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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The Yardstick: National party and domestic tourism
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss the week that was. Listen above.
Politics Friday: National leadership and the economy
Chris Lynch was joined by Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee and MP for Christchurch East Poto Williams to discuss the week in politics.
Fight is on to save Rangiora Bunnings
Waimakariri's mayor is on a DIY mission to save the area's local Bunnings. The Australian owned hardware chain is considering closing seven stores across Canterbury,...
Fletcher lay-offs another 'unfortunate effect' of Covid-19
Fletcher Building has become the latest major corporate to announce major job losses. It is announced about one thousand jobs will go in New Zealand, equivalent...
Michelle Boag: Bridges could be another victim of Covid-19 fallout
A former National Party President admits things don't look good for Simon Bridges. His rating as preferred Prime Minister has plunged to 4.5 percent in the latest...
Navigating the legal side of breakups and child custody
Colin Abernethy, Family Law and Relationship Property specialist and Partner at Harmans Lawyers speaks to Chris Lynch about navigating the legal aspects of relationship...
Politics Friday: Budget 2020
Chris Lynch was joined by Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and MP for Ilam Gerry Brownlee to discuss the new budget.
David Seymour: Covid-19 being used to give police extraordinary powers
MPs are still debating final details of Level Two, just hours before the new restrictions kick in. Parliament is sitting under urgency to pass a Bill allowing authorities...
Stephen Parkyn: People need to be able to come together to grieve
A Canterbury funeral home says overly-strict regulations are blocking natural grieving process. New Zealand begins phasing into Alert Level 2 on Thursday but...
Caller John on the heartbreak of losing his wife during lockdown
6500 Kiwi families are struggling after losing loved ones during lockdown. The country starts phasing into Alert Level 2 this Thursday - but the 10 person limit at funerals and tangi...
Funeral 10 person limit called heartless and cruel
Anger more friends and family can't gather to send off their loved ones at Level 2. The country will start phasing into the new Alert Level this Thursday - but...
Sufferers of MS, Parkinson's and Dementia to benefit from new centre
The Canterbury Brain Collective has purchased a site in Langdons Road in Papanui for the proposed $6.3 million BrainTree Centre for Canterbury people living with...
What are your employment rights under level 2?
Mary Crimp, employment law specialist and Partner at Harmans Lawyers, spoke to Chris Lynch about employee and employer's rights under Alert Level 2. Listen above.
Christchurch's Mayor says city is ready for alert level two
Christchurch's Mayor says the city is ready for alert level two. Lianne Dalziel says the wheels are in motion so council facilities cam get back up and running...
Mike Yardley unleashes on 'serial troughers'
Mike Yardley joined Chris Lynch to wrap the week that was with The Yardstick. This week Yardley is asking the question - is the spirit of shared sacrifice being...
Politics Friday: The move to level 2
Minister Megan Woods and MP for Ilam Gerry Brownlee joined Chris Lynch to discuss the move to lockdown level 2 and the Police National Organised Crime Group setting...
Christchurch developer slams David Close for his "head in the sand" mentality
Respected Christchurch developer slams former councillor David Close for his "head in the sand" mentality when it comes to wanting an increase of rates. Richard...
Police Assistant Commissioner on tackling Christchurch gangs
Police are zoning in on high-end crime networks and gang activity in the South IslandThe National Organised Crime Group is setting up in Christchurch.The move comes...
Show cancellation a blow to Christchurch economy
Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce CEO Leeann Watson spoke to Chris Lynch about what the cancellation of the New Zealand Agricultural Show in November means...
Zero rates increases still the goal for Christchurch mayor
Christchurch's mayor is still pushing for zero rates increases this year. Council estimates up to 36500 locals will lose their jobs in the next year due to...
The Yardstick: 1 May 2020
Mike Yardley and Chris Lynch wrap the week that was. Listen above.
Politics Friday: Hospital carpark and the ongoing challenge of COVID-19
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee joined Chris Lynch for Politics Friday. Listen above.
Broadband network coped well during lockdown
The importance of good, reliable internet has never been more important. But how have our broadband networks coped with the massive upswing in online activity during...
Kiwi created business contact tracing app
The way we are doing business has been forcefully changed, and one Christchurch tech company has developed a solution for three critical areas of concern: contact...
Peter Morrison: We need to know so we can plan ahead
A hospitality leader says we're nearing crunch time for looking at supporting hospitality and tourism. Hospitality New Zealand Christchurch president Peter...