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: Politics and police Eagle helicopter
Mike Yardley and Chris Lynch discuss the week that was, from migrant exploitation to the right to silence. Listen above.
What can be done to stop migrant exploitation in Christchurch?
As migrant workers are moved around the country, more people will see the opportunity to exploit them. This rather depressing take from an immigration lawyer, as...
MBIE accused of ignoring exploited migrant workers in Christchurch
Immigration New Zealand is being accused of not doing enough to support Christchurch migrant workers being exploitation by their employers. The Ministry of Business...
Climate change a main driver behind ECAN's proposed rates
Pressure from ratepayers and Government agencies to do more about climate change is a main driver behind ECAN's proposed rates hike of almost 10 percent. The first...
David Seymour: Parliament needs to send a message
ACT Party leader David Seymour wants us to think of the children. He's calling for a new offence for people who fail to cooperate with the police in child abuse...
Jean Te Huia on the right to silence in child abuse cases
Jean Te Huia, CEO of Māori Midwives Aotearoa, spoke to Chris Lynch about the family of a critically injured young boy in Flaxmere closing ranks and refusing to speak...
SFO investigation into NZ First Foundation underway
The Serious Fraud Office has commenced an investigation in relation to the New Zealand First Foundation, a spokesman has confirmed. This comes after the police...
Christchurch mayor supports police Eagle trial
A growing number of fatal car chases could be behind a new police chopper trial in Christchurch. The five-week Eagle helicopter trial launched this morning, the...
Police helicopter being trialled for five weeks in Canterbury
A new step forward in policing has taken to Canterbury skies. The Eagle helicopter is being trialled for five weeks during which time it'll target fleeing drivers,...
Politics Friday: Housing the homeless and child abuse
Chris Lynch was joined by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods and MP for Ilam Gerry Brownlee for this week's edition of Politics Friday. The government...
Bridges firm on not working with NZ First
Simon Bridges has doubled down on his decision not to work with NZ First following the election. Bridges told Chris Lynch any suggestion that National would work...
Complaint taken to parliament over Hagley Oval light towers
Christchurch locals angry over a decision to allow six broadcast quality light towers over Hagley Oval have taken their complaint to Parliament. Canterbury Cricket...
MP Nicky Wagner moving on from politics
After 15 years of serving as National's candidate for Christchurch Central, Nicky Wagner is moving on. Now, it's time to do new things, go new places and have new...
Brian Ashby previews Coast to Coast 2020
Newstalk ZB's Brian Ashby gives an insight into the conditions and coverage for this weekend's Coast to Coast 2020. Ashby told Chris Lynch race organisers will...
Council blamed for demise of Christchurch restaurants and bars
A hospitality leader is pointing the finger at the council for the demise of Christchurch restaurants and bars. Peter Morrison, Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury...
Andrew Turner: We're on the way to removing chlorine completely
Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner joined Chris Lynch on the show for this week's catch up with the mayor's office. Turner told Chris that work on upgrading the well heads...
Politics Friday: infrastructure, carpark and coronavirus
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner joined Chris Lynch for the first round of Politics Friday for 2020. Up for...
Antony Gough: Christchurch has changed and moved into 21st century
A backlash for a Christchurch born musician who called the city's CBD development "strangely hollow". James Milne, known as Lawrence Arabia's tweet also called...
Simon Bridges: South Island is the forgotten island by government
National says Labour has put a nail in the coffin when it comes to the Woodend bypass The project missed out on funding in yesterday's infrastructure announcement. Regneration...
Commuter rail from Rolleston to Christchurch still on the table
The Government says commuter rail from Rolleston to Christchurch is still on the table despite being missed in the latest infrastructure spend. Labour campaigned...
Mike Yardley: Canterbury infrastructure package highly insulting
Auckland is set to get the lion's share of the Government's new transport infrastructure funding. Nearly $3.5 billion is going to the region towards roads, rail...
Christchurch's council could go paperless to save ratepayers money
Christchurch's Council could go paperless to save ratepayers money. Mayor Lianne Dalziel was challenged by Newstalk ZB's Canterbury Mornings host Chris Lynch to...
Canterbury show jumper Tegan Fitzsimon speaks to Craig Kerr
Canterbury show jumper Tegan Fitzsimon joined Craig Kerr for a chat on the show this morning. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE
Chris Lynch alerts friend to sinister looking spot. Turned out to be skin cancer
Newstalk ZB host Chris Lynch was enjoying a visit with a friend from Australia when he noticed a spot on their face that looked sinister. He mentioned it to his...
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...