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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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Hong Kong protesters won’t leave university
A small but determined group of protesters remained inside a Hong Kong university campus Thursday, resisting pleas to turn themselves in to police. At least a few...
African swine flu threatening New Zealand pork industry
New Zealand pork producers are on high alert as African swine flu creeps toward the border. Over 131 million pigs have been culled in China since the first case...
What's next for Prince Andrew after he steps back from duties
In an explosive move, Prince Andrew has announced he is "stepping back" from royal duties amid growing backlash over his ties to disgraced billionaire paedophile,...
Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia
Hazardous smoke blanketed Sydney on Thursday as wildfires burned across eastern and southern Australia. Thick smog shrouded Australia’s most populous city, leaving...
Employees should have redundancy insurance - productivity commission
The Productivity Commission says people who lose jobs need extra support. It says all OECD countries except for Australia and New Zealand have a mandated unemployment...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: It's time more royals got the cut
I’m not sure temporary this early retirement of Prince Andrew is. He’s been allowed to present his standing down from royal duties as temporary, but I’d say the...
Peters' lawyer makes $30m threat to Nat MPs: Apologise or get sued
New Zealand First has upped the ante in the saga over its mysterious foundation, with party leader Winston Peters' long-time lawyer Brian Henry threatening to sue...
Millane trial: Crown, defence closes cases
Warning: The Grace Millane murder trial is hearing evidence of a graphic and sexual nature. Reader discretion is advised. The trial is taking place in open court...
David Jones key attraction as Westfield Newmarket opens second stage
Upmarket Australian department store David Jones will tomorrow open its first Auckland store, alongside the second stage of Westfield Newmarket shopping mall. The...
Criticism over law letting foreign security staff bring in weapons for APEC
There are concerns about a new bill which allows security staff of world leaders to bring their guns into the country. The bill, which supports security preparations...
Otago Daily Times chuffed after being picked by Coldplay
Otago residents were surprised yesterday with a musical world exclusivee thanks to Coldplay. The UK band placed 15 advertisements in the Otago Daily times, each...
Expert says our electoral laws need to change
There are calls to tighten up laws around electoral donations. The Electoral Commission says it's seeking information from Winston Peters' party after allegations...
Witness in impeachment inquiry changes story to criticise Trump
Former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said Tuesday he failed to realise that an investigation into the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was linked...
Government urged to honour Treaty in cannabis law reforms
There are calls for the Government to honour the Treaty of Waitangi in cannabis law reforms. Health organisations Hapai Te Hauora, Drug Foundation, and Te Rau Ora...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: When it comes to NZ First, Bridges is deluded
How deluded is Simon Bridges? He still seems to think he might get New Zealand first to switch sides at the next election and become his coalition partner. In the...
The Business Transformers Series with Vodafone 5G Episode 1
This week, Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to Reuben Bijl the managing director of mobile technology firm Smudge to discuss the capabilities of 5G. Business Transformers...
Millane trial: Jury hears all the evidence as defence closes case
The defence has closed its case in the trial of the man accused of murdering Grace Millane, with the jury now having heard all of the evidence. Tomorrow, they will...
Napier Port beats IPO forecasts as Hawke's Bay exports boost earnings
Full-year earnings at Napier Port Holdings beat the company's prospectus forecast by 3.2 per cent on record log volumes and as higher than projected refrigerated...
The Huddle: Should Jacinda Ardern call a snap election?
Several commentators are calling for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to call a snap election. Questions are being raised about a secret fund used by New Zealand First,...
Govt looking at new restrictions under the Overseas Investment Act
The Minister of Finance is set to be given new powers to block foreigners from buying key infrastructure, military technology or major media companies. Associate...
Female rail workers dehydrating themselves due to lack of toilets
The Rail and Maritime Workers Union is using World Toilet Day to highlight a lack of lavatories for female workers. The union says women have shared stories at a...
Peters says NZ First is in the clear about donations
New Zealand First's leader says the public will know the truth about allegations around political donations. Records obtained by Stuff show the New Zealand First...
Former NZ First treasurer says he questioned party's financial records
A New Zealand First treasurer claims he was moved out of the party after questioning its financial records. The Electoral Commission is looking into Winston Peters's...
Records show the worst bushfires in NSW could be yet to come
Hazardous smoke has blanketed Sydney as the state braces for more dangerous bushfire weather and it’s daunting to think this is just the beginning. But NSW hasn’t...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: PM must take a stand against NZ First
The Prime Minister needs to act. She needs to draw a line in the sand with New Zealand First. The list of bad behaviour from this party over the last two years is...