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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.

MUPPETS COMPLETE MISSION IN FIJI  


Friday 22nd April, 2016
Over the past week, Sesame Street Muppets have brought laughter to a thousand children in Fiji who have been impacted by Cyclone Winston. Before I visited schools, I was briefed by Fiji Red Cross' health coordinator on the psychological impact of the cyclone. She told me that two months on, many children are still too frightened to attend school. Others run out of their classrooms, frightened at the first sign of wind and rain. A day before we hit the road, I gave Fiji Red Cross staff members an impromptu performance so they could experience first-hand what children could expect. Much to my surprise, when I brought out Grover and Elmo, they reacted with fits of laughter. The Muppets are quite possibly the easiest ice breaker. 

MUPPETS ARRIVE IN FIJI ON A MISSION TO SPREAD JOY 


Monday 18th April, 2016

The world famous Sesame Street Muppets have arrived in Fiji. They’re hoping to put a smile on the faces of children whose schools and villages have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Today, Elmo and Grover will meet children who are learning in makeshift tents, as their schools are rebuilt. While it’s important to ensure they’re entertained and escape for a while by laughing along with furry monsters, positive mental health messages and physical health and safety education is top priority for Red Cross.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO FIJI?


Friday 15th April, 2016

It’s hard to imagine an area in New Zealand being overwhelmed by civil unrest or devastating weather events. We’re fortunate our geographical isolation protects us from the worst of human nature, and with the exception of the Canterbury earthquakes, the worst of mother-nature. However, cyclones and subsequent flooding in Fiji is another reminder that our Pacific neighbour remains vulnerable. Tropical cyclone Winston, was by far the worst disaster to hit Fiji. Over 120,000 children were directly impacted by the second-strongest storm to ever make landfall (second only to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines). Aid agencies do amazing work, stepping in where Governments fail, providing immediate and ongoing assistance to affected people, providing food, clean drinking water and shelter under incredibly difficult circumstances.