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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HDPA: New report proves local councils are being run by numpties
You know the problem with councils? The problem with councils is twofold. I mean it’s many fold, but two really stick out. Number one: not sticking to their knitting. Number...
High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case
The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime...
Kiwi company Invivo to launch new wine
Big day tomorrow for Kiwi wine company Invivo, as they will be officially launching their new sauvignon blanc. The new wine will get a boost as they will launch...
Govt has 'no intention' on getting involved in Ihumātao deal
The Government appears to be unmoved by the Māori King's urging of the Crown to negotiate with Fletcher Building to "return Ihumātao to its rightful owners". Speaking...
Kiwi actress suggests Maori female Gandalf for LOTR remake
Actor Robyn Malcolm says there should be some role changes in Amazon Studios' Lord of the Rings TV series. Auckland's been confirmed as the main production base...
Springboks name team to face All Blacks in World Cup opener
The Springboks have named an unchanged 23 for Saturday night's mouthwatering Rugby World Cup opener against the All Blacks in Yokohama. The Boks, captained by loose...
Govt still working out tax breaks for Lord of the Rings show
Amazon Studios' Lord of the Rings TV series will be huge but it's a waiting game to get the finer details. Auckland's been confirmed as the main production base...
Why you should be wary of multi-level marketing schemes
They're being called "a nightmare for women and for everyone they know". That's the sort of headline we're seeing now, when journalists delve into the latest companies...
50 percent of oil production restored in Saudi Arabia after attacks
Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50 per cent of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman made...
Lockwood Smith lending trade expertise to Brexit planners
While Boris Johnson says a Brexit deal is beginning to emerge, the European Union says the British Prime Minister has offered nothing to break the impasse. While...
Boris embarrassed by Luxembourg PM after skipping press conference
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to abandon a press conference with his counterpart in Luxembourg to avoid anti-Brexit protesters, in an extraordinary...
All Blacks shoot down South African rumour about Brodie Retallick
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has reinforced the need for his side to start the World Cup in the right away against South Africa on Saturday, saying a good performance...
Why Gisborne iwi doesn't want to take part in Captain Cook anniversary
Members of the Ngati Kahu iwi don't want the Endeavour replica docking at Monganui for the Tuia 250. A flotilla is circumnavigating the country next month for the...
Regulators call for life insurers to lift their game
The Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank say they are "disappointed" with life insurers' responses to their joint Conduct and Culture Review and the...
Hope that visa changes will support workforce needs
It's hoped simplifying the temporary work visa process will support future workforce needs. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced a new employer-led...
Donald Trump meeting could result in trade victory for Jacinda Ardern
There are hopes our Prime Minister will be able to bargain with US President Donald Trump when they meet next week. Jacinda Ardern will next week have her first...
New work visa rules: 30k bosses benefit in big shakeup
Up to 30,000 businesses across the country will benefit from new changes to the Government's temporary work visa process programme, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why PM's meeting with Trump is a big deal
Finally some good news for the Government. The PM has scored a sit down meeting with the US president Donald Trump. We need this meeting. We need our relationship...
Australia's wild weather: Snow in the south, fires in the north
After a brief glimpse of spring over the weekend for many of us, a major cold front is bearing down on large parts of southeast Australia drenching the cities and...
Grant Robertson: Labour's plan to deal with sexual assault complaints
Finance Minister Grant Robertson joins Heather du Plessis Allan on the business hour, with a focus on the inquiries looking into the sexual assault allegations within...
Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' wins People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival
Some excellent news for kiwi director Taika Waititi today, after his new film Jojo Rabbit scooped the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. It’s an...
Winston Peters calls Labour turmoil a 'disgraceful orgy of speculation'
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has returned to the Beehive and described a sexual assault allegation saga engulfing the Labour Party as a "disgraceful orgy...
Report blames China for cyberattack on Australian parliament
Reuters has dropped a bombshell report saying Australian intelligence officials concluded China was responsible for the cyberattack on federal parliament and our...
Young horse rider weighs in on welfare perception
Does horse racing have an image problem on its hands? Top trainer Shaune Ritchie thinks so, and told Mike Hosking this morning that perhaps it's time to scale back...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Has climate change become a religion?
Is it just me or has climate change become a religion? I ask this because I opened the newspaper this morning to be confronted by a campaign that virtually all the...