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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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Marewa Glover defends research over funding with links to Philip Morris
A smoking researcher has come under scrutiny after it was revealed her research project is funded indirectly by the tobacco industry. Dr Marewa Glover's secured...
Study finds men and women are equally bad at multitasking
New German Research shows women aren't better at multitasking than men after all. The study found men and women are equally bad. University of Melbourne Associate...
Air New Zealand set for drop in growth
Air New Zealand will rely on new long-routes to boost its growth this year as it sees flat demand in existing long-haul services and a contraction in domestic capacity...
Auckland Light Rail won't start until after 2020
The process of building light rail, or modern trams, in Auckland will drag on until next year with more work to be done on deciding who will deliver the multi-billion...
Sky reveals $607.8 million loss, cancels dividends for shareholders
Sky TV shares have sunk 7.3 per cent to $1.14 after the pay-TV provider axed its dividend, and could not say when the payout would return. The stock is now down...
Melbourne's archbishop still believes Cardinal George Pell is innocent
The Catholic archbishop of Melbourne is protesting for George Pell's innocence. Peter Comensoli believes Pell was wrongly accused for sexually abusing two choirboys...
Former Australian federal officer believes Comancheros will spark NZ gang war
A former Australian federal policeman says New Zealand's not prepared for foreign gangs. Adam, who only wants his first name known, was also a cop here, and says...
HDPA: We have to do more about the Aussie crims being deported here
You know we’ve got a big problem on our hands with these criminals Australia is deporting here. Yesterday we talked about the group who were caught in the country’s...
Hospo industry calls for extended bar opening hours to be permanent
The hospitality industry wants extended opening hours for all major events. Justice Minister Andrew Little will introduce an amendment to the Sale and Supply of...
Napier woman barred from local cafe over three star review
A loyal customer who wrote a three-star online review of a local eatery in Napier has been banned from the cafe. Marianne Gannaway would love to go back to Ajuna...
Fletchers celebrates profit turnaround as Ihumātao saga continues
The head of Fletcher Building says the company's taking a back seat in the ongoing Ihumātao dispute. The company's today celebrating it's $164 million annual profit,...
Lawyer: George Pell's victim's father seeking compensation
George Pell is back in prison tonight after Victoria's highest court today rejected his appeal against his child sex convictions. The court of appeal has upheld...
Final chapter in NZ's biggest drug bust: 27yrs' jail after 500kg meth haul
The final chapter in New Zealand's biggest drug seizure has closed with two characters nicknamed 'Blaze' and 'Marvel' handed long prison terms. More than 500kg of...
No appeal: Cardinal George Pell's defence torn to shreds by judges
Cardinal George Pell has sensationally lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions — and one of the judges has torn his defence to pieces. Pell's appeal...
HDPA: Winston's in the right - National has a history of playing 'dirty politics'
Winston Peters is doing the right thing by suing senior MPs in the National Party. In fact, he’s doing us all a favour. I’ve no appetite for the dirty politics that...
President Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale
Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island,...
Mum fined $50 after her son refused to go to school
A south Otago mother is struggling to get her teenager out of bed in the mornings. It’s a typical story most parents can relate to, but this one is a little different. Donna...
Disney+ coming to New Zealand in November
Disney will debut its new streaming service in New Zealand in November. According to Variety, the streaming service will roll out in Australia and New Zealand on...
Government promises changes to fuel market - eventually
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is promising changes to the fuel market, eventually. The Commerce Commission's draft report into the industry's found...
Soper: Peters wants Paula Bennett's scalp to end pension lawsuit
The scalp of Paula Bennett is being demanded if National is to avoid a lawsuit by NZ First Leader Winston Peters, Newstalk ZB understands. Lawyers for both sides...
National does not 'trust the Govt', rejects independent policy costing unit
The National Party says the Government's planned independent policy costing unit is "screwing the scrum" and leader Simon Bridges wants no part in it. Moments after...
New alert system likely to be fast-tracked after mosque shooting
Parents have a legal right to take a child from school - but there's hope better communication will stop them lining up at the gate. A report listing issues schools...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government should avoid starting fight over petrol prices
Let’s talk about petrol prices. We’ve had a report out today that confirms what many of us probably have suspected for a while, which is that we’re paying too much...
Barnaby Joyce blasted for anti-abortion robocalls
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has been branded a “hypocrite”, “harassing”, and just plain “cooked” for being the voice on an anti-abortion robocall...
Serena Williams confirmed to play in 2020 ASB Classic
Serena Williams is returning to Auckland. In a massive coup for the ASB Classic, the American has been confirmed for the 2020 event. Williams is recognised as...