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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Finance Minister: Announcement on infrastructure funding coming soon
The Finance Minister does think there is an infrastructure shortfall in New Zealand, but the Government's focus on transport won't focus on "three or four" major...
Ben Stokes' dad Gerard: There's a bit of Kiwi on the Cup
Ben Stokes was made for the job of leading England to World Cup victory, according to his dad. But Gerard "Ged" Stokes, the former Kiwi league forward and assistant...
Kyle Mills: Cricket was the winner at the end of the day
One ex-Black Cap says cricket was the winner at the end of the day. The Black Caps lost the Cricket World Cup final through a technicality rule after originally...
Antonio Hall fire puts heritage buildings back in the spotlight
An expert says owners of heritage-listed buildings are facing huge obstacles, and aren't getting the help they need. It comes after a devastating fire at Christchurch's...
Pacific and trade likely top of the agenda as Winston Peters heads to US
Foreign Minister Winston Peters is heading to the US to meet with senior Trump administration officials for the second time in just over six months. Peters will...
Former umpires say officials made crucial error
A former New Zealand international umpire believes the officials made a crucial error in the final over of the cricket World Cup final between the Black Caps and...
'Absolute disgrace': Aussie bookmaker refunds bets on Black Caps
Leading Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has refunded those who put money on the Black Caps to win the Cricket World Cup final against England, describing the fashion...
HDPA: Some World Cup rules need changing, but we weren't robbed
We got so close, didn't we? But in the end, the Black Caps were beaten by a technicality eh? By a rule, and who even knew that rule existed before this game? Look,...
Tourists swarm Uluru as climb closure date looms
Hordes of tourists are descending on Uluru to climb it before it closes — wreaking havoc. A photo taken at the base of Uluru on Wednesday showed a queue snaking...
England plays Australia for place in Cricket World Cup final
Host England takes on five-time champion Australia at Edgbaston in the second Cricket World Cup semifinal tonight. The winner plays New Zealand at Lord's in the...
Titirangi locals concerned over infestation of huge rats
Locals are concerned about an infestation of huge rats scurrying about in the Titirangi village centre. It's believed overfeeding wild chickens is giving the rats...
Islamic Women's Council applauds Race Relations Commissioner appointment
One ethnic group is relieved a new Race Relations Commissioner has finally been appointed after it was announced Meng Foon will take over in August. The job has...
Warnings China won't need NZ logs forever
There are warnings China won't need New Zealand’s logs forever. The profitability of the government's billion trees programme is being called into question as the...
Government won't budge on Business Council's demand for roads
The Government and the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council see eye-to-eye on a lot when it comes to fixing the country's infrastructure woes, Transport Minister...
Former Black Cap Peter McGlashan previews tonight's semi-final
Was great getting a former players perspective on tonight’s Semi Final. Can the Black Caps make a miraculous comeback and secure a spot in the final?
Australian mother receives whopping $465,000 phone bill
A mum-of-three was used to budgeting $400 a month to send to Telstra — until her most recent phone bill was asking her to cough up 1000 times that. Karen, from...
Illegal cannabis seeds may be used to make legal medicinal cannabis products
A proposal for legal, medicinal cannabis would allow licenced growers to use illegal cannabis seed to make legal products. The regulatory framework for a legal...
HDPA: Govt's plans will make legalising medicinal cannabis pointless
What’s the point in allowing the use of medicinal cannabis if it’s going to be so hard to get hold of? That’s becoming obvious. If there’s one thing you can take...
NZ Initiative comes out swinging against labour reforms
Industries with large workforces will be most at risk of being hijacked by small numbers of workers seeking nationally binding, collectively bargained employment...
NZ forest owners cutting back on harvest amid tumbling log prices
New Zealand forest owners are cutting back on their harvest on the back of tumbling log prices. Cheaper logs from Russia and Scandinavia are flooding into China,...
Police receive wake-up call over weapon storage following audit
Two separate cases of guns going missing because of book keeping failures have been revealed today. It comes as an audit finds 80 police stations, a quarter of...
Parents warn of more music festival drug deaths as inquest begins
The devastated parents of a young Queensland man who died of an overdose at a NSW music festival have issued a grim warning, saying a similar tragedy could strike...
Evidence that Government's Clean Car scheme will work
There's overseas evidence to show financial incentives to get people into electric vehicles do work. The Government is proposing a Clean Car Standard to improve...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Why only half of e-vehicle scheme is a great idea
This scheme to get us out of environment-killing cars actually seems to be like a smart idea. This had the potential to go horribly wrong, but I reckon the Government’s...
Banks urged to take more responsibility towards problem gamblers
New Zealand is being called to keep up with the rest of the world in preventing people gambling on the banks. ANZ Australia has introduced a block on online gambling...