Larry Williams

Demolition Larry wants Eden Park and Mt Smart leveled

‘Demolition’ Larry Williams wants to destroy Mt Smart and Eden Park…all for a waterfront stadium.

A new stadium on Auckland’s waterfront continues to gather momentum.

The latest support for a waterfront stadium is the Blues franchise who say they would move away from Eden Park. Simply, that makes sense when you look at the small attendance numbers for the Blues games.

The interesting thing about the latest push for a waterfront stadium is that we are being told that private funding can more or less get the stadium built.

This is good, because stadiums are sinking holes. Stadiums rarely make money. Eden Park is a financial basket case. Ratepayers should not be left to fund the ongoing costs on any new stadium.

Until we see the colour of the private investors money, the jury is out. However it is reasonable to expect some public money going into a new stadium for very good reasons.   Read more »

Larry laughs loudly at “Lefty Lunacy!”

Larry Williams laughs loudly at the lunacy of the Labour party and their open musing about a multi-billion dollar bribe to the electorate.

Labour is looking at a scheme that looks close to lunacy – a “universal basic income”.

Every legal resident in New Zealand would be entitled to a basic monthly income – $200 a week or $11,000 a year.

The money has to come from somewhere so it’s the “rich pricks” who already pay the vast bulk of tax that will get hit again. It’s also likely middle New Zealand will also pay higher taxes.

The plan is inherent on an increase in tax.

No surprise that the socialist Green Party is on the same page as Labour.   Read more »

Larry lashes Little’s lurch left

Angry AndyLarry Williams lashes Little and Labour’s lurch left.

Labour took a jump further to the left with Andrew Little’s mindless threat of strong-arming and legislating the banks on interest rates.

The brain fades emanating from Little are relentless and are reflected in the polls. Labour is unelectable if they continue with the senselessness.

Labour seem intent to continue with their attack-style radical, irrational politics.

It’s a road they seem intent of going down, Labours keynote speaker at its conference next week is Robert Reich, one of America’s best-known economic commentators, who has endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders. You can see where Labour wants to go. It’s certainly not the mainstream.   Read more »

Larry Williams on Banks and New Zealand justice

Larry Williams has a crack at the system over the John Banks case.

The justice system stinks at times – with what I call trumped up charges against John Banks being a case in point.

Mr Banks was acquitted of electoral fraud after the conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

The case related to donations Mr Banks received from Kim Dotcom for his 2010 mayoral campaign, which the Crown alleged were not disclosed on his electoral return.

The Court of Appeal overturned its earlier decision for a retrial after the Crown’s key witness, Kim Dotcom, was found to have completely contradicted what he said at trial – the defence presented statements by two Americans that destroyed the Crown case. Mr Dotcom’s changed version of events was withheld from the court by the Crown.

I’d bet that there is more to come as a result of the non-disclosure of key evidence.

Yes, there will be more to come.

The evidence against Mr Banks was flimsy. Police investigated for six months and recommended that he had no case to answer.

Then along came serial litigant Graham McCready with a private prosecution and the Solicitor General – foolishly in my opinion – pursued the case. To me, it looked like a boneheaded vindictive crusade to secure Mr Banks’ scalp.

I think it’s beyond belief the Solicitor General proceeded with the case.

The upshot was Mr Banks got totally screwed over. He and his wife were put through hell. His honesty was impugned. Some journalists were baying for blood and were clearly enjoying it. Political opponents labelled him “corrupt” and a “fraudster”. Mr Banks resigned from his ministerial posts. The case took a terrible toll.

Yesterday, Mr Banks had another kick in the guts. He’s been awarded $66,200 in costs from the Crown for the Court of Appeal hearings that resulted in his acquittal. He has further application for costs of $190,000 for the earlier trial.

These are paltry sums compared to his actual costs, I’d say . As a guesstimate I’d say his costs were in the vicinity of a million dollars.

That’s justice New Zealand style, folks.

The fact that the Media party participated in the shenanigans should be to their enduring shame…of course, journalists (and I use the term loosely) like David Fisher have no shame. If he wasn’t already known as ‘Tainted’ Fisher, I’d start calling him ‘No Shame’ Fisher.

