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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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...
Simon Bridges on PM's handling of assault allegations
National leader Simon Bridges told Chris Lynch, that while it is technically possible, it seems unlikely and doesn't ring true that the Prime Minister did not know...
Councillor Mike Davidson talks Templeton to Christchurch cycle-way
A Christchurch Councillor says if the city doesn't put its hand up for cycle ways - it'll miss out on crucial funding. Cycleways have become a hot button issue...
Lianne Dalziel on chlorination: 'I think we have made some inroads'
Christchurch's Mayor has outlined how she'll take a stand against any Government policy on mandatory chlorination of drinking water. She told Chris Lynch council...
Chlorine to stay in Christchurch's water for foreseeable future
Chlorine may remain in Christchurch's water until at least the end of the year. The Christchurch City Council is preparing an updated Water Safety Plan to comply...
Christchurch's quake baby celebrates ninth birthday
On the anniversary of the September earthquake a Christchurch family is celebrating their daughter's birthday and reflecting on the traumatic way she came into the...
Robin McCarthy: Council needs a culture change
Mayoral candidate Robin McCarthy spoke to Chris Lynch why he believes he would be the best mayor for Christchurch and what he would bring to the job. Mr McCarthy...
Simon Bridges warns government over Christchurch's water issues
National Party leader Simon Bridges believes water will become the single most important issue facing New Zealanders this year, as chlorine in Christchurch’s supply...
Anger in Christchurch as city's drinking water to remain chlorinated
Christchurch Council say it's not their fault the city's drinking water will remain chlorinated, for now. The Ministry of Health has obliged the Council to keep...
Caller of the Day: Combating food wastage
Caller in to the show today, Stuart Ennor, runs Kairos Free Store. The store collects unsold food from cafes and eateries in the Christchurch CBD, that would otherwise...
Caller of the day: Liz on adoption
Today’s talk back discussion was on the subject of adoption. Caller into the show Liz has seen all sides of adoption. Liz was adopted as a baby, she also put a...
School principal defends lockdown response after mosque attacks
Schools are being told they need to keep the lines of communication open when lockdown procedures are in place. A KPMG report into how Canterbury schools handled...
Grant Robertson on extra funding for quake-damaged homes
There are hopes extra funding to repair quake-damaged homes will end a difficult situation. The Government is spending another $300 million bailing out Cantabrians...
Simon Bridges on accused gunman's letter: 'Kelvin Davis is asleep at the wheel'
National Party Leader Simon Bridges is appalled that the letter from the accused Christchurch gunman was ever allowed to be sent to a supporter in Russia. Minister...
Insurance tribunal determined to break Christchurch deadlock
The Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal, set up to resolve long running insurance disputes, is under way. Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the tribunal...
The Yardstick: 26th July 2019
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss the latest round of firearms reforms and plans for a gun register, the Silver Ferns triumph at the Netball World Cup and waste...
Politics Friday: Peter Ellis and hospital violence
For Politics Friday this week Chris Lynch was joined by Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner to discuss Peter...
Hospital staff dealing with unsafe workplaces and limited support
Nurses, doctors and hospital staff across the country are facing unsafe workplaces. Almost 2000 hospital staff members reported being assaulted on the job last...
Freshwater scientist says Canterbury's water isn't safe to drink
A freshwater scientist says Canterbury's water isn't safe to drink. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey has called for urgent research into...
Bridges talks cycleways, local elections and Linwood compensation
Simon Bridges joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch to discuss the issues affecting Christchurch residents this week. When asked about the controversial Christchurch...
'A seven to ten year project' - The latest update on long delayed Christchurch Cathedral
Chris Lynch spoke to the Project Director of the Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement Project Keith Paterson this morning for the latest on what's happening with...