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*.
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Winston Peters: Misinformation around the UN migration compact is wrong
The Foreign Minister is pretty confident we won't regret joining the UN Compact on Migration. New Zealand will join the UN Compact on Migration tomorrow morning,...
Auckland-Hamilton train rubbished as a 'Sim City' fantasy
A passenger train trial between Hamilton and Auckland has been rubbished by the Taxpayers' Union. The five-year trial will start in 2020, transporting around 150...
National vows to pull out of UN migration compact
National is vowing to overturn the Government’s support of the United Nations Compact for Migration. Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says Foreign...
Catfish found in Lake Rotorua for the first time
A biosecurity operation is under way after the discovery of catfish in Lake Rotorua. Six of the pests have been caught, sparking fears for the environment. Council...
Fishers could be to blame for decapitated seals
The brutal nature in which six young seal pups were decapitated has left environmentalists stunned. The 11-month-old headless pups were reported to the Department...
Government will support the UN Global Compact on Migration
New Zealand will be voting to support the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. The Government had been taking...
Michael Flynn sentencing postponed after dramatic court appearance
LISTEN TO DAN MITCHINSON TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security...
Greens hoping cannabis referendum will engage NZ public
The Greens are to finally get their vote on whether recreational cannabis should be legalised. The Government's announced a binding referendum will be held as part...
Duncan Bridgeman: Has the tide turned for Fletcher?
LISTEN TO DUNCAN BRIDGEMAN TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE At last some good news for Fletcher Building. The deal to sell Formica still has some boxes to tick but...
Proposed bill will make it harder for banks to leave communities
With banks shutting branches across the country, one Labour MP wants to make it more difficult for them to disappear. Kieran McAnulty has lodged a member's bill...
Aussie MP to leave politics over sugar daddy scandal
LISTEN TO MURRAY OLDS TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Nationals MP Andrew Broad, who is mired in a sordid personal scandal, will not contest the next election. Mr...
Victoria University's name change rejected by Government
Victoria University says it's business as usual after its name change proposal.has been declined. It wanted to be called University of Wellington but the Education...
Cantabrian's 'vindicated' by inquiry report into spying
LISTEN TO CAM PRESTON TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE A State Services Commission inquiry has revealed security firms hired by Government agencies monitored and...
Lawyer says Le Roux was not solely to blame for hit and run
LISTEN TO BELINDA SELLARS TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE The lawyer of the young woman who killed a 15-year-old in a hit and run says her client is feeling sick...
Auckland to make up its mind on waterfront stadium
Decision makers need to get a move on if Auckland is to get a free waterfront stadium, according to the Auckland Waterfront Consortium. A developer-paid and built...
Woman injured after Lime scooter accident calls for more regulation
LISTEN TO AMY GIANFRANCESCO TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Amy Gianfrancesco says she'll never again be a "sucker" for Lime scooters after a late night crash on...
Figures show slow sales leading to Christmas
Retailers shouldn't let a holiday spending slump in Canterbury and Auckland scare them. Digital payment company Paymark says the centres are seeing the smallest...
Immigration New Zealand admits changes needed after slavery scandal
Immigration New Zealand admits we need to look at our systems, if we want to crack down on exploitation. A Samoan national has been charged with 18 counts of human...
Calls for new rules to address sexual objectification of female lawyers
LISTEN TO DAME SILVIA CARTWRIGHT TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Female lawyers have been subjected to "sexual objectification" for decades and new rules are needed...
Australian Minister resigns over 'sugar daddy' scandal
LISTEN TO OLIVER PETERSON TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Australian Nationals MP Andrew Broad has resigned from his position as Assistant Minister to the Deputy...
New Zealanders hit by global bomb threat scam
The people behind emailed bomb threats are being labelled opportunistic scammers. Cyber security agency Cert NZ is dealing with a series of bomb threat emails being...
NZ Rugby says door open for Steve Hansen to change his mind
All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen still has time for second thoughts about his decision to step down after the Rugby World Cup. He's announced next year will be his...
Air New Zealand eyes new Auckland-Invercargill service
Air New Zealand has set its sights on Invercargill. The airline will be trialling a direct service between Invercargill and Auckland using its Airbus A320 jet aircraft...
Trump denies directing former lawyer to break the law
LISTEN TO STEVE MERCYZNSKI TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he "never directed" his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to...
Justice Minister to meet with Google over court laws
LISTEN TO ANDREW LITTLE TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Justice Minister Andrew Little is meeting Google representatives on Tuesday to make it clear that the integrity...