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*.
Are you aware of the technology you can create to enhance your business? Heather chats to Tim Warren, COO and Co-Founder of software company AMBIT to discuss how 5G can make it a reality.
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Heather du Plessis-Allan - Kris Faafoi shouldn't resign
Heather du Plessis-Allan says although it may not be a good look, it seems like Kris Faafoi didn't do anything wrong.
Former All Black Ben Franks launches cannabis business venture
Former All Black Ben Franks has launched a new health supplement company—but his products aren't allowed in New Zealand—yet. Franks has teamed up with former England...
Former Christchurch City councillor Deon Swiggs fights to clear his name
Former Christchurch City Councillor Deon Swiggs maintains his behaviour wasn't inappropriate. He was investigated after five youths complained of inappropriate messages...
Chief Coroner to investigate anti-epileptic drugs deaths
The Chief Coroner has opened a joint inquiry into four deaths linked to the anti-epileptic medication Logem. Judge Deborah Marshall said she had to open a joint...
Farro supermarket launching trolleys that work as self-checkout
Auckland supermarket retailer Farro is getting on board the automatic trolley bandwagon. It comes after Foodstuffs announced they are rolling out a trolley that...
Z Energy: We will comply for Commerce Commission recommendations
The Head of Z Energy is pledging to follow all the Commerce Commissions' recommendations. The Commission's today released a recommending changes to reduce profit...
Consumer Affairs Minister confident fuel prices will drop
The Consumer Affairs Minister is standing by his prediction fuel prices could drop by 18 cents. It comes after a Commerce Commission Report recommending changes...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Fuel tax plan could backfire for Government
I don’t think there’s any political wins for the government in cracking down on petrol prices. For any other government, today’s Commerce Commission report would...
Folau's surprise lifeline from Rugby Australia
"Never say never." That was Rugby Australia (RA) CEO Raelene Castle's surprise response when asked if it was clear Israel Folau's days of playing in Australia were...
Petrol prices: Govt's plan to break market stranglehold
Government ministers say they will act "swiftly" to break supply dominance of big fuel companies with measures to improve competitiveness and transparency in the...
'Surprising and a little bit shocking': What porn videos Kiwis watch the most
New Zealanders are watching a concerning amount of pornography featuring fantasies about step siblings or step parents, the Chief Censor says. And while extreme...
Home loan interest rates set to rise off bank capital increase
Home loan rates could rise by 30 to 60 basis points in response to an increase in the amount of capital banks will have to hold, according to economists at the country's...
Local company pushes for ethical school uniforms
Do you care where your child's school uniform has come from and whether it's been sustainably made? Local clothing maker Little Yellow Bird is moving into the school...
The Business Transformers Series with Vodafone 5G Episode 3
This week, Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to Tim Warren, COO and Co-Founder of software company AMBIT to discuss technology that can take your business to the next...
Ports of Auckland fights back against move with new report
Ports of Auckland has hit back against the clamour of calls for it to move, claiming import costs could rise up to $626 million a year. Tony Gibson, port chief...
Cannabis referendum prompts questions on how to test drivers
The floodgates have opened on the cannabis debate, and one of the major concerns is the issue of drugged driving. Evidence shows that cannabis and cars don't mix,...
Money likely involved with Israel Folau settlement
An Australian employment law expert believes money's definitely involved in Israel Folau's settlement with Rugby Australia. The former Wallaby has reached a secret...
Samoa shutting down all services as death toll rises
Samoa's measles death toll continues to climb. 60 people have now died in the outbreak, with 171 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Hospital admissions...
Report into Donald Trump impeachment proceedings released
The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Tuesday night to approve a report that found evidence of President Donald Trump's misconduct and obstruction...
HDPA: Why I'll vote for cannabis legalisation if the law is strong enough
If you are worried about legalising cannabis, I’d like you to do something. Go and ask the people around you whether they’ve tried dope. And if they’re still using...
Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste
Air New Zealand has begun trialling vanilla-flavoured edible coffee cups for customers in the air in a bid to reduce waste. Customers both on flights and on the...
Police say only one person had access to information in gun buyback
The Police Deputy Commissioner says almost all those affected by a breach of the gun buyback website have now been spoken to. 35 gun owners had their private information,...
Toni Street welcomes proposed changes to surrogacy laws
Changes could be on the way for our surrogacy laws. Labour MP Tamati Coffey has announced a new member's bill, paving the way for more modern laws. Currently,...
Green MP defends draft cannabis law over age limit concerns
The Greens are hoping for a constructive debate about well-being before next year's cannabis referendum. Justice Minister Andrew Little's released a draft law this...
Govt to ban most foreign donations to political parties
The Government has announced it will ban any foreign donations to political parties and candidates over $50 in a bid to "protect New Zealand from foreign interference". Legislation...