8:30AM - 12PM weekdays
Newstalk ZB Canterbury Mornings has guided Cantabrians through the horrors of recent natural disasters, and the programme is on the frontlines of the region's recovery.
Join Chris Lynch weekday mornings from 8:30am for Canterbury's biggest talkback, the interviews that matter and entertaining guests. It's live, local and number one!
Chris Lynch is an award winning journalist. He began his broadcasting career at Canterbury Television and returned to his hometown of Christchurch after working on TVNZ’s Close Up programme for four years, producing many feature stories on issues facing the city post-quake.
Chris is no stranger to Newstalk ZB, having worked as a reporter covering the South Island's West Coast, as well as working at the network's headquarters in Auckland. In 2012, he picked up the award for Best Reporter on a Daily Current Affairs Programme at the TV Awards.
Despite Chris' obsession for hard hitting news and current affairs, he's also worked with the Walt Disney Company in a creative role.
Chris feels privileged to be part of the region’s rebuild. He says he’s looking forward to seeing real progress in the city he still calls home.
Jamie Gough: They've decided to spend $200000 tinkering around the edges
Chris Lynch speaks to Christchurch City Councillor Jamie Gough about the Council decision to remove car parks as a way to deal with the design issues on St Asaph...
Felicity Price on whats next for the Christchurch Arts Centre
Chris Lynch catches up with Felicity Price, Chair of the Christchurch Arts Centre Trust Board about the things that are happening and what's still to come at the...
Rob McCann: I'd be happy if my job were made redundant
Chris Lynch speaks with Rob McCann Campaign Manager for White Ribbon Day, which is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not...
Politics catch up with Megan Woods and Nicky Wagner
Chris Lynch speaks with Minister Megan Woods and MP Nicky Wagner for the regular catch up on the political issues of the week.
Peter Morrison: "They've already wasted over one million dollars of rate payers money"
Chris Lynch speaks to Peter Morrison, Vice President of Hospitality NZ, about the Christchurch City Council considering changing the hours bars can be open.
Suzy Cato: "You can limit kids exposure but there are still things they can't unsee"
Chris Lynch catches up with children's entertainer Suzy Cato ahead of her performance at Kiwi Kids music Christmas sing along - for children with sensory disorder...
Matt Doocey: The minister is actually derailing the project
National Party Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Matt Doocey talks to Chris Lynch and claims that all the talk from Minister Megan Woods is an intentional...
Lianne Dalziel: Use this time to see if we can do it better
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel speaks to Chris Lynch about her reaction to the delays on the Metro Sports Facility and other anchor projects.
Megan Woods: "I'll have a big red or a big green button to push"
Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods speaks to Chris Lynch about what is going to happen next for the Metro Sports Facility.
Chris Lynch speaks with the cast of The Stolen at the Christchurch premiere
New Zealand made film, The Stolen had its premiere at the Hollywood Theatre in Sumner Christchurch last night. The Stolen, which was largely filmed in Christchurch,...
Michael Bott: "In effect you're criminalizing poverty"
Chris Lynch speaks with Human Rights Lawyer Michael Bott about the implications of creating by laws to stop begging in Christchurch City.
Christchurch born Emily Cocoran speaks about her film The Stolen
Chris Lynch catches up with Emily Cocoran in studio. Emily not only wrote the script but she also produced and co-stars in her new film The Stolen.
Andrew Little on what is next for re-entry to Pike River
Chris Lynch speaks with Andrew Little, Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry, about where to from here with regards to a manned entry into Pike River Mine.
Fraser Kearse: "An unexpected bill wipes out their ability to supply food"
Chris Lynch catches up with Lieutenant Fraser Kearse, Director of The Salvation Army Aranui Community Ministries to find out why the number of families needing emergency...
Lianne Dalziel: "There's a window of opportunity here with the new government"
Chris Lynch has his weekly catch up with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on current issues facing the city.
Nicky Wagner believes Christchurch isn't getting enough attention
Chris Lynch speaks to National MP Nicky Wagner following the speech from the throne delivered by new Governor General The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, that has no mention...
Caller of the day: Steve talking about Meth in Christchurch
Chris Lynch speaks to our caller of the day Steve about the Methamphetamine problem that Christchurch is currently facing that is resulting in large police busts...
Louise Upston: "Why should tax payers pick up the tab?"
Chris Lynch speaks to the National spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston on the Governments plans to change the rules around naming the father when applying...
Mark Hollingsworth: "Remain vigilant, be suspicious and don't engage"
Chris Lynch speaks to Mark Hollingsworth, Consumer Protection Manager - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about Fraud Awareness Week 2017 and how to...
Christchurch Arts Centre wins UNESCO Heritage Award
Chris Lynch speaks to Christchurch Arts Centre Chief Executive Andre Lovatt about wining this prestigious award
Politics Friday with Megan Woods and Nicky Wagner
Chris Lynch catches up with Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner on the big political issues of the week.
Caller of the day: "Consultation is geared towards the outcome they want"
Chris Lynch speaks to caller of the day Mark about the issues he see's with the council consultation process
Dublin's Irish Tenors Scott Garnham looks forward to Christchurch show
Chris Lynch catches up with Scott Garnham from the Dublin Irish Tenor's ahead of their show on the 20th of November at the Aurora Centre in Christchurch.
Life coach Kirsten Nicholl on the book she calls a "must read"
In her fortnightly catch up with Chris Lynch, Kirsten Nicholl speaks about her favorite self help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Christchurch woman launches app dubbed ‘Tinder for activities’
Chris Lynch catches up with Emily Heazlewood as she talks about her new app Romer, in which like tinder lets users swipe left or right on options for dining, drink...