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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School principal defends lockdown response after mosque attacks
Schools are being told they need to keep the lines of communication open when lockdown procedures are in place. A KPMG report into how Canterbury schools handled...
Grant Robertson on extra funding for quake-damaged homes
There are hopes extra funding to repair quake-damaged homes will end a difficult situation. The Government is spending another $300 million bailing out Cantabrians...
Simon Bridges on accused gunman's letter: 'Kelvin Davis is asleep at the wheel'
National Party Leader Simon Bridges is appalled that the letter from the accused Christchurch gunman was ever allowed to be sent to a supporter in Russia. Minister...
Insurance tribunal determined to break Christchurch deadlock
The Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal, set up to resolve long running insurance disputes, is under way. Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the tribunal...
The Yardstick: 26th July 2019
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss the latest round of firearms reforms and plans for a gun register, the Silver Ferns triumph at the Netball World Cup and waste...
Politics Friday: Peter Ellis and hospital violence
For Politics Friday this week Chris Lynch was joined by Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner to discuss Peter...
Hospital staff dealing with unsafe workplaces and limited support
Nurses, doctors and hospital staff across the country are facing unsafe workplaces. Almost 2000 hospital staff members reported being assaulted on the job last...
Freshwater scientist says Canterbury's water isn't safe to drink
A freshwater scientist says Canterbury's water isn't safe to drink. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey has called for urgent research into...
Bridges talks cycleways, local elections and Linwood compensation
Simon Bridges joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch to discuss the issues affecting Christchurch residents this week. When asked about the controversial Christchurch...
'A seven to ten year project' - The latest update on long delayed Christchurch Cathedral
Chris Lynch spoke to the Project Director of the Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement Project Keith Paterson this morning for the latest on what's happening with...
Christchurch Mayor defends controversial chief executive appointment
Christchurch's Mayor maintains Council CEO Dawn Baxendale is the best person for the job. The appointment of Birmingham City Council's CEO and her $495,000 pay...
Man selling giant cactus denies he is a drug dealer
A Christchurch man selling sections of a giant cactus is angry he's been labelled a drug pusher. Jonny Small posted the 30-year-old San Pedro succulent on a Christchurch...
Politics Friday: CEO salary and electric vehicles
Chris Lynch was joined by Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and MP for Waimakariri Matt Doocey to discuss the nearly half million dollar...
Politics Friday: Vaccinations and Unions
Chris Lynch was joined by Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Poto Williams and National MP David Carter to discuss whether we should employ a no vaccinations,...
As is where is houses a legal quagmire
Thinking of buying an as is where is house? It could be fraught with legal difficulties. Lawyer, Peter Woods, partner at Anthony Harper, told Chris Lynch why...
Caller of the Day: Vaccinating kids
Caller of the day Vanessa told Chris Lynch the welfare of the child is most important and believes vaccination is the best way to go.
Christchurch business update with Michaela Blacklock
General Manager of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce Michaela Blacklock joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch to give an update on the current business...
Icehouse frontman on 40 years of touring
Chris Lynch spoke to Icehouse frontman and creative powerhouse Iva Davies following the announcement Icehouse will be performing at Selwyn Sounds 2020. Having just...
Andrew Turner on local body elections and more
For the final regular mayor catch up before the local body elections Chris Lynch and Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner discussed the upcoming elections, the appointment...
The Yardstick: 28th June 2019
Mike Yardley and Chis Lynch discuss who could be in and who could be out in the upcoming Christchurch City Council election.
What to do in Chirstchurch this weekend with Romer App
Emily from Romer talks to Chris Lynch about the five best activities to do this weekend.
Simon Bridges Live With Chris Lynch
National Party Leader Simon Bridges hits back at claims he didn't tell Judith Collins about a party re-shuffle.
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.