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
Where does the National Party go from here?
Former National Party Minister, Wayne Mapp, joined Larry Williams to answer the question - where to now for the National Party? They're still the biggest Party...
James Shaw 'delighted' by election result, Green Party ministerial roles
The Green Party leader is not expecting his MPs to rock the boat in their coalition with Labour and New Zealand first. James Shaw says they can work with New Zealand...
Richard Prebble: New government 'hasn't been elected by the people'
Former Act leader and cabinet minister Richard Prebble has said the new government will consist of a coalition of losers. Joining Larry Williams, Mr Prebble said...
Pike River widow: 'Very hopeful' for mine re-entry under new Labour coalition
The incoming government has re-ignited hope for the families of Pike River. Jacinda Arden is committed to setting up a special agency in charge of recovering the...
Three days of submissions from Lundy's lawyers
The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision over Mark Lundy's appeal to overturn his convictions for murdering his wife and daughter. The court's heard three...
Trump falls back in Forbes rich list
The annual Forbes 400 rich list is out and see's Donald trump slide down the rankings considerably. Bill gates remains number one after 24 years with the top honour. LISTEN...
Lundy case bogged down in scientific arguments
The second day of Mark Lundy’s appeal has wrapped up in Wellington but the battle over the convictions for murdering his wife and daughter continues. It’s a case...
More opportunities for women in New Zealand Rugby
The head of New Zealand Rugby says there will be more opportunities for women in the sport following changes to the make-up of the board. Six of the nine members...
Harawira predicts Peters will remain tightlipped
Hone Harawira predicts Winston Peters will remain tightlipped - even after tomorrow's announcement. The former MP told Larry Williams Mr Peters is likely to continue...
What's the Krack: security expert says installing updates essential
A vulnerability of wifi networks around the globe has been exposed. It's been named Krack and it means all wifi networks and the devices that connect to them are...
Will the taste of our beloved kiwi Cadbury products change?
We have seen it happen with Milo, Creme Eggs and Jelly Beans, now it's feared the taste of our much loved Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas could be under threat following...
NIWA forecaster: get ready for a 'southern spring sizzle'
South Island residents will get a taste of summer later this week, with temperatures likely to be 15 degrees warmer than usual for this time of the year. A flow...
Campaigner: Autistic females present differently to males
A Timaru mother has spoken out about the lack of diagnosis, and therefore treatment for females with autism, saying it led her daughter to self-harm. Autistic Advocacy...
Joris De Bres: 'The parents have to be given a chance.'
Former Race Relations Commissioner, Joris De Bres, talks with Larry Williams about Brittle Bone Disease in children and the on-going legal case involving one couple's...
Glen Hart: 'It's everything you've ever wanted Sky TV to be'
Newstalk ZB tech guru, Glen Hart, talks to Larry Williams about Vodafone's announced partnership with Sky TV which will enable a new, integrated TV experience. LISTEN...
Sam Warburton: 'It requires a long hard look to work out the best way going forward'
Former Transport Ministry staffer, Sam Warburton, talks to Larry Williams about the NZTA and the rising road toll. LISTEN ABOVE TO SAM WARBURTON TALK TO LARRY...
Mark Mitchell: 'Very difficult' time for NZDF after death of soldier
An experienced soldier who died off the coast of the Coromandel will be remembered as a leader, father, family man and all round top bloke. Sergeant Wayne Taylor...
Kiwi Doctor behind proposed amendment to modern Hippocratic Oath
A New Zealand doctor is about to change the international medical declaration doctors swear an oath to. Queenstown's Dr Sam Hazledine's amendment to the Declaration...
Police conduct manager on Jo Pert's killer 'We had no reason to arrest him'
Police say they're satisfied with the conduct of two officers who warned a man the night before he went on to kill an Auckland mother. Tevita Filo was warned by...
Soper: NZ First board 'properly constituted'
It's been a another day of to-ing and fro-ing between the parties, but after tonight's final meeting with Labour Winston Peters will know which of his policies he's...
Bovis disease 'We want to get rid of it from New Zealand'
Thousands of cows will be killed to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis disease. The infection causes udder infections, abortions, pneumonia and arthritis. The cattle...
University issues: focus on student housing and behaviour
Otago University has announced it will install up to 22 CCTV cameras to monitor student behaviour around it's campus after an increase in anti-social behaviour over...
David Kelly: There needs to be one minister in charge of construction
The construction industry wants its own Government minister. New Zealand Construction Industry Council president David Kelly said the industry is under the pump...
Bottle-O protester: 'They enslave you for five years'
A protest against exploitation of residency-seeking workers, is underway in Auckland. Liquor store worker Manjinder Singh is protesting outside his employer's premises,...
Road safety researcher: lower 100km speed limit on roads that are not appropriate
Growing support for speed limit reductions, with 14 people killed on our roads in the past five days. National manager for road policing, Superintendent Steve Greally,...