Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
Dynamic, sharp and connected - Heather Du Plessis-Allan means business.
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SkyPath Trust pleased that shared path will go ahead
The SkyPath Trust is supporting NZTA's new design, paving the way for Aucklanders to soon be able to cycle and walk from the CBD to the North Shore. The Trust...
Paula Bennett: Questions raised over Parliament assault claims
There is disbelief in the Beehive that there could've potentially been a sexual predator walking among them, and how the case has been handled. A report into bullying...
HDPA: Mallard's handling of Parliament rape allegation has not been good enough
A staff member at Parliament has been stood down following allegations a sexual predator was working on the grounds. Speaker Trevor Mallard has just released the...
Concerns nuclear waste in Marshall Islands at risk of leaking
At 6.45am on March 1, 1954, the blue sky stretching over the south Pacific Ocean was split open by an enormous red flash. Within seconds, a mushroom cloud towered...
Trump spending the most on Facebook advertising of the 2020 candidates
A new report has shown that Donald Trump has so far spent more on Facebook advertising than any of his Democratic rivals for President. The New York Times has reported...
National: Police had to pay to recover stolen guns
National’s gun spokesman says that Palmerston North police had to pay to get back eight stolen gens last month. 11 guns were stolen from a police station last month...
Crusaders put onus on accusers as review begins
The Crusaders have handed over the investigation into two separate incidents in Cape Town involving their players to an independent lawyer and will also put their...
Law expert: Terrorism charge could give accused gunman a platform
There are concerns about charging the alleged Mosque shooter with terrorism. Police have announced terror charges have now been laid, under the Terrorism Suppression...
Parliament culture review reveals 14 allegations of sexual assault
A review into bullying and harassment in parliament has revealed a toxic culture in the halls of power. Debbie Francis interviewed more than 200 people and received...
Weta Digital responsible for one of Thrones' most graphic deaths
Game of Thrones has come to an end, and with it ends the involvement of New Zealand’s biggest special effects company. The fantasy series, which features dragons,...
HDPA: Crusaders players should be stood down during investigation
So the Crusaders are in trouble. First we had the allegations about three players making homophobic slurs in a cape town McDonald’s. Then today, we’ve heard allegations...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Australia's election should be a warning for National
I don’t want to be one of those annoying people who say I knew this was going to happen, but the Australian election result doesn’t surprise me. I had a sneaky...
Morrison defends Rwandan killers resettlement amidst criticism
Australia's prime minister said on Friday that two Rwandan refugees who resettled in Australia after 15 years in U.S. detention are no longer suspects in the massacre...
Employment law expert reacts to Folau's termination
Israel Folau's four-year A$4 million contract has been terminated by Rugby Australia. The decision was announced by Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle at a press...
No easy answers for why high number of Māori are homeless
There's no easy answer to why nearly half of Auckland's homeless population are Maori. The full findings of Auckland's Homeless Count, conducted over a single...
Media expert: Reality shows make a spectacle of 'working class misfortune'
Reality shows are offering ways for people to sort out their problems. ITV in the UK has cancelled the Jeremy Kyle show after the death of a guest. The guest...
Climate emergency declaration won't see big changes for Canterbury
A climate emergency won't see quite the same reaction as other kinds of emergency. Environment Canterbury became the first Council in the country to declare a climate...
HDPA: B-grade local politicians aren't going to stop climate change
Not a week goes by where I don’t roll my eyes at what local government is up to. City councillors, regional councillors, you know the look. Too often these are...
Cabinet was warned over $6.4b Wellington transport plan
The Transport Minister and Cabinet went against Treasury advice by agreeing to announce an overhaul of Wellington's transport. The final plan announced today for...
MSD defends controversial practices after damning review
The Ministry of Social Development are playing down calls it operates a toxic culture in the wake of a damning report by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The...
Drug detection expert shines light on science of roadside testing
One drug detection expert says that one of our ministers is confused on the science of drug testing. The Government yesterday launched public consultation on roadside...
Shock as Rwandan killers of NZ tourists resettled in Australia
The families of two New Zealanders brutally murdered in Uganda are reportedly horrified after finding out that Australia resettled the killers in a secret deal with...
Christchurch Call summit hours away from kicking off
It is two months ago since the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 people died and the incident was livestreamed on Facebook in a video that went viral. Since...
Christchurch Call already having impact - but will it go far enough?
The Prime Minister's Christchurch Call has triggered change before it's even started. Facebook has announced a one-strike policy - to block people from using Facebook...
Wellington councillor warns cheaper petrol is not a good thing
A Wellington city councillor says cheaper petrol prices aren't always a good thing. Queues built up yesterday at the newly opened Waitomo fuel stop in Upper Hutt. It's...