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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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...
Climate emergency declaration won't see big changes for Canterbury
A climate emergency won't see quite the same reaction as other kinds of emergency. Environment Canterbury became the first Council in the country to declare a climate...
HDPA: B-grade local politicians aren't going to stop climate change
Not a week goes by where I don’t roll my eyes at what local government is up to. City councillors, regional councillors, you know the look. Too often these are...
Cabinet was warned over $6.4b Wellington transport plan
The Transport Minister and Cabinet went against Treasury advice by agreeing to announce an overhaul of Wellington's transport. The final plan announced today for...
MSD defends controversial practices after damning review
The Ministry of Social Development are playing down calls it operates a toxic culture in the wake of a damning report by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The...
Drug detection expert shines light on science of roadside testing
One drug detection expert says that one of our ministers is confused on the science of drug testing. The Government yesterday launched public consultation on roadside...
Shock as Rwandan killers of NZ tourists resettled in Australia
The families of two New Zealanders brutally murdered in Uganda are reportedly horrified after finding out that Australia resettled the killers in a secret deal with...
Christchurch Call summit hours away from kicking off
It is two months ago since the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 people died and the incident was livestreamed on Facebook in a video that went viral. Since...
Christchurch Call already having impact - but will it go far enough?
The Prime Minister's Christchurch Call has triggered change before it's even started. Facebook has announced a one-strike policy - to block people from using Facebook...
Wellington councillor warns cheaper petrol is not a good thing
A Wellington city councillor says cheaper petrol prices aren't always a good thing. Queues built up yesterday at the newly opened Waitomo fuel stop in Upper Hutt. It's...
Wellington council candidate wants to start a 'youthquake' in capital
A 22-year-old has got her sights set on becoming a Wellington city councillor and starting a "youthquake" in the capital. Tamatha Paul has launched her campaign...
Stuart Nash insists Government unity on introducing roadside drug testing
The Police Minister insists all parties in the Government want to introduce roadside drug testing. Plans to improve drug driver testing are being opened for public...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government must accept drug driving is a problem
We’ve been talking about drug driving a bit in the past week and it looks like the government’s been forced into showing that it’s doing something here. Today,...
Health expert says science around Roundup's dangers still vague
There are new calls to investigate the health effects of those using Roundup. A US court has ordered the weedkiller's manufacturer Monsanto to pay $2 billion after...
Alabama passes America's most restrictive abortion legislation
Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor. The...
Grant Robertson: We have made a good offer to teachers
Labour MP Grant Robertson joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest strike promised by teachers. NZEI and PPTA members will take joint strike action...
Phil Goff: Auckland Transport needs to be more utilised
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about Auckland Transport's latest changes to their fees. Children could be travelling around Auckland...
Economist Peter Fraser on Fonterra's sale of Tip Top
Agricultural economist Peter Fraser joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about Fonterra's sale of Tip Top. Deputy Prime Minster Winston Peters says it is a 'sad...
Tracey Martin on changes to the NCEA system
Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about NCEA's latest changes, with a renewed focus on external examinations. The...
Oliver Peterson with the latest news from across the ditch
International correspondent Oliver Peterson joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about the latest international news, including Israel Folau's latest admission,...
Latest crime report reveals three in four cases go unreported
Criminologist at Victoria University Doctor Liam Martin joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about a major survey into crime committed in New Zealand. The survey's...
Mother of terror victim not pleased with Victim Support
Families of Christchurch mosque attack victims say Victim Support hasn't worked as closely with them as it claims. Victim Support today announced more than $10...