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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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Former producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show speaks out
A former producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show has spoken out against Ellen DeGeneres and has criticised the celebrities defending her. Hedda Muskat says she was...
NZ designer face masks in high demand
Kiwi made designer face masks are selling out left, right and centre. Popular headwear company Hills Hats recently started offering reusable masks, and it's now...
Heather Du Plessis-Allan: More madness from Wellington City Council
A few weeks ago on the show we talked about council rates and the fact that it is unreal that councils plan to raise rates right now. At the best of times, much...
Arsenal laying off staff despite high salaries for players
Arsenal is cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued Wednesday,...
International Antarctic season hopes to keep Covid away from continent
A heavily reduced international Antarctic season starts this week. More than 3000 members of science programmes usually pass through Christchurch or are based there,...
Trump's demand that US get a cut of TikTok's sale could set dangerous precedent
TikTok is up for grabs. But while the popular short-form video app likely won't lack for suitors, President Donald Trump says the US government needs to get a "substantial...
Why you're hearing more about masks
Why have we been hearing more about masks to combat Covid-19 when we're still at level 1? Science reporter Jamie Morton explains below. The Government is suddenly...
Bosses Rebuilding: Fine Wine Delivery's Jeff Poole
When Covid-19 hit, there was one Kiwi company which you might say was tailor-made to succeed. Fine Wine Delivery has long been an industry leader when it comes...
The Huddle: Do we need to ease border restrictions?
New Zealanders are being urged to add face masks to their home emergency kit. Health Minister Chris Hipkins says masks will play an important in containing any...
Christchurch woman turned away from strip club because of her moko kauae
A Christchurch woman says she was humiliated after being turned away from a club because of her moko kauae. After a night out on the town with friends last weekend...
Grace Millane killer's actions 'inexcusable' but trial process 'miscarried', his lawyers say
The man convicted of murdering Grace Millane acted inexcusably after her death but the trial that found him guilty was flawed, an appeal has heard today. His legal...
Victoria records 471 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths
Victoria has announced another 471 coronavirus cases today as the state's harsh stage 4 lockdown gets underway. It comes a day after Victoria suffered its worst...
Police on the hunt after Hamilton ATM pipe bomb
An unsuspecting customer used a Hamilton ATM surrounded with unexploded pipe bombs this morning. Police are still hunting two people spotted on CCTV placing seven...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Border poll shows we're not brave enough
I am so disappointed by the sentiments in that Herald poll this morning, showing how many of us are scared of relaxing border restrictions. 68 per cent of Kiwis...
The Huddle: Why is hospitality sector bickering over restaurant names?
A warning from former Prime Minister John Key to prepare for a very significant contraction in the New Zealand and global economy isn't lost on Jacinda Ardern. The...
Audi pulls 'insensitive' ad featuring girl eating banana in front of car
Audi has apologised for an advert showing a young girl eating a banana in front of a premium car, admitting it was "insensitive" and promising not to use the image...
Sir John Key: Unemployment figures 'not accurate'; wants more foreign investment
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key wants to encourage rich Americans to buy New Zealand property to help reduce the impact of a looming "financial crisis". He told...
Fonterra doubtful all migrant workers can be replaced by Kiwis
New Zealand's primary industries believe its unrealistic to replace all migrant workers with unemployed Kiwis. With the borders still shut due to Covid-19 restrictions,...
Willie Jackson and Heather du Plessis-Allan debate unemployment figures
The Employment Minister says figures showing unemployment at four percent don’t take into account everyone who’s out of work. Stats NZ figures show unemployment...
Lebanese wake to utter devastation as death toll passes 100
Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing...
PM: NZ has weathered Covid storm 'better than we anticipated'
New Zealand has weathered the economic fallout of the Covid-19 storm better than the Government had anticipated, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. This comes...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Do we have anything to fear with TikTok?
It seems obvious the TikTok battle has arrived in New Zealand. We now have reports that MPs and parliamentary staffers have been advised to delete the app from...
Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in the US
Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which is based in...
The Huddle: PGF effectiveness and the press gallery
The Infrastructure Minister's defending the role of job creation through the Provincial Growth Fund. Management of the fund has come under scrutiny in a report...
Bosses Rebuilding: Restauranter Nic Watt
Running a successful restaurant is a tough business in the best of times, but in the worst of times, it's a whole new ball game. Chef Nic Watt is the man behind...