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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
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Commerce Commission to take legal action against Viagogo
The Commerce Commission is trying its luck in court as it takes legal action against ticket resale website Viagogo. The Commission claims it is breaching consumer...
Simon Bridges comments 'antagonistic' - Chris Hipkins
The Education Minister says the public can judge his heated exchange in the House with Simon Bridges Chris Hipkins called the Opposition Leader a chauvinistic pig...
Thousands of children abused in Pennsylvania Catholic church
Bishops and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, USA, covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests. The church persuaded victims not...
DOC campgrounds in Coromandel trashed by vandals
The Department of Conservations Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds, which are located near Thames, have been severely damaged by vandals. As a result, the grass fields...
Paula Bennett: Police handling of Wally Haumaha 'makes me angry'
National's Deputy Leader Paula Bennett says the inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner has done the police no good. Haumaha's comments...
Spark locks down English Premier League rights
Spark is widening its sports television offering, revealing today it has bought the rights for the English Premier League football from 2019. The company already...
Larry Williams: It looks like someone is out to get Wally Haumaha
The Wally Haumaha inquiry is getting murkier and murkier by the day. There is a stench around all of this that I don’t like. I happen to think that he deserves and...
South Waikato town of Tirau loses last ATM machine
The small South Waikato town of Tirau has lost its only ATM cash machine. The last remaining cash machine was pulled from the local petrol station a few days ago,...
High-income earners struggling to pay bills
Research has shown that a number of high-income earners are struggling to pay their bills. This comes from a commision for financial capability survey, which shows...
Southland town fighting to save maternity centre
A small Southland town is fighting to save its maternity centre and says its plight could soon echo across the country. The Lumsden Maternity Centre is considering...
Future of Malcolm Turnbull in danger
6PR Perth Live host Ollie Peterson joins Larry Williams Drive to discuss what is making the news in Australia. Topics discussed include: New power plants are reopening...
Calls for stricter controls on Roundup weed killer
There are growing calls for stricter controls on Roundup weed killer. It comes after a US court ruled the herbicide contributed to a former school ground-keepers...
Kiwi dollar 'in a dark place', headed for weekly fall
The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1.9 per cent weekly fall against the greenback after the local central bank Thursday surprised markets by pushing out a projected...
Red Cross makes appeal as Lombok death toll hits 300
LISTEN TO ROSEMARIE NORTH TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Damage and chaos continues on the Indonesian island of Lombok, in the third big earthquake in little more...
Mike Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'
LISTEN TO GORDON ADAMS TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious...
Mixed reaction to Oscars changes
Mixed reactions to plans to freshen up the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced that they will soon award a new category, ‘Oustanding Achievement...
The Huddle: Was Joyce right about billion dollar fiscal hole?
The concept was mocked at the time, but many now seem to think that Steven Joyce's claims of $11 billion hole are not only going to come true - we will see the hole...
Willie Jackson: 'Pastoral care' has a broad definition
Employers who take on apprentices who were on the dole will get funding to help give "wrap around" support. The Government's launched a scheme paying employers...
Government frustrated over Haumaha revelations
LISTEN TO PHIL KITCHIN TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Frustration in Government ranks as more allegations emerge about deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha. This...
Mental Health Foundation: More to mental health crisis than number of beds
With health facilities across the country struggling to look after mental health patients, the Government is trying to ease that burden. Their solution is to inject...
DHB mental health units struggling to keep up with demand
It appears Waikato District Health Board's mental health unit isn't the only one bursting at the seams. The centre is designed to sleep 53 patients at a time but...
Government tightens visa rules for foreign students
LISTEN TO CRAIG MUSSON TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE The Government has made it harder for international students to work in New Zealand after they finish studying. The...
Calls for real estate industry to be regulated over 'KFC test'
LISTEN TO KATHERINE GIBSON TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Property managers vetting bank statements for tenants' fast food spend is another reason why the industry...
Queenstown launches world-first catapult attraction
LISTEN TO KATIE MITCHELL TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE A thrilling new multi-million dollar adventure tourism attraction that catapults punters across a ravine...
ACC criticised for funding sexual consent programme
A sex education trial backed by ACC is set to become mainstream. The "Mates and Dates" initiative was piloted in eight secondary schools in 2014 after the Roast...