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
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Andrew Dickens: Horrible politicians distracting us from the big issues
What an extraordinary two days we’ve had in politics and in our national conversation. Can I just go on record as saying that I don’t like any of the players we’ve...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Jami-Lee Ross hasn't got the goods
I have been listening to the audio that Jami-Lee Ross promised the public. It certainly doesn’t look like Ross has the goods that he said he had. It’s certainly...
Mike Williams: How did Simon Bridges not see this coming?
Former President of the Labour Party Mike Williams is questioning how Simon Bridges didn't see the saga with Jamie-Lee Ross coming. The phone call between the National...
Winston Peters cautious about Australia's refugee commitment
LISTEN TO AUSTRALIAN LAWYER JULIAN BURNSIDE TALK WITH HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN Refugees coming to New Zealand from Nauru but being unable to return to Australia...
Tongan community preparing for sold out rugby league match
A sea of red has enveloped Mount Smart Stadium. Around 3,000 Tongan fans have attended the side's open training session ahead of Saturday's rugby league test against...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Bridges must quit to save National
The question right now is how much of what Jami-Lee Ross has said is right. Simon Bridges says none of what he says is right. But it looks like Ross may be right...
Women march on Parliament for funding of breast cancer medicines
LISTEN TO TERRE NICHOLSON TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Breast cancer marchers have gathered silently outside Parliament. About 200 people are at the march, many...
Simon Bridges dodges questions about donations during tense interview
Simon Bridges has refused to confirm whether he received a $100,000 donation from a Chinese businessman. He repeatedly dodged answering a 'yes or no' question from...
What Jami-Lee Ross' donation allegations mean
Simon Bridges could be in a lot of trouble, electoral experts believe. Disgraced National MP Jami-Lee Ross says he recorded a phone conversation which proves Bridges...
Australians lose their minds over Harry and Meghan
LISTEN TO MURRAY OLDS TALK WITH HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN ABOVE News of Meghan Markle's pregnancy has only just broken, but Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove...
Andrew Dickens: Drug companies need to make costs more reasonable
Headlines and interviews and commentary and new stories are flying out left right and centre over Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross’ very public and very violent break...
Judith Collins' warning to colleagues - 'Put up, or shut up'
One of National's most senior MPs is backing Simon Bridges to continue at the helm. A report hass outed Jami-Lee Ross as the party's leaker, but Ross is now accusing...
Exclusive: Simon Bridges - ‘The report is clear, Ross is the leaker’
Listen above as Newstalk ZB Political Editor Barry Soper speaks with Simon Bridges in an exclusive interview. Earlier today, a report into the leaking of Bridges...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Simon Bridges is a dead man walking
Listen above as Newstalk ZB host Heather du Plessis-Allan gives her opinion on National MP Jami-Lee Ross being blamed as the leaker of Simon Bridges' expenses.
Weak enforcement to blame for rogue drones - expert
A drone expert thinks weak enforcement rather than a weak law is to blame for rogue drones. Auckland resident Tina Hart says her $4500 sculpture was stolen a day...
Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm
LISTEN ABOVE AS DAN MITCHINSON SPEAKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales....
World's longest flight begins maiden trip
The world's longest flight has begun its maiden flight. The Singapore Airlines plane will take almost 19 hours to travel about 17,000 kilometres between Singapore...
Leaked report suggests Aussie schools want to expel gay students
LISTEN TO MURRAY OLDS TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE A leaked report that has recommended schools be able to bar gay students from attending has been slammed as...
Researchers calling for end of 'fat' taboo
Researchers from three of our universities are calling for an end to fat shaming. Professors from the University of Otago, Massey, and Victoria University of Wellington...
NZ sharemarket tumbles in one of its worst days ever
New Zealand's sharemarket has tumbled in one of the biggest daily drops that traders' have ever seen. Every single stock bar one on the benchmark S&P/NZX50 index...
How Hurricane Michael became Florida's biggest storm ever
LISTEN TO STORM CHASER STEPHEN JONES TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns supercharged Hurricane...
ACC CEO: Refund 'neglible' compared to yearly earnings
ACC is not expecting the $100 million it's refunding to have much of an impact on its operations. The Accident Compensation Corporation has discovered two historical...
Colin Mitchell described as 'worst of the worst'
Sexual predator Colin Mitchell has been described as the "worst of the worst" as yet more details of his criminal past come to light. Mitchell was jailed earlier...
Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida
Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 120kph winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Centre said Michael was located...
Advocate says women don't have equal opportunities in sport
There's a push from the top to get more women and girls involved in sports. The Government's announced a $10 million investment towards a strategy that champions...