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
Jason Costigan: "It's anything but paradise" in The Whitsundays
The Whitsundays and Mackay MP Jason Costigan spoke to Jack Tame about how the area is holding up now that Cyclone Debbie is right on its doorstep. Costigan told...
Kimberlee Downs: On the ground in Northern Queensland
TVNZ Australian correspondent Kimberlee Downs updates Jack Tame on the situation in Northern Queensland as Cyclone Debbie makes landfall. Downs said it's still...
Stephen Jacobi: Belt and Road project allows for easier trade
New Zealand could form part of the new silk road. The government's signed an agreement with China to co-operate on the Belt and Road project - which aims to build...
Nicky Hager: NZDF keen to stop an inquiry, confusing people
UPDATED 6.00pm Author Nicky Hager says the Defence Force has offered no real evidence to refute claims made in the book Hit & Run. In a conference this afternoon,...
Motive not needed for war crimes allegations: lawyer
New Zealand SAS troops could be accused of war crimes, even if they didn't deliberately set out to kill innocent civilians. Lawyers Richard McLeod, Deborah Manning,...
Catherine Beard: Govt's free trade target "pretty ambitious"
A Government push to have nearly all our export goods fall under free trade agreements will be a huge challenge. Prime Minister Bill English says currently around...
Peter Dunne: Inquiry into SAS is vital
Internal Affairs minister Peter Dunne says an inquiry into the actions of the SAS is vital. It comes amid claims New Zealand troops killed civilians in a botched...
Sir Paul Beresford: UK Parliament constantly under threat
A Kiwi-born British Conservative Party politician says the UK Parliament is under constant threat, and constantly reviewing security. Sir Paul Beresford was inside...
Leah Farrall: New terror tactics hard to combat
Terror attacks using vehicles are on the rise and extremely difficult to prevent, a counterterrorism expert says. Five people were killed and around forty more...
Nic Robertson: Details emerge of London terror assailant
Details are emerging about the man behind a terrorist attack in London, in which five people died, and up to forty others were injured when a man drove his car into...
Ashley Peacock release: 'We're hoping he'll be placed in a rural setting'
A breakthrough for intellectually disabled man Ashley Peacock who has been kept for years in a tiny wing of a mental health facility. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams...
Sue Matson: Laptop ban on Emirates airlines
If you are flying into the UK via United Arab Emirates you won't be watching a movie on your laptop while en route. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to Sue Matson,...
Suresh Ramji: Dairy owners should be armed
Larry Williams talks to Suresh Ramji, the Vice President of the Manukau Indian Association, about the right for dairy owners to hold guns, after the many attacks...
Calls to decriminalise drug use to decrease market value
Calls are being made to decriminalise drug use across the Tasman. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to the Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation,...
Michael Reddell: 'Migration inflow damaging to the country'
Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell says the overall migration inflow is damaging to the country. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to former Reserve...
Rachel Shadbolt: Proposed rates hike will be a 'burden on businesses'
Auckland's accommodation sector is worried at the potential impact of a proposed rates hike, which could put some motels out of business. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams...
Tony Taylor: Youth crime a 'national issue'
A 13-year-old has been apprehended by Police after a group of youths went on a rampage in a Far North town. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to Tony Taylor, who...
Mark Lister: Fletcher Building has 'deteriorated suddenly'
The country's largest construction company is facing tough questions about why its earnings are falling well below forecasts. LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks...
David Seymour: Reverse the iwi consultation requirements of the RMA
ACT leader David Seymour believes he has the answers to cutting through resource management red tape. He's released what he describes as common sense changes to...
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards: New powers to Customs unnecessary
Customs' chief executive will be handed 'unprecedented' power to share New Zealanders' personal information. This law change is being called totally unnecessary...