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
Bledisloe cup chances slim
Former Wallabies Captain Andrew Slack previews the Bledisloe cup with Larry Williams - and he doesn’t give them much of a chance. LISTEN TO ANDREW SLACK TALKING...
Swathe of Auckland Pharmacies shown to have unsafe practice
Chair of the Pharmacy Council Mark Bedford talks to Larry Williams after auditors have found a swathe of Pharmacies in Auckland have shown unsafe practice - such...
Barry Soper: Labour billboards, Winston's minimum wage
Barry Soper joins Larry Williams to discuss political matters including Labour unveiling a new billboard, Winston wanting to raise minimum wage and why Bill English...
Latest on the Australians caught up in Barcelona terror attack
Correspondent Katherine Firkin Channel Ten News Melbourne joins Larry Williams to discuss Australians caught up in terror attack in Barcelona, the Pauline Hanson...
WATCH: Helen Clark, Gaylene Preston on 'My Year with Helen'
Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark and film director Gaylene Preston join Larry Williams to talk about their documentary, My Year with Helen. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW...
Tauranga fights meth crisis
Tauranga is grappling with a meth crisis. Businesswoman Erin O'Neill is the founder of Brave Hearts, an organisation that aims to educate and support those affected...
Hamilton to Auckland in 70 minutes: is rapid rail realistic?
Transport lobby group Greater Auckland has proposed a rapid rail plan that would connect Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. The group said that a journey from Hamilton...
NZ Post to ditch fast post due to lack of demand
The writing was on the wall but it's another blow to those wanting to send letters by snail mail NZ Post has announced its fast post service will be stopped from...
Pharmaceutical companies warned for misleading customers
Pharmacists aren't surprised two major pharmaceutical companies have been warned for misleading customers. The Commerce Commission has issued warnings to Glaxosmithkline...
Sentence for farmers who neglected animals 'appropriate' - MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries says a sentencing in Invercargill this afternoon is a harsh reminder of farmers' responsibilities. 44 year old Dean McMillan...
North Korea sends US mixed messages
North Korea is raising the stakes but treading carefully, as it sends mixed warnings to the United States. This from North Korean journalist Jean Lee, after Kim...
Still too early to ease off LVRs - economist
It's still too early to ease off Loan to Value ratios. This from an economist as Prime Minister Bill English discusses the restrictions with the Reserve Bank. LVRs...
Joyce: Boot camp scheme will be 'life changing' for young people
National says the length of it's bootcamp for troubled youths separates from the rest. It's defending a policy targeting our country's 150 worst young offenders...
Barnaby Joyce not first politician caught out by duel citizenship
Australia's second in command is the latest politician caught out, by laws barring foreign nationals from holding public office. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce...
Govt open to being gifted Christchurch Cathedral
The Government's open to potentially being gifted the quake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral. The Anglican Church has announced a third option is on the table for...
Australia's Deputy PM refusing to resign
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister is staying put for the time being. Barnaby Joyce has discovered he's a New Zealander by descent. In Australia, dual citizens...
Secret recordings deleted within three days - NZ Post spokesperson
Most footage captured on postie vehicles has been overwritten. This from New Zealand Post, which has come under fire for not telling workers their delivery vehicles...
North Korea threatens NZ / China relationship
The conflict between the US and North Korea could endanger New Zealand's relationship with China. International relations expert Stephen Hoadley believes the nightmare...
Time to shut Ministry of Health Down - Pippa MacKay
Medical Association President Pippa MacKay calls out the Ministry of Health on their performance. She believes they should be shutdown as they are under-performing. LISTEN...
Is there a security risk of prisoners with access to Skype?
Chief Custodial Officer of Corrections Neil Beales tackles the question of prisoners and Skype. Should they be allowed to use Skype while in prison to contact family...
"Not wise to leap to too many conclusions" - Gerry Brownlee
The Minister of Foreign Affairs joins Rachel Smalley to discuss the escalation in tensions today between North Korea and America. How would NZ react should conflict...
Fonterra addresses light-proof bottle claims
Spokesperson for Fonterra Olaf Van Darlen addresses the Fonterra light-proof bottle issue after Consumer NZ found the bottles did nothing to protect the milk. LISTEN...
Iron mining "spin-off will be significant"
Trans-Tasman Resources says Iron mining off the Taranaki coast will boost the country's GDP. The company has been granted the rights to extract 50 million tonnes...
Horticulture NZ - The price of veges will definitely go up
The CEO of Horticulture NZ Mike Chapman believes it is definite that the price of veges will go up. It comes after Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has announced commercial...
Phil McCabe - Why we're opposed to sea-bed mining
The Chairperson of Kiwis Against Seabed Mining Phil McCabe gives his reasons for why they are opposed to sea-bed mining. An application to mine South Taranaki's...