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.
Dr Robert Patman: "Comments from Trump on North Korea just not credible"
Otago University International Relations expert Dr Robert Patman talks with Chris Lynch about Donald Trumps inflammatory comments directed at North Korea as tensions...
Deon Swiggs: "There's not a lot of support for our homeless"
Christchurch City Councillor Deon Swiggs talks to Chris Lynch about programmes underway to address Christchurch's growing issue with homelessness
Gerry Brownlee: "Part of that cost was for the clean up of the Convention Centre Site"
Former Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee called into the show to dispute a 34-million dollar price tag for consultants on the delayed Convention Centre
Garry Moore: "Convention Centre consultants fees are disgraceful"
Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore talks with Chris Lynch about the 34-million dollars of consultancy fees paid over the delayed Christchurch Convention Centre
Fill their Lunchbox and Christchurch Odyssey House join forces to help poor, hungry kids
NewstalkZB host Chris Lynch talks to Fill their Lunchbox's Ben Atkinson and Odyssey House's Anna Christophorou about a new initiative. For more than three decades,...
Winston Peters says "We have failed to move forward in the last 33 years" when it comes to maritime and rail travel
New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters talks to NewstalkZB's Chris Lynch about the possibility of reinstating a freight, car and passenger ferry from Wellington...
Christchurch Mayor wants a cost-sharing agreement with the Government to mitigate city's flooding issues
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel discusses keeping rates below 5%, Heathcote flooding options and changes to St Asaph Street with NewstalkZB's Chris Lynch.
Luke Di Somma: "Everyone will recognize themes in their own relationships"
Writer Luke Di Somma talks with Richard Green about his new musical 'The Things Between Us' which is playing as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival It's a provocative...
Dr Matthew Croucher: "Dementia among the NZ population is rapidly increasing"
Canterbury District Health Board Psychiatrist Dr Matthew Croucher talks to Richard Green about the increases in the number of people living with dementia, and what...
Terry Ballmak: "We need to take abortion law out of the Crimes Act"
Abortion Law Reform New Zealand President Terry Ballmak talks with Chris Lynch about the debate around abortion laws which flared up during the leaders debate
The Play That Goes Wrong Playwright Jonathan Sayer
Playwright and Actor Jonathan Sayer talks to Chris Lynch about his award winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which is playing in Christchurch in October Get...
Jarrod Gilbert: "Suggestions gang members should have fewer rights is troubling and sinister"
Sociologist Jarrod Gilbert talks with Chris Lynch about what he calls troubling suggestions our Bill of Rights could be tampered with after National announced a...
Sam Mahon: "We're taking Smith's statue to Nelson markets next"
Artist Sam Mahon talks with Chris Lynch about his controversial work which was placed briefly outside Environment Canterbury officers, which portrays Environment...
Nicky Wagner and Clayton Cosgrove debate gangs, renting and climate change
Labour's Clayton Cosgrove and National's Nicky Wagner join Chris Lynch to discuss the big policy announcements over the weekend, and a leaked report from the Ministry...
Lianne Dalziel: "It will take a long time yet to heal the trauma"
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel came in studio to talk with Chris Lynch about the anniversary of the September Earthquake, and the challenges the Council faces...
Banks Avenue School Children in studio to talk about their own radio station
Banks Avenue pupils Archie, Sasha, and Pippa joined Chris Lynch to talk about their new school radio station which hits the airwaves soon
Director Andrew Falstie-Jensen discusses his show 'Manifesto 2083'
Director Andrew Falstie-Jensen joins Chris Lynch to discuss his show 'Manifesto 2083' which delves into the case of mass murderer Anders breivik
Phil Bagshaw: "We have to help people who are turned away from the public health system"
Canterbury Charity Hospital founder Phil Bagshaw talks with Chris Lynch about their 10 year anniversary, and the disappointment at the pressure it's still under...
Jonathan Gee: "Increase in student support from Labour a turning point"
National President of the New Zealand Union of Students Association Jonathan Gee talks to Chris Lynch about Labour's pledge to boost student allowances and allow...
Dr Sue Bagshaw: "We can reduce our youth suicide rate"
Dr Sue Bagshaw from 298 Youth Health talks to Chris Lynch about the continuing increase in our youth suicide numbers, and where we need to be directing our energy...
Martin Lee: "Only one is six young children getting their teeth brushed every day is pathetic"
Martin lee, Clinical Director for Community Dental Service, talks with Chris Lynch about the appalling rate of dental problems in young children in New Zealand
Robert Patman: "North Korea believes Japanese provocation justified"
Otago University International Relations expert Dr Robert Patman talks with Chris Lynch about North Korea's provocation of Japan after it fired a missile over its...
Robert Read: "We need to get kids talking about how they're feeling now"
Mental health social media campaigner Robert Read talks to Chris Lynch about what we need to do as a community to support people battling with mental illness
Mike King: "I'm not surprised suicide rates have risen, and they'll keep rising"
Mental Health advocate Mike King talks to Chris Lynch about rising suicide figures, and what we can do to turn it around as a country
Dr John Crawshaw: "Youth suicide rate is absolutely a concern for us"
Ministry of Health Director and Chief Advisor for Mental Health Dr John Crawshaw fronted up on the show to explain why the number of people committing suicide continues...