Larry Williams Drive
4p.m. - 7p.m. weekdays
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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Kiwis told to bin soft plastics as recycling centres hit capacity
LISTEN TO MALCOLM EVERTS TALK WITH MIKE YARDLEY ABOVE Shoppers are being advised to throw away their soft plastics along with waste following the country's processing...
Mike Yardley: Government not helping NZ with latest world tour
The Government’s world tour continues. The Justice Minister has been in Geneva dumping on New Zealand and our human rights record. Not only does he think our justice...
KiwiBuild defended as Twyford admits they won't hit target
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has admitted his flagship KiwiBuild policy will fall well short of its first-year target. The Government had previously said it would...
36-year-old charged over Whanganui stabbing
LISTEN TO WHANGNAUI CHRONICLE REPORTER JESSE KING TALK WITH MIKE YARDLEY ABOVE The 36-year-old man charged with murder following the stabbing incident in Whanganui...
President Trump directed Sarah Sanders to cut back on press briefings
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he directed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders "not to bother" with press briefings because he believes that reporters...
Lawyer censured and fine over sexual harassment
LISTEN TO KATHRYN BECK TALK WITH MIKE YARDLEY ABOVE A former partner at a New Zealand law firm has been censured and fined by the Law Society following an investigation...
Govt and private sector spending $11m on green transport projects
The Government and the private sector will contribute a combined $11.6 million to low emission transport projects in a bid to bolster new low emission transport...
Trade expert: UK-NZ FTA won't happen any time soon
Our export body is thrilled a business-as-usual agreement with the UK will patch up any trade problems post-Brexit. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern signed a mutual...
Mental health expert: Hillmorton incident highlights wider issues
Hillmorton Hospital's failure to protect a young woman who had attempted suicide is a symptom of a much larger issue, according to a mental health expert. The Life...
Thousands of international teachers wanting to work in NZ
208 foreign teachers will be in New Zealand classes when the school year starts. The Ministry has announced they are committed helping principals fill teaching...
Mike Yardley: Public transport luvvies don't understand the true cost
Should public transport users get a free ride? Should the bus, the train and the ferry be totally free? It certainly doesn’t take much to spark the whiners, and...
NSW inquest may look at more festival drug deaths
LISTEN ABOVE AS AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT MURRAY OLDS SPEAKS TO MIKE YARDLEY Two more deaths may be examined at a forthcoming inquest into the suspected drug overdoses...
Govt declines calls for compulsory employer KiwiSaver for over 65s
LISTEN TO MARTIN HAWES TALK WITH MIKE YARDLEY ABOVE Government officials have declined to back a call to make it compulsory for all employers' to make KiwiSaver...
Panadol and birth control pills in short supply
Supplies of a popular birth control pill are running low, and it's forced Pharmac to restrict the amount that pharmacies can hand out. Rather than a three or six...
Dog rescue centre preparing for influx of chihuahuas
A Chihuahua rescue is preparing for an influx of pups, as the post-Christmas reality of dog ownership sets in for many. Chihuahua Rescue Trust Founder Casey Walters...
Government needs to act quickly to fix housing market
The housing market in New Zealand is becoming less affordable across the whole country. A housing affordability study by Demographia International shows unaffordable...
Two rescued after riding rapids on air mattress in Queenstown
A helicopter had to be sent to rescue two students late last night, after they thought it would be a good idea to drift down the Kawarau river on an air mattress. There...
East Coast company gets green light to grow high-THC cannabis
With the cannabis referendum around the corner, the Government is starting to prepare. The Ministry of Health has just given Hikurangi Cannabis the green light...
Mike Yardley: Welfare is not good for 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...
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...