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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 8:30am 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: 21 September 2018
Chris Lynch and Newstalk ZB contributor Mike Yardley discuss the mess over meth and Housing New Zealand's compensation, the Prime Minister's removal of Meka Whaitiri...
Calls for resignation of Housing NZ board chairwoman
Chris Lynch spoke to Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell for his reaction to the news Housing New Zealand is offering financial reimbursement after a report...
Judith Collins bites back over claims National is to blame for meth saga
National's Housing spokesperson Judith Collins told Chris Lynch Phil Twyford is a "fool" for allowing Housing New Zealand to compensate former tenants. She says...
'National government failed to apply decent science'
Housing Minister Phil Twyford told Chris Lynch he blames the previous National Government for the meth contamination scare. He says this problem is a failure to...
Raf Manji: 'We need to change the way we approach pay'
Christchurch City council-owned Citycare posted its first ever loss for the year to June 30, 2018. Despite this loss it has been reported that Citycare chief executive...
Anna Crighton: 'Government should buy Kate Sheppard house'
The house of a key New Zealand's women's suffrage leader is up for sale in Christchurch. It's 125 years this week since women got the vote, a landmarked event spearheaded...
Caller of the day: Former Manchester street 'handler'
Chris Lynch spoke to talkback caller Jay about his experience of the prostitution scene on Manchester Street in Christchurch.
Suffrage 125: Dame Jenny Shipley & Helen Clark
Chris Lynch spoke to New Zealand's first two Prime Ministers Dame Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark on the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women getting the right to...
Don Brash: "She has no alternative but to resign"
LISTEN ABOVE AS DON BRASH SPEAKS TO CHRIS LYNCH Newly released documents suggest Don Brash was barred from speaking at Massey University because of his views, rather...
Call for resignation of Massey University Vice-Chancellor
Don Brash was barred from speaking at Massey University after Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas cited security concerns, but documents requested under the Official Information...
Brain donation to help combat neurological disease
Chris Lynch spoke to Dr Maurice Curtis, the Deputy Director of The New Zealand Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank, to find out more about why it might be a...
Lianne Dalziel: Stadium funding gives investors certainty
Chris Lynch spoke to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel for the weekly catch up with the mayors office. They discussed the decision to approve funding for the stadium,...
The Yardstick: 14 September 2018
Chris Lynch and Newstalk ZB contributor Mike Yardley discuss the Curran / Handley shambles, the stadium, power prices, and Mike's thoughts on the "Thinker in Residence.
Gerry Brownlee calls Mayor's comments disappointing
Gerry Brownlee isn't backing down on how the Government handled Christchurch's district plan. Mayor Lianne Dalziel criticised the previous Government for a decision...
'Handley payout about doing the right thing'
Megan Woods says a $100 thousand compensation payout is about doing the right thing by Derek Handley. The new Government Digital Services Minister is pressing pause...
Jamie Mackay: "Fonterra needs to drain the swamp"
Fonterra has reported its first annual loss since it was formed in 2001. The dairy co-operative has reported a net loss of $196 million for the year to July. Jamie...
Christchurch fails to make Lonely Planet's NZ top 20
Christchurch has failed to make the list of the country's top attractions in the latest Lonely Planet guidebook. Wellington made the top spot as the "coolest little...
Is the world safer following 9/11?
A US professor says Americans have a distorted view of the dangers they face. This comes on the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. New York State University...
"What does a thinker in residence do?"
Christchurch is welcoming its first "thinker in residence". The Christchurch Foundation has brought Hila Oren, chief executive of the Tel Aviv Foundation, to the...
"Should've happened years ago" Sir Bob Parker on the stadium
Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker told Chris Lynch he doesn't believe the stadium will ever be a "real money maker" but says it's a vital facility for one...
Christchurch stadium "economic benefits inflated"
An economist is questioning the direct economic benefits of Christchurch's proposed stadium. Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative, and former Christchurch...
Water action group pushing on with legal action against ECAN
Water bottling operation Cloud Ocean has illegally pumped more than 10 million litres of water from its Belfast bore, breaching its consent conditions. Last month...
Andrew Turner to run for mayor if Dalziel doesn't
Christchurch's deputy mayor says he won't stand against Lianne Dalziel in next year's local body elections. Lianne Dalziel said two years ago this term would be...
Romer has Christchurch's best Afghan biscuits
Emily Heazlewood from Romer is in with the best things to get up to around Christchurch this week!
PM says she won't fire Clare Curran
The Broadcasting Minister is on personal leave after facing a grilling in Parliament over her use of gmail to send work-related emails. The Prime Minister told...