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: 18 October 2019
Chris and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was including the announcement that MediaWorks is selling off the TV side of its business and Lianne Dalziel in for a third...
Politics Friday: TV3 and counter-terrorism
Chris was joined by Christchurch East MP Poto Williams and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey for this weeks edition of Politics Friday. Up for discussion today was the...
Romer Friday Five 18 October 2019
Chris was joined down at the Canterbury Home Show by Ruby from Romer with the top five places to grab a drink with friends this weekend.
Bill Ralston: What next for MediaWorks?
MediaWorks has announced it's selling its TV channels. The broadcaster is also offering the option of selling it's Auckland headquarters - with television studios...
Peter Dunne: Counter-terrorism bill step in right direction
The proposed counter-terrorism bill is gathering more support, with former United Future leader Peter Dunne saying it's a step in the right direction. The Justice...
New council CEO sets out priorities for the top job
Christchurch City Council's freshly imported CEO has made engaging with Maori culture a personal goal. Dawn Baxendale left her role as Birmingham City Council CEO...
Investigator blows the whistle on defective concrete buildings
A concrete investigator says it's putting its own neck on the line by blowing the whistle on defective concrete in a large number of New Zealand buildings. Concrete...
Gerard Smyth on New Zealand's psychopaedic colonies
Film maker Gerard Smyth spoke to Chris Lynch about the latest episode from Frank Film that looks into the eugenics movement and the unlucky New Zealanders caught...
Mayor elect Lianne Dalziel on priorities this term
Christchurch's mayor elect is feeling positive facing the term ahead. Lianne Dalziel scored a decisive victory in the local elections with a 16 thousand vote...
The Yardstick: 11 October 2019
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss the week that was. Covering the final days of the local body election campaign, the sharp rise in attacks on police and whether...
Politics Friday: Dirty politics and voter turn out
Chris Lynch was joined by Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson and National MP Nicky Wagner for this week's edition of Politics Friday. They discussed the local body elections...
Homeless advocate says it's extremely rewarding to see lives change
On World Homeless Day Chris Lynch spoke to Tanya Anderson, site manager for the emergency shelter for single women and women with children at the YWCA. Tanya told...
Election candidates accused of negative campaigning
People Choice and Labour candidates are being accused of spreading misinformation and negative campaigning. Central Ward candidate Jake McLellan sent residents...
Simon Bridges: Rising tax and costs to blame for rocketing hardship
National leader Simon Bridges joined Chris Lynch for their fortnightly catch up. They discuss the increased demand for food parcels from the Christchurch City Mission,...
Climate protesters chain themselves to cars and boats in Wellington
A large climate protest in Wellington has closed off all access to MBIE's Stout Street building. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says staff...
Burwood Hospital employee contracts measles
Unvaccinated Cantabrians who crossed paths with a contagious hospital worker are being urged to stay home. This comes after a Burwood Hospital employee contracted...
ZB's best coffee in Christchurch: Gatehouse Cafe
The winner of the Newstalk ZB 'Best coffee in Christchurch' competition is Gatehouse Cafe. Chris Lynch spoke to cafe owner Lee Barrington to inform her of the...
ECan candidate on free buses idea
Aaron Campbell, ECan candidate for Christchurch West - Ōpuna, called into the show to discuss the proposal for free buses. Mr Campbell told Chris Lynch he believes...
Politics Friday: attack ads and climate change
Chris Lynch was joined by Christchurch central MP Duncan Webb and National MP Nicky Wagner to discuss the political issues of the week. The week they discussed...
Sir Bob Parker: Councillors should've been told about allegations sooner
A former Christchurch Mayor says councillors should have been told sooner - about allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Deon Swiggs has outed himself as the councillor...
Politics Friday: 'Megapolytechnic', Christchurch call and Kate Sheppard
Chris Lynch was joined by Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson and National MP Nicky Wagner to discuss the political issues of the week, including the potential amalgamation...
Christchurch City councillor disputes 'no action' label
Incumbent city councillor Sara Templeton told Chris Lynch the council has actually done quite a lot. She called into the show and read out a long list of the council's...
Council hopeful wants to represent people not political parties
Burwood Ward Council Candidate Phil Mauger told Chris Lynch he’s "representing the people not a political party." He comments follow criticism of Christchurch Labour...
Ducan Webb defends promotion of People's Choice candidates
Central Christchurch MP Duncan Webb is defending his promotion of People's Choice candidates in the local elections. A Central Community Board candidate has criticised...
Mike Yardley reviews Newstalk ZB's Christchurch mayoral debate
The top three Christchurch mayoral candidates John Minto, Lianne Dalziel and Darryll Park have gone head to head on the city's hot topics. Controversial topics...