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
Researcher: No reason to blame Ardern over refugees
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's vocal stance on taking 150 asylum seekers has been blamed for more refugees taking to the seas. Since she reiterated the previous...
National MP wants to crack down on drug drivers
There's a bid to bolster the ability of police to crack down on drivers under the influence of drugs. A private member's bill has been lodged by National MP Alastair...
Rene Naufahu's teaching methods labelled 'outdated'
An expert on actor training has hit out at former Shortland Street star Rene Naufahu, for turning classes into opportunities to assault students. Naufahu was sentenced...
Robertson: Families package not changed by Treasury mistake
The damage caused by Treasury over-estimating the impact of Labour's flagship families package is being downplayed. The package was billed as lifting 88,000 children...
'Millions' affected by US government shut down
The US Government shutdown will continue into the working week, affecting millions of staff and the public trying to utilise the services. Many Government agencies...
Govt urged to fund more weight loss surgeries
A Kiwi who's lost 150 kilograms after a gastric sleeve operation says more surgeries should be funded. It comes as National party deputy leader Paula Bennett has...
Fixing Tauranga's housing issue 'comes at a cost'
Tauranga's mayor admits there's a housing problem in the city, which has been labelled the ninth most unaffordable in the world. An annual Demographia International...
Motorists reassured after reports of dodgy fuel issues
Motorists who experienced dodgy fuel readings after a fuel quality issue in Auckland late last year can be reassured it hasn't affected their engines. Z Energy,...
Bars not the only ones to target for medical costs
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine is welcoming discussion over who should help cover ED costs. It follows calls from a Christchurch doctor for a re-evaluation...
Kelvin Morton: 'World first' drone rescue in NSW saves the lives of two teenagers
NSW Surf Life Saving Drone Project Manager, Kelvin Morton speaks to Tim Wilson about the dramatic rescue of two teenagers who were saved by drones that were able...
Jacinda Ardern talks about the impending arrival of her first child this year
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced the impending arrival of her first child, which is due midway through the year. The Prime Minister is set to take a...
A year on since Trump became president: How is America going?
It's been a year since President Trump gained access to the nuclear codes. The United States is very different to what it was when that happened. International...
Jordan Watson: How to Dad video creator shares his tips for Clarke Gayford
How to Dad video creator Jordan Watson, speaks with Tim Wilson about what Clarke Gayford can expect when he is put in charge of looking after the child he and Jacinda...
Treasury says errors like poverty miscalculation happen from time to time
Treasury says there will be an error in its projections on child poverty from time to time. It comes after admitting the numbers were wrong on how many children...
Judge sends defendants home for wearing jandals
The sweltering heat in Central Otago was no excuse for shorts and jandals in a Central Otago court today. Judge Michael Turner sent seven defendants out after they...
Conern over number of elderly kiwis suffering from loneliness
Tens of thousands of older New Zealanders could be suffering health effects from loneliness. Concerns have been raised about the issue after moves in the United...
Drought making life difficult for baristas
Bubble trouble for baristas. Drought in the Manawatu is affecting the quality of organic milk used to make lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos. Robert Winters...
Bitcoin investors panic after cryptocurrency loses 40% of its value
The high flying days of Bitcoin appears to be over. The digital cryptocurrency has lost around 40 percent of its value. Prices have plunged on news regulators...
No word on whether Haast's mobile coverage will be fast-tracked
The group charged with delivering mobile coverage to Haast can't say whether the project will be fast-tracked. The Haast region has no mobile reception, and it...
Survey finds 40% of adults can't read at 'day-to-day' level
The Book Council is alarmed at the literacy rate of New Zealand adults and children. Its surveys has found that 40 percent of adults cannot read at a day-to-day...
Warning for boaties as Maritime NZ trial new speed gun
A boat club president says the latest push to fine speeding recreational boaties is a bit heavy-handed. It comes as Maritime New Zealand officers trial speed guns...
Farmers call for better irrigation after heatwave puts crops at risk
Spare a thought for our Horticulturalists with the soaring heatwave. After a drought-inducing start to summer, fruit and vegetable growers are pleading for more...
Police can't stop people filming car crashes: Lawyer
Police concerned about members of the public filming the aftermath of car crashes have few powers to stop it. A police spokesperson warned an onlooker who filmed...
Dr Mary Birdsall: Fertility expert on using sperm posthumously, as practice becomes legal in NZ
Fertility expert, Mary Birdsall tells Larry Williams the practicalities of using sperm to sire children postuhmously, as the High Court rules the practice legal...
Ashely Church: 'Doom and gloom' housing bubble predictions over-inflated
As predictions of a housing market bubble have been fueled by BnB landlords and the 'Foreign Buyers Ban', Ashley Chuch of Property Institute of New Zealand tells...