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
Hundreds of pool fences may be non-compliant
First it was electric pool covers, now its fences that aren't up to scratch. The rules around pool fences have hit another bump with fears hundreds of pool fences...
Govt did not consult industry before oil and gas ban
The Government has been accused of contradicting itself over whether it consulted with the oil and gas industry before delivering its blow of no more permits for...
Why the royal baby has made history
The newest member of the royal family has made history simply by being born. The third child of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William is the first younger...
Motive for Toronto attack not yet known
The motive of the man who mowed down dozens of people with a rental van in Toronto is still unclear. Canadian authorities have confirmed 10 people are dead and...
Little: There is a formula to compensation payments
Govt pays over 500k in compensation to wrongly imprisoned man
Plans to display 'racist' painting slammed
A Taranaki kaumatua is slamming the prospect of what he sees as a racist painting being shown in a New Plymouth art gallery. "View of Mount Egmont" was painted...
Robertson: Govt not keen to host Comm Games
The Sports and Recreation Minister says the Commonwealth Games are a huge undertaking and he's not keen to host them just yet. Grant Robertson arrived back from...
Greymouth mayor Tony Kokshoorn announces retirement
Tony Kokshoorn admits the Pike River Tragedy beat him up and consumed all of the West Coast. The Grey District Mayor has opted not to seek another term and will...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Gayford is Ardern's 'weakest link'
The big story of the day has not been helicopter funding or horror car crashes - it was Clarke Gayford. A piece by Herald columnist Deborah Hill Cone criticised...
Calls for review of UberEats over restaurant concerns
There are calls for a review of Uber Eats in New Zealand after concerns restaurants are getting a raw deal. Australia's competition regular has signalled plans...
NZ Telco's get behind anti-scammer plan
The telecommunications industry is getting tough on scammers who are fleecing kiwis out of hundreds of thousand dollars each year. The New Zealand Telecommunications...
Mayors offered reassurances over rescue helicopter funding
Taupo's mayor says he got what he wanted from a meeting with the Health Minister, in a fight to keep the region's rescue helicopter bases. Mayor David Trewavas...
Rain and hail shows why Christchurch needs a covered stadium
Bad weather over the weekend has renewed calls for a covered stadium in Christchurch. On Saturday night, hail and torrential rain was an unwelcome addition to the...
MP pushes for new expiry dates on gift cards
National MP Jacqui Dean is pushing to have a minimum three-year expiry date on all gift cards. Dean says the six to 2-month expiry dates commonly used by New Zealand...
Emotions boil over after killer's sentencing
Emotions boiled over in the High Court today as Sainey Marong was sentenced for the murder of Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton. Justice Cameron Mander gave him...
Deportation ordeal: 'I'm confused about the whole thing, to be honest'
Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has stepped in to prevent the deportation of Mark Middleton. Middleton has been granted a permanent resident's visa. The...
Outcry over rescue helicopter cutbacks
There are fresh calls to retain the Coromandel's only rescue helicopter, following an horrendous two-car crash at the Kopu Bridge, near Thames. Three people were...
Vigilante action is not helpful - Private investigator
A private investigator says vigilante action is not helpful and puts people in danger. 20-year-old Connor Bevins, who calls himself the Creep Catcher, has been...
They should be in self-care, not being punished - Lawyer of rapists
The lawyer for two rapists at the centre of a human rights case says they've been held in prison inappropriately for almost two decades. The UN Human Rights Committee...
The Australian city that's done away with curbside bins
The Queensland city of Ipswich has decided to completely do away with curbside recycling and send all waste to the landfill. There are predictions other Australian...
Is the Netball NZ player eligibility policy working?
LISTEN ABOVE AS NETBALL NZ CEO JENNIE WYLLIE SPEAKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS
Auckland Mayor suffers heart attack - 'I am lucky'
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is recovering at home after being rushed to Auckland hospital where he underwent surgery at the weekend. He had a heart attack and revealed...
'It all happened so quick, it just went bang and they had disappeared'
A passenger who was on a United Airlines flight in the 1980s, where nine passengers were killed after they were sucked outside the plane says the latest Southwest...
Southwest Airlines pilot 'more than earned her wings'
Aviation experts say a pilot's more than earned her wings by safely landing a Southwest flight after a fatal explosion. They say an explosion which broke a passenger...
Fonterra to make payment policy changes
Fonterra says it's trying to be fair and do the right thing by making changes to its payment policy. Some trade suppliers had to wait up to three months for payment. Now...