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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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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.
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Cavalier Corporation tumbles to $21.5m loss
Cavalier Corporation has reported a statutory net loss after tax of $21.5m with profitability impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown, particularly in April and May. Revenue...
Paul Goldsmith: National trending in the right direction
National MP Paul Goldsmith says the party's trending in the right direction. In the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll, National has picked up two points to put...
Robertson: Labour hopes to finalise Ihumātao deal 'acceptable to everyone;
Labour's finance spokesperson says there's a deal to be done at Ihumātao. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters revealed on Friday his party three times blocked...
German yachties breaching border restrictions highlights 'stress' of cyclone season
Immigration New Zealand has thrown the book at the crew of a German yacht who turned up in the Bay of Islands without permission. They're being put on the first...
Cold weather expected to last overnight in South Island
The worst of the Antarctic blast hammering the South Island has passed but it will leave many still shivering tomorrow. Temperatures will be plummeting as low as...
Harry and Meghan rumoured to star in Netflix docu-series
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have agreed to appear in their own reality show. Their Netflix deal, reportedly worth millions, was thought to have the couple working...
Mental Health Foundation says more Cabinet clout needed to tackle suicide
The Mental Health Foundation says National's promised dedicated Minister isn't the only way forward. National's new policy also includes 100,000 free counselling...
Melbourne eases lockdown; schools, work resume
Melbourne has further eased lockdown restrictions, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work. Melbourne...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Judith Collins still has a chance to save her party
You know things are bad for a party when people start asking whether that party is in its death spiral yet. And that is the conversation around National now. This...
The Front Bench: Is National in a death spiral?
Every Monday until the election The Front Bench will take on the biggest talking points of the election campaign. Heather du Plessis-Allan, Newstalk ZB political...
Cannabis firm Rua Bioscience to list on NZX
The IPO drought on the New Zealand stock exchange is set to be broken by a cannabis company. Rua Bioscience was founded in 2016 on the East Coast, and the company...
ASB Classic yet to hear from Govt for approval as D-day nears
New Zealand could be days away from losing its "highest-profile international sporting event" should the Government not approve plans for the ASB Classic tennis...
New 'Shrek' the sheep found living in Gisborne forestry block
"Shrek 2" has been found living in a forestry block adjoining Wairakaia Station at Muriwai and the long, woolly beast of a sheep will feature at the Spring Show. The...
Judith Collins reignites her campaign with strong debate performance
National leader Judith Collins and Labour's Jacinda Ardern went head-to-head on a raft of issues - in the first televised leaders debate of the election campaign...
Winston Peters speaks out on Ihumatao and broken Labour-NZ First coalition
Winston Peters says an Ihumatao deal could have broken the Labour-New Zealand First coalition. In Orewa today, the New Zealand First leader emphasised the party's...
Helen Clark urges Kiwis to vote yes on assisted dying referendum
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is encouraging people to vote yes in the upcoming End of Life Choice referendum, telling New Zealanders not to let "fear or misinformation...
Weather bomb set to dampen start of school holidays
The Antarctic blast heading this way is being billed by weather forecasters as a one-in-10 year storm. From tomorrow evening the weather bomb should bring to the...
Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court
Emerging at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday, President Donald Trump heard something he doesn't often hear -- at least directed toward him: booing. "Vote...
HDPA: Why should All Blacks get an exemption to leave quarantine early?
It seems there might a possible solution to the problem of the All Blacks spending Christmas day in quarantine away from their families. This is an idea, that’s...
No signs of a players revolt over Rugby Championship schedule yet
New Zealand Rugby Players' Association boss Rob Nichol isn't losing sleep over a potential player revolt, citing a lot of work still needs to be done for the Rugby...
The Huddle: Is the wealth tax really a bottom line for the Greens?
The Green party co-leader is covering for one of his MPs - after a wealth tax blunder. One of the Green's election policies includes a plan to make Kiwis with a...
Horticulture industry told to pay people fairly if they want more staff
Profitable fruit pickers are being told to pay staff a proper rate if they want more staff. Francie Perry says she wants to bring in strawberry pickers from the...
James Shaw denies wealth tax is a bottom line for negotiations
The Green Party is insisting it doesn't have a bottom line in Coalition negotiations with the Labour Party. One of the Green's election policies includes a plan...
Bosses Rebuilding: Upstock's Philip Fierlinger
A cool innovation story for you tonight, it's called Upstock, and it's an app which is making waves in the hospitality sector. It's an online stock ordering system...
Latest Covid-19 cases highlight importance of using tracer app
Investigations continue after three people from the same family test positive for Covid-19. 31 people are self isolating after coming into contact with the trio...