Larry Williams Drive
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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
Dynamic, sharp and connected - Larry Williams means business.
With a straight down the middle approach, Larry Williams Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.
Assertive, direct and opinionated, Larry 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.
Larry Williams is a driving force at the centre of New Zealand’s biggest newsroom and number one radio station*.
*2016 New Zealand Radio Awards
Plastic watter bottles could be tainted with harmful plastic particles
Concerns are being raised after new research has suggested bottled water is tainted with plastic particles. The World Health Organisation is investigating whether...
'Resources need to go in to at risk families'
Police have launched an investigation after a baby was brought to hospital suffering from fractures to her skull, ribs, arms and legs. The four-month-old girl,...
Eliza McCartney: 'You can see it, it's a tough sport mentally'
Eliza McCartney speaks about her injuries and how she continues to grow in a sport so mentally demanding. Also with the Commonwealth Games coming up, we find out...
The apartment block with no car parks
An apartment block with no car parks? Crazy or the way of the future? The developer of an apartment block with no carparks says he's trying to show what the future...
Winston Peters: Our position over Salisbury attack hasn't changed
Winston Peters has doubled down on his statement over the Salisbury attack. When a former Russian spy was attacked with a chemical agent earlier this week - the...
Mark Mitchell: Defence Force should never be utilised for a Minister's convenience
National says a Minister of the Crown should never ask the Defence Force to divert assets, solely to make his life a little easier. Defence spokesman Mark Mitchell...
New Zealand is no exception to international espionage
New Zealand's geographical isolation doesn't mean it can't be involved in the web of international espionage. Former KGB spy turned double agent Boris Karpichkov,...
Phil Goff confident America's Cup proposal will be the final one
Auckland's mayor hopes the latest proposal for America's Cup bases will be the final one. The proposal he wants green lit will see the extension of Halsey Wharf...
Greg Murton: It simply wasn't ecstasy they took
Testing has revealed that the bad batch of ecstasy that put 13 people in hospital in Christchurch last month wasn't ecstasy at all. In fact, it was a dangerous...
Support group defends Labour camp victims
A victim support help service is defending a decision by victims of sexual assault at a Labour Party Youth camp not to go to the Police or their parents. Labour...
Rubbish collectors may get to keep safe of cash
Auckland rubbish collectors who found a safe containing as much as $30,000 may get to keep their booty. The safe was put out for inorganic collection last week. The...
New report highlights global shortage of pilots
A report out today highlights a global shortage of pilots that could cause chaos to flight schedules. Boeing has signalled a need for nearly 640,000 new commercial...
Britain to call on NZ over nerve-agent attack
The British Government will call on New Zealand to join it in taking reprisals against Russia if Russia does not provide a credible response for the nerve-agent...
Students to face Board of Trustees after sharing upskirt photo of teacher
Two Christchurch Boys High School students will face their Board of Trustees after being suspended for sharing a video of a female teacher on a porn website. READ...
Govt considering Value Capture Tax to fund Auckland's infrastructure
The Government is looking at Value Capture Tax to fund Auckland's infrastructure cost. Finance Minister Grant Robertson says an as example the city rail link will...
Hamilton Mayor on his suggestion to change city's name
Hamilton Mayor Andrew King speaks with Larry Williams about his suggestion to rename Hamilton Council to Kirikiriroa City Council. READ MORE: Hamilton mayor proposes...
Burger flipping robot loses job on first day
A burger-flipping robot has lost its job, for making burgers too slowly. AI worker Flippy was expected to completely change the fast food kitchen, making 150 burgers...
Labour apologises, confirms 'inappropriate behaviour' at school camp
The Labour Party's General Secretary has confirmed he was informed of allegations of sexual harassment of four 16-year-olds by a 20-year old man at a Young Labour...
Black Ferns' victory a 'landmark' for the sport
The Black Ferns have scored a major victory off the field. The top 30 female players now stand to earn up to $45,000 a year. READ MORE: Black Ferns set for pay...
Police investigating pursuit policy following triple fatal crash
The police are writing off suggestions we should adopt Tasmania's model of police pursuits. The Australian state has outlawed chasing fleeing drivers, unless there...
NZ facing critical shortage of foster parents
A critical shortage of foster caregivers is being put down to many leaving as the job gets too difficult. There's a gap of 2000 between the number of children in...
Expert: Sex offenders living near schools may be to preserve resources
It's being suggested that having a number of registered sex offenders living near each other is benefiting rehabilitation and surveillance. Corrections has confirmed...
US-North Korea meeting a 'Hail Mary' for Trump
Donald Trump may have just proven a lot of his doubters wrong, with tough sanctions on North Korea seeing them suspend their nuclear programme. The US President...
Young people believed to be behind deadly attack in Hastings
A Hastings District Councillor is pleading with whoever's responsible for the death of a man in Flaxmere to come forward. 45-old Kelly Alex Donner died near the...
National guidelines will help freedom camper issue
A new working group has been set up today to fight back against freedom campers. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis met with dozens of local Mayors to come up with a...