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*.
Vodafone 5G is live! Heather chats to Lindsay Zwart, Business Director from Vodafone New Zealand to discuss the possibilities for New Zealand businesses and how business leaders can make the most of these benefits!
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22 organisations have issued a stark warning saying that Sydney’s smoky air has become a public health emergency. The groups are calling for urgent government action,...
It turns out ice cram does make you happy after all
'Ice cream makes u happy' will be allowed to remain on a Whangarei storefront after a successful appeal from ice cream giant, Streets. In September, the Complaints...
Singing elephant hopes to reduce 'fatbergs' in Tauranga
A marketing campaign has flushed the number of fatbergs in Tauranga. Fatbergs are created when items like wet wipes bind with fat in the sewer causing blockages...
National announces plans for infrastructure and transport
Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has promised that National will be the "party of infrastructure" if it wins power in next year's election. He made the promise at...
Why do newsreaders sound the way they do?
An opinion piece doing the rounds today is exploring the phenomenon that is the 'news voice'. It is about how, the second the camera or the microphone goes on, the...
Andrew Dickens: National's new transport policies are pure nanny state
I’m a bit worried that the National Party has caught a little bit of the nanny state disease that their supporters criticise Labour and Greens for. And for the tax...
President Trump says US and China have reached trade deal
The Trump administration has dropped its plan to impose new tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese imports beginning Sunday under a modest interim deal that de-escalates...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Britain voted for Brexit - again
Watch the video above as Heather du Plessis-Allan shares her thoughts on the Conservatives comprehensive victory in the UK election.
Feta latest Kiwi product being hurt by EU trade deals
Feta is the latest product our dairy producers are facing difficulty with. Kiwi-made feta is being exported to the world, especially to the Chinese market where...
UK election: What you need to know about each party
The United Kingdom's 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday's elections for Parliament's lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main...
Author of latest ports report criticises delay in decision
Next year will see the 21st reports in ten years discussing whether Ports of Auckland should move operations north or not. The Government has ordered more information...
Taxpayers Union rich list: $62m paid to 140 public sector CEOs
The Taxpayers Union has just released the public sector CEO rich list. It's revealed this year taxpayers will pay $62 million in salaries for the 140 public sector...
Disaster expert weighs in on White Island recovery risk
An expert in disaster risk and resilience says making a decision on returning to Whakaari / White Island will have been a complex process. Police have been briefing...
Division over plans for Eden Park to host concerts
Some Eden Park residents would prefer concerts to be held in the city, not a residential area. The Eden Park Trust is applying for resource consent to host up to...
HDPA: Why it's a good we're getting another Auckland Port report
If you’re a follower of the port debate you might be frustrated today, because the decision’s been delayed again pending yet another report. We’ve had 20 reports...
The Business Transformers Series with Vodafone 5G Episode 4
Vodafone 5G is live! Heather chats to Lindsay Zwart, Business Director from Vodafone New Zealand to discuss the possibilities for New Zealand businesses and how...
Mixed reaction to Government's infrastructure plans
National Leader Simon Bridges is accusing the Government of "screwing up the economy," after new Treasury figures revealed the books would be going into deficit...
UK election up in the air as controversy dogs both parties
With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism...
'Rival teams will be relieved': World media reacts to new All Blacks coach
Kiwi rugby fans have taken a swing at New Zealand Rugby over the appointment of new All Blacks coach Ian Foster. NZR confirmed the 54-year-old Foster's appointment...
Questions remain about who will serve under Ian Foster
The men set to work under the helm of new All Blacks head coach Ian Foster is all but set. And it would appear hopes of recruiting Joe Schmidt in an assistant role...
What's next in Donald Trump impeachment saga?
The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment by the end of the week, sending them to the House floor for a vote by Christmas....
White Island: Pilot recalls moment they heard help wasn't coming
One of the pilots who attended White Island says they knew the risks involved, and they would be willing to take that risk. The death toll from Monday's eruption...
HDPA: Begrudging applause for Govt on infrastructure announcement
I’m pleased to see the government announcing massive infrastructure spending today. They deserve applause. But let’s be clear about what we’re applauding them for....
Sydney choked by hazardous smoke from bush fires
Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered "hazardous," and was...
Photo of toddler on hospital floor causes trouble for Boris Johnson
A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took centre stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a...