Canterbury Mornings with John MacDonald
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Every weekday join the new voice of local issues on Canterbury Mornings with John MacDonald, 9am-12pm weekdays.
It’s all about the conversation with John, as he gets right into the things that get our community talking.
If it’s news you’re after, backing John is the combined power of the Newstalk ZB and New Zealand Herald news teams. Meaning when it comes to covering breaking news – you will not beat local radio.
With two decades experience in communications based in Christchurch, John also has a deep understanding of and connections to the Christchurch and Canterbury commercial sector.
Newstalk ZB Canterbury Mornings 9am-12pm with John MacDonald on 100.1FM and iHeartRadio.
Canterbury Cup Week to be held behind closed doors at Addington and Riccarton
Today it was announced that both Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park will operate behind closed doors to the public during Cup Week in Canterbury in the second...
Politics Friday: Duncan Webb and Gerry Brownlee on South Island and Super Saturday
Following conversations on the show earlier in the week, John MacDonald of Canterbury Mornings spoke to Labour's Duncan Webb and National's Gerry Brownlee regarding...
Judith Collins on whether vaccine mandates should be extended to other authorities
During our weekly interview with Judith Collins, John MacDonald asked the National Leader if she thought that the vaccination mandate should be extended to local...
MPs wrote letter to Ardern two weeks ago about South Island, haven't had a response
John MacDonald today on the show asked why the South Island didn't even get a mention in the press conference with the Prime Minister, and he placed that blame solely...
Christchurch mayor on the Local Government New Zealand interim report
John MacDonald spoke to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about the Local Government New Zealand interim report, and the suggestion of amalgamation between Christchurch,...
Politics Friday: Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee on borders, Local Government and the A&P show
On today's edition of Politics Friday, John MacDonald was joined by Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee. They discussed the idea of a South Island border, the interim...
John MacDonald: We are sitting ducks in the South Island
I’m feeling for everyone in the South Island as we watch what's happening in the North Island and hear the experts tell us it's only a matter of time before Delta...
Jon Stevens: Kiwi musician ahead of Selwyn Sounds 2022
Selwyn Sounds returns in March 2022 and today we were thrilled to talk to Jon Stevens, who will join the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Stellar*, Ardijah and Greg Johnson...
Judith Collins on Sonny Fatupaito and the Pfizer letter
On today's weekly catch up with National Party leader, Judith Collins, John MacDonald asked what the National Party thought of a gang leader being given and essential...
Christchurch City councillor on calls for Nanaia Mahuta's resignation
Following the Mayors comments today on the show about five Christchurch City councillors calling for Nanaia Mahuta to resign her local government portfolio as "pot...
Christchurch mayor on councillors calling for Mahuta to resign over Three Waters
Today on our weekly chat with Christchurch mayor, Lianne Dalziel, John MacDonald asked how the mayor felt about five Christchurch City councillors calling for Nanaia...
Politics Friday: Poto Williams and Matt Doocey
This week on Politics Friday with John MacDonald, he was joined by Labour's Poto Williams and National's Matt Doocey. This week talking about the recent move by...
What impact will Level 2 have on New Zealand Cup Week?
John MacDonald today spoke to Darrin Williams from Addington Raceway about the huge impact Level 2 is going to have on our biggest racing week in Canterbury, New...
Politics Friday: Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee on Public Finance Amendment bill
In today's Politics Friday interview, John MacDonald was joined by Megan Woods and Gerry Brownlee to discuss ICU capacity in New Zealand and the Proposed Public...
Judith Collins: National leader on vaccination incentives and the party leadership
During his weekly chat with National Party Leader Judith Collins, John MacDonald quizzed her about an incentive to increase our vaccination rate, the National Party...
Politics Friday: Gerry Brownlee and Duncan Webb on SailGP, GDP and AUUKUS
On this week's Politics Friday, Canterbury Mornings host John MacDonald caught up with National's Gerry Brownlee and Labour's Duncan Webb, discussing the Sail GP...
Judith Collins responds to former press secretary Janet Wilson's interview
John MacDonald had his weekly interview with National Party Leader, Judith Collins. They discussed the Māori Party petition to rename New Zealand to Aotearoa, the...