Heather du Plessis-Alan

Heather du Plessis-Allan wants to know why New Zealand won’t accept her

I’d like to share a message that crashed into my Facebook inbox a fortnight ago.

To protect his reputation, I won’t name the sender of the message. We’ll call him Brandon Tosser. Brandon wrote to tell me he didn’t think I was qualified to say which flag I preferred because I’m “only [a] second generation New Zealander”.

“I’m sick of your stupid name as well,” he finished.

Yeah, well so am I. It’s a sentence all by itself. And, more crucially, it brands me as at least half foreign.

If you read this column two weeks ago, you’d have seen I added a footnote explaining I did in fact have some say in the choosing of a flag because I grew up in New Zealand, as did my English-born father.

I did that because Brandon’s message was only one of many messages hating on my perceived “foreignness”. Brandon’s not finished.

He told me he was one of the first people in the world to touch the Webb Ellis trophy and his family fought at Gallipoli. What’s more, people like him “who have a proud New Zealand history should not be subject to change because recent arrivals like the PM want a change”.

What’s going on New Zealand? When did we start hating on foreigners? When did we start sounding like a bunch of stuck up aristocrats comparing notes on whose family has had a title longer?

Here’s something you might not have noticed Heather.? Read more »

Things are getting serious for HDPA and Mediaworks


The Police aren’t mucking around over the illegal obtaining of a firearm by Heather du Plessis Allan.

And the Herald is going all in as well. I think they smell blood and can see which way the traffic is flowing on this one.

The police inquiry into the gun-buying sting at TV3’s Story show has now seen three search warrants executed, including the one used to search the home of co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan.

One of those was at TV3’s Auckland offices and was carried out with advance warning, with detectives arranging to collect material set out in the search warrant.

One of the other warrants was served in Wellington, as was the one which saw officers access Du Plessis-Allan’s home.

A spokeswoman said: “We have obtained several items which we had been seeking in order to conduct a full and thorough investigation.” ? Read more »

What do Christmas, Maoridom and Syrian Terrorists have in common?

When Heather du Plessis-Allan is?not finding loopholes by breaking the law, she’s capable of some amazing leaps of … something.

How about we ditch the royals? These people cost us money and in return give us cute baby photos and headlines about toe-sucking. It’s a rubbish deal.

There are hordes of great Kiwis who can rule this country with far less scandal.

Instead of letting off fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, why don’t we let them off for Matariki instead? That’s a bona-fide Kiwi event that most of us don’t even honour because we don’t know it happens or what it marks.

Put a circle around late May every year. Save your fireworks and light up the sky for the Maori New Year.

And while we’re dealing with the calendar, this country doesn’t need Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

When was the last time you met an American living in New Zealand? Now ask yourself when was the last time you met a Chinese or Indian immigrant?

Maybe we could try celebrating Diwali and Chinese New Year instead.

Next to be turfed out of the attic must be the Christmas tree. Hands up all of you holding your breath for snow on your pine needles this December? Exactly.

We could save the tree the hassle of dying in our lounge in the heat of summer and just string fairy lights up on the pohutukawa – or any living tree – in the backyard.

In fact, while we’re hacking away the central idol of Christmas, I propose we shift the day altogether. Read more »

Faces of the day

 Kiwis react to Campbell Live's replacement 6:50 PM Wednesday Jun 24, 2015 Like on Facebook 701     Post on LinkedIn 0     +1 on Google+ 0     Mediaworks     Television Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan are the new hosts for the TV3 show. Photo / NZ Herald Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan are the new hosts for the TV3 show. Photo / NZ Herald

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan are the new hosts for the TV3 show. Photo / NZ Herald

I don’t know who that guy on the left is but that Heather du Plessis-Alan did a very funny interview with a really famous chap just before his un-authorised biography,?‘Dirty Politics’ was released almost a year ago. Maybe she should see if he is available to help launch her new show? After all, his book and the resulting Media coverage increased this blog’s readership substantially and he still has the best Political Gossip.

Look at what he said during the interview.

1) Kim Dotcom would be toast by the end of the election.

2) Hone Harawira would be toast by the end of the election.

3) Colin Craig is a Political Moron.

Three for three.