Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch
9AM - 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 9.00am 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.
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Caller of the day: Birth certificate gender changes
Flight attendant and transgender woman, Briar, called the show and told Chris Lynch she would like it to be easier for gender to be changed on birth certificates. She...
Caller of the day: We need to take responsibility
Proud Maori Grandmother, Rain, called the programme and told Chris Lynch she believes Oranga Tamariki is removing children because it’s in the best interests of...
Mens health week is highlighting the importance of getting to the doctor.
Every 3 hours a Kiwi man dies from a preventable illness. Chris Lynch Speaks with Mens health advocate Doctor Lance O'Sullivan.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch visits Vivid Sydney
Newstalk ZB’s Canterbury Mornings host Chris Lynch travelled to Sydney to see his favourite international festival, Vivid Sydney.Vivid Sydney is the largest festival...
Employment advocate on drug testing at work
Chris Lynch spoke to employment advocate Robert Thompson about employer and employee rights when it comes to drug testing at work and does testing positive always...
Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch visits the Central Coast of New South Wales
The Central Coast of New South Wales is an hour drive north of Sydney. Here you can enjoy an alluring mix of bays, inlets and lakes, and golden and white sandy...
The Yardstick: Budget and Strikes
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss the biggest takeaways from the Wellbeing budget, the teachers mega strike and who will be the next British Prime Minister.
Politics Friday: Wellbeing Budget
Chris Lynch talked to Christchurch East MP Poto Williams and National MP Nicky Wagner about the outcome of the 'Wellbeing' Budget.
Peter Powers coming to Lincoln
One of the worlds most successful hypnotists, Peter Powers, is performing at the Lincoln Events Center for one night only on the 22nd of June. Chris Lynch caught...
The Yardstick: 24 May 2019
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss a new political contender for the Burwood Ward.
Politics Friday: Megan Woods and Nicky Wagner
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner talk to Chris Lynch about bullying and alleged sexual assaults in parliament.
Jimmy Barnes talks life and performing
My Criminal Record is Jimmy Barnes' first album in 10 years, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been a busy man. Two autobiographies, a documentary, and now a new...
Jane Goodall praises ECan over climate emergency
A world-renowned conservationist believes today's young people have a chance to save the Earth. Dr Jane Goodall is known for her ground-breaking research into chimpanzees,...
Vicki Buck: We all have a role in making sure humanity survives
Christchurch City Council could follow Environment Canterbury and Nelson City Council in declaring a climate emergency. The council's sustainability committee is...
Social media giants need to be held to account
An international relations specialist says social media giants need to be held to account. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Paris for the Christchurch Call Summit,...
Recovery Minister defends Regenerate Christchurch
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods is defending rebuild agency Regenerate Christchurch despite a wave of delays. The agency most recently...
The Yardstick: Cannabis referendum and Zero Carbon
Chris and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was, discussing the Cannabis referendum, the Zero Carbon Bill and Kiwibuild, is it time to let it go?
Politics Friday: Regenerate Christchurch and Victim Support
Chris Lynch spoke to Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson and National MP Nicky Wagner about Regenerate Christchurch wasting money, the allocation of funds to the Mosque shooting...
Who is to blame for the war on truth?
There is a war on truth and the liars are winning according to Stephen Davis, the author of the new book Truthteller. Stephen told Chris Lynch New Zealand is complacent...
More people need to take public transport to keep Christchurch moving
A Christchurch Transport Planner says the amount of cars expected on the road simply won't fit. This follows concerns from residents in the St Albans area about...
Residents concerned over transport plans
St Albans residents are concerned about traffic woes as the under construction Northern Corridor will go right through their suburb. St Albans Residents Association...
Lianne Dalziel: Chlorine and council consultants
Chris Lynch spoke to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about reasons for the delay in removing chlorine from Christchurch drinking water and the council significantly...
The Yardstick: Bailout, Simon Bridges and Destiny Church
Chris and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was, discussing the $5 million Christchurch Adventure Park bailout, Simon Bridges leadership and the winter energy payments.
Father and son's emotional account of drug addiction
One former drug user says much of the solution to our country's drug problem lies with friends, family and the users themselves. Newstalk ZB caller Ben has been...
Lianne Dalziel on Prince William and the 'Christchurch Call'
Chris Lynch caught up with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about Prince William's visit, what can be done about businesses still struggling in the city following...