Larry Williams Drive
4PM - 7PM weekdays
Larry Williams' programming focuses on the breaking stories of the day and puts the top news makers under the spotlight.
Special segments on his weekday 4 to 7pm programme include political and overseas correspondents, a bit of talkback and a one hour business segment from 6 to 7pm.
Larry’s middle name should have been golf. But it’s not. It’s Stephen. When Larry isn’t playing or thinking about golf he’s breaking news stories and putting the news makers under the spotlight.
Rachel Shadbolt: Families forced into motels
Motel operators are struggling under a summer boom and an emergency housing blowout. LISTEN: Larry Williams talks to Rachel Shadbolt, spokesperson for the hospitality...
Chris Cahill: Combating professional gangs
There's concern gangs are sharpening up their acts and becoming more professional. The nation's gangs are believed to have expanded since they began dealing methamphetamine. Police...
Mike Noon: Privatising speed cameras
Thought's been given to the possibility of New Zealand's speed camera network being privately managed. It's currently operated by New Zealand Police, and the New...
Peter Mihare: Specialised human trafficking office needed
A claim that employment exploiters and human traffickers are often getting away with their crimes because of the effort it takes to catch them. The Government's...
John Fellet: "Incredibly disappointed" about Sky/Vodafone merger
Sky TV's CEO John Fellet spoke to Larry Williams saying he can't understand the decision to disallow the merger when similar mergers are happening overseas.
Steven Joyce: Social bond pilot will get mental health beneficiaries into work
Finance Minster Steven Joyce is defending criticism of the Government's social bond pilot. Australian company APM Workcare would have targets and incentives for...
Lawrence Yule: Will resign as Hastings Mayor 'at some point' this year to stand in Tukituki
Lawrence Yule will be resigning as Hastings' Mayor in anticipation of winning a National Party seat in Parliament. Mr Yule will be standing in the Tukituki electorate...
Simon Marsh: Most beggars already on benefits in Wellington
A Wellington City Councillor thinks there's plenty more beggars on our streets who receive a benefit. It comes as a Hastings man was convicted of fraud after he...
Neil Hansford: Melbourne plane crash suspicious
An aviation expert believes more than just engine failure brought down the plane in Melbourne that killed all on board. The charter plane carrying five people crashed...
Earl Gray: Lacoste vs Crocodile International logo battle
Fashion label Crocodile International has won a Supreme Court fight against rival Lacoste over which company can lay claim to a crocodile trademark in New Zealand. LISTEN...
Patrick Morgan: Children riding bikes on the footpath
There's a renewed call for children to be able to ride their bikes on the footpath up to 12 years of age. The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report...
Sean O'Donnell: DB Export recycling bottles to make sand
Kiwi beer brand DB Export is recycling its used bottles to make a man-made sand - an effort the company hopes will help preserve our beaches. New Zealanders use...
Matt Bolland: 2degrees sides with Spark to have Vodafone Sky decision delayed
2degrees is supporting Spark's legal bid for a 36-hour delay in making the Vodafone Sky merger decision final, if the Commerce Commission gives clearance. The Commission...
Phil Goff: Auckland Council taskforce considering putting liability back on builders
Putting the liability back on builders is one option being considered by a new Auckland housing taskforce. Auckland mayor Phil Goff today met his taskforce of bankers,...
Andrew Little: $20m to boost Gisborne's economy
Labour leader Andrew Little joins Larry Williams to discuss the criticism from Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee about the length of time it took to declare...
Steve Merczynski: Trump takes shots at the press, again
President Trump is continuing to take shots at the media. Trump hosted his first fully fledged press conference as President earlier today, answering two questions...
John Mackie: Port Hills firefighters still working around the clock
The worst of the fire may be over, but Christchurch is still in a state of emergency and firefighters are continuing to work around the clock. About 300 firefighters...
Nigel Hampton: Bid to get former Pike River Mine boss into court fails
Frustration from the lawyer representing two of the Pike River victims' family members, who have been trying to get the mine's former boss into court. Sonya Rockhouse...
Gerry Brownlee: 'This is one huge problem'
There are now up to 400 personnel on the ground fighting the Port Hills fires in Christchurch. The fire is now covering more than 2000 hectares, the Prime Minister...
Steven Joyce: NZ economy, job growth, superannuation
Finance Minister Steven Joyce joins Larry Williams to talk about what people can expect from his big speech tomorrow, the New Zealand economy, job growth, and superannuation.