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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Mike Yardley: Welfare is not well-being
It’s a big week in Europe for the Prime Minister, with a starring role at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And it’s expected that we’ll learn more about her idea...
Five arrested in Australia over multi-million dollar baby formula theft
Five people have been charged over stealing baby formula across Sydney. Investigators say more than a million dollars' worth of the product has been taken. The latest...
President Trump hits back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
LISTEN ABOVE AS US CORRESPONDENT STEVE MERCZYNSKI SPEAKS TO ANDREW DICKENS She imperilled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops...
Andrew Dickens: Let's not make light of cannabis risks
So as the proposed Cannabis legalisation referendum, commonly known as the “reefer”endum approaches, you may have noted the number of claims and articles that have...
House sales hit a seven year low in December
Last year ended on a slow note, with the lowest number of house sales nationally recorded for a December in seven years. Real Estate Institute data showed a 13...
Robertson on what the Government hopes to get out of Davos
The Prime Minister and Finance Minister are using their trip to Davos to make an important visit to Brussels. Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson head to the World...
Users call for a day of action against plastic
Some Kiwis are bringing attention to excess plastic use in supermarkets. Thom Adams told Andrew Dickens he criticised a Wellington New World supermarket for individually...
Dumped car exposes dodgy by law in Hawke's Bay
After months of frustration for Flaxmere residents, a rogue and battered car has left the suburb. But residents aren't celebrating just yet. The black Ford Laser...
Trade expert: NZ will need to wait for post-Brexit deal
It could be a significant amount of time before New Zealand signs a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK. British Prime Minister Theresa May has today narrowly survived...
NZNO survey reveals horrific condition in aged care sector
The horrific conditions of our aged care sector have been laid out in a new survey of those in the industry. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation asked nearly 1200...
Israeli student found dead near Melbourne tram stop
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE AS AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT MURRAY OLDS SPEAKS TO ANDREW DICKENS A young woman found dead near a tram stop in Melbourne's north has been...
Dickens: NZ's cycle of violence exposed by Chch triple fatal
I'm still get genuinely shocked and amazed at the delusions some people live in. A selfish fantasy world divorced from reality. The latest is the father of the...
How Grace Millane's murder accused appeared in court
The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane will be tried in November. He pleaded not guilty in the High Court at Auckland and appeared calm in...
Unruly tourists now caught stealing a Christmas tree
The rowdy English family travelling New Zealand can officially be dubbed as Grinches after they allegedly stole a Christmas tree from an Auckland petrol station. Footage...
Corporate interests stinging local beekeepers
There's a poor pollen to bee ratio in the Hawke's Bay after beehives have been overstocked. It comes after an influx of beekeepers hoping to profit from making...
'A hard Brexit is what the people voted for'
It's back to the drawing board for British Prime Minister Theresa May, after her Brexit deal suffered a monumental defeat. Her plan for Britain's departure from...
Why you need to avoid the '10 year challenge'
It may seem like a bit of fun, but social media users taking part in the 10 year challenge may be inadvertently handing over their data. The latest viral trend...
'Theresa May should have resigned'
The future of Brexit is up in the air, but so is Theresa May’s future as a politician. Her deal for the UK to exit the European Union was voted down by a huge majority...
Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'
LISTEN TO DAN MITCHINSON TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence...
Andrew Dickens: The UK hasn't got a clue about Brexit
When it comes to Brexit, I imagine Winston Chucrchill would not be impressed. The lack of leadership in Britain is astounding and heartbreaking. The country is running...
Politics blamed for drop in number of new skilled migrants
New figures show the overall number of new skilled migrants has halved in the past year, and politics is to blame. It's making it harder for businesses who need...
Goff labels chaotic travellers 'trash', 'a***holes' as one is arrested
One member of the group of chaotic travellers that has caused problems throughout the North Island has been arrested. The unruly travellers made headlines after...
Wine industry insists Sauvignon blanc's flavour is safe
The wine industry is playing down concerns about the future of the Sauvignon blanc. An article in Wholesale Landscapes says that hot weather is affecting the grapes,...
Why some junior doctors are happy with 16 hour shifts
While 3,000 junior doctors are on strike today and tomorrow, some are happy to keep working. The strike, which started this morning at 7am, has been sparked by...
Scientist: Water quality figures are worse than they seem
There are fresh warnings we are losing our battle when it comes to water quality. A report from Land Air Water Aotearoa has collated information from regional councils...