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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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Outgoing Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf apologises for Budget bungle
Outgoing Secretary of the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has apologised, about Budget information not being kept secure. This after an investigation into his claims...
New Zealand's household emissions increase by 20% in 10 years
Kiwis have been failing at keeping their greenhouse gas emissions in check - prompting one expert to question why we can't perform at climate action like we do on...
Barry Soper reacts to PM's Cabinet reshuffle
Freshly-demoted Minister Phil Twyford says efforts to tackle the national housing crisis are bigger than one person. His Housing Minister title has gone to Megan...
Three children die in Hunter Valley house fire
Three children, twin girls and a boy, have tragically died in a house fire in the Hunter Valley this morning. Earlier reports indicated there were grave concerns...
Former Human Rights Commission leader says Maria Folau is being bullied
Maria Folau is being bullied, says the former head of Australia's Human Rights Commission. Two major netball sponsors have distanced themselves from her, after...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: PM once again shows she can't make tough calls
I’m still not convinced our Prime Minister has what it takes to make tough calls. Jacinda Ardern has finally unveiled her much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle, and...
Reserve Bank keeps NZ official cash rate at 1.5 per cent
The Reserve Bank has kept its official cash rate at 1.5 per cent, in line with market expectations, but has strongly hinted that a cut may be in the pipeline. "Given...
Primary school principals reject Government's offer
Primary school principals have rejected the Government's revised settlement deal, but primary and area school teachers have accepted it. After a lengthy stalemate,...
Government to repeal and replace State Sector Act
The Public Service Act is being modernised, in what is being labelled as its most significant change in 30 years. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says the...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why we need to keep three year political terms
The last thing in tyhe world we need is to make our parliamentary terms longer. Once again, there is a call to increase the term from three years to four years....
Schools block 300,000 porn searches a month
The number one reason kids access porn is out of curiosity, according to a lead researcher. Ministry of Education staff say in a one month period, 300,000 searches...
Total cellphone ban in schools in Victoria, Australia
In an attempt to combat cyber bullying and classroom distraction, cellphones will be banned from Victorian state primary and secondary schools in Australia from...
HDPA: Why all of Labour must take blame for ridiculous KiwiBuild
I’m going to come to the defence of Phil Twyford. There’s been a lot of speculation about whether he’ll lose his job or be demoted in the upcoming cabinet reshuffle....
Louisa Wall: Maria Folau shouldn't be judged on her husband's actions
Netball NZ say they will not be taking any action against Maria Folau for her controversial support for husband Israel. In a statement, Netball NZ stood by their...
OECD: 'Housing affordability in NZ is a problem'
The OECD is calling on the Government to make significant changes to its under-pressure KiwiBuild programme, saying it should do more to focus on people on low incomes. It...
Greg Harford: ERA decision in Dunedin sets a precedent
The Employment Relations Authority has set wages in an unresolved collective bargaining agreement for the first time. FIRST Union members employed by Mitre 10 Mega...
Viagogo director denies website deceives the public
Ticket reselling site Viagogo has been widely criticised over how it operates. The Commerce Commission has taken the company to Court over what it says are breaches...
HDPA: ANZ's attempt at high standards make assumptions about Maria Folau
Massive round of applause to Netball New Zealand, who clearly are not getting sucked into this unreasonably hatred attack on Israel Folau’s wife. She has, as I...
MPs plan over 100 amendments to End of Life Choice Bill
National Party MP Maggie Barry pulled out of her interview with Heather du Plessis-Allan last night about the End of Life Choice Bill. However, she did suggest...
Maggie Barry being 'disingenuous' over End of Life Choice Bill - David Seymour
National MP Maggie Barry is squashing claims of filibustering over the End of Life Choice Bill. Barry is leading a group of MPs opposing the Bill, with more than...
Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Indonesia, felt in Darwin
A series of earthquakes have rocked Indonesia's eastern provinces. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the island of Saumlaki in the Banda Sea at a depth of 208km,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The campaign against Israel Folau has gone too far
The campaign against Israel Folau has now, in my opinion, gone too far. This is no longer a campaign against what he said. It is now a campaign against him, the...
Sanford CEO reassures Bluff community ahead of proposed job cuts
A seafood company scaling back operations in a small Southland town says it's trying to minimize the impact on locals. Sanford is planning to restructure its South...
Mike Yardley: Government targetting slackers and sloths with election policy
Is the Government screwing the scrum ahead of next year's election? Are they set to ram through electoral law changes for cynical political advantage? National's...
Gun owners who disagree with compensation able to challenge
Gun owners who disagree with the Government's compensation for their firearm will have the chance to challenge it. Details about the Government's gun buy-back scheme...