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
Grant Robertson: Budget doesn't contain solutions, vision that NZ needs
Labour's Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson has supported Andrew Little in calling National's 2017 Budget a '$1 budget', claiming lower income earners will only...
Steven Joyce: 'A Budget that does deliver for New Zealanders'
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has delivered his first Budget this afternoon, claiming it delivers something for all New Zealanders. READ MORE: Joyce's first Budget...
Fran O'Sullivan: Budget showing no sign of exciting, bold initiatives
NZME's Head of Business Fran O'Sullivan joins Larry Williams ahead of tomorrow's Budget announcement. She explains why she thinks it's important the Budget includes...
Kieran Read: Giving back to Counties Manukau
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2019 and will have a new provincial team. Read is returning to the province where he was...
Inquest finds snipers unduly restricted in Sydney cafe seige
A Coroner's inquest has found snipers were unduly restricted when it came to shutting down the 2014 Lindt cafe siege. The inquest into the fatal hostage situation...
Peter Dunne: Auditor-General 'must be absolutely above any suspicion or doubt'
United Future Peter Dunne joined Larry Williams to discuss the announcement that the Auditor-General is stepping down while an review takes place into the integrity...
Neil Fergus: Intelligence key to preventing terrorist attacks
CEO of Intelligent Risks, an international security consultancy, joined Larry Williams to discuss the government response to the Manchester attack and what can be...
Katherine Firkin: Findings of inquest into Sydney cafe seige
Tactical police waited "10 minutes" too long to storm the Lindt Cafe siege, which left two hostages dead in December 2014, NSW coroner Michael Barnes has found. Mr...
Manchester attack: Three arrested, UK threat level 'critical'
UPDATED 10.10pm The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a pop concert venue packed with children likely didn't act alone, a minister says as soldiers...
Kiwis planning to sell Aussie homes face hefty capital gains tax
Kiwis living in Australia could suffer from a hefty capital gains tax if they sell their Aussie homes - but we're not necessarily the target. The Australian federal...
Terrorism expert: Manchester attack most likely radical Islamist group
Terrorism expert Greg Barton joins Larry Williams to discuss who might be responsible for the Manchester attack at an Ariana Grande concert. READ MORE: Police confirm...
Zayn Nabbi: 'Manchester has come up united'
Larry Williams talks to CNN reporter Zayn Nabbi about the local community's response following the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. READ...
Helen Pidd: Mass confusion at Manchester hospital
Scenes of heartbreak and devastation at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Friends and relatives of those killed or injured in the Manchester terror attack have flocked...
Budget Preview: Joyce 'likely' to target incomes, tax scales, families
With the 2017 Budget set to be revealed on Thursday, all eyes are Finance Minister Steven Joyce - who will be speaking with Larry Williams later in the week. Brian...
'Moral panic' led to demise of the Wellington Sevens
Mark Blackham, director of Blackland PR, says the Wellington Sevens were killed off by the event's organisers collaborating with the police and city politicians,...
New sensors to detect begging, crime might be rolled out in Wellington
For the past year, a new sophisticated motion detector attached to a CCTV camera has been recording pedestrian and vehicle activity on the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee...
Rumours grow of Pippa Middleton's pending wedding extravagance
Rumours of the extravagance of Pippa Middleton's pending nuptials are growing bigger by the day. The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister will marry hedge fund...
Gareth Morgan: Prohibition of marijuana doesn't work
The Opportunities Party has unveiled its policy around cannabis usage. Under the policy people would be able to grow their own marijuana for personal use, but be...
Concerns koalas may be wiped out in parts of Australia
Concerns that koalas may be wiped out completely in parts of Australia. Bush land bulldozing has resulted in an estimated 180 koalas being killed mainly in Queensland,...
Wayne Smith: 'I want to finish while I'm going ok'
All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Foster spoke to Larry Williams about his retirement.
No evidence any amount of alcohol while pregnant is safe - specialist
The prescribed advice to avoid alcohol while pregnant is being called into question in the UK. Experts says it's scare-mongering. Having previously said one or...
Ngarimu Blair: Iwi wants to buy Ports of Auckland land
Auckland iwi Ngati Whatua Orakei's making clear it wants the Ports of Auckland. It's signalled it wants to talk with mayor Phil Goff about buying back its former...
Bill English: Japan wants to stand with like-minded countries with TPP
The increasing aggression of North Korea may have added to the case to revive the TPP trade deal. Prime Minister Bill English and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo...
'Mueller's exactly who should be leading this investigation' - former FBI official
One former FBI national security official believes things will get worse before they get better, under President Donald Trump's reign. Benjamin Thomas Wolf worked...
Armed robbery in south Auckland 'sickening' - Detective Inspector
Police who deal with violence on a daily basis have been left sickened by the aggravated robbery of an Auckland dairy. Four masked offenders were involved - one...