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
New technology hopes to stop problem gamblers
It's hoped facial recognition technology that can identify problem gamblers could help them kick the habit. The technology is being trialled at 10 gambling venues...
Tragic story behind couple's accidental drowning
A coroner has praised the bravery of a bystander in Christchurch, who dived into a freezing lake to try to save a husband and wife, Avneel and Sheetal Ram, after...
Nervous Taranaki leaders open to working with Govt over oil
New Plymouth's mayor says nervous tension will remain with local oil and gas workers until a plan for their future is created. Neil Holdom, alongside other Taranaki...
Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has apologised to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behaviour. It comes after CNN reported that...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: National playing up speaker conflict
Political commentators are pouring cold water over National's 'faux outrage' against Trevor Mallard. The Speaker has been under fire from the Opposition in recent...
Waste milk making bovis harder to contain
Mycoplasma bovis remains in the headlines with the government set to decide what action it will take next week - eradication, or containment. There are currently...
Brownlee: Mallard showing 'gross lack of respect' in Parliament
Tensions have flared again in parliament this afternoon during question time, with national's deputy leader Paula Bennett thrown out of the house. The standoff...
Criminologist: Taser use should not be police norm
A criminologist says it's important for Police taser-use not to become the norm. The Independent Police Conduct Authority found police unjustifiably tasered a man...
'Police sometimes need to use force'
Police are criticising a report that says they unjustifiably tasered a man in the back in Auckland. The man was pulled over for speeding down the wrong side of...
National threatens no confidence vote for Mallard
A vote of no confidence in Parliament's Speaker looks to to be made by the National Party. That's if Trevor Mallard doesn't address how the comment 'stupid little...
Dunne: High time for recreational cannabis to be legalised
The former MP responsible for drugs says it's high time for recreational cannabis to be legalised. Former Associate Health Minister, Peter Dunne, says a regulated,...
EU hoping for 'win-win' deal with NZ
The wheels are in motion for a free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union. If an agreement is signed off, which could be a couple years away, it...
Maori lecturer defends criticism of moko misuse
A Maori media lecturer says criticism of a pakeha woman's misuse of the moko is far from racist. Life coach Sally Anderson has been accused of misappropriating...
Lawyer: NZ parents can legally kick their kids out
Frustrated kiwi parents could draw inspiration from an American couple and sue their kids out of their homes if they wanted to. A New York judge has ordered a 30-year-old...
Milk prices hit biggest highs in years
Fonterra dairy farmers are seeing white gold, as the co-operative's Farmgate milk price hits its highest level in years. Next season's opening milk price is forecast...
Kāpiti councillor still hopes to have job
The Kāpiti Coast Councillor convicted of indecently assaulting a female colleague doesn't think his Council career's over, and hopes to be at the next staff meeting. 71-year-old...
Phil Goff defends actions over stadium report
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is defending his actions to only show councillors a redacted version on stadium options. Goff is being accused of keeping the $900,000...
Prisoners may have to sleep on floors due to halted expansion
The Corrections Association wants to see more room created at Waikeria Prison before it's too late. A plan to build a mega-prison at the Waikato site has been taken...
Can't believe I'm going to the royal wedding, I'm so excited!
Kimberley Watkins, from the Carlisle Undercroft organisation which is working to regenerate a local community space, is on her way to the royal wedding of Prince...
Recidvist rapist sentencing finally brings closure for victims
Colin Jack Mitchell is unlikely ever to leave prison again, after being sentenced to preventive detention over two vicious attacks on women. Mitchell abducted a...
Princess Di's former bodyguard 'security for royal wedding will be top notch'
The British town of Windsor will be crawling with security and police tomorrow, as crowds cheer for the Royal newlyweds. More than 100,000 people are expected to...
Deep fake videos 'We've all got to be careful about where we get information'
Tech experts are warning internet users to be wary, as fake videos become ever more convincing. Internet NZ says so-called deep fake videos which can superimpose...
“The Kiwi Blokes" Guide to the Royal Wedding
Harry and Meghan’s nuptials are not exactly ‘appointment viewing’ for some of us. So we’ve put together “The Kiwi Blokes’ Guide to the Royal Wedding” - this is...
Budget 2018: Who are the winners and losers?
Political commentators Josie Pagani and Matthew Hooton joined political editor Barry Soper and Larry Williams to dissect the budget and debate the winners and losers. LISTEN...
Budget 2018: Industries react to funding announcements
The money's been allocated, now the reactions are flowing in. The Government today unveiled their first budget, called 'Foundations for the Future'. It's seen...