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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.
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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All Black says he is '100 per cent' keen on switch to league
The All Blacks could lose one of their leading players to rugby league as early as next year - with star loose forward Ardie Savea considering a sensational switch...
'Total failure': Coroner delivers findings into fatal Dreamworld tragedy
Dreamworld's handling of safety risks at the time of a horrific fatal ride tragedy was a "total failure" and the theme park's "shoddy record keeping was a significant...
University lecturer calls for an end to 'voluntourism'
An university lecturer has criticised tertiary institutions for continuing to send students on voluntourism experiences. The trend - short for 'volunteer tourism'...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Proposal to screen all men is a bad idea
Sometimes ideas are well-meaning, but dangerous. And this idea of screening all men after break ups of long term relationships is one such idea. It’s a proposal...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Thank you Scott Beard
Heather du Plessis-Allan says thank you to Detective Inspector Scott Beard after the sentencing of Grace Millane's killer
Grace Millane detective Scott Beard responds to sentencing verdict
The lead investigator in the Grace Millane murder case is questioning the use of "rough sex" as a defence. Millane's killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment...
Coronavirus cruise ship: Two Diamond Princess passengers die
Two passengers with coronavirus from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have died, according to Japanese news reports. They were an 87-year-old man and 84-year-old...
New UK immigration system sparks concerns over job shortages
Companies in Britain are warning that a new immigration system that priorities skilled workers could lead to labour shortages in industries including farming and...
Principals warn of 'growing sea of violence' over troubled children
Schools are increasingly resisting attempts to make them enrol children who have been kicked out of other schools for violent behaviour. Primary school principals...
Coronavirus prompts rise in private flights as airlines cut back services
Demand for private jets has soared since the coronavirus outbreak. Operators have reportedly seen a 300 per cent increase in enquiries to get people out of China. Paramount...
Government renames Social Investment Agency
The Government has announced it's going to replace the Social Investment Agency - with the Social Wellbeing Agency. The social investment approach was Bill English’s...
'I'm livid': Oranga Tamariki criticised over Flaxmere case where boy was beaten
A Hawke's Bay MP has hit out at criticism of Oranga Tamariki's handling of a boy brutally beaten in his Flaxmere home saying they are "damned if they do and damned...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: New Zealand Cricket is killing the sport
Got a text this afternoon from a friend: “NZC is killing cricket”. That was her immediate response to the news Radio Sport won’t be broadcasting free-to-air domestic...
Car-fire murders: 'Monster' dad kidnapped child and fled interstate
Warning: Distressing content The brother of murdered mum Hannah Baxter has revealed his family's desperate attempts to save her from her "monster" husband. Baxter,...
Radio Sport calls time on live cricket commentary
New Zealand Media and Entertainment's Radio Sport has today announced it has chosen not to renew the rights to broadcast live commentary of New Zealand Cricket's...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: SkyCity joins the brigade of cowards
Well there we go. SkyCity’s joined the brigade of cowards who cancel events because someone said something controversial. SkyCity was booked as the venue for a...
Caroline Flack's death sparks sympathy and outrage
Much has been written about the circumstances that led to the death of the British television presenter Caroline Flack on Saturday, despite little of substance being...
National looking into scrapping planned minimum wage increases
National is considering scrapping the Government's planned minimum wage increase if it wins this year's election, the party's finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. The...
Why a second harbour crossing in Auckland is a costly risk
A second harbour crossing across the Waitematā Harbour could be brought forward if National makes it into government. A business case for the project is being prepared...
People self-quarantining due to coronavirus struggle to find accommodation
There are concerns for Kiwis who've returned from China and have been forced to self-isolate from the coronavirus. There are reports of people sleeping in cars,...
Westpac anticipates house prices will grow by 10 per cent
Residential rents are rising, mortgage interest rates are sinking and house prices have just been forecast to rise more steeply this year than originally expected. Dominick...
Justice Minister won't revoke right of silence, but looking at options
People who witness child abuse but refuse to speak to police should face three years in jail, National leader Simon Bridges says. But Justice Minister Andrew Little...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: No easy way to force people to talk to cops
The right to silence is not going to be removed. Justice Minister Andrew Little has today ruled that out. He’s going to cop flak for this, but he’s right. Let’s...
Melissa Vining: Southland's charity hospital finds a new home
The Southern Charity Hospital now has a home in the Clifton Tavern. The charity project is the legacy of Winton man Blair Vining who, before he died, worked to...
Aussie firefighter who criticised Scott Morrison claims he was fired
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed an announcement from the NSW Rural Fire Service that a volunteer firefighter was not sacked after an expletive-laden rant...