8:30a.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 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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Dame Silvia Cartwright named EQC inquiry chair
Dame Silvia Cartwright will lead the independent inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. Minister responsible for EQC Megan Woods says this inquiry is not about...
Lianne Dalziel: ECAN water consents and small city apartments
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke to Chris Lynch about the City Council's concerns over the recent consent application to Environment Canterbury by Belfast...
The Yardstick: 9 November 2018
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Politics Friday: Unemployment, water bottling & political donations
Chris Lynch spoke to Labour MP Duncan Webb and National MP Nicky Wagner about the political issues of the week.
Romer Friday Five (1)
Emily Heazlewood from Romer was in to fill Chris Lynch in on the top five experiences in Christchurch this winter. Check out the Romer App page for more details...
Wild weather on the West Coast.
Westland communities are heading into clean up mode today. Parts of the West Coast have received more than half a metre of rain in the past 24 hours. Westland...
PM say she won't accept Lees-Galloway resignation if offered
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is not considering removing Iain Lees-Galloway as Immigration Minister and wouldn't accept his resignation if he offered it. This...
Is Jacinda Ardern set to lose another Minister?
Is the PM set to lose another Minister? National's calling for Iain Lees-Galloway to go, after he revealed he didn't read the entire case file, officials gave him...
What you need to know about the new meningitis vaccine
Parents can now immunise their children against the country’s most common type of meningococcal disease, meningococcal B, with the launch of a new vaccine. The...
Hot, wet weather on the way
The mercury is set to rise in eastern parts of the South Island over the next two days. NIWA Principal Scientist Chris Brandolino told Chris Lynch high temperatures...
ECAN Chairman: 'We don't act on sentiment'
Environment Canterbury insists it isn't going easy on the developer of a mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie Country. The regional council is allowing a portion of...
Veganism on the rise
Heritage Auckland Hectors restaurant has been announced as the very first New Zealand restaurant to achieve Vegan Certification by a new scheme created by the New...
Caller of the week: Call for more CCTV following brutal attack
Caller into the show Genevieve is calling for more CCTV in Christchurch city following a brutal attack on her partner earlier this year. She told Chris Lynch her...
'Diwali Indian Festival of Lights' coming to Christchurch
Diwali Indian Festival of Lights is coming to Christchurch. This fantastic event symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance...
'101 Happily Ever After' celebrates rescue dogs
A beautiful new book on rescue dogs has been released by local Canterbury photographer Antonia Dawson. '101 Happily Ever After' was made to raise awareness and...
Lianne Dalziel: Stadium funding and water conservation
Chris Lynch caught up with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel about e-scooters, funding for a new stadium and the request for city residents to conserve water over...
Family owned NPD taking on petrol giants
Family owned company Nelson Petroleum Distributors (NPD) are taking on the large petrol companies by offering discounted rates at the pump. CEO Barry Sheridan...
'No meat mince' coming to a supermarket near you
100% plant based mince is hitting supermarkets this week. The Craft Meat Company and its owners Grant and Sherie Howie, are launching 'No Meat Mince'. The product...
Tribute to Māui and Hectors dolphins in Akaroa
A tribute to Māui and Hectors dolphins is being held in Akaroa this Sunday the 28th of October at 2pm. Dolphin Defenders are organising this tribute to honour...
Mel Bourke: 'Home owners deserve an answer'
Calls are being made for the insurance industry to be up-front on how they will deal with faulty steel mesh. Steel and Tube has been fined almost $1.9 million for...
Kiwi artist exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea
Bryn Jones, one of three New Zealand artists selected to take part in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018. Sculpture by the Sea is a stunning outdoor sculpture exhibition...
Controversial bus lanes proposed
A council manager claims motorists will benefit from peak hour bus lanes. Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on proposed peak-hour bus lanes for...
Should rodeos be banned?
Elevated calls for an end to rodeos in New Zealand, after the death of a horse at a mid-Canterbury event. The horse was injured during a second division saddle...
Politics Friday: Jami-Lee Ross, kiwi baches and the chlorination fiasco
Chris Lynch spoke to Labour MP Ruth Dyson and National MP Nicky Wagner about the political issues of the week.
Caller of the day: 'Better cannabis than opioids'
Caller in to the show Scott told Chris Lynch he was very concerned that when his father-in-law had a motorbike accident he would come out of his 9 month hospital...