Larry Williams Drive
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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
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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*.
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Farmer rescues cow from cliff face
A farmer is being commended for rescuing his cow from a risky cliff face near Whanganui. The cow had been stuck, teetering on a ledge in the middle of a cliff high...
Immigration NZ labelled 'unprofessional' over treatment of speakers
Immigration New Zealand has been labelled "unprofessional" over its treatment of two controversial Canadian speakers. Right-wing speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan...
Tourist boat capsizes in Missouri, at least 11 dead
Children are among those killed after a boat capsized on a Missouri lake in the US. Up to 31 people were aboard the duck boat on Table Rock Lake in Branson. Stone...
Damp and overcrowded houses blamed for poor child health
A paediatrician says medical staff can only do so much to help poor children in horror health cases. Three doctors have reported seeing children with maggot infested...
Future of Coke Zero up in the air
Coke Zero is being phased out across the ditch, but there is no sign it will happen here. The drink has been on shelves since 2006, and is one of a number of sugar-free...
Patients refusing care from migrant nurses
Migrant nurses are experiencing racism and cultural scrutiny daily in New Zealand with experts saying "it's time to talk". A Massey University study released today...
Auckland commuters should expect delays
Commuters heading home after work today should expect delays with heavy traffic congesting all motorways in and out of Auckland. NZ Transport Agency's real-time...
Putin's self-proclaimed nemesis speaks to Larry Williams
The Russian President's self-proclaimed nemesis is confident he won't be handed over if a dirty deal is struck with the US. The White House has confirmed US President...
Warriors great Simon Mannering announces retirement
Warriors great Simon Mannering will retire after 14 years with the Warriors. He has announced he will call it a day after the end of this NRL season Mannering...
Kiwisaver default funds under fire
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs says there is merit in the arguments around default KiwiSaver funds. A group of financial advisors want to see an...
Police take on government over pay negotiations
The Government has another pay dispute hurdle to jump - as police officers head into negotiations. The Police Association says senior officers are walking away...
Calls for Russia investigation to end
US President Donald Trump's advisers say the fallout over comments made at his meeting with Vladimir Putin are merely 'unnecessary criticism". Following yesterday's...
Trump press conference 'unprecedented'
A former Soviet ambassador to New Zealand says the international reaction to Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki has been far milder than from within the US. Republican...
Police not backing down over officer's use of pepper spray
The police watchdog is standing its ground on a ruling against an officer's use of pepper spray. The Independent Police Conduct Authority found the unnamed officer...
Coal on the way out in Australia
Australia correspondent Murray Olds joins Larry Williams Drive to discuss the Perth Murder, where a 19-year-old man who was a family member of the victims has been...
Muriwai drownings highlights need for lifejackets
Yesterday's double drowning at Muriwai Beach is a strong reminder of the steps that should be taken to ensure safety at New Zealand beaches. Two former refugees...
Grant Robertson: No more money for nurses
The government is standing firm in their deal with the nurses union. Finance minister Grant Robertson says the government is continuing with its position that there...
President Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin tonight
US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are due to go one-on-one at a summit in Helsinki tonight. The pair will meet against a backdrop of fraying...
Joy Reid: 'Football celebrations were out of control'
A night of celebrations in France has turned ugly for some fans in Paris. More than a million people were estimated to be celebrating the Football World Cup win...
Predator free by 2050 'impossible'
The governments goal to be predator free by 2050 is being challenged by researchers. Plans are in motion to eradicate pests in Taranaki and Hawkes bay, but researches say...
Diplomatic expert: Trump's foreign policy is unpredictable
Diplomatic experts say Donald Trump’s latest outburst is further proof of his unpredictability. The US President has started his visit to the United Kingdom by...
Auckland Council considering playgrounds for the elderly
If you thought playgrounds are just for kids, think again. Auckland Council is looking at ways to make the city more playful for people of all ages, following the...
Housing Minister reassures tenants being displaced by new development
An assurance of sorts for state house tenants who are having to move out to make way for a huge new development in Mangere.. More than 2,700 families will have...
Concerns raised over fake reviews on TripAdvisor
Accommodation reviews are something everyone looks at, but the question remains whether or not they can be trustworthy. This comes after a number of negative reviews...
Cardrona Alpine Resort to become New Zealand's biggest ski field
Skiing in Queenstown is about to get to a whole new level. Cardrona Alpine Resort is merging with the nearby Soho basin ski area, it was announced today. It will...