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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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...
Mt Albert residents upset over plans to remove exotic trees
Residents in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert are up in arms over the council's plans to remove nearly 350 exotic trees. It's part of the Tupuna Maunga Authority's...
"Ice cream makes you happy" sign taken down after complaint
A local dairy in Whangarei has been told to take down a sign which declared: "Ice cream makes you happy". The Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint...
Zero Carbon Bill passes with National's support
The Zero Carbon bill has passed with the support of almost the whole Parliament, after National leader Simon Bridges confirmed his party's support for it. "Compromise...
Tourism NZ CEO defends Stephen Colbert investment
Tourism New Zealand's CEO is defending the large amount of money spent while an American talk show host visited the country. Taxpayers forked out more than $100,000...
Aussie PM’s $1b package for struggling farmers
The Morrison Government has settled on a $1 billion package which offers long-term help for drought victims, mends fences in the Coalition and protects the much-promised...
Damning review slams Oranga Tamariki over attempted uplifting
Oranga Tamariki has been slammed in an internal review into its attempt to remove a 6-day-old baby boy from his 19-year-old mother at Hawke's Bay Hospital. The review,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Finally, Labour has stood up to NZ First
Hello and welcome back the New Zealand Labour Party. Finally the party is standing up for itself. Now, I don’t agree with what they’re doing with these arranged...
Millane trial: Jury hears what accused Googled on night of her death
The jury for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane has spent the day watching CCTV footage of the pair - and possibly the last moments of the British backpacker's...
Jury hears two versions of events on night Grace Millane died
"Grace can't tell us." With those words Crown prosecutor Robin McCoubrey began laying out the case against the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace...
New Zealand to fund methane satellite mission
A global methane-tracking satellite will be sent into orbit in New Zealand's first state-funded space mission. The Government will put $26 million into a joint...
Jacinda Ardern steps in to resolve partnership visa standoff
Immigration NZ is to blame for the partnership visa rules that have upset the Indian community and those changes will be reversed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...
Aussie mates lay claim to 'world's oldest burger’
ONCE upon a time in Adelaide, Casey Dean, 14, and his good mate Eduard Nitz, 13, stopped off at their local McDonald’s to pick up some burgers. Among them was a...
Have we reached peak binge watching?
We're already at Peak TV - now it appears that the entertainment world has hit Peak Binge. Apple TV has launched in New Zealand, the latest streaming service to...
NZR start process to replace Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach
When it comes to selecting a new All Blacks head coach, it won't be an individual the selection panel will be looking at. New Zealand Rugby has invited 26 Kiwi...
Key witness tells impeachment inquiry there was 'quid pro quo'
"I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday....
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Bending the rules on visas is wrong
So it turns out if you don’t like a rule in this country, just complain loudly enough, call someone a racist, and Jacinda Ardern will bend that rule for you. That’s...