Justice Wylie should also apologise…but I suspect he won’t. His colleagues, though, will forever snigger at the Northern Club that he fell for the rubbish of Dotcom and his missus.

 

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Larry Williams disgusted with National

The Government has coughed up $350,000 to get Awaroa Beach into public ownership. Nearly 40,000 New Zealanders contributed to the nearly $2.3 million dollar price tag, but it seems the Government cash got the purchase over the line.

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says they now need to set up a trust to hold the land until it can be gazetted as part of Abel Tasman National Park.

The Government supported the bid with what they say is a “modest” contribution – but $350,000 is hardly “modest”.

Last night when negotiations got “tricky” the Government upped its contribution. This looks like code for the public tender not being the highest tender.

At the eleventh hour, the Government stepped in to match the highest tender to secure the property.

I don’t like the smell of this tender process. It also has a stench around the Government’s motives. It was straight out populist politics when they had no interest in that hunk of sand and scrub at the outset. Being seen to contribute and save the high profile campaign was for the Government “good for business”. Read more »

Is Larry Williams one of the last sensible people left at NewstalkZB?

Larry Williams isn’t buying the Media party lines regarding the government.

The latest polls show National Party support pretty much unchanged. The Morgan poll has National at 48.5 per cent.

The One News/Colmar Brunton poll has National at 47 per cent. Labour is at 27 per cent and 32 per cent respectfully.

Labour has attacked the Government on several fronts this year and got nowhere. Labour continues to flat line. It’s the result you get when you create disingenuous diatribe like the TPPA.

When you are perceived as not being sincere you have got a major problem. Such was the case with the TPPA, Waitangi, and free tertiary education – the major attack weapons Labour have rolled out this year.

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The Huddle at 1740

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I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with the delightful far right commentator, and traitor to the Cause, Josie Pagani.

Planned topics include:

  • First up the Local Government New Zealand conference being told by central government – there’s no extras or law changes coming your way.  Paula Bennett was unequivocal about the fact that councils had to manage with what they currently get and reign in their spending.
  • Who is responsible for increasing house prices in Auckland?  The answer may well lie in the rate the people are moving to Auckland regardless of where they’re coming from.  But Labour’s continuing to be caught out over playing the race card with the dodgy stolen data they used to blame the Chinese. Clearly the media cornered Little again and he’s been caught out AGAIN.
  • …and something else…

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

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The Huddle at 1740

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I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Jock Anderson

Planned topics include:

  • No surprise for the first topic:  Colin Craig’s press conference.  I personally doubt we’ll get to the other topics, as I can give first hand reporting from the conference as well as the information I hold for Whaleoil, of course.  But if we do get past that, then:
  • The PPTA are blocking a teacher student from completing his degree because he’s worked at a Charter school.
  • Len’s being limp wristed with the POAL over the way the consent for their wharf extension was granted.   Clearly the court has said that the consent should not have been given without public notification – that would make the consent null and void I would have thought.
    Instead Len’s now saying they’re going to have a chat

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The Huddle at 1740

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I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Josie Pagani.

Planned topics include:

  • No surprise for the first topic:  John Key’s Tax
  • Next, something about being a Maori precluding you from home ownership.  Yeah, I know.  Listen, and I’ll try to understand and explain at the same time.
  • Finally, health troughers wants dairies to stop selling soft drinks and candy.  Why are supermarkets – or in fact, any other businesses exempt?

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

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The Huddle at 1740

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I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with the lovely leftie Josie Pagani who will present the right of the left viewpoint in between taking hurried breaths and run-on sentences.

Planned topics include:

  • Firstly we’ve got the howling of conflict of interest being bandied around over a cabinet minister’s brother being charged with indecency charges against children.
  • Then we’ve had the Team New Zealand chairman resign from the job. It’s going to be a numbers game with the number of people with any credibility leaving in rapid succession.  Dare I say it?  Rats are deserting a sinking ship.
  • What’s up with boxing?  It allows Mayweather to continue fighting when he’s a misogynist wife beater.  No wonder senior National Party figures don’t think there is anything wrong with that.

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