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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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The Huddle: Should Health Minister David Clark be sacked?
Health Minister David Clark has flouted the Government's advice to exercise locally after confirming he drove to a park to go mountain biking earlier this week. Clark...
Professor Michael Baker on wearing face masks and quarantine rules
Some experts are claiming tightening quarantine rules would help stamp out COVID-19, but we don't have the capacity to do it Otago University professor Michael...
Paul Goldsmith: Economic impact of lockdown will be brutal
National party finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says the longer the nation stays in lockdown the bigger the economical impacts will get. The OCED is predicting...
New Police Commissioner aiming to make NZ world's safest country
NZ's new Police Commissioner says he will be leading the country by example. Andrew Coster is rounding off his first day in the job by promising Kiwis they'll be...
Supermarkets call for calm after staff member punched in face
A woman has been charged with common assault after allegedly punching a supermarket manager in the face. The situation between a shopper and a staff member escalated...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The Health Minister should be fired
COMMENT: The Health Minister doesn't deserve to be fired. But he should be fired. Let's be clear about the rule he's broken. Last week, retired Police Commissioner...
Country's internet usage booming during lockdown
Our daily broadband usage has absolutely skyrocketed thanks to all of us being confined to our homes all day. Spark says every day is a weekend when it comes to...
The Huddle: Should Government run mercy flights for Kiwis overseas?
The government is still battling to try and get stranded New Zealanders back home. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says they are working with officials in...
Gareth Morgan wants Government to focus on healthcare, not business
Grant Robertson has spent tens of billions of dollars to save businesses during this Covid-19 crisis so far, yet the lockdown has brought big business to its knees. That...
Mike Bush reflects on time as Police Commissioner, Covid-19 response
Mike Bush has seen a lot of tragedy in his career - and he continues to face that possibility as he draws down the curtain on a 42-year policing career. In the...
Marist College father who got coronavirus speaks after hospital stay
The father of a Marist College student who was twice turned away before testing positive for Covid-19 is applauding measures to expand testing criteria and urges...
Australia records 23rd death as virus cases pass 5100
Coronavirus cases in Australia have passed 5100 and the national death toll has risen to 23 after Victoria and Queensland announced two more victims this morning. A...
Pulling magazines from shelves the final straw for Bauer
Covid-19 was the final nail in the coffin for Bauer Publishing in New Zealand. The German company has closed operations here, shutting down longstanding magazines...
Bay of Plenty couple stranded in India now faced with hotel closure
The Government has this afternoon allowed other countries to send mercy flights to pick up stranded tourists from here, but Kiwis across the world are still waiting...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Covid-19 is hastening the death of media
It’s an end of an era, isn’t it? It is gutting to say goodbye to some good Kiwi magazines. The Listener, around since 1939. Woman’s Weekly, since 1932. Metro since...
Stranded foreigners to start leaving NZ tomorrow
Foreigners stranded in New Zealand will start leaving the country from tomorrow. Tens of thousands of holidaymakers will able to make a "safe, orderly exit", Deputy...
GPs pleased that case definition for Covid-19 testing has widened
A reminder from doctors on just what symptoms you should come forward with – if you’re concerned you’ve got coronavirus.Covid-19 testing's being ramped up, with...
Frank Jasper: What you should be doing with KiwiSaver
An economist says people need to consider their long term savings goals during the Covid-19 pandemic. The advice when the markets first started to drop was to sit...
How to navigate 'digital dating' during the lockdown
Dating apps are booming right now during the lockdown. As people are at home with more time on their hands, apps like Tinder and Bumble are seeing a boom in downloads...
Chelsea Winter shares lockdown recipes on social media
First, she bought us the "lockdown loaf", now Kiwi chef Chelsea Winter has shared another simple recipe for Kiwis unable to rush to the supermarket. With yeast...
Economist urges Government to be careful about lock down period
The Government's being urged to be careful about the lockdown period. The four-week lockdown could be extended further if New Zealand's COVID-19 situation doesn't...
Lawyer warns employers can't enforce pay cuts without staff consent
A warning for employees being asked to unwillingly take pay cuts.Businesses across the country are taking a financial hit amid the coronavirus level-4 lockdown.As...
White House projects up to 200,000 deaths ahead
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000...
What Sweden is doing differently about Covid-19
The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still...
HDPA: Our need to police each other is resulting in some nasty behaviour
Can people getting angry at others during this lockdown please settle down? While I was out running today, a woman tried to hit me. Yes, you read that right. A...