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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August 12, 2022 3 min

Weekend Sport host Jason Pine joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to wrap the sporting news of the day, plus look ahead to the All Blacks second test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Sunday morning.

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Transport Minister Michael Wood plans to give councils the power to ban cars on roads at certain times and remove kerbside parking in favour of cycleways and bus lanes - without prior consultation.

Wood also wants councils to restrict traffic outside schools to encourage parents and children to walk and cycle - improving exercise safety.

But the minister has assured parents who drive their children to school that they have nothing ...

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Well Gaurav Sharma should try to enjoy what’s left of his parliamentary career, because it’s going to end.

They’re coming after him and I don’t think he’s going to survive this drama he’s created.

I have no idea what made him think he could take on the Labour party and more importantly the Prime Minister’s office with that bullying column in the Herald yesterday. 

The guys in the PM’s office are some of the slickest in the country ...

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It’s probably too early to say one way or the other whether this FBI raid is going to help Trump if he runs for the White House in 2024.

But, it is a question people are asking - and with good reason.

Because what’s already obvious is that it gives Trump relevance. 

All of a sudden he’s back in the news and he’s a victim again (at least according to him) of a “corrupt” system. 

We might see it differently.

We might look at this sit...

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Youth criminals are terrorising business owners at a mall in Palmerston North with seemingly no punishment.

Around 30 teenagers smashed up downtown shopping centre, stealing items and causing chaos.

They then came back the next day, taunting shop owners with the items they stole before attacking a daughter of a bakery owner and then attacking other staff as they tried to help.

So far only two girls have been arrested.

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Alcohol companies are reducing their investment in grassroots sport.

A recent Alcohol Healthwatch audit shows only three percent of Auckland rugby union teams have booze branding on uniforms.

Most sponsorships were from local construction, real estate, and sportswear brands.

Executive director Dr Nicki Jackson says concerns the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Amendment Bill will affect grassroots sport, are unwarranted.

Green MP Chlöe S...

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Newstalk ZB nighttime host Marcus Lush will be taking a tilt at the Invercargill Mayor.

Lush will face off against eight other contenders and the long serving Sir Tim Shadbolt who has been in charge since 1998.

He won't be hanging up his microphone though he says he'll keep his hosting job on his top rating radio show.

Marcus Lush joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss his upcoming mayoralty race.

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So you’ll have caught up on the news now that the government is making it easier for teenagers to get NCEA qualifications this year, for the third year in a row.

They’ve lowered the standards, schools are again allowed to award extra credits called learning recognition credits and they get one for every 5 credits that the students achieves. The threshold for University Entrance has been lowered as well. So, instead of needing 14 cr...

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Milford Asset Management's Sam Tretheway joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss his profit predictions for companies on the NZX. 

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A plan to transform tourism, strengthen its workforce and ensure a greener future.

The Government's launched phase one of the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan - the draft Better Work Action section.

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says as we recover from the pandemic, it's the perfect time to set out a new vision.

He says the plan includes improving education and training, giving business owners and operators more resource...

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National leader Chris Luxon says he's 'suspending judgment' about Sam Uffindell. The under-fire Tauranga MP's admitted to beating up a 13-year-old boy at Kings College when he was 16.

Last night, fresh allegations emerged of aggressive behaviour while in university.He's been stood down from caucus during an investigation.

Yesterday, Luxon told media Uffindell has a good character but he's now changing his tu...

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Questions around why National's leader wasn't told about a young MPs patchy past.

New National Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell's been stood down from the caucus after serious allegations of past violence and aggressive behaviour at high school and university.

Tauranga's campaign chair, Todd McClay, informed staff in the run up to Uffindell's bid to be the next electorate MP but leader Chris Luxon was never told.

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Serena Williams plans to retire or in her words evolve away from tennis after the US Open, which begins this month.

The 40-year-old has won 23 grand slam singles titles, one shy of Margaret Court's all-time record.

She plans to develop Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm, and expand her family.

Former Tennis Player and Commentator Belinda Cordwell joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss Serena Williams departure fr...

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Students will now be feeling more confidence heading into exam season.

The Government's announced changes to award one learning recognition credit for every five earned through assessment.

Students working towards Level One can get up to 10 extra credits - with eight for those at Levels Two and Three.

Greater Wellington Principals Association Chair Kevin Carter joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss the changes to NCE...

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National MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the party's caucus, pending an investigation into further "very concerning accusations" about his past behaviour.

Party Leader Christopher Luxon says he's been made aware of new allegations about Uffindell's behaviour toward a female flatmate while Uffindell was at university in 2003.

The woman has told RNZ Uffindell was an aggressive bully who once pounded on h...

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Serena Williams has finally started thinking about retirement.

Trent Boult has been released from his New Zeland Cricket central contract to spend more time with his young family, as well as play world T20 leagues.

D'Arcy Waldergrave joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss Tennis great Serena Williams, Cricketer Trent Boult and  all things sport. 

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Hopes a basic two-week in-house hospitality course could be the blueprint for helping tourism plug workforce gaps.

The Ministry of Social Development and Hilton Lake Taupo have launched the initiative -- giving people a taste of working in all areas of the hotel.

They then have an opportunity to join a team.

Hotel Manager Tracey Poole joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss the hospitality worker shortage solution.

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Business Commentator and Co-founder of the Business Desk joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss the labour party's future.

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Host of the Country Jamie Mackay joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss, Ngāi Tahu's new projects,  wheat and barely imports and more.

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HSBC Chief economist Paul Bloxham joined Heather du Plessis Allan Drive to discuss inflation in NZ and over the ditch. 

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