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*.
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Craig Garner: Digital presence for small businesses
Heather du Plessis Allan Drive is launching a new segment this year. On the Business Hour each week, Heather will look at some of the thorny issues that small Kiwi...
Boris Johnson faces new Brexit battle on child migrants
Britain's Parliament has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink part of his key Brexit bill and restore a promise to reunite child refugees with family members...
Former Trump adviser on why we shouldn't let Huawei on our 5G network
The 5G debate is back on the table, and all eyes are on Britain. The UK are set to decide this week whether to let Huawei build their 5G network or not. It's speculated...
Too lazy to go to the petrol station? Christchurch company has the solution
There’s a new service looking to get on board the 'on demand' economy: petrol that comes to you. If you hate filling up your car, one Christchurch company is happy...
Critic Magazine making the most of Dunedin's AirBnB squeeze
A good vibe and a cigarette for brekkie in Dunedin could be yours - if you're willing to part with a couple of grand. University of Otago's student magazine Critic...
Twyford says commuters will have to endure congestion pain
New Zealanders will have to put up with the pain of road cones if they want a first world lifestyle, according to the Government. Callers to Kerre McIvor Mornings...
Swastikas spray-painted outside Jewish congregation in Wellington
The Race Relations Commissioner is calling on every New Zealander to reject the tactics and ideologies of hate groups after swastikas were spray-painted outside...
Members bill would give electricians flashing lights for emergency situations
Vector is backing a bill that would give electricians flashing vehicle lights for emergency situations. Currently, when a vehicle becomes involved in an accident...
Impeachment trial: Republicans vote against allowing witnesses
The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Labour at risk of losing Māori voters
If the Labour Government was hoping for a reset over the summer break, they must be sorely disappointed. Last year was politically rough for the government, and...
With costs approaching $100b, the fires are Australia's costliest natural disaster
LISTEN TO HSBC CHIEF ECONOMIST PAUL BLOXHAM TALK ABOUT THE COST WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Text by Paul Read, Monash University and Richard Denniss, Crawford School...
Palace to make changes after controversy over Meghan's new title
Buckingham Palace is working to revise its guidance on how Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are to be addressed after reports that the Duchess of Sussex's...
Senate Republicans unveil shortened timeline for impeachment trial
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's legal team each 24 hours divided over two days for their...
Australian MPs using 'Megxit' to fuel republican calls
With Meghan and Harry deciding to quit the royal family, some outspoken MPs across the Tasman say Australia should do the same. The push for an Australian republic...
Will New Zealand see influx of people fleeing Australia's fires?
As the fires rage on in Australia, most people will look at ways to rebuild their lives, but some might call it quits on the smoke and the fire and come across the...
Ministry of Health says border screenings won't stop coronavirus
Travellers are being advised to call Healthline if they fall sick in New Zealand. Fears are growing about a Sars-like illness originating in Wuhan in China - that's...
Wild weather causes more grief in Australia
Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered beleaguered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires...
Nikki Kaye: Public transport should have priority over cruise ships
Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye says public transport must take priority over cruise ships after several ferries were forced to circle round the inner harbour for...
Trivago found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct
The Commerce Commission says it has received 18 complaints about travel comparison website Trivago. Trivago, part-owned by US-based Expedia, has been found guilty...
Andrew Dickens: The truth about climate change refugees
It seems as though debate about the climate, it’s changes and the implications have hit a new level due to the Australian and Amazonian fires of the past year. Not...
Australian government launches tourism campaign after bush fire devastation
The Federal Government has announced a AUD$76 million recovery package focusing on rebuilding Australia’s tourism industry in light of the bushfire crisis. Prime...
Heather du Plessis-Allan reveals her family's summer heartbreak
Heather du Plessis-Allan has revealed the personal heartbreak that dominated her summer holidays. The host of Newstalk ZB’s Drive show ended her 2019 season a week...
HDPA: Bratty Harry and Meghan authors of their own misfortune
So Meghan and Harry, eh? They are behaving like a pair of brats. I know not everyone will agree with me. I’ve heard quite a bit of support for the pair and for...
National suggests burglary at headquarters is politically motivated
National is suggesting the theft of three laptops from its Auckland-based headquarters in a burglary last night could be politically motivated, describing nature...
Sunshine or rain? Your weather forecast for Christmas Day
A wild Friday is in store for most of New Zealand, with heavy rain, gale-force winds and a chance of thunderstorms. But the good news is the weather should improve...