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
Jonathan Coleman on his decision to retire from politics
National's health spokesman Jonathan Coleman has announced he is retiring from politics for a job at a private healthcare company. Coleman spoke to Larry Williams...
Waikato DHB chair on latest from Nigel Murray investigation
Waikato DHB acting chair, Sally Webb speaks to Larry Williams about the investigation into Dr Nigel Murray. LISTEN ABOVE AS SALLY WEB SPEAKS LARRY WILLIAMS
Cambridge Analytica scandal not the end of Facebook - security expert
An online security expert doesn't think the Cambridge Analytica scandal will cause users to leave Facebook. The social media platform is under fire after the information...
Celebrity chef thrilled to have created menu for Obama
Celebrity chef, Peter Gordon told Larry Williams he couldn't be more excited about creating tonight's menu for Barack Obama. "I'm feeling like a teenage boy really,...
New report suggests legal case against Rodeos
Barrister, Catriona McLennan speaks with Larry Williams about a new report saying there is a legal case against Rodeos. LISTEN ABOVE AS CATRIONA MCLENNAN SPEAKS...
Greenpeace being denied charity status very disappointing - expert
A move to decline Greenpeace's bid to be a charity has been labelled the wrong move. The independent Charities Registration Board says the organisation does not...
Fonterra chairman on CEO's resignation
Fonterra chairman, John Wilson speaks with Larry Williams about chief executive Theo Spierings' resignation. LISTEN ABOVE AS JOHN WILSON SPEAKS WITH LARRY WILLIAMS
Wellington to allow pets on public transport
Why shouldn't pets be allowed on public transport? The Wellington Regional Council hasn't been able to come up with a good enough reason so, from July, pet owners...
Chris Lidell being named White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Business Herald Editor, Liam Dann speaks with Larry Williams about Chris Lidell's appointment to Deputy Chief of Staff in White House. LISTEN ABOVE AS LIAM DANN...
Shane Jones reacts to Air NZ cutting regional flights
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones speaks with Larry Williams about Air New Zealand cutting regional flights. LISTEN ABOVE AS SHANE JONES SPEAKS...
Calls for morbidly obese kids to undergo surgery
There are calls for more morbidly obese kids to undergo surgery. Harvard researchers say weight loss operations, such as gastric bypasses, are being underutilised. Doctor,...
Criticism over video showing 'special treats' for criminals
The Waitemata DHB is under fire for posting a video on social media showing how patients in a forensic mental health facility, including those referred there after...
Air NZ defends cutting regional flights
Air New Zealand says its done great things for regional growth. It is defending itself from criticism made by the Regional Economic Development Minister. Shane...
Plunket rejects claims it's not transparent enough
Plunket is rejecting claims it's not transparent enough. The charity's been forced to defend claims large amounts of its funds are funnelled into senior staff salaries. READ...
Nick Mowbray: Don't worry toys aren't going anywhere
One expert says traditional toys aren't going anywhere despite the demise of global chain Toys R Us and the toy industry is still booming. Nick Mowbray, head of...
Head to head: Russell Norman and Cameron Madgwick on oil exploration
Greenpeace presented a 45 thousand signature petition to the prime minister today - in hopes the country will move away from fossil fuels. PEPANZ doubts the Government...
Ngaruawahia Mayor: I don't know what the answer is
The death of a child on the Ngaruawahia rail bridge has prompted action from the Waikato District Mayor. An 11-year-old child was killed on the bridge yesterday...
Plastic watter bottles could be tainted with harmful plastic particles
Concerns are being raised after new research has suggested bottled water is tainted with plastic particles. The World Health Organisation is investigating whether...
'Resources need to go in to at risk families'
Police have launched an investigation after a baby was brought to hospital suffering from fractures to her skull, ribs, arms and legs. The four-month-old girl,...
Eliza McCartney: 'You can see it, it's a tough sport mentally'
Eliza McCartney speaks about her injuries and how she continues to grow in a sport so mentally demanding. Also with the Commonwealth Games coming up, we find out...
The apartment block with no car parks
An apartment block with no car parks? Crazy or the way of the future? The developer of an apartment block with no carparks says he's trying to show what the future...
Winston Peters: Our position over Salisbury attack hasn't changed
Winston Peters has doubled down on his statement over the Salisbury attack. When a former Russian spy was attacked with a chemical agent earlier this week - the...
Mark Mitchell: Defence Force should never be utilised for a Minister's convenience
National says a Minister of the Crown should never ask the Defence Force to divert assets, solely to make his life a little easier. Defence spokesman Mark Mitchell...
New Zealand is no exception to international espionage
New Zealand's geographical isolation doesn't mean it can't be involved in the web of international espionage. Former KGB spy turned double agent Boris Karpichkov,...
Phil Goff confident America's Cup proposal will be the final one
Auckland's mayor hopes the latest proposal for America's Cup bases will be the final one. The proposal he wants green lit will see the extension of Halsey Wharf...