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VIDEO: New Zealand's biggest Lego show comes to Christchurch 


Monday 18th July, 2016
New Zealand’s biggest Lego festival was held in Christchurch on the weekend. The Christchurch Brick Show attracted thousands of spectators to Horncastle Area. Nothing was off limits, from glow in the dark Lego to animatronic lego puppets. NewstalkZB’s Chris Lynch went along for a look. 

VIDEO: MASSIVE TORNADO FORMATION OFF THE GREYMOUTH COAST 


Monday 16th May, 2016
Civil Defence is investigating reports of a tornado on the West Coast. Footage emerged this morning of what appeared to be the start of a tornado near the Greymouth Airport. A severe weather warning has been issued as a huge storm batters the area. Civil Defence emergency manager Allan Wilson says they're now looking into reports a tornado could have touched down between Rutherglen and Kumara.Allan Wilson says people should only travel if it's essential.

NEWS: KENYA'S PLACE AT GAMES IN JEOPARDY


Saturday 14th May, 2016
Kenya's place at the Olympic Games is in jeopardy, but top kiwi runner Nick Willis believes it will take a huge amount to restore the country's image regardless of whether it cleans up its act. There's the possibility of Kenya being banned from Rio after its anti-doping lab was declared non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Regardless, Willis told Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch there will be suspicions about the Kenyans. "They've had 40 athletes test positive and face suspension since 2012, and currently right now they have 18 athletes serving suspensions. So the image is already tainted." However Nick Willis would be surprised if Kenya is banned from the Olympics and thinks WADA is again trying to convey a strong message. Willis said it looks as if WADA president Sir Craig Reedie is trying to push the Kenyans into action again. "The wording of that suggests that this is just another strong message, they're just following protocol. It would be very, very surprising if they actually were banned from the Olympics."

RADIO TALK HOST NOMINATED FOR TOP AWARD FOR A THIRD YEAR


Tuesday 03rd May, 2016

Newstalk ZB’s Christchurch host Chris Lynch has been nominated for New Zealand radio’s most prestigious award. Chris Lynch and Executive Producer Tyler Adams have been nominated in the category for Best Talkback Presenter in New Zealand at the New Zealand Radio Awards 2016.It’s the third consecutive year Lynch has been nominated. Chris Lynch says “it’s a great honour for him and Tyler, to be finalists among some of New Zealand’s most respected broadcasters, including Newstalk ZB’s longest serving radio host Leighton Smith.” NZME. General Manager Greg Cassidy says “the nomination is a reflection of Chris’ dedication to Newstalk ZB and the content driving by the local and loyal audience.