Larry Williams Drive
4PM - 7PM weekdays
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
Will the taste of our beloved kiwi Cadbury products change?
We have seen it happen with Milo, Creme Eggs and Jelly Beans, now it's feared the taste of our much loved Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas could be under threat following...
NIWA forecaster: get ready for a 'southern spring sizzle'
South Island residents will get a taste of summer later this week, with temperatures likely to be 15 degrees warmer than usual for this time of the year. A flow...
Campaigner: Autistic females present differently to males
A Timaru mother has spoken out about the lack of diagnosis, and therefore treatment for females with autism, saying it led her daughter to self-harm. Autistic Advocacy...
Joris De Bres: 'The parents have to be given a chance.'
Former Race Relations Commissioner, Joris De Bres, talks with Larry Williams about Brittle Bone Disease in children and the on-going legal case involving one couple's...
Glen Hart: 'It's everything you've ever wanted Sky TV to be'
Newstalk ZB tech guru, Glen Hart, talks to Larry Williams about Vodafone's announced partnership with Sky TV which will enable a new, integrated TV experience. LISTEN...
Sam Warburton: 'It requires a long hard look to work out the best way going forward'
Former Transport Ministry staffer, Sam Warburton, talks to Larry Williams about the NZTA and the rising road toll. LISTEN ABOVE TO SAM WARBURTON TALK TO LARRY...
Mark Mitchell: 'Very difficult' time for NZDF after death of soldier
An experienced soldier who died off the coast of the Coromandel will be remembered as a leader, father, family man and all round top bloke. Sergeant Wayne Taylor...
Kiwi Doctor behind proposed amendment to modern Hippocratic Oath
A New Zealand doctor is about to change the international medical declaration doctors swear an oath to. Queenstown's Dr Sam Hazledine's amendment to the Declaration...
Police conduct manager on Jo Pert's killer 'We had no reason to arrest him'
Police say they're satisfied with the conduct of two officers who warned a man the night before he went on to kill an Auckland mother. Tevita Filo was warned by...
Soper: NZ First board 'properly constituted'
It's been a another day of to-ing and fro-ing between the parties, but after tonight's final meeting with Labour Winston Peters will know which of his policies he's...
Bovis disease 'We want to get rid of it from New Zealand'
Thousands of cows will be killed to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis disease. The infection causes udder infections, abortions, pneumonia and arthritis. The cattle...
University issues: focus on student housing and behaviour
Otago University has announced it will install up to 22 CCTV cameras to monitor student behaviour around it's campus after an increase in anti-social behaviour over...
David Kelly: There needs to be one minister in charge of construction
The construction industry wants its own Government minister. New Zealand Construction Industry Council president David Kelly said the industry is under the pump...
Bottle-O protester: 'They enslave you for five years'
A protest against exploitation of residency-seeking workers, is underway in Auckland. Liquor store worker Manjinder Singh is protesting outside his employer's premises,...
Road safety researcher: lower 100km speed limit on roads that are not appropriate
Growing support for speed limit reductions, with 14 people killed on our roads in the past five days. National manager for road policing, Superintendent Steve Greally,...
Nandor Tanczos: I wouldn't read too much into it
After Winston Peters latest comments many are asking will the Greens have any power in a Labour/NZ First government? LISTEN ABOVE AS NANDOR TANCZOS TALKS TO LARRY...
Tauranga mayor: It's giving back what should be ours in the first place
Regional mayors want Winston Peters to make good on his promise to return GST from tourism to the regions. LISTEN ABOVE AS TAURANGA'S MAYOR, GREG BROWNLESS, TALKS...
Jessica Wilson: 'We've seen ties between agents and brokers get closer'
Consumer NZ's, Jessica Wilson, talks to Larry Williams about the links between real estate agents and mortgage brokers.
Anna Cassels-Brown: 'If we can't find the owner, we auction them off for charity'
Auckland Airport's General Manager of People and Safety, Anna Cassels-Brown, talks to Larry Williams about the things that get left behind at the airport and the...
Harry Burkhardt: 'We're miles from a solution'
President of the Packaging Council NZ , Harry Burkhardt, talks to Larry Williams about supermarkets banning plastic bags by end of 2018. LISTEN ABOVE TO HARRY BURKHARDT...
Jaron Lubin: 'Architects need to have a rich dialogue with policy makers'
Internationally renowned architect, Jaron Lubin, talks to Larry Williams about future proofing our cities. LISTEN ABOVE TO JARON LUBIN TALK TO LARRY WILLIAMS.
Steve Evans: 'There are some garbage tests out there but some strong ones too'
Director of recruitment company People Central, Steve Evans, talks to Larry Williams about psychometric tests, what they are and how companies use them. LISTEN...
Sandra Venables: 'We are very concerned with the rising road toll.'
Assistant Police Commissioner, Sandra Venables, talks to Larry Williams about the recent spike in the road toll. LISTEN ABOVE TO SANDRA VENABLES TALK TO LARRY...
Karen Jones: 'We got this one completely wrong and we are absolutely gutted'
Police Deputy chief executive, Karen Jones, talks to Larry Williams about NZ Police issuing an apology after an appalling tweet was posted by the official NZ Police...
Brian Dawson: Fines for dropping cigarettes 'totally unnecessary'
The Wellington City Council is reviewing its public places bylaw, with one possible change being to treat the dropping of cigarette butts harshly - with fines. City...