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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Details unfold over record 190kg cocaine bust
Customs staff scanned more than 800 shipping containers before they found bags of cocaine in with boxes of bananas. They had been tipped off by Australian authorities...
Immigration NZ under fire for poor customer service
A lawyer says Immigration New Zealand's reasons behind long waiting times to its call centre don't quite hold-up. There's an average 44 minute long wait to call...
Teachers back NZQA not punishing students over 'trivial' confusion
History teachers are backing NZQA's decision not to punish students who didn't recognise a key word in an exam question. NCEA Level 3 History students were asked...
Escalating strike action by court staff causing headaches
Escalating strike action by court staff is causing additional stress on those in the justice system. Strike action has meant some court hearings have been adjourned...
Theresa May faces more opposition over Brexit deal
Theresa May is expected to face huge opposition to her Brexit deal within her own party - which could see her fall on her sword. Tories advocating for a hard Brexit...
Chef Simon Gault slams Bunnings' sausage sizzle rules
A Kiwi chef has slammed Bunnings' slippery onion panic as 'ridiculous'. The DIY chain is fretting over health and safety at its popular sausage sizzles, worrying...
Geologist casts doubt on Pike River re-entry
A geologist believes re-entry into Pike River mine will be difficult and expensive. The Government's announced today it's going ahead with plans to re-enter Pike...
Church sexual abuse victims fear being re-traumatised
Survivors of sexual abuse in church organisations say they are in fear of being re-traumatised. This comes a day after the Government announced the widening of...
Lime scooters under fire by Wellington councillor
A Wellington city councillor wants Lime scooters banned from CBD footpaths. The US company is considering extending its electric scooters to the capital. Councillor...
Lawyer casts doubt on whether Immigration can deport Sroubek
There is doubt whether the Immigration Minister can deport Karel Sroubek, even if he wants to. Immigration New Zealand has finished its initial report on Sroubek,...
Cafe at centre of Melbourne terrorist attack reopens
Australian correspondent Murray Olds joins Larry Williams Drive to discuss the issues making news in Australia. - The cafe at the centre of last weekend's terrorist...
Match fixing allegations put aside at New Zealand Trotting Cup
The sun's out in Christchurch as crowds have gathered at Addington Raceway to mark Cup Day. About 20,000 people are expected through the gates, all dressed to the...
National: People deserve to know who Shane Jones is meeting
The Prime Minister says Shane Jones' failure to disclose meetings was an "administrative error". Jones has had to correct 20 written answers to Parliament - after...
Teachers confident they can get more money
Primary teachers think they can milk more from the government, despite a firm line being drawn in the sand. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says there's no more...
California fire death toll rises to 29
LISTEN TO CHARLES CROUCHER TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking...
Anglican Church welcomes state abuse inquiry expansion
The Anglican Church is welcoming the Government's expansion of its inquiry into state care abuse to include churches. Archbishop of the Anglican Church Philip Richardson...
Australian government eyeing new measures after terror attack
The Australian Prime Minister doesn't think the latest terror attack in Melbourne is a failure to Australia's national security.It's been revealed the man who stabbed...
Early Kiwisaver withdrawals on the rise
There's been a 60 per cent increase in the number of people taking money out of KiwiSaver for financial hardship reasons. Research firm Canstar says the total amount...
Bananas in short supply across the country
Bananas could be in short supply until the end of the month. Changes in international shipping have led to stocks of bananas running low at New Zealand supermarkets. Northland...
Relief on the way for battered West Coast after wild weather
Relief is on the way for the West Coast community hammered by wild weather. The Emergency Operations Centre has finally stood down staff who worked around the clock...
Boxing New Zealand calls for review of industry after boxer's death
Boxing New Zealand's hoping the sport's latest death is a wake up call to the country's governing bodies. After the death of amateur boxer Kain Parsons it's ceasing...
Weather relief for Westland students but Otago group stranded
A police convoy is taking flood-stricken West Coast school kids home. The region has been hit hard by prolonged, heavy rainfall - with the Hokitika River declared...
Simon Bridges: Iain Lees-Galloway needs to resign
Simon Bridges has taken the Immigration Minister to task over the Sroubek case. It's been revealed Iain Lees-Galloway didn't read the full file on Karel Sroubek,...
Unsafe levels of lead found in tap ware
LISTEN TO GREG WALLACE TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Master Plumbers is calling for the Government to undertake an urgent review of all plumbing products on the...
Government changes the rules on KiwiBuild payback policy
LISTEN TO LEONIE FREEMAN TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE The Government has backed down on a key detail of its KiwiBuild policy. But Minister of Housing Phil Twyford...