Chris Lynch


AUDIO: Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Tuesday 01st July, 2014






Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck updates Chris Lynch on important issues facing residents. How did the council decide on the rate increase? Buck also told Chris she was against the council's decision to 'cancel Christmas.' Join Chris Lynch every Tuesday morning for the weekly mayoral catch up only on NewstalkZB 100.1FM and streaming live at 

AUDIO: Politics Monday Wagner and Cosgrove

Monday 30th June, 2014






Is it time to put fluoride in our water in Christchurch? Christchurch children are suffering huge tooth decay and experts believe the Council needs to take action.  A Ministry of Health survey found Christchurch four year olds have ninety-five per cent more decay than children in Wellington. PHD student Arthi Veersamy says the council must educate parents about oral health.  She believes fluoride is the best option for children at risk.

AUDIO: Poppy making returns to Christchurch

Friday 27th June, 2014






New Zealand's ANZAC poppy contract will return home to Christchurch. Christchurch RSA has been confirmed as the new national poppy supplier for the RSA's annual Poppy Appeal. Australian based company Cash's was the previous supplier, after winning the tender from Christchurch RSA in 2010. RSA National Office say that Christchurch's strong tender will allow more of the funds donated for each poppy to be available for the support of veterans and ex-servicemen and women in need. 

AUDIO: Mayor: "sorry" for potential rates hike

Tuesday 24th June, 2014






Lianne Dalziel is apologising for a potential rates rise of nearly eight percent. City Councillors are today discussing the draft annual plan, which is expected to see a 7.96 percent rates increase from the first of July.The cost of the council's loss of consenting accreditation and the severe flooding earlier this year has seen the local body face a challenge to balance its books. Lianne Dalziel told Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch it's not ideal. She says if the flooding had happened earlier in the financial year, then they might have had the wriggle room to respond to it.