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
America's Cup not the economic boom Bermuda expected
The America's cup might not be the economic boom Bermuda expected. Sailing great Dennis Conner told Newstalk ZB this morning hotels are empty, and people aren't...
Auckland high rises with dangerous cladding to be fixed
New Zealanders are being assured the tragic fire at London's Grenfell Tower is unlikely to be repeated here. Auckland Council has confirmed two apartment towers...
QANTAS and Sydney University team up to conquer jetlag
QANTAS and Sydney University have teamed up to conquer jetlag, once and for all. Australia's national airline is on a quest to develop an evidence based approach...
Meth problem growing in rural communities
A Police Association report has found New Zealand is facing an alarming problem with methamphetamine coming in from overseas. The report showed the industry is...
Team NZ's pedal winches get worldwide attention
Team New Zealand's pedal winches have caught the world's attention. The kiwi America's cup team said there are a range of innovations on the boat but the pedals...
Labour's 'looking into' their unpaid internships
Questions over whether Labour's under fire internship scheme is legal. More than 80 interns have reportedly been housed in a cramped marae with no working shower. The...
Queenstown newspaper publishes names of drink drivers on front page
A local Queenstown newspaper has taken a radical approach to the town's drink driving problem. Mountain Scene has decided to name and shame culprits on its front...
Mother of Christie Marceau's killer speaks publicly
The mother of Christie Marceau's killer has spoken publicly for the first time at the inquest into the teenager's death.Akshay Chand stabbed Christie, 18, to death...
Timing made Barclay's resignation inevitable
A fear of making the Prime Minister vulnerable may have played a part in Todd Barclay's resignation. The Clutha-Southland MP will stand down in the upcoming election...
Ministry of Education apologises to Canterbury schools
The Ministry of Education has publicly apologised to parents and school-teachers in Canterbury for not doing a good enough job, post quake. The Ministry admits...
Sir Graham Henry on 'all things Lions' in studio with Larry Williams
The stakes have just been raised in the first test between the All Blacks and the Lions this weekend. Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry believes the series...
If Barclay accidentally made recording he didn't break the law - expert
Prime Minister Bill English has known for more than a year that National MP Todd Barclay had secret recordings of staff conversations. English admitted on Tuesday...
Controversy around Otto Warmbier's death - expert
Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week, has died aged 22. The family announced his death on Monday in a...
Pressure on Balinese government to end dog meat trade
Pressure on the Balinese government to end the dog meat trade. An investigation by Animals Australia has found tourists to Bali have unknowingly been fed dog meat...
Man accused of murdering Kim Richmond fought back tears at court appearance
The man accused of murdering Kim Richmond fought back tears during his court appearance in Hamilton. The 45-year-old has been granted interim name suppression. His...
Mark Orams: Not many options for changing America's Cup boats
Team USA say they're ready to adapt, even after being defeated four times by Team New Zealand. The Americans made a huge comeback to win when the rivals last squared...
Sir Colin Meads approves of his new statue
All Black great Sir Colin Meads has received a standing ovation in his hometown of Te Kuiti today, as he unveiled an impressive 2.7 metre bronze sculpture of himself. He...
Man arrested in relation to London Mosque attack
A man who drove into a crowd in London has been held back by bystanders, and detained by police. One person is dead and several have been injured after the incident,...
High rise apartments most likely to contain same cladding as Grenfell Tower
The type of cladding used on the ill-fated Grenfell Tower in London is not widely used in New Zealand. It's believed the cladding aided the spread of the fire that...
New police project aims to reduce trauma for domestic violence victims
A new approach is being introduced to take the pressure off victims of domestic violence. A pilot trial is being run by Counties Manukau Police where officers will...
'New All Blacks members' announced following Air NZ comp
Colm Moran and Brooklyn Ireland joined Larry Williams this afternoon to talk about how they won Air New Zealand's All Black Apprentices competition. LISTEN ABOVE...
Grant Beck's guide to the America's Cup
The America's Cup isn't the easiest sporting event to understand for the uninformed. Olympic sailing coach Grant Beck joined Larry Williams to give his guide to...
Ex-Woman's Day editor Nene King 'heartbroken' to see magazine ridiculed after Rebel Wilson trial
In the follow-up to movie star Rebel Wilson winning her high profile defamation trial against the Bauer Media Group, legendary Australian women's magazine editor,...
Sentence as good as it could be, says man who beat up stepdaughter's rapist
The Kapiti man who beat up his stepdaughter's rapist has been sentenced to 240 hours of community service, after being found guilty. The man responsible for the...
Should NZ buildings be better equipped to deal with fire?
John Grey, the President of the Home Owners and Buyers Association of New Zealand, this morning said that large building complexes in New Zealand suffer from a lack...