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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Christchurch woman on her amazing Antarctic adventure
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The Yardstick: Trench warfare, vaping and tenancy changes
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley wrapped the week that was, covering the city councillors who took flooding issues into their own hands and dug an unauthorised trench,...
Politics Friday: CDHB, masks and trenches
Chris Lynch was joined by National Deputy Leader and Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee and Minister for Community & Voluntary Sector and Christchurch East MP Poto Williams...
Ruth Dyson reflecting on an extraordinary political career
Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson joined Chris Lynch in studio to reflect on her 26 years in parliament. Listen above.
Ashley Church: Residential tenancy changes 'massive overkill'
Potential changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill are just another step in a whole range of serious changes the government has taken that impact on landlords...
Kirsten Nicholl on how to think effectively
Personal and professional development coach Kirsten Nicholl, from Clear Change, joined Chris Lynch on the show to discuss key ways we can think more effectively. She...
Kiwi living in Melbourne says no end in sight to Covid-19 restrictions
Victorians will have to stay disciplined for at least six weeks after a state of disaster was declared yesterday. An overnight curfew has come into effect and there's...
Residents moving into inner-city Christchurch silencing live music venues
Residents moving into the inner city of Christchurch are silencing live music venues. As more residential developments go up, the council is receiving more complaints...
The Yardstick: Political polls, quarantine charges and rates
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley talk political polling, charging some returnees for quarantine and the city council increasing rates. Listen above.
Politics Friday: Cathedral rebuild and hospital car park
Minister for Managed Isolation and National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee join Chris Lynch to discuss the week in politics. Listen above.
Judith Collins: "Cop out" quarantine charges, patient leak report 'as expected'
National leader Judith Collins is not surprised by the findings of an investigation into the Covid-19 patient leaks, that involved disgraced National MP and former...
John Price: Fatal crashes down in Canterbury
Fatal crashes are down about 30 per cent in Canterbury, despite a different public perception. In the past year there have been 36 fatalities on the road compared...
Business Update: Christchurch retail spending back to pre-COVID levels
Retail spending in Christchurch has bounced back to pre-Covid levels. Figures released by Christchurch NZ show a four percent increase in spending last month compared...
Controversial water bottling operations in Canterbury given consent
Aotearoa Water Action is refusing to give up, despite a High Court case backing consent given in Canterbury to controversial water bottling operations. The court's...
Family of Christchurch girl attacked by dog disappointed by court process
The grandfather of a little girl attacked by a dog last year is disappointed it has taken 18 months to reach a decision to have the dog destroyed. Three-year old...
Politics Friday: Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee go head to head over National Party leaks
Minister Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee joined Chris Lynch for this week's edition of Politics Friday, discussing the leak of confidential personal information of...
The Yardstick: National Party revelations and Helen Clark
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was, covering everything from the Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker revelations, to former PM Helen Clark heading a...
Canterbury residents welcome proposed Christchurch to Ashburton Expressway
Canterbury residents welcome a proposed new highway - which locals say will save lives. National yesterday promised a four-lane expressway between Christchurch...
Calls for a new Crown agency to handle animal welfare complaints
Renewed calls for a new Crown agency to handle animal welfare complaints - after a farmer who beat cows with a metal rod escaped with just a fine. Whangerei farm...
Megan Woods: Central Christchurch hotel to be used as quarantine facility
A central Christchurch hotel has joined the growing list of facilities, being used to quarantine incoming New Zealanders. The Distinction Christchurch Hotel will...
Union leader takes aim at widening pay gap at Fletcher Building
A Union leader is taking aim at a widening pay gap between workers and senior leaders at Fletcher Building. The union believes Fletcher's CEO Ross Taylor earned...
Todd Muller welcomes Health Minister's resignation
David Clark has resigned from his role as Health Minister. He says the job has been a privilege and he's given it his all. National leader Todd Muller told Newstalk...
Christchurch Art Centre pleads for public funds
The Christchurch Art Centre is pleading for public cash, although no final decisions have been made on restructuring the organisation. Chief Executive Philip Aldridge...
Back to the future for Christchurch hospital car park users
It’s back to the future for Christchurch hospital carpark users. The Christchurch hospital park-and-ride site is set to return to the Deans Ave site. Currently,...
Green Party's wealth tax, could it work?
Criticism of the Green Party's tax plan to tackle poverty. Its flagship election policy resets income support payments and guarantees a minimum $325 a week income...