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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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 their...
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...
More surgeries delayed at Middlemore Hospital due to White Island
Hundreds more surgeries will be postponed at Middlemore Hospital, due to the ongoing care of the Whakaari White Island patients. There's ongoing pressure on the...
Fifth death has been linked to changes to in epilepsy medicine
Another death that could be linked to switching epilepsy medication. Medsafe says they now know of five people who may have been taking lamotrigine when they died...
Scott Morrison returning to Australia after taking holiday during bushfire crisis
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is cutting his Hawaii holiday short and returning to Australia after the death of two volunteer firefighters overnight. He will arrive...
Andrew Dickens: Further proof our cities are always close to disaster
Why is there’s always a feeling that the cities in this country are always just an inch away from disaster? And it’s not just because we’re shaky with active tectonic...
Bachcare fined over $100k for deleting low-rating reviews
Bachcare has been fined $117,000 for misleading people - by deleting low-rating reviews. The Holiday rental and accommodation company pleaded guilty to two charges...
Benee on chart success: 'It's pretty insane'
She's New Zealand's newest pop star, she cleaned up at this year's New Zealand music awards, and now her single Soaked was officially the most played local single...
Pak'nSave Mangere could face a million dollars in fines over price fixing
An Auckland supermarket could face more than a million dollars in fines after being charged on 12 counts by the Commerce Commission under the fair trading act. The...
Shoppers boost economy - GDP growth better than expected
The last big piece of economic data for 2019 shows strong consumer spending lifted the economy in the September quarter. Gross domestic product increased 0.7 per...
Sir Ron Brierley child porn charges: New details emerge
News of Sir Ron Brierley's arrest in Sydney swept through the financial markets yesterday as reports of alleged child pornography offences emerged. The 82-year-old...
Middlemore Foundation asks for donations for White Island victims
Kiwis are opening their hearts and wallets this Christmas after the Whakaari White Island eruption. The Middlemore Foundation have set up a donation page on their...
Map shows Australia's day of record breaking heat
Australia sweltered through its hottest day ever on Tuesday. Now forecasters are saying even that record could be broken over the coming days. New South Wales and...
Andrew Dickens: No evidence of CRL creating a retail wasteland
On behalf of the politicians and businesses involved in the construction of the Auckland City Rail Link, I would like to apologise to the taxpayers of New Zealand...
Trump impeachment: What happens next?
Donald Trump has been impeached in a historic vote by the US House of Representatives. But what happens next? With Trump impeached today, it doesn't necessarily...
150 $200k jobs up for grabs - with a frosty catch
About 150 people are needed to fill some of the most adventurous jobs on the planet — at Australia's research stations on Antarctica. It turns out the wages are...
Legislation allows local businesses to manufacture medicinal cannabis
Regulations passed today will allow New Zealand businesses to manufacture and distribute medicinal cannabis products. The law, which comes into effect on April...
Anonymous tip led to Brierley being charged with possession of child porn
An anonymous tip apparently led police to arrest New Zealand businessman Sir Ron Brierley and charge him for alleged possession of child pornography. The 82-year-old...
US lawmakers move closer to impeachment vote
The House Rules Committee on Tuesday local time approved six hours of debate on the House floor Wednesday on the resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. The...
Americans go mad for Wellington-owned peanut butter brand
Americans are going mad for Fix and Fogg's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. The Wellington-owned peanut butter brand has reached the world's top five on Amazon in...
How tourism is 'eroding' NZ's world-famous environment
New Zealand is risking "killing the goose that laid the golden egg" as tourists heap unsustainable strain on our world-famous backyard, environment watchdog Simon...
Dickens: Climate change debate overrun by zealots on both sides
God spare me from ideological zealots of all persuasions. The obvious examples are in climate change and energy consumption. There are two ideological camps. The...