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
Ombudsman slams school seclusion room as unacceptable
The use of a seclusion room to punish a child with autism at a Wellington primary school has been called unacceptable. Multiple times over three weeks last year...
Calls for priests to report abuse admissions made during confession
Australian child abuse victim advocates are welcoming a call for priests to start spilling what they hear at the confessional. The country's Royal Commission into...
Convicted fraudster wins right to keep KiwiSaver funds
The head of the Criminal Bar Association said it seems unjust a convicted fraudster can keep her KiwiSaver funds. Joanne Harrison won the right to keep $109,000...
Churches in firing line of Australian investigation into child abuse
Churches are in the firing line with the release of Australian investigation into institutional child abuse. A Royal Commission heard from thousands of victims...
Councillor defends move to require bank statements from social housing tenants
A Wellington Councillor's defending moves to get bank statements from those in social housing. The Council wants three months worth of bank statements from tenants,...
Govt's spending plan risks 'painful choices' down the road - expert
The government's risking painful choices down the road with its spending plans. Treasury released the Half Yearly Economic Forecast today, which includes costings...
Tetraplegic woman: Euthanasia shouldn't be allowed for people with injuries
A tetraplegic says a voluntary euthanasia bill that has passed its first reading needs significant changes. Christchurch woman Claire Freeman lost all movement...
Children's Commissioner: If NZ had register Moko would be alive
The Children's Commissioner says we should be considering a national register of children. READ MORE: Moko inquest: Coroner calls for register to combat child violence The...
Queenstown judge comments 'inappropriate' on domestic violence case
A Queenstown District Court judge is coming under fire, for discharging a man without conviction over a domestic violence assault. The man assaulted a male friend...
Renewed push for Auckland to get a new stadium
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants to restart the conversation about a new national stadium. He wants it in Auckland, he wants it down town and he wants central Government's...
Paw Justice to continue sharing kitten-killer videos, amid vigilantism concerns
Animal rights campaigners are calling for a group of children to be punished for beating a kitten to death. A video of the crime has been viewed more than 200,000...
Harrowing statements at sentencing of man who kicked partner to death
There were harrowing accounts of victim impact statements at the sentencing of Robert Hohua who punched, kicked and stomped his partner Marie Rose Harlick to death. READ...
State sector bosses may be about to get a pay cut
State sector bosses may be about to get their pay packets down sized. The board members who make the decisions about that pay have been put on notice. READ MORE: Civil...
Scrapping National Standards lets teachers focus on 'all areas' of curriculum - expert
Primary schools will no longer have to report on National Standards to parents or the Ministry of Education from the new year. President of the New Zealand Educational...
Trump's moon landing likely to cost lot less than first
Donald Trump's push to make America world leaders in the space race once more, will all come down to funding. The US President has signed a directive to send humans...
Barnaby's warning to Jacinda: Keep out of Australia's business
A warning and a threat from Australian Deputy Prime Minister for New Zealand on the Manus Island refugee issue. Barnaby Joyce has been voted back in with a majority...
Raelene Castle: New job 'greatest challenge so far'
New Zealander Raelene Castle has been confirmed as Rugby Australia's new boss in another piece of sports administration history. READ MORE: Kiwi Raelene Castle...
Should ACC cover for illness as well as injury?
Associate professor at Massey University joined the show and spoke to Larry Williams Drive on whether ACC should cover illness as well as accidents? LISTEN ABOVE...
Local entrepreneur donates wifi to hospital
Taranaki Base Hospital now has free wifi thanks to PrimoWireless founder Matthew Harrison. He was sick in hospital and found he had chewed through a lot of data...
Medsafe effectively bans surgical mesh for pelvic operations
Surgical mesh has effectively been banned for use in pelvic organ prolapse in New Zealand. The material's often used for childbirth injuries, but women on both...
National want to form new political party: expert
There are reports that some factions in the National Party are considering forming a new political party. It's to give National some friends when it comes to MMP...
How significant is Bitcoin really?
Bitcoin's relentless rise in continuing. The crypto currency today shot past the US 16 thousand dollar mark. That's a climb in value of nearly 15 hundred percent...
ERO highlights gap between theory and reality for new teachers
New teachers feel out of their depth when it comes to managing kids in the classroom. An ERO report reveals teachers lack practical experience, confidence in dealing...
Changes coming to how often police issue tickets
Waikato Police are being urged to pull back on the number of tickets they issue. Up until now, staff performance has been partly assessed based on the number of...
Division over Trump's Israel decision
Division in New Zealand over whether or not to follow Donald Trump's lead in recognising the contested city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move has...