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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Phil Goff: Previous governments did not future-proof City Rail Link
The Government and Auckland Council are being asked to cough up an extra $500 million each for the city rail link project. Costs for the project have blown out...
Larry's final words: 'One hell of a ride'
“One hell of a ride I’ve had.” After 27 years on air, Larry Williams has signed off from ZB’s Drive show for one final time. The long-term broadcaster announced...
Larry and Barry reflect on 27 years of politics
For the last three decades, Larry Williams and Barry Soper have been squabbling on air. Barry joined Larry right at the beginning of his 27 year run on ZB Drive's...
Here's your Easter weather forecast
It's a mixed bag of weather across the country this Easter holiday period. Metservice forecaster Lisa Murray told Larry Williams most places will have blue skies...
Report shows we're in 'state of denial' over environment
There are calls a grim report into our environment shows we've been in a state of denial. The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report was released today by Stats NZ and...
Borce Ristevski jailed for killing Kiwi wife Karen
Melbourne man Borce Ristevski who killed his wife Karen and dumped her body in bushland has been sentenced for her manslaughter. Supreme Court Justice Christopher...
Fall from grace: Former military attache guilty over bathroom camera
One of New Zealand's highest-ranking military officers and diplomats has been found guilty of planting a covert camera in a bathroom at the Kiwi embassy in Washington...
Disappointment from some groups over CGT decision
Reactions are flooding in after the government's decided to axe a Capital Gains Tax now and in the future. While most people are welcoming the decision, there are...
Jack Tame: No CGT is 'enormous failure' for PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's decision not to introduce a Capital Gains Tax may come back to bite her. She says Cabinet could not reach a consensus, and says...
Mike Bush: New Zealanders must remain vigilant
Police are warning New Zealanders that they still need to be vigilant. The country's Terrorism Threat Level was lowered today from high to medium, almost five weeks...
Peters on CGT: 'You can't always get what you want'
New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says they have heard the public from "Invercargill to Kaitaia", and there is no compelling reason nor any mandate for a capital...
Robertson: There was no cabinet consensus on CGT
The Finance Minister says he still believes in a Capital Gains Tax, but there was no consensus in the coalition Government. Jacinda Ardern has ruled out bringing...
How much of the Mueller report will be made public?
The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats' demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert...
Bridges celebrates as Govt backs down on CGT
National Party leader Simon Bridges is taking credit for the demise of the Capital Gains Tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this afternoon that the Government...
Consultation launched over Building Act changes
The biggest changes to the Building Act in 15 years could see stiffer penalties for those working in the $15 billion sector, builders held more accountable for their...
Govt consider national interest test for overseas investors
The government is eyeing the power to veto major foreign investments it deems not in the public interest. That could include sectors as broad as media and finance. Associate...
Publicans excited for Rugby World Cup plans
There’s good news for pub owners ahead of the Rugby World Cup. As part of the plans unveiled by Spark for their world cup coverage today, commercial premises will...
Kiwi architect says Notre Dame can be rebuilt
The full extent of the damage to Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral is yet to be revealed. Parisians are waking up to what's left of their beloved church. The roof and...
Parisians reflect on the extent of the Notre Dame's damage
Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner? Experts say the combination of...
Cabinet signs off on 2019 budget
Cabinet has officially signed off what will be a world-first Wellbeing Budget and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is confident it will show the Government is managing...
Expert: NZ likely to get 'CGT light'
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won't say if her Cabinet has signed off a Capital Gains Tax. At her weekly post-Cabinet press conference, Ardern would only say that...
Is Tiger Woods' comeback the greatest Masters win ever?
Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National...
Manhunt underway after shooting outside Melbourne nightclub
A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police...
Red Cross explains why they've finally named Louisa Akavi
The changing situation in Syria is the main reason why the International Red Cross has named Kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi after five years. Akavi, 62, was abducted...
$55 million worth of speed camera tickets issued last year
Figures reveal that New Zealand motorists are being captured by speeding cameras more than ever. Last year, static speed cameras caught more than 611,000 cars...