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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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Spark Sport locks in rights to English cricket
Spark Sport's grabbed the rights to English cricket for the next four years. The online streamer has confirmed it has signed a deal with the ECB, giving it the rights...
The Huddle on privacy and isolation breaches
Isolation facilities are back in the spotlight after the second escapee in under a week. The man escaped the Stamford Plaza last night between 7pm and 8pm and went...
Dutch police discover secret torture site in shipping containers
Authorities in the Netherlands have discovered an apparent torture site hidden inside shipping containers, which were lined with sound-proofing material and filled...
Privacy Commissioner disappointed by Boag, Walker leak
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says Hamish Walker's actions were "very disappointing". Walker has resigned as an MP after he confessed to passing private details...
Bosses Rebuilding: Partners Life's Naomi Ballantyne
In a pandemic, your mind wanders quite naturally to the question, what if I die? Usually Kiwis are notoriously bad at confronting the end of their life. Naomi Ballantyne...
Expert says more security needed at isolation facilities
An expert says that security at New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine facilities isn't up to scratch. Countdown in Victoria St West was today closed and...
Officials trying to work out movements of man who escaped isolation
The Minister in charge of isolation is light on details about exactly when the Auckland supermarket visited by a man with Covid-19 was closed and cleaned. The man...
Former Labour MP voted out of Otago Regional Council
Andrew Noone has been elected the new chairman of Otago Regional Council against a backdrop of protest. He is taking over from Marian Hobbs, who was voted out by...
Grace Millane's family calls for NZ to end rough sex defence
The family of slain backpacker Grace Millane have called on the Government to reform our laws and ban the "rough sex" defence after the UK Parliament voted to outlaw...
134 new Covid-19 cases in Victoria as state enters lockdown
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has assured the people of Melbourne they have the full support of the rest of the country as they prepare to go into a six...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: How do we still have mistakes at isolation facilities?
We have yet another mistake at the border quarantine facilities. This time a guy’s just walked out of the Stamford in Auckland, disappeared for 70 minutes, gone...
'We will seize your blood-drenched ill-gotten gains': UK announces new sanctions
Britain on Monday announced economic sanctions against individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to...
The Huddle: Why Hamish Walker has to go
National MP Hamish Walker has confessed to passing private details of Covid-19 patients to the media. A privacy breach of active Covid cases was reported by the...
Latest Auckland port report sparks further division
A report's been leaked recommending Auckland's port be moved to Manukau Harbour, instead of Northland. Former Far North Mayor Wayne Brown is the chair of the Government...
AMP to continue KiwiSaver contributions to employees on parental leave
KiwiSaver provider AMP has come up with a way of fighting the retirement savings gap between men and women. As it stands, women are more likely to be enrolled in...
Bosses Rebuilding: The company that realised there was no way back
So far on Bosses Rebuilding, we have told you many stories of businesses who are regrowing after the Covid lockdown. They have been hit hard, but many of them have...
Air NZ boss suggests passenger number restrictions won't be for long
The Air New Zealand boss has hinted restrictions to manage the numbers of returning New Zealanders could be shorter than the Government's flagged. In a statement...
Government gives migrant visa holders six month extension
Temporary workers whose visas were due to expire at the end of this year have had their visas extended by six months, the Government has announced. This will benefit...
State of Victoria faces lockdown, 191 new cases confirmed
Victoria has announced 191 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, meaning tougher containment measures – and possibly an entire statewide lockdown — are likely. Premier...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Govt has wasted $2 million on another port report
Don’t you think yet another report into moving Auckland’s port is a little convenient? Did we really need an 18th report into whether to move the port? Yes, we’ve...
PM's chief science adviser: Legal cannabis could reduce harm, but many unknowns
Legalising cannabis has the potential to counter systemic racism, see more treatment services and lift poor communities that have become embroiled in the black market,...
Report: Trans-Tasman bubble could 'turbocharge' travel tourism spend to $4b
A trans-Tasman bubble could see a $4 billion "turbocharge" boost by the year's end, according to a report by Ernst & Young Australia. That scenario is based on the...
Grant Robertson: Victoria Covid spike won't hold up travel bubble
Finance Minister Grant Robertson refuses to believe a trans-Tasman bubble will be burst by a spike of Covid 19 cases in Victoria. But he says the influx of new cases...
Businesses urged to be proactive when wage subsidy ends
Businesses are being told they need to be proactive when the wage subsidy extension ends. Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that the wage subsidy scheme will end some...
Cook Islands continues call for travel bubble
Jacinda Ardern says work is underway on a Pacific bubble -- but admits she hasn't spoke to the Cook Islands Prime Minister for several weeks. The Cook Islands have...