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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.
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Electricity Authority: Improved transmission pricing may save $2.7b
Changes proposed to the way electricity transmission costs are shared could deliver about $2.7 billion in benefits to consumers during the next 30 years, the Electricity...
Boris Johnson's Kiwi rugby coach remembers clever student
Boris Johnson's former rugby coach says he's always been clever and is a bit of a rebel. The eccentric politician's tipped to be named Theresa May's successor...
Viral post on aged care workers strikes a chord with NZ industry
A Kiwi aged-care worker has said conditions are no better here, after an Australian worker described the brutal daily workload she and her colleagues face. Tahlia...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why Boris Johnson is the man the UK needs
Don’t be fooled by the argument that Boris Johnson is the wrong person to lead the UK. He is possibly exactly the right person - and, for New Zealand, the best person. Of...
Simon Bridges unfazed by Greens' attack ad: 'It's a little bit silly'
National Party leader Simon Bridges says that he is not offended by an attack ad from the Green Party. The Greens have pulled an attack ad taking the mickey out...
End of the 50-50 split? Govt eyes big divorce law shakeup
The family home should no longer be automatically split 50-50 after a breakup, the Law Commission has told the Government. And partners should be able to share...
Highway of horrors: Person of interest identified
Police searching for the killer in the unsolved double murders of Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese have described a "person of...
Sydney woman accused of beheading mother
WARNING: Graphic A Sydney woman, accused of decapitating her mum with several knives before dropping the 57-year-old's head out the front of a neighbour's home,...
HDPA: PM's Aussie interview only awkward because she got caught out
An interview the Prime Minister’s given on TV in Australia is being called awkward when it is really anything but. In the viral clip, The Project’s Lisa Wilkinson...
Invercargill Airport latest benefactor of Provincial Growth Fund
Jets will soon be flying back to Invercargill. Invercargill Airport is getting a half million dollar cash injection, as it gears up for the first direct jet flights...
New bill could force Corrections to notify schools about sex offenders
A National MP is outraged schools aren't told if a sex offender is living in their vicinity. Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is putting a Members' Bill in the ballot...
Fonterra to stop installing new coal boilers
Fonterra, New Zealand's second-biggest coal user, said it would stop installing new coal boilers as of today - 11 years ahead of its previously advised plan. The...
Ardern to raise 'corrosive' NZ-AUS relationship issue with Morrison
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spent much of her time during her first day in Melbourne talking up the strong relationship between New Zealand and Australia. But...
Aussie finds message in a bottle 50 years after it was written
A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written. Paul...
Instagram doubles down on test to hide likes
Instagram could be one step closer to concealing your likes. On Wednesday, the Facebook-owned company said it's expanding its test that hides likes to more countries,...
Five players to make All Blacks debut against Argentina
The All Blacks' first test of 2019 is shaping up to be more of a fact-finding mission. While a win against Argentina in the opening game of the Rugby Championship...
Google praised after suspending Viagogo as an advertiser
Google has suspended controversial ticket reseller Viagogo as an advertiser after finding it breached the search engine's advertising policies. The decision will...
HDPA: Justice must be respected - Spacey is innocent until proven guilty
Today, we’ve learned again why #MeToo is dangerous. Take a look at the case of Kevin Spacey. One of the first and biggest scalps in the #MeToo movement. He was...
Calls to limit number of cats per household in Lower Hutt
A limit on the number of cats per household is being considered in Lower Hutt. Hutt City Council is trying to figure out how to manage the pets and may adopt a...
Research calls for gender re-think in sports
Otago University researchers are calling for gender binary divisions in elite sports to be scrapped, after finding it unfair for transwomen to compete against other...
Matata resident not pleased with council's plan
Matata residents say a payout for their damaged homes is too little, too late. Homeowners of flood-damaged properties near the Awatarariki River have been offered...
NZEI taking legal action over Novopay's delays in delivering pay rises
The squeeze is going on Novopay to get a move on with teachers' pay rises. The NZEI and PPTA unions are taking legal action over the delay in payments. The cash...
Government announces plans to regulate country's 77,000 drones
The Government has today released a plan for drones, which Transport Minister Phil Twyford said are estimated to be worth up to $7.9 billion to the economy. A paper...
Trump reprimanded by House over 'racist' tweets
In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of colour,...
Minister: Building 'Roads of National Significance' won't cut road toll
The Government is proposing a new road safety strategy, but it currently won't focus on building more roads. Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today...