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: 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...
Trenches on the wrong side of the river
Christchurch's RSA struggled to compete with the city's trendy new bars and restaurants. Trenches, operated by the Christchurch RSA, is shutting its kitchen...
Sonya Rockhouse: "I don't think we'll ever move on"
The Pike River families are struggling to find peace with no one held accountable for the death of their loved ones. Today marks nine years since the West Coast...
Aviation commentator surprised cancellation decision happened so late
Air New Zealand customers heading away for the holiday season may be forced to make different plans. Changes are being made to some international flights due...
Deputy Mayor on the Obudsman's report and Canterbury Anniversary
Christchurch's Deputy Mayor says the buck stops with the Chief Executive in ensuring council is open and honest. The Chief Ombudsman released a damning report last...
Taxpayers' Union vows to keep testing council transparency
The Taxpayers' Union is vowing to keep testing the transparency of Christchurch City Council, following the release of a critical report from the Chief Ombudsman. After...
Matthew Tukaki: "It smells like a scam to me"
The Maori Council is calling on the Auditor General to look into the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery plan. $1.2 billion went into restoring...
Christchurch Mayor on the stadium and Deon Swiggs
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is staying silent on Deon Swiggs, who was voted off the City Council in the recent elections. Swiggs held the Central ward...
Does New Zealand have an unnatural power imbalance?
A researcher claims the wealth gap between boomers and younger generations is being locked into place. Dr Jess Berentson Shaw told Chris Lynch New Zealand has an...
Politics Friday: conduct complaint investigation
Christchurch Central MP Duncan Webb and National's Nicky Wagner agree, the Christchurch City Council should continue their investigation into the code of conduct...
Simon Bridges: Lack of stadium progress not good enough
Simon Bridges joined Chris on the show for the fortnightly catch up. This week they discussed new National candidate Christopher Luxon, if Ara should be merged into...
Bangs, whizzes and crackles of fireworks far from over
The Fire Service can't stop people from stockpiling fireworks. Guy Fawkes last night culminated in more than 70 call outs throughout the country, including to...
Still time to make changes to tackle climate emergency
Scientists say we can all do our bit to combat climate change. 11,000 of them have endorsed a climate change emergency, in an article in BioScience. Co-author,...