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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Sue Chetwin stepping down from Consumer NZ role
Pick any consumer issue over the last decade - the cost of sunscreen, insurance, our electricity – and chances are you will have heard Sue Chetwin. Chetwin, as CEO...
Good news, millennials: Avocado prices hit three year low
Replace that breakfast bacon with some smashed avocado. New figures from Stats NZ show avocados are at their cheapest average price since February 2017. They were...
Breastfeeding ban confirmed for Wellington City Council pools
Wellington City Council has confirmed it will ban mothers from breastfeeding babies in the water at pools, saying the feeding poses a contamination risk. Earlier...
Reserve Bank's decision to keep OCR the same surprises economists
The New Zealand dollar and wholesale interest rates spiked higher after the Reserve Bank left its official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 1 per cent. Market expectations...
Australia wildfires: Damage contained by threat remains high
Forecasters have warned NSW's bushfire risk is not over, and while conditions may have eased from yesterday's scorching highs, there are worrying signs on the horizon. Temperatures...
Govt reveals new system for arranged marriages, partnership visas
The Government is introducing a new system for foreigners in arranged marriages to make it easier for those in genuine partnerships to apply for partnership visas. It...
Dickens: Budget inquiry shows how out of touch parliamentarians are
There are times when the way people who work in the Beehive think and operate completely confounds me. They're in some alternate universe. The gnomes of parliament...
Woman describes date with accused day after Millane's death
Warning: Contains graphic and sexual content. The man accused of Grace Millane's murder provided a false alibi to police and when he realised he was a suspect asked...
Govt sending 21 firefighters to battle 'devastating' Queensland fires
The New Zealand Government is sending 21 firefighters to Australia to help fight the more than 100 "devastating" fires that are ranging in Queensland and other parts...
Phil Goff unsatisfied by leaked report into future of Auckland's ports
Auckland's mayor is rubbishing the handling of a report recommending moving the city's port. A Government-commissioned working group has recommended moving operations...
School changes: New agencies, panels to take over zoning, complaints
Schools will lose the power to set their own zoning schemes under a new system which will replace the 30-year-old self-governing regime. Education Minister Chris...
Australia wildfires: Blaze reaches Sydney's north shore
Key points:• A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales;• Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven face "catastrophic fire danger";•...
PR expert: More companies likely to commit to carbon neutrality
Can companies really become carbon neutral, or is it just a publicity stunt? Qantas is the latest company to say it aims to become carbon zero. The airline says...
New Zealander falls to death from Surfers Paradise building
A man has plunged to his death from a Gold Coast high-rise apartment. The man - believed to be a 22-year-old New Zealander - reportedly fell from the 15th floor...
Andrew Dickens: Latest ports proposal is rooted in politics
A leaked report has found that the Ports of Auckland should be moved to Whangarei. The report details how the freight operation at Ports of Auckland is no longer...
Millane trial: Video shows accused killer's police interview
Warning: Contains graphic and sexual content. Grace Millane died from "pressure on the neck" and her body had several bruises, a pathologist has told the murder...
Dunedin residents urged to conserve water after massive fire
About three-quarters of Dunedin's main water supply could be out of action for up to a year after a massive blaze engulfed an area near Middlemarch at the weekend. Voluntary...
Qantas to slash carbon emissions to zero by 2050
Qantas says it will slash its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, becoming only the second airline group in the world to make the commitment. Today’s Qantas announcement...
Andrew Dickens: Government is proving to be world-champion flip floppers
If the rumours are true then the government is about to back off yet another of its transformational policies. And if that is true then it’s frustrating for everyone. Tomorrow...
Protesters won't delay tree removal on Mt Albert
The Tupuna Maunga Authority says protesters aren't delaying the planned tree removal at Auckland's Mt Albert. The authority manages the city's 14 ancestral mountains,...
Govt considering Firearms Prohibition Orders - Police set for wider powers
Wide police powers are being considered to prevent dangerous people from having firearms, being in a home that has firearms, or being in the company of people with...
Kiwi business owners urged to keep up to date with techology
Kiwi business owners are being warned to keep up with the latest technology. With tech companies constantly churning out updates and new innovations, business owners...
Millane trial: 'I couldn't breathe' - Woman speaks of Tinder date with accused
Warning: Contains content of a sexual nature. The second week of the trial for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane begins today. On Friday the court heard...
Chloe Swarbrick explains motive behind “OK boomer” response
Green MP Chloe Swarbrick joined Heather du Plessis-Allan in the aftermath of her viral speech in parliament earlier this week, where she responded to heckling with...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: OK millennials, we know you're jealous of boomers
I am going to come to the defence of baby boomers here. Lately, baby boomers have been getting a hard time from millennials. And you might’ve thought that so called...