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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Police will research why young drivers flee form them
Clinical psychologist Dougal Sutherland joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the Police's announcement in researching why young drivers flee from them. The...
Students protest for Climate Change around the country
School Strike 4 Climate co-ordinator Sophie Handford joins Heather du Plessis-Allan. Students around the country have gone on strike for climate change action today...
International news with Simon Denyer
Washington Post Japan and Korea bureau chief Simon Denyer joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest international news, with US President Donald Trump's...
Dr Rob Beaglehole: Government must 'show leadership' around sugar tax
Doctor Rob Beaglehole joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest talk around a sugary tax. More than 20 million dollars is being injected into extracting...
Hannah Tamaki: 'I'm optimistic' around my chances in politics
Leader of the newly-formed Coalition New Zealand Hannah Tamaki joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about her newest role in politics. Tamaki, the wife of controversial...
The strong evidence of anti-gay culture in male sports
Sports inclusion researcher Eric Denison joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the ingrained 'gay slurs' in male sports. The Crusaders named both Richie...
Government's shift in debt target 'makes sense'
Independent economist Cameron Bagrie joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk after the Government announced a shift in debt target. The Government has eased self...
More footage found on Facebook of Christchurch attacks
The Chief Censor David Shanks joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest finding of footage from the Christchurch mosque attacks. Video footage of...
Report reveals reasons behind Fox Glacier helicopter crash
Civil Aviation Authority Director Graham Harris joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest report surround the 2015 Fox Glacier Helicopter crash. The...
SkyPath Trust pleased that shared path will go ahead
The SkyPath Trust is supporting NZTA's new design, paving the way for Aucklanders to soon be able to cycle and walk from the CBD to the North Shore. The Trust...
Paula Bennett: Questions raised over Parliament assault claims
There is disbelief in the Beehive that there could've potentially been a sexual predator walking among them, and how the case has been handled. A report into bullying...
HDPA: Mallard's handling of Parliament rape allegation has not been good enough
A staff member at Parliament has been stood down following allegations a sexual predator was working on the grounds. Speaker Trevor Mallard has just released the...
Concerns nuclear waste in Marshall Islands at risk of leaking
At 6.45am on March 1, 1954, the blue sky stretching over the south Pacific Ocean was split open by an enormous red flash. Within seconds, a mushroom cloud towered...
Trump spending the most on Facebook advertising of the 2020 candidates
A new report has shown that Donald Trump has so far spent more on Facebook advertising than any of his Democratic rivals for President. The New York Times has reported...
National: Police had to pay to recover stolen guns
National’s gun spokesman says that Palmerston North police had to pay to get back eight stolen gens last month. 11 guns were stolen from a police station last month...
Crusaders put onus on accusers as review begins
The Crusaders have handed over the investigation into two separate incidents in Cape Town involving their players to an independent lawyer and will also put their...
Law expert: Terrorism charge could give accused gunman a platform
There are concerns about charging the alleged Mosque shooter with terrorism. Police have announced terror charges have now been laid, under the Terrorism Suppression...
Parliament culture review reveals 14 allegations of sexual assault
A review into bullying and harassment in parliament has revealed a toxic culture in the halls of power. Debbie Francis interviewed more than 200 people and received...
Weta Digital responsible for one of Thrones' most graphic deaths
Game of Thrones has come to an end, and with it ends the involvement of New Zealand’s biggest special effects company. The fantasy series, which features dragons,...
HDPA: Crusaders players should be stood down during investigation
So the Crusaders are in trouble. First we had the allegations about three players making homophobic slurs in a cape town McDonald’s. Then today, we’ve heard allegations...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Australia's election should be a warning for National
I don’t want to be one of those annoying people who say I knew this was going to happen, but the Australian election result doesn’t surprise me. I had a sneaky...
Morrison defends Rwandan killers resettlement amidst criticism
Australia's prime minister said on Friday that two Rwandan refugees who resettled in Australia after 15 years in U.S. detention are no longer suspects in the massacre...
Employment law expert reacts to Folau's termination
Israel Folau's four-year A$4 million contract has been terminated by Rugby Australia. The decision was announced by Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle at a press...
No easy answers for why high number of Māori are homeless
There's no easy answer to why nearly half of Auckland's homeless population are Maori. The full findings of Auckland's Homeless Count, conducted over a single...
Media expert: Reality shows make a spectacle of 'working class misfortune'
Reality shows are offering ways for people to sort out their problems. ITV in the UK has cancelled the Jeremy Kyle show after the death of a guest. The guest...