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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Rewa's victims continue to feel impact despite sentencing
The final closure of a chapter, but the impacts live on. 66-year-old Malcolm Rewa has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 murder of South Auckland woman...
One Nation caught seeking NRA funding to weaken Australia's gun laws
An explosive investigation has revealed senior One Nation figures tried to bag millions of dollars in political donations from America's largest gun rights lobby,...
'This is a 100 year event': Westland declares state of emergency
A state of emergency was declared in Westland at 5.45pm following severe weather which has attacked the region since Sunday. Torrential rain and strong winds have...
Pressure mounts on May as MPs take control of Brexit debate
British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government Monday, setting up a series...
Sydney school bans parents from delivering fast food at lunch time
A Sydney primary school has been forced to issue a ban on parents delivering McDonald’s and KFC meals to their children at lunchtime. In a drastic move, Canley Vale...
Pharmac defends not funding expensive breast cancer drugs
Pharmac is defending their decision not to fund certain breast cancer drugs. For two weeks in a row now, women suffering from breast cancer have taken to parliament...
Robertson: PM's China visit will be good for our relationship
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's fleeting trip to China next week will be good to assess our relations. The trip has been a long-time coming, but was scaled back...
Free Speech Coalition slams suppression of gunman's manifesto
A debate has sparked over where to draw the line between protecting free speech and protecting people of harmful speech. The Chief Censor has declared the Christchurch...
Privacy Commissioner wants Facebook to accept greater oversight
Facebook is still in the firing line. The social media giant has stayed very quiet since the Christchurch attacks, despite calls for more effective monitoring of...
Report scolds St Kents but lets them back into First XV comp
St Kents has been criticised by an independent judicial panel for "sustained" poaching of other schools' rugby players - but has won its case that a threatened match...
Jacinda Ardern scales back China trip because of shootings
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be travelling to China on a diplomatic mission this Sunday but has scaled her trip back because of the terror attacks in Christchurch. She...
Two cyclones strike Australia's coasts
Residents of the Pilbara in northern are being urged to stay indoors until the weakening but still extremely dangerous tropical cyclone Veronica passes. The Bureau...
Mueller report findings keeps door open for investigations
Undeterred by President Donald Trump's claim of "complete and total exoneration" from a summary of the special counsel's report on Russian interference, Democrats...
Jordanian Prince 'deeply impressed' by NZ's compassion
A sea of thousands filled the fields opposite the Deans Ave mosque one week on from the shootings that claimed 50 lives. A deep quiet descended over Hagley Park,...
President Trump endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty
President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy...
Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday tensions between his country and Turkey had eased after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said comments...
Firearms expert explains PM's gun reform speech
There were a few surprises in the gun reform speech delivered by Jacinda Ardern earlier today. All military style guns and the equipment used to convert other weapons...
Cancer Society slams Pharmac's treatment of patients
The Cancer Society says New Zealand patients are worse off than those in Australia. Breast cancer sufferers have today again pleaded with parliament's health select...
Fonterra back in black in half-yearly results
Fonterra has gone back into the black with a net profit after tax of $80 million in the first half, and has signalled the sale of its half share in a European joint...
Anzac tensions after Turkish President's comments over Gallipoli
Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques...
Lime left out of Wellington e-scooter trial
Wellington City Council is defending the choice to leave Lime out of an e-scooter trial. Only two brands will be taking part in the six month trial. "Jump by Uber"...
First Christchurch terror attack funerals underway today
Two more shooting victims are about to be buried in Christchurch in the second set of funerals for the attack victims. Their bodies are en route to the Memorial...
Lawyer urges caution after people fired for watching shooter livestream
An employment lawyer is warning businesses to think twice before firing employees for watching footage of the Christchurch terror attack. Kiwi workers have been...
Late night host cancels NZ shows after Christchurch tragedy
Stephen Colbert has cancelled a surprise "Late Show" visit to New Zealand in light of last Friday's terrorist attack that killed 50 people and injured many more. The...
Australian government eyeing migration cuts
The federal government is expected to announce policies capping immigration at 160,000 and forcing a portion of skilled migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. Cabinet...