the same period last year. 
Dot Loves Data’s Justin Lester told Heather du Plessis-Allan sa...
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Amid claims Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied certain staff during her time as a senior royal, it's now been revealed how she responded when she was informed aides were upset with her behaviour.
In a bombshell report by The Times of London this week, the Duchess of Sussex was accused of bullying several members of her staff prior to, and after, her 2018 royal wedding with Prince Harry.
Buckingham Palace has since announced its H...
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have demanding careers but they try to make sure one of them is home to put 2-year-old daughter Neve to bed every night.
In an interview published in this month's edition of the magazine Thrive, Ardern opens up about summer holidays, parenting, cooking and Covid.
Being the Prime Minister may be a 24/7 job, but Ardern says any relaxation time she gets is spent with Neve.
Neve...
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Destiny Church leaders are defending their decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Brian and Hannah Tamaki have lashed back at critics who have lambasted the couple's decision to leave their home with just hours to spare before the city's borders were closed to curb the spread of the latest community outbreak in South Auckland.
Hannah, who is also the leader of Vision NZ, wrote on Facebook: "We are not the ones t...
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Auckland's cancelled Round the Bays is going virtual next Friday ... as "Around the Backyard".
Because of Level Three restrictions, participants can instead do an 8.4km walk, jog or run across three days from 6am next Friday wherever they are, using a smartphone to track progress.
Event director Henry McLernon told Heather du Plessis-Allan it means everyone can still get involved.
"I think the cool thing about the even...
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A KFC worker still wants an apology from the Prime Minister.
Jacinda Ardern says the woman should have been self-isolating instead of going to work before then testing positive for covid-19.
She says about 15 texts and phone calls were made to Case L's family, but the woman maintains she wasn't told to stay home.
Unite Union's John Crocker told Heather du Plessis-Allan the woman has been subject to bullying and harassment.
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Peeni Henare's backing the decision to keep Auckland locked down - until Cabinet meets to consider alert levels tomorrow.
As it stands - Auckland will stay at Level 3, and the rest of the country at Level 2, at least until the weekend.
He says it's been clear all week that we would be here for seven days.
In a head-to-head with Newstalk ZB's Heather du Plessis-Allan, Associate Health Minister Henare was adamant there's...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed support for Attorney-General Christian Porter, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a teenager.
Morrison told reporters Australia must follow the rule of law and the presumption of innocence in the matter, after police concluded there was insufficient evidence to investigate Porter, a 50-year-old former prosecutor.
The woman who accused Porter died b...
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There are concerns from hospitality businesses about the criteria for the latest wage subsidy.
The subsidy requires businesses to show a 40 per cent drop in revenue over two weeks, compared to a typical 14 day period in the six weeks before the February 14 alert level change.
However Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois told Heather du Plessis-Allan the issue is that the comparative period earlier in the year was already challeng...
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I hate to say this, but it’s starting to feel like they made a mistake putting Auckland into this lockdown.
We’ve just had another day of zero cases. In fact, we’ve had five days of zero cases.
Today was supposed to be D day when we find out how many people at that gym in Papatoetoe got sick from the 21-year-old. We’ve had 156 tests come back from the gym-goers and none are positive. There are still 29 outstanding, so maybe something...
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After the Prime Minister publicly criticised the sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student for not following the rules, the KFC worker spoke out and said she wasn't told to self-isolate. She wanted an apology from Jacinda Ardern.
The woman - known as Case L - went to work on February 22 and her sibling - known as Case J - went to work at Kmart on February 20. Their sister is Case I, a student at the high school, who tested pos...
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Space flight firm Rocket Lab is on the verge of listing on the NASDAQ in a deal that values the New Zealand-US startup at $5.7 billion.
The Wall Street Journal reported talks between the company and Vector Acquisitions Corp were nearing completion and could be finalised with 24 hours, and was expected to see Rocket Lab raise another $650 million in cash from other private investors.
Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck c...
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