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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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School uniforms too expensive? Ministry investigates prices
The Ministry of Education is investigating costs relating to uniforms to identify whether they could be reduced. The ministry's deputy secretary, Katrina Casey,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: SBW within his rights refusing to wear sponsor’s logo
So Sonny Bill Williams is potentially courting controversy again by refusing to wear a sponsor’s logo. Of course, it isn’t the first time he’s done it. The last...
Statistics NZ slashes migration estimates
New Zealand's population growth over the past year will be slower than previously thought, with Statistics New Zealand slashing its estimates for gains from migration. Since...
Consumer NZ faces backlash for insurance survey
There's a battle brewing between Consumer New Zealand and the group representing insurance brokers. This week, Consumer NZ released a survey that found that people...
Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn
Only a revolution in the way the global economy and financial markets work can save the planet from the climate crisis and secure future prosperity, Prince Charles...
PM promises Labour will run a 'positive, factual, robust' election campaign
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is promising that this year's election will not descend into mudslinging and scrapping, telling Labour MPs and media Labour will run...
Scientists discover how to make the perfect cup of coffee - with some Kiwi help
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Government defends soaring benefit numbers
The Government is defending its record on benefits amid the release of new figures which show the number of people receiving them is still soaring. The Ministry...
‘Alert but not alarmed’: Government readies for coronavirus
The Minister of Health has pushed back against claims health authorities are not properly preparing for a potential arrival of the deadly coronavirus and says the...
Dust storm in Australia hits Melbourne with brown rain
A huge dust storm that swept across South Australia has reached parts of Victoria and New South Wales, dropping red dirt on homes as far east as Melbourne. Skies...
Hawke's Bay iwi wants to turn 'gang colours to hi-vis colours
Ngāti Kahungunu chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana wants to stop gang violence in Hawke's Bay by turning "gang colours to hi-vis colours". Māori leaders around the region...
HDPA: Labour taking tricks from Trump's 'fake news' playbook
We got a big hint today from the PM about how she’s planning to play this election campaign - and that is to play the old ‘fake news’ card. It’s the old Donald Trump...
Craig Garner: Digital presence for small businesses
Heather du Plessis Allan Drive is launching a new segment this year. On the Business Hour each week, Heather will look at some of the thorny issues that small Kiwi...
Boris Johnson faces new Brexit battle on child migrants
Britain's Parliament has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink part of his key Brexit bill and restore a promise to reunite child refugees with family members...
Former Trump adviser on why we shouldn't let Huawei on our 5G network
The 5G debate is back on the table, and all eyes are on Britain. The UK are set to decide this week whether to let Huawei build their 5G network or not. It's speculated...
Too lazy to go to the petrol station? Christchurch company has the solution
There’s a new service looking to get on board the 'on demand' economy: petrol that comes to you. If you hate filling up your car, one Christchurch company is happy...
Critic Magazine making the most of Dunedin's AirBnB squeeze
A good vibe and a cigarette for brekkie in Dunedin could be yours - if you're willing to part with a couple of grand. University of Otago's student magazine Critic...
Twyford says commuters will have to endure congestion pain
New Zealanders will have to put up with the pain of road cones if they want a first world lifestyle, according to the Government. Callers to Kerre McIvor Mornings...
Swastikas spray-painted outside Jewish congregation in Wellington
The Race Relations Commissioner is calling on every New Zealander to reject the tactics and ideologies of hate groups after swastikas were spray-painted outside...
Members bill would give electricians flashing lights for emergency situations
Vector is backing a bill that would give electricians flashing vehicle lights for emergency situations. Currently, when a vehicle becomes involved in an accident...
Impeachment trial: Republicans vote against allowing witnesses
The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Labour at risk of losing Māori voters
If the Labour Government was hoping for a reset over the summer break, they must be sorely disappointed. Last year was politically rough for the government, and...
With costs approaching $100b, the fires are Australia's costliest natural disaster
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Palace to make changes after controversy over Meghan's new title
Buckingham Palace is working to revise its guidance on how Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are to be addressed after reports that the Duchess of Sussex's...
Senate Republicans unveil shortened timeline for impeachment trial
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's legal team each 24 hours divided over two days for their...