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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Kiwi businesses urged to avoid Facebook advertising boycott
On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech....
Visa-holder stuck in Bali finally allowed to return home
Relief for a woman and her daughter who call New Zealand home. Argentinian Carolina Zalazar and her Kiwi-born daughter, Martina, have been stuck in Bali since March,...
Employee study fuels fresh calls for pay data to be made public
Almost half of New Zealanders say they've been paid less for doing the exact same job as another person, but most didn't complain to their boss because they didn't...
South Island ski fields hopeful for busy school holidays
South Island ski fields are looking forward to a busy school holidays. Tourism operators have been looking to the next two weeks to provide them with a boost while...
Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's victims responds to latest developments
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged "madam" Ghislaine Maxwell may co-operate in a federal investigation despite the charges against her, prosecutors revealed. On Thursday,...
Schools to get a $50 million dollar boost to help with student attendance
Getting kids back into school is the key focus of a $50 million fund set up to help schools get more students back into the classroom post-Covid-19 lockdown. Education...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: The PM should have fired David Clark days ago
Not for a second do I believe that David Clark has come to this resignation decision by himself. I believe he was told by more senior figures in the party to resign. If...
36 more UK towns could face local lockdowns due to Covid-19 spikes
Fears grew last night that new local virus lockdowns will be introduced after latest details of the worst-hit areas emerged. Although Leicester has by far the highest...
UK, Australia offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China's move to...
The Huddle: David Clark falls as Simon Bridges rises
Simon Bridges has found his footing after being rolled as National Party leader - now standing 17th in the party rankings. The Party's had a minor shadow Cabinet...
Pharmac says US can't prevent us accessing medicines
Pharmac is reassuring the country that the United States can't stop us from accessing medications. The drug Remdesivir is shown to help people recover from Covid-19....
Bosses Rebuilding: Serko's Darrin Grafton
When Covid-19 effectively shut down global travel, Kiwi corporate booking platform Serko saw its bookings and revenue fade away too. The good news is though that...
Rhythm & Alps announces '100% Aotearoa' line up for Wanaka 2020
Rhythm & Alps has dropped its official lineup announcement, with "100% Aotearoa" acts. Six60 are headlining the New Year's festival, alongside Fat Freddy's Drop,...
Aussie supermarket fined $1 million after spamming customers with emails
Woolworths has been slapped with a $1 million fine from the communications watchdog after the supermarket giant sent a massive amount of emails to customers who...
New Health Minister says David Clark knew he was hurting Labour
Senior Cabinet Minister Chris Hipkins was one of several people who told David Clark in recent days that his time as Health Minister may be up. But Hipkins says...
Border restrictions creating anxiety in travellers
Border restrictions are creating anxious Kiwis. As our border restrictions continue, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters this morning told Mike Hosking we should...
'Some of those people will die:' Covid cases surge in Australian state
The Australian state of Victoria now has 415 active cases of Covid-19 after 77 cases were recorded overnight. Most are from Melbourne's "hot zones". Chief Health...
Art and Matilda face backlash for hosting podcast with Pete Evans
Listen to Jack Tame and Clare de Lore join Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle to discuss these and the rest of the day's news. The controversial chef known...
Leicester residents unhappy over new lockdown
Shopkeepers pulled down their shutters, cafe owners paused reopening plans and schools prepared to send children home in the English city of Leicester on Tuesday...
Bosses Rebuilding: Kami's Hengjie Wang
One thing that Covid-19 has brought to countries around the world is a revolution in the classroom. Tonight, we're delving into local education tech business Kami,...
Auckland secures access to take more water from Waikato River
Auckland has managed to secure access to more water from the Waikato River. An urgent meeting was held today between Waikato and Auckland officials, as well as...
Concerns for eventual Covid-19 vaccine after US hoards treatment
A new move by the US has sparked fears the country will hog a Covid-19 vaccine when one is developed. The US bought up almost all of the world's supply of Remdesivir...
Why Horowhenua District is seeing a rates decrease
Residents in Horowhenua may be the only New Zealanders to face a rates decrease this year. The district council's adopted a revised annual plan with a 1.83 percent...
No freeze on public money to Team NZ or America's Cup
The pipeline of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money for the America's Cup hasn't been frozen despite claims of fraud, spying and misspent public money. The...
Justice Minister doesn't want foreign groups weighing in on cannabis referendum
The Justice Minister isn't happy about an international organisation getting involved in our cannabis referendum here The group called Smart Approaches to Marijuana,...