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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Concerns over proposed recycling centre extension in Prebbleton
A Prebbleton business owner is concerned at the lack of research for a proposed recycling centre extension. Waste Management has applied to discharge contaminants...
What is the stench bothering Christchurch residents?
Locals in Linwood, Bromley and Woolston are kicking up a stink with Environment Canterbury. A mystery stench is wafting across the Christchurch suburbs, with fingers...
Chris Lynch issues challenge to Christchurch mayor
The Mayor is downplaying concerns about a suggested parking levy for staff in city businesses. Lianne Dalziel says the option was put forward by council staff...
Top tips for healthy eating and drinking over the festive season
Claire Turnbull from Mission Nutrition joined Chris Lynch on the show to share some tips and tricks for healthy eating over Christmas and the summer holidays. Listen...
Lobby group wants parents of young fleeing drivers held to account
The Sensible Sentencing Trust wants the parents of young fleeing drivers held to account. Jayden Breakwell has been sent to jail for two years and eight months...
Lianne Dalziel to disclose election donations after criticism
Christchurch's Mayor believes the disclosure of her election donations is above board. Fellow candidate John Minto has called out Lianne Dalziel for disclosing...
Politics Friday with Nicky Wagner and Megan Woods
National's Nicky Wagner and Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch to discuss the political issues...
Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch
Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new...
Vodafone 5G available in Christchurch
Vodafone has turned on its 5G mobile network in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Chris Lynch spoke to Vodafone Head of South Island Michelle Sharp...
Raf Manji: Business cases create delays but don't change outcomes
Former councillor Raf Manji says unnecessary bureaucracy at council and at a Government level is to blame for the ongoing delays on the Christchurch stadium. Listen...
Phil Gifford: There's a lot more to life than just the bare necessities
Newstalk ZB's Phil Gifford says a stadium a vital public asset for a proper functioning city. Listen to his interview with Chris Lynch above.
Richard Peebles: "We can't afford not to have a stadium"
Christchurch investor Richard Peebles says a stadium for Christchurch is absolutely essential. Mr Peebles talked to Chris this morning on Canterbury Mornings. Listen...
The Yardstick: Where’s the outrage over David Seymour’s cartoon?
Newstalk ZB contributor Mike Yardley joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch, as he does every Friday morning, to discuss the issues making news this week. A...
David Seymour hits back at Stuff over Hitler and KKK cartoon
ACT Party leader David Seymour has criticised a cartoon published by Stuff newspapers which depicts himself being kissed on the ears by Adolf Hitler and what appears...
Rating valuations don't matter according to property expert
Good news for people selling their homes, rating valuations don't matter according to a property expert. The latest OneRoof property report is out now. OneRoof...
Mayor Lianne Dalziel on rebranding the Crusaders
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel joined Chris on the show for their weekly catch up. This week they discussed when the Mayor first received the Chief Ombudsman’s...
Politics Friday: Crusaders re-branding and gangs
Chris Lynch was joined by National MP David Carter and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson to wrap the week that was in politics. Today they covered the re-branding of the...
National Emergency Management Agency to replace Civil Defence
Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare today announced the establishment of the new National Emergency Management Agency from 1 December 2019. The National Emergency...
Special local artist's work on show at the Palms
Tuesday December 3rd is International Day of People with Disability. The Palms Shopping Centre is partnering with local organisation SkillWise, which works with...
Golriz Ghahraman: We can't scapegoat communities for political gain
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is the encouraging us to continue to show the outpouring of love shown to the Muslim community, following March 15th terror attacks. The...
Cheryl Ford: Being sun smart in Canterbury this summer
Cheryl Ford, Health promoter with the Cancer Society, spoke to Chris Lynch this morning about being sun smart in Canterbury this summer and the increasing prevalence...
Christchurch Foundation raises $12 million for mosque attack victims
The Christchurch Foundation has given many wounded in the mosque attacks the chance to share their experiences for the first time. The foundation has raised almost...
Lianne Dalziel: Ombudsman report and Royal support for Cathedral
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel joined Chris for the weekly mayoral catch up. Today they covered the Chief Ombudsman's critical review of the Christchurch City...
A former Speaker of the House calls downfall of city councillor a stitch up
A former Speaker of the House has described the downfall of a Christchurch councillor as a stitch up. Deon Swiggs lost his central city seat after facing allegations...
Christchurch could get cannabis nightclub
Abe Gray called the show and spoke to Chris Lynch about the fundraising campaign to extend the Whakamana Cannabis museum. Whakamana is currently located in the...