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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
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Taxpayers Union calls out overpaid council CEOs
Small councils are under fire from the Taxpayers Union for the high salaries paid to CEOs. It's crunched the numbers and released a report comparing the remuneration...
How the FBI caught Auckland politician's child sex habits
LISTEN TO DENISE RITCHIE FROM STOP DEMAND TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOUT THE CASE ABOVE WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child...
Oxfam slammed for saying drug companies are dodging tax
Inland Revenue says an Oxfam report claiming pharmaceutical companies in New Zealand are dodging tax by some $21 million completely misrepresents the situation here. And...
New research says we should be wearing sunscreen during winter
It turns out we're not wearing sunscreen as much as we should be. Until now it was thought during the winter months we could get away without it - but new research...
Robertson: PM's speech was not meant to announce new projects
Grant Robertson denies that yesterday’s ‘State of the Government’ speech was not pointless. Jacinda Ardern gave a speech in Auckland yesterday highlighting the...
Tech industry calls for CTO position to remain
The Government may not want a chief technology officer anymore, but the industry still supports the idea. After the Government revoked the job offer from Derek...
Auckland to conduct first homelessness count tonight
Auckland's first homeless census will include more than people who sleep on the streets. More than a thousand volunteers are taking part in the count, from 9.30pm. National...
Report: Police rarely used tasers, guns in last year
A new police report out today shows officers used tasers in only 26 per cent of incidents where force was required last year. Officers armed themselves with guns...
Cold snap to maintain grip on country for several days
Roads are starting to open in the lower South Island after today's big snow dump. Winter driving conditions are in place over several highways but State Highway...
Principal: Schools not financially driven to accept out of zone students
The issue around school zoning is back in the headlines. The Post Primary Teachers’ Association wants to cut off Government funding to schools for taking on students...
Barry Soper: Weekly political wrap
Barry Soper wraps the political week. LISTEN ABOVE AS BARRY SOPER TALKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS.
Another Friday, another Govt disaster
National's taking aim at what could be attempts by the Government to bury bad news. Today's headline news has been the Government putting the brakes on appointing...
Boston explosions referred to as Armageddon
A problem with the gas supply has left dozens of homes ablaze north of Boston after a series of explosions. An 18-year old has died after a house exploded and a...
Farmers not happy with Fonterra loss
A huge let down for dairy farmers today with Fonterra reporting a $196 million net loss for the year to July. The cash payout for the 2017/18 season is $6.79. Federated...
Larry Williams: Buyer beware - don't believe the Kiwibuild spin
There was much fanfare today around the latest Kiwibuild project, 25 apartments in Onehunga. Stylish, architecturally designed apartments, we’re told. Actually,...
Rosemary Banks NZ's next ambassador to the US
LISTEN TO FORMER US AMBASSADOR JIM BOLGER TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE New Zealand's next ambassador to the United States will be Rosemary Banks who will resume...
Should Kiwis be financially penalised for serving jury duty?
A man called up for jury service says he would have missed out on $800 a week and have issues paying the bills if he ha been chosen for a trial. Alan McNair says...
Satellite photo shows global reach of hurricane season
LISTEN TO JON EVANS FROM WECT NEWS TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE A remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence is one of just nine potentially dangerous...
Silver Ferns elect new captain ahead of first match since Comm Games
The Silver Ferns will be put to the test on Saturday, when they play against England in the first test with a new coach and a new team. After a shambolic end to...
Gable Tostee may face coronial inquest into death of Kiwi woman
LISTEN TO AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT SAM EMERY TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Despite being found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, Gable Tostee may yet...
Sir Peter Gluckman: Govt should consider legalising genetic modification
The Government's being told to consider legalising genetic modification... The former Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister, Sir Peter Gluckman, says New...
Report: Half of those who leave welfare system return 18 months later
The Government's consider new ways to help beneficiaries return to work without them falling back on the state for support. A new report has found nearly half of...
NASA considering sponsorship to help fund programme
Can you imagine a space rocket with a full blown image advertising a fast food chain or a drink? The US space agency NASA is looking at new ways to raise money,...
Principal: Schools can't fix social issues such as pornography
High schools are being told to teach about pornography and sexual violence so teenagers learn what's healthy and what's not. The Education Review Office has released...
Lawyer defends prisoner awarded payout over 'torture'
A man who allegedly was sarcastic when asking for extra days in solitary confinement, then received it, has just won a $10,000 payout from the Government. Prisoner...