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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
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Warriors great Simon Mannering announces retirement
Warriors great Simon Mannering will retire after 14 years with the Warriors. He has announced he will call it a day after the end of this NRL season Mannering told...
Kiwisaver default funds under fire
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs says there is merit in the arguments around default KiwiSaver funds. A group of financial advisors want to see an end...
Police take on government over pay negotiations
The Government has another pay dispute hurdle to jump - as police officers head into negotiations. The Police Association says senior officers are walking away from...
Calls for Russia investigation to end
US President Donald Trump's advisers say the fallout over comments made at his meeting with Vladimir Putin are merely 'unnecessary criticism". Following yesterday's...
Trump press conference 'unprecedented'
A former Soviet ambassador to New Zealand says the international reaction to Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki has been far milder than from within the US. Republican...
Police not backing down over officer's use of pepper spray
The police watchdog is standing its ground on a ruling against an officer's use of pepper spray. The Independent Police Conduct Authority found the unnamed officer...
Coal on the way out in Australia
Australia correspondent Murray Olds joins Larry Williams Drive to discuss the Perth Murder, where a 19-year-old man who was a family member of the victims has been...
Muriwai drownings highlights need for lifejackets
Yesterday's double drowning at Muriwai Beach is a strong reminder of the steps that should be taken to ensure safety at New Zealand beaches. Two former refugees...
Grant Robertson: No more money for nurses
The government is standing firm in their deal with the nurses union. Finance minister Grant Robertson says the government is continuing with its position that there...
President Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin tonight
US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are due to go one-on-one at a summit in Helsinki tonight. The pair will meet against a backdrop of fraying...
Joy Reid: 'Football celebrations were out of control'
A night of celebrations in France has turned ugly for some fans in Paris. More than a million people were estimated to be celebrating the Football World Cup win...
Predator free by 2050 'impossible'
The governments goal to be predator free by 2050 is being challenged by researchers. Plans are in motion to eradicate pests in Taranaki and Hawkes bay, but researches say...
Diplomatic expert: Trump's foreign policy is unpredictable
Diplomatic experts say Donald Trump’s latest outburst is further proof of his unpredictability. The US President has started his visit to the United Kingdom by...
Auckland Council considering playgrounds for the elderly
If you thought playgrounds are just for kids, think again. Auckland Council is looking at ways to make the city more playful for people of all ages, following the...
Housing Minister reassures tenants being displaced by new development
An assurance of sorts for state house tenants who are having to move out to make way for a huge new development in Mangere.. More than 2,700 families will have...
Concerns raised over fake reviews on TripAdvisor
Accommodation reviews are something everyone looks at, but the question remains whether or not they can be trustworthy. This comes after a number of negative reviews...
Cardrona Alpine Resort to become New Zealand's biggest ski field
Skiing in Queenstown is about to get to a whole new level. Cardrona Alpine Resort is merging with the nearby Soho basin ski area, it was announced today. It will...
Former MP: Politicians should not cave to 'hard on crime' line
LISTEN TO CHESTER BURROWS TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Former National MP Chester Borrows has called on politicians not to bow to public sentiment to be "tough...
Decision to allow mining in Maui dolphin sanctuary slammed
It's a decision that beggar's belief. That's the reaction from Greenpeace boss Russel Norman to news an off-shore iron sand mining company has been cleared to explore...
Nurses empowered by support as they strike
An empowering and uplifting day. This is how an Auckland nurse is describing a day of protests as nurses around the country took industrial action. Nurse Danni...
Croatian expats celebrate World Cup win
The Brits may be disappointed, but Croatians are ecstatic about their move into the FIFA World Cup final. Croatians around the country got up early to watch the...
Environment Commissioner calls for clarity on plastic
What does it mean when that bit of plastic you're throwing out is labelled biodegradable? The Environment Commissioner says consumers are confused and it means...
Economist: Nurses strike will set a precedent
For the first time in 30 years, thousands of nurses will walk off the job at 7 am tomorrow morning. They will picket outside hospitals for 24 hours after last minute...
Govt blamed as 400,000 people missing from census data
The 2018 census had the worst participation rate in New Zealand since post World War Two. There are 400,000 people missing from the results of this census. National...
Fran O'Sullivan: Winston Peters should hold his ground over China
New Zealand has ruffled the feather of China over its activity in the South China sea. China has taken exception to the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018...