Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
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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More drug-drivers arrested than drunk-drivers by UK police, research reveals
Over in the UK, research shows more drug-drivers have been arrested than drunk drivers by some forces. Data shows over 48 percent of roadside arrests were for drug-diving,...
The Huddle: Is it time to ditch fees-free university?
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Researchers have today welcomed a clarification by the Environmental Protection Authority that allows them to enhance their research. The EPA has ruled organisms...
Liam Dann: I've been won over by AI
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Barry Soper: Ginny Andersen needs courage in her convictions
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Google Maps confusion results in German tourists getting stuck in Queensland bush
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David Warner booed ahead of T20 match
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'Exciting': Sky TV reporting strong start to financial year
Sky TV has made a strong start to the financial year, with a 10 percent rise in net profit for the half-year to December. The broadcaster experienced a 3 percent...
Air New Zealand CEO blames inflation, stabilised demand for reduced half-year earnings
Air New Zealand's half-year earnings have taken a dive, according to today's report. The airline has announced earnings before taxation of $185 million for the first...
Body Positive Executive Director labels removal of graphic booklets an 'overreaction'
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'You do what you can': Rachin Ravindra on the ongoing T20 series against Australia
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'Completely failed': ACT's Dr Parmjeet Parmar slams fees-free scheme following TEC findings
ACT's Tertiary Education and Skills spokesperson says the last Government's first-year fees-free university policy failed by every measure. The Tertiary Education...
Tobacco excise tax incident won't be only leak, expert warns
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New Stats NZ data shows child poverty worsening
Inflation and the rising cost of living are contributing to worsening child poverty. Stats NZ data shows more than 140,000 children were living in material hardship...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: National has found their excuse to ditch fees-free uni
If National is looking for an excuse to get out of paying for Labour’s dumb free year of university, they may have just got it. The Tertiary Education Commission...
Prince William calls for an end to ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict
Prince William has called for an end to the ongoing Israel-Gaza war. In a statement, he spoke of the 'terrible human cost' of the conflict in the Middle East. UK...
The Huddle: What's Efeso Collins' political legacy?
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Robotic-assisted surgery experiences surge in investment
More operations could be done by robotic surgeons in the not-so-distant future. California-based company Intuitive Surgical has been leading the charge in robot-assisted...
Barry Soper: Efeso Collins never left any doubt about what he wanted to achieve
Shock across the country, as Green MP Efeso Collins unexpectedly died days after delivering his maiden speech in Parliament. Collins collapsed at an Auckland charity...
NZTA warns National's proposed transport projects could leave multi-billion fiscal hole
The New Zealand Transport Agency is warning some proposed transport projects could cost more than the Government bargained for. NZTA has estimated the roads and...
US to unveil new sanctions on Russia following Navalny death
Russia will soon face a new wave of sanctions from the US after the death of Opposition politician Alexei Navalny. The security council announced today its decision...
Stacey Jones beats out Wayne Bennett to become newest Kiwis head coach
Stacey Jones is the new Kiwis head coach, beating Wayne Bennett to the job. The Warriors halfback replaces Michael Maguire, who stood down to take on opportunities...
NZME reports halved profit following revenue drop
Media giant NZME has reported a drop in net after-tax profit of $12.2 million dollars. The company behind the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB has blamed declining...
Auckland Airport hits back at Air NZ's concerns surrounding redevelopment spending
Auckland Airport is disputing Air New Zealand's concerns the redevelopment will push fares up. Air New Zealand has requested Commerce Minister Andrew Bayly look...
ASB unveils multi-layered scam awareness program to protect consumers
This week, ASB launched the first steps of a multi-layered campaign designed to protect consumers from scammers. The bank hopes to raise awareness around the issue...