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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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Busy lives credited for increase in hospitality sales
More people are choosing to ditch their home cooked meal and instead dine out or grab a takeaway. Spending on dining out in New Zealand is increasing at record levels. Sales...
Carmel Sepuloni: Beneficiary figures need to be looked at in perspective
Social Development minister Carmel Sepuloni says beneficiary figures need to be looked at in perspective. About 15,000 more people are on main benefits for the year...
Report finds oceans, marine animals suffering from climate change
New Zealand's oceans have been absorbing the impacts of climate change – but it's unclear how much more they'll be able to take. The Government's latest environment...
Netflix's subscriber growth slows as competitors prepare to launch
Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest...
Fair Pay Agreements 'kicked for touch' with fresh round of consultation
One of Labour's key promises to unions faces an uncertain future after the Government put a contentious plan for sector-wide compulsory agreements out for another...
Steve Hansen explains his quarter final team
The All Blacks have named their side to play Ireland in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Anton Lienert-Brown and Jack Goodhue have won the nod to start in the All...
Australian family told dead relative discharged from hospital
The family of a dead man spent almost a week searching for him after being told by a Victorian hospital that he had been discharged. But he was in the mortuary all...
Psychiatry professor criticises 'discriminatory' euthanasia
A professor says that legalising euthanasia has been devastating on the elderly, poor and disabled. Otago University doctors have reviewed the laws, practices and...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: TV channels shouldn't be asking Govt for help
Here’s a question for you: do you want to prop up Three? You’re already paying for TVNZ and Maori TV and public radio - do you, as a taxpayer, want to prop up Three...
Fraser Whineray talks priorities for Business Advisory Council
The Government has a new chair for it’s Business Advisory Council. As Christopher Luxon exits Air New Zealand for a future in politics, he also vacates his position...
Concern over lack of women working in trades sector
The spotlight's being put on the recruitment practices of the trades sector on the back of new figures showing the dismal number of women who are employed in the...
Joy Cowley says priests should be allowed to marry, have sex
A New Zealand children's author says priests should be able to marry and have sex. Palmerston North bishop Charles Drennan resigned on October 4 after admitting...
Christopher Luxon faces competition for Botany seat
Former National Party president Michelle Boag has strongly denied Christopher Luxon is being "parachuted in" to the Botany electorate. Luxon announced last week...
Parties divided over Government's proposed terrorism bill
The future of a would-be law aiming to support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas has been cast into doubt just moments after it was...
Auckland family have spent nine months in lockdown to avoid measles
Cabin-fever's set in for one Auckland family who've spent the last nine months in lockdown to avoid measles. There's been more than 1800 cases throughout New Zealand...
Elizabeth Warren targeted in Democratic presidential debate
A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Here are some key takeaways...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Will Mark Taylor be jailed?
It looks like the government is preparing for the Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor to come home. The hint is in a piece of legislation it’s introduced today, which is aimed...
Banks criticised for not passing OCR cuts on to customers
New Zealand banks are yet to pass the full cuts from a drop in the official cash rate on to customers. Banks are again under fire in Australia, where the government...
New electronic travel authority hasn't worked for two weeks
New Zealand's new electronic travel authorities hasn't worked in its first two weeks - and the Immigration Minister has kept quiet about it. ETAs became compulsory...
Ron Mark tells Whenuapai noise complainants to 'pause and reflect'
It might not be the end of the Whenuapai air force base saga. Defence Minister Ron Mark's used a last resort power to over-ride an Environment Court ruling for...
Controversial boundary countback rule ditched by ICC
It's come too late for the New Zealand cricketers, but the boundary countback rule will no longer be used to decide tied Super Overs, according to reports Cricinfo...
Peters' message to unions: Attacking the Govt won't work
Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has warned unionists that any future attacks on the Government won't work. He also called out...
Turkey's ambassador to NZ says US has 'no consistency'
Turkey's Ambassador to New Zealand has criticised the United States of America's stance as the situation at the Turkish-Syria border escalates. Kurdish forces are...
HDPA: Unions must accept Labour has sided with business
I think unions are in for a big disappointment. They still think they’re going to get Fair Pay Agreements, and you know what? They’re not. The idea with Fair pay...
Student residences to face fines up to $100k under new rules
University halls of residence could face penalties of up to $100,000 under new laws announced after a student in Christchurch lay dead for at least four weeks without...