Heather du Plessis-Allan replaces Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB

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Top rating New Zealand radio station Newstalk ZB has announced that Heather du Plessis-Allan is the new host of Drive.

She replaces Larry Williams, who spent 27 years in the job.

Du Plessis-Allan has spent 15 years in the media. She moves from her Mornings slot which she’s hosted since 2017.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I intend to come at it with everything,” she said.

“Interviewing the news-makers of the day and talking about the issues New Zealanders care about is my dream job. I am beyond thrilled.”

Du Plessis-Allan will be based at NZME’s headquarters in Auckland.

Heather has done a fantastic job for Newstalk ZB in Wellington, building audience numbers with engaging daily commentary. Her skills and experience make her the perfect candidate for this important job. We can’t wait to see her in action on ZB Drive”.

She begins the new gig on May 13.

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