Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
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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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50 years on: Memories of photographer who took iconic Woodstock image
Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Santana, Janis Joplin: it's 50 years since they all played at the world's most famous festival - Woodstock. With about 400,000 festival goers...
HDPA: Global market tumble shows Reserve Bank is being irresponsible
I think the Reserve Bank is being irresponsible encouraging people to take on more debt at the moment. Just take a look at what's just happened to stock markets....
Jacinda Ardern earns praise over climate change from Pacific leaders
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama strikes a distinctively different tone when speaking about New Zealand's climate change efforts, compared to that of Australia's. Heading...
Corrections admits second prisoner was able to send hateful letters
Corrections has confirmed a second letter containing extremist views has been sent from an inmate which should have been withheld. If follows revelations yesterday...
Forest & Bird calls for end to commercial whitebaiting
Environmentalists have called for an end to commercial whitebaiting. Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Annabeth Cohen said ending the sale of whitebait would help...
Wellington 'biohacker' implants chip in himself
You might have chipped your pet, but would you chip yourself? Wellington man Ryan Wolstenholme has joined the "biohacker" or "grinder" craze that's picking up steam...
Cameron Bagrie: Govt needs to step up on fiscal policy to avoid recession
The Government's being urged for more clarity on its economic plan, as talk of a recession bubbles to the surface. It follows weakening markets in the US, Europe,...
Lawyer: Accused Christchurch gunman's letters need to be monitored
Corrections already have the power to make sure the alleged Christchurch gunman doesn't spread his ideologies through his mail, one lawyer says. Brenton Tarrant...
Police in Gore hunting man who stole two Glock pistols
Police are still hunting a dangerous man in Southland. 24-year-old Hōri Gemmell is on the run after it's alleged he rammed two patrol cars before getting away on...
Fatal warning signs missed before Sydney stabbing
In the days before Mert Ney emerged from a Sydney CBD apartment block, covered in the blood of a young woman he’d allegedly stabbed to death, he was nowhere to be...
HDPA: Govt can't blame the law for alleged gunman's letter getting out
That letter from Brenton Tarrant should never have made it out of jail. I’ve read it, it’s mostly boring, but the last line can be interpreted as a call to arms....
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Hong Kong protests could ruin their economy
It’s hard to know how this Hong Kong situation is going to play out: whether the protesters will give up, whether china will send in the troops, and how long this...
Government proposes rules to slow development on farm land
The Government has proposed new rules to limit urban development on highly productive farm land. But councils facing new restrictions say they're worried the policy...
Paula Bennett moving to list MP to focus on National's 2020 campaign
National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett will vacate her Upper Harbour seat in 2020, move to the party list and concentrate on running the 2020 election campaign. Bennett...
New Zealanders advised not to travel to Hong Kong
Travel agents are working frantically to re-route trips, as Hong Kong faces another night of flight disruption. A mass sit-in at the airport has meant hundreds...
PM to meet ScoMo at Pacific Islands Forum, discuss climate change, China
Jacinda Ardern's refusing to comment on our trans-Tasman neighbour's contribution to climate change. The Prime Minister's arrived in Tuvalu with Aussie leader Scott...
Early Childhood Council: Ministry of Education is making staff shortage worse
The Early Childhood Council is calling for relief for childcare centres. Chief executive Peter Reynolds says the sector's short hundreds of staff and the ministry's...
Democrats pushing for gun buyback after recent mass shootings
Joe Biden is the latest Democrat to say he will push to ban assault weapons if elected president in 2020 -- a pledge that comes as the nation debates how to curb...
EU trade deal could force name changes for cheeses, scotch made in NZ
A European Union trade deal could force some brands to name their products,. In Australia, there's a change names of hundreds of products including feta, mozzarella,...
Nigel Yalden: Reduced three week ban for Scott Barrett is fair
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss the next three weeks of rugby for his dangerous tackle on Australian captain Michael Hooper. The SANZAAR foul play review...
Rugby Australia moves to delay Folau court case until after World Cup
There is controversy over the timing and location of Israel Folau's multimillion dollar court battle against Rugby Australia. The former Wallabies player maintains...
Aussies stunned after Police say you can't use phone at drive-thru
Last week Victoria Police posed a simple question to their Facebook page that caused a major stir among drivers. They asked people to vote on whether it was legal...
Wellington's mayor weighs into Khandallah liquor store debate
Wellington's mayor has weighed in over a controversial liquor store. A liquor license hearing is under way over the Khandallah proposal that's attracted 500 objectors. It's...
James Shaw defends Census after Chief Statistician's resignation
Statistics Minister James Shaw has defended the troubled 2018 Census after the resignation of the Government's chief statistician, but has avoided questions about...
Auckland Transport denies using facial recognition on CCTV system
Auckland Transport denies using facial recognition equipment on its CCTV system. The agency says within five years, they'll have a maximum of 6000 cameras, 600...