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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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Maggie Barry being 'disingenuous' over End of Life Choice Bill - David Seymour
National MP Maggie Barry is squashing claims of filibustering over the End of Life Choice Bill. Barry is leading a group of MPs opposing the Bill, with more than...
Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Indonesia, felt in Darwin
A series of earthquakes have rocked Indonesia's eastern provinces. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the island of Saumlaki in the Banda Sea at a depth of 208km,...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The campaign against Israel Folau has gone too far
The campaign against Israel Folau has now, in my opinion, gone too far. This is no longer a campaign against what he said. It is now a campaign against him, the...
Sanford CEO reassures Bluff community ahead of proposed job cuts
A seafood company scaling back operations in a small Southland town says it's trying to minimize the impact on locals. Sanford is planning to restructure its South...
Mike Yardley: Government targetting slackers and sloths with election policy
Is the Government screwing the scrum ahead of next year's election? Are they set to ram through electoral law changes for cynical political advantage? National's...
Gun owners who disagree with compensation able to challenge
Gun owners who disagree with the Government's compensation for their firearm will have the chance to challenge it. Details about the Government's gun buy-back scheme...
Man sentenced for manslaughter after body found in wheelie bin
A Melbourne man will serve at least three-and-a-half years in prison for shooting an artist twice, dumping his body in a wheelie bin and leaving it in a storage...
Michelle Boag: 'Luxon contemplated joining National for quite some time'
Confirmation the Air New Zealand CEO has been interested in joining National for quite some time. Christopher Luxon has resigned after seven years in the top job,...
Supreme Court judge went on holiday with Colin Craig's lawyer
It has emerged a Supreme Court judge went on a sailing holiday with Colin Craig's lawyer, while he was considering his decision in a high-profile case. It was an...
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon resigns
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has resigned. He will step down from day to day leadership of the airline on September 25, Air NZ said in a statement. "I...
President Trump rips 'radical' Democrats in 2020 launch
Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign...
Suicide rates amongst American youth continue to rise
Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years -- so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point...
HDPA: Uni rankings again show why fees-free is a failure
Today we had a reminder of the biggest danger from the government’s policy of making university free. Our most prestigious university slipped in the global rankings...
Hastings school's refuse to change rules to let girl play in 1st XV
The only girl in a school's 1st XV rugby team has been told that if she competes in an upcoming tournament her team will not be awarded any points. Briar Hales,...
Chief Ombudsman launches wide-ranging inquiry into uplifting of babies
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier will conduct a wide-ranging investigation into Oranga Tamariki's handling of uplifting new-born babies from their families. Boshier...
David Seymour responds to Heather du Plessis-Allan's criticism
ACT leader David Seymour has responded strongly to ZB Drive host Heather du Plessis-Allan's scathing editorial over the party’s re-launch and new policy announcements. Heather...
Majority of parents willing to help children purchase property
Research out today shows the bank of mum and dad is alive and well. More than half of parents surveyed said they would be prepared to stump up a bit of cash to...
Questions remain over David Hisco departure from ANZ
There are plenty more questions emerging about the departure of David Hisco from ANZ. There are calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry and for Sir John Key to...
US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers
In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Hisco saga unlikely to damage John Key
Calls for the head of Sir John Key are overwrought. So are calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Most of what’s happened at ANZ has happened over a period when...
Suzuki insists the Swift is safe after calls to ban used imports
Suzuki have mounted a defence of the Swift. Pre-2016 models of the popular car may be banned from being imported due to their low safety ratings. While new swifts...
Owners of damaged Sydney apartment building face huge repair bill
The owners of the Mascot Towers are about to be hit with a million-dollar emergency repairs levy, that is predicted to increase to $5.5 million by the time all the...
Key reveals why ANZ delayed Hisco's departure
The board of ANZ bank knew about NZ chief executive David Hisco's personal expenses which were paid with company money for the past three months, NZ chairman Sir...
Government launches new legislation to ease $63b of farm debt
New Zealand's biggest farmer and banking lobby groups are welcoming a new Government bill which aims to ease the burden of farmers in financial distress. Cabinet...
Anger and shock over vaccine shortage in Northland
Health agencies could have bought enough meningococcal vaccine to immunise all children in Northland last year and chose not to, the National Party says. But Health...