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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David Seymour responds to Heather du Plessis-Allan's criticism
ACT leader David Seymour has responded strongly to ZB Drive host Heather du Plessis-Allan's scathing editorial over the party’s re-launch and new policy announcements. Heather...
Majority of parents willing to help children purchase property
Research out today shows the bank of mum and dad is alive and well. More than half of parents surveyed said they would be prepared to stump up a bit of cash to help...
Questions remain over David Hisco departure from ANZ
There are plenty more questions emerging about the departure of David Hisco from ANZ. There are calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry and for Sir John Key to step...
US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers
In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Hisco saga unlikely to damage John Key
Calls for the head of Sir John Key are overwrought. So are calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Most of what’s happened at ANZ has happened over a period when...
Suzuki insists the Swift is safe after calls to ban used imports
Suzuki have mounted a defence of the Swift. Pre-2016 models of the popular car may be banned from being imported due to their low safety ratings. While new swifts...
Owners of damaged Sydney apartment building face huge repair bill
The owners of the Mascot Towers are about to be hit with a million-dollar emergency repairs levy, that is predicted to increase to $5.5 million by the time all the...
Key reveals why ANZ delayed Hisco's departure
The board of ANZ bank knew about NZ chief executive David Hisco's personal expenses which were paid with company money for the past three months, NZ chairman Sir...
Government launches new legislation to ease $63b of farm debt
New Zealand's biggest farmer and banking lobby groups are welcoming a new Government bill which aims to ease the burden of farmers in financial distress. Cabinet...
Anger and shock over vaccine shortage in Northland
Health agencies could have bought enough meningococcal vaccine to immunise all children in Northland last year and chose not to, the National Party says. But Health...
Fresh blow for damaged Sydney apartment residents
Apartment owners in the troubled Mascot Towers will be forced to foot a hefty bill to pay for structural repairs, as the tower development is too old to come under...
Fishing industry says stopping nets not the only way to save dolphins
Deep concerns from the Fishing Industry on the impacts of a dolphin protection plan. The Government wants to more than double the area that's free of set net and...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Act's relaunch is desperate and won't mean anything
Doesn’t Act have the whiff of desperation about it? I had high hopes for the party’s relaunch yesterday. They had been talking about changing the party name to the...
Law Professor explains motive behind not guilty plea by accused gunman
The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks gave a slight smile when his not-guilty pleas were entered this morning. Families of the victims were watching...
Auckland house sales down 21.8% in May
House price inflation edged marginally higher in May, suggesting the government's decision in April to shelve a capital gains tax and the Reserve Bank's decision...
US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker
The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Government has lost the upper hand on all future strikes
It looks like drinks are on the teachers tonight because it appears they’ve won their pay battle with the government. It was announced today that the Government...
Lime e-scooters leave Hutt Valley for winter
Lime says low usage is the reason it has pulled out of the Hutt Valley for the winter. The e-scooter giant announced the decision yesterday. It means there will...
National Party focuses on primary sector with visa proposal
National wants to introduce at Primary Sector Visa to provide workforce certainty and help skilled and experienced migrants achieve residence. It was one several...
Oranga Tamariki criticised by Maori mothers advocate
A Maori mothers advocate says Maori children aren't only being uplifted by Oranga Tamariki as newborns. A Newsroom investigation has taken place into the ministry's...
'Hobbit' law to remain with collective bargaining amendment
The Government will introduce a new law to allow film industry workers to collectively bargain from next year, but striking will be illegal and the "Hobbit" law...
Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media
A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security...
Hong Kong traffic flowing day after political crisis flared
Traffic was restored in the heart of Hong Kong on Thursday following violent clashes the day before between police and protesters who oppose legislation that would...
NZ Herald Premium digital subscriptions soar past 10,000
More than 10,000 people have already signed up for New Zealand Herald digital subscriptions - smashing the company's annual target in less than six weeks. In what...
Chris Hipkins defends fees-free policy despite low turn-out
There are more signs that the Government's Fees Free dreams could be fading, but the Minister responsible is still backing the scheme. Figures show 47,000 students...