Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch
9a.m. - 12p.m. 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: 24 May 2019
Chris Lynch and Mike Yardley discuss a new political contender for the Burwood Ward.
Politics Friday: Megan Woods and Nicky Wagner
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods and National MP Nicky Wagner talk to Chris Lynch about bullying and alleged sexual assaults in parliament.
Jimmy Barnes talks life and performing
My Criminal Record is Jimmy Barnes' first album in 10 years, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been a busy man. Two autobiographies, a documentary, and now a new...
Jane Goodall praises ECan over climate emergency
A world-renowned conservationist believes today's young people have a chance to save the Earth. Dr Jane Goodall is known for her ground-breaking research into chimpanzees,...
Vicki Buck: We all have a role in making sure humanity survives
Christchurch City Council could follow Environment Canterbury and Nelson City Council in declaring a climate emergency. The council's sustainability committee is...
Social media giants need to be held to account
An international relations specialist says social media giants need to be held to account. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Paris for the Christchurch Call Summit,...
Recovery Minister defends Regenerate Christchurch
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods is defending rebuild agency Regenerate Christchurch despite a wave of delays. The agency most recently...
The Yardstick: Cannabis referendum and Zero Carbon
Chris and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was, discussing the Cannabis referendum, the Zero Carbon Bill and Kiwibuild, is it time to let it go?
Politics Friday: Regenerate Christchurch and Victim Support
Chris Lynch spoke to Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson and National MP Nicky Wagner about Regenerate Christchurch wasting money, the allocation of funds to the Mosque shooting...
Who is to blame for the war on truth?
There is a war on truth and the liars are winning according to Stephen Davis, the author of the new book Truthteller. Stephen told Chris Lynch New Zealand is complacent...
More people need to take public transport to keep Christchurch moving
A Christchurch Transport Planner says the amount of cars expected on the road simply won't fit. This follows concerns from residents in the St Albans area about...
Residents concerned over transport plans
St Albans residents are concerned about traffic woes as the under construction Northern Corridor will go right through their suburb. St Albans Residents Association...
Lianne Dalziel: Chlorine and council consultants
Chris Lynch spoke to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about reasons for the delay in removing chlorine from Christchurch drinking water and the council significantly...
The Yardstick: Bailout, Simon Bridges and Destiny Church
Chris and Mike Yardley wrap the week that was, discussing the $5 million Christchurch Adventure Park bailout, Simon Bridges leadership and the winter energy payments.
Father and son's emotional account of drug addiction
One former drug user says much of the solution to our country's drug problem lies with friends, family and the users themselves. Newstalk ZB caller Ben has been...
Lianne Dalziel on Prince William and the 'Christchurch Call'
Chris Lynch caught up with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about Prince William's visit, what can be done about businesses still struggling in the city following...
A Bowie Celebration coming to Christchurch
To mark 50 years since David Bowie’s Space Oddity was unleashed on the world, The Thin White Duke’s band is coming to Christchurch with A Bowie Celebration: The...
Call for ECAN to declare climate emergency
Climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a protest outside the central city offices of Environment Canterbury on Tuesday and are pleased with the...
The Yardstick: ANZAC Day, Folau and strikes
Chris Lynch was joined by Mike Yardley to wrap the week that was.
Politics Friday: ANZAC day services and gun control
Chris Lynch was joined by Selwyn MP Amy Adams and Christchurch East MP Poto Williams to discuss the response to the Christchurch terrorist attack and the subsequent...
Simon Bridges urges Police to let NZ get back to normality
Simon Bridges is urging Police not to overstate the terror threat. Auckland's Anzac Day events have been reduced from 84 to 26, after security concerns after the...
Call for Israel Folau to be fired
Israel Folau is no longer a hero for one sporting LGBTI+ organisation Christchurch Heroes is responding to comments made by the Warratahs player on social media,...
Marlon Williams: Thankful he's in a position to help
Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lyttelton, Marlon Williams, is one of many Kiwi artists who have put their hands up to perform at the You Are...
Umar Kuddus: "It doesn't really matter to be honest, we all love rugby"
White Ribbon Ambassador Umar Kuddus, who spent a week volunteering at the Christchurch support centre for victim's families after the terror attacks, spoke to Chris...
Earthquake early warning system, worth it?
Do Kiwis want an earthquake early warning system? Chris Lynch spoke to Dr Julia Becker of Massey University, lead researcher of a new study looking into whether...