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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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The Huddle: Was the climate emergency declaration the right priority?
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Bosses Rebuilding: Les Mills' Clive Ormerod
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Climate change emergency: Minister admits not everything will be replaced by 2025
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Wellington pottery club in a row over dildo-making workshop
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Pure fruit juice health rating to look at natural sugar content
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Heather du Plessis-Allan: Climate change is not the biggest emergency NZ is facing
Bugger it. I’m just going to say it. Climate change is not the biggest problem this country has at the moment. It is not our highest priority We are responsible...
The Huddle: Can Government go back on their brightline test promise?
The Finance Minister won't rule out extending the brightline test beyond five years. If a second house is sold within that time, the owner is taxed on the capital...
Winston Peters misty-eyed as PM pays tribute at Parliament farewell
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Courier company wants trade-off over proposed Auckland congestion charges
One of the country's top courier companies would prefer no extra charges for using the roads. Officials are looking at charging to travel on key routes during peak...
England prepares to ease Covid-19 lockdown that saw 30% drop in cases
Coronavirus cases dropped by around 30% in England during the country's second national lockdown, researchers say. Swab tests on more than 105,000 people showed...
Auckland Mayor Goff 'doesn't know' about rumoured water rates rise
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says his 10-year Recovery Budget proposal prioritises value for money. Goff is proposing selling surplus properties to invest in critical...
Know Your Stuff hopes drug testing law change will protect Kiwis
There are hopes new legislation will protect New Zealanders from dangerous drugs. A short-term law will allow on-site drug testing, just in time for summer festivals. It...
Bosses Rebuilding: Go with Tourism's Matt Stenton
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Multimillion dollar, interactive All Blacks Experience launches
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Sky TV's new boss is 'honoured and humbled' by new role
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HDPA: If Robertson has any integrity, he won't break brightline promise
I'll tell you what’s exasperating right now. It's the suspicion that this government will get away with it if they decide to break their promise over the bright...
China’s ominous South China Sea warning to Australia
China’s state-controlled media has bluntly warned Australia’s warships to stay out of the South China Sea or risk the “bitter pill” of confrontation. In an ominous...
NZ accused of 'dragging the chain' on transtasman bubble
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Opinion: 'The party is over' - Queenstown is not OK
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Auckland considers congestion charge of $3.50 for central city, 'strategic corridors'
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