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LARRY WILLIAMS DRIVE
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Consumer NZ: 'Real concerns' about monitoring of rest homes
Consumer NZ is sounding a warning over the state of rest homes, calling for more surprise inspections. It comes after an audit St Kilda care home in the Waikato...
Lynette Hutson: 'Underlying issues' could be cause of increase in use of anti-psychotics
A new study by the University of Otago study shows the use of anti-psychotic medication has increased by 50 percent in less than a decade, and that the highest users...
Larry Williams: Ardern showed 'stunning ignorance' in defence of foreign buyer ban
Larry Williams wraps up the key issues from this week. On the teacher strike, Williams says any sympathy will "go in a flash" if they go on a new two-day strike,...
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...
Would you move to Tokoroa for $90k a year?
A South Waikato District Councillor is puzzled as to why they're struggling to fill a well-paid job in the region. The local district council is advertising for...
Kiwi apparel brand crowdfunding to make raincoats from plastic bottles
LISTEN TO NICK LECKIE TALK WITH LARRY WILLIAMS ABOVE Husband-and-wife duo Nick and Nevada Leckie are doing something different with their apparel brand - and it...
Victoria Uni admits lack of alumni interest in name change
Victoria University's Vice-Chancellor says they've been struggling with engagement when it comes to changing the institution's name. It comes after about 30 people...
Don Brash: My views do not amount to hate speech
Don Brash has made it clear that he is not happy with Massey University. The tertiary institution faced a backlash today, including calls for its Vice Chancellor...
Some nurses unhappy over latest pay offer
The strike may be over, but many nurses feel the battle has not been won\. Nurses' Organisation says its members voted by a significant majority to accept the DHB's...
Massey University defends barring Don Brash
Another debate over free speech has arisen, only days after Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux lost the venue for their talk. Today, Massey University announced...
Kiwis reveal horrors after Lombok earthquake
An Aucklander has shared her "grim" experience of searching for survivors on Gili Trawangan after a strong earthquake struck Lombok overnight. The magnitude 6.9...
Govt looking into how to lead construction industry issues
The Government's going to give its ministries and agencies the hard word on sticking to guidelines on buying for construction. Ministers have held a crisis meeting...
All Blacks biggest problem? They are 'blessed with talent'
The All Blacks line up has been announced for the Rugby Championship, and there has been a shakeup in the midfield and loose forward mix. The squad will assemble...