Chris Lynch

WIN: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 


Saturday 03rd March, 2018

Win a new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone! To enter, share this post found on Chris Lynch's Facebook page - and comment on the post.   

HAWAII - THE BIG ISLAND 


Saturday 03rd February, 2018
Experience some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located 45 miles southwest of Hilo, the park is home to two volcanoes including Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction makes it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Hawaii and a sacred place. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses 333,000 acres from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea.

TOP HONG KONG ATTRACTIONS AND LUXURY LIVING 


Thursday 01st February, 2018

1)  MAN MO TEMPLE, HONG KONG ISLAND Before visiting Hong Kong, I was expecting a “westernised” city. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re looking for a cultural experience, there are plenty of attractions to achieve this. On Hong Kong Island, there’s the Man Mo Temple. It’s the oldest temple in Hong Kong. The temple was built in 1847 and on any given day, you’ll find locals praying in the entrance way and inside the temple, as well as tourists enjoying the peace and solitude. It’s easy to find, as it’s on the main ‘hop on hop off’ bus ride tour. Part of its magic is that it’s a complete contrast from the bustling downtown area of Central Hong Kong, which is just a few minutes’ walk. The smell of incense is overwhelming at first. But after a few minutes you’ll get used to the smoky atmosphere and you’ll soon feel relaxed. The temple doesn’t look like much from the outside, but in this case, looks can be deceiving. It’s rich in history and worth the visit. 

WIN RETURN FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG WITH CATHAY PACIFIC


Friday 24th November, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airlines is celebrating its new direct service from Christchurch to Hong and you can win two premium economy class tickets departing on 2 December, from Christchurch to Hong Kong and returning from Hong Kong to Christchurch on 6 December. You’ll stay at New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, one of the best 5 star hotels located in the vibrant business and shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui district in Kowloon! 

CHRIS LYNCH: VIDEO CONTENT PRODUCER | JOURNALIST 


Monday 02nd October, 2017
Chris Lynch is an award winning television and radio host in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has built a strong social media following in the Canterbury market because of his high profile broadcasting roles. He is a trusted name in real journalism and is at the forefront of the Canterbury rebuild. When breaking news happens, Chris Lynch reports it. He works for New Zealand's most listened to commercial radio station, Newstalk ZB, and is a respected host among the radio station's loyal nationwide audience.

CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG; THE OLYMPICS OF SHOPPING


Sunday 30th July, 2017
Causeway Bay is located on Kong Kong Island. It’s a great place to stay, particularly if you don’t have much time, but still want to experience a little bit of everything Kong Kong has to offer. It’s not quite as “local” as Kowloon, which is on the mainland opposite side of the Victoria Harbour, but there’s enough of a local vibe to get you out of your Western bubble.  Many roads are bigger and wider than in Kowloon. In fact it feels spacious, if there is such a thing in Hong Kong.

KOWLOON: THE REAL HONG KONG? 


Monday 24th July, 2017
Hong Kong is often described as a city where east meets west. While there are aspects of this cultural collision, particularly on Hong Kong Island, it’s a different story across Victoria Harbour, in Kowloon. This urban area of Kong Kong feels more local. When researching Hong Kong, it can be overwhelming deciding on what to do and where to stay. Whether you choose Hong Kong Island, or the grittier Kowloon, both offer different experiences quite unlike any other major international city. If you find yourself enjoying one part of Hong Kong more than the other, it’s easy to getting around the city, using its efficient train system known as the MTR. For a truly authentic and chaotic experience, it’s worth staying in Kowloon. Despite many shops with luxury brands, the city is unpretentious with busy side streets crammed with small markets, connected to long hustle and bustle roads filled with shops that sell just about anything. Kowloon, as a city, is diverse when it comes to its surroundings. It’s hard to describe it as one thing or another. 

VIDEO: NEW ZEALAND FILM MAKER ON NEW DOCUMENTARY 


Monday 17th April, 2017
New Zealand Director Slavko Martino talks to Chris Lynch about his new movie Pecking Order, a feature length documentary that follows the members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantman, and Pigeon Club in the lead up to NZ National Champs. As you might imagine, the film is full of some incredibly interesting characters (or Chicken fanciers as they are more lovingly known) as well as some great unexpected drama and bucket loads of heart. 

AUDIO: WHAT SHOULD THE US DO ABOUT SYRIA NOW?


Monday 17th April, 2017
Linda Robinson is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her current research centers on the U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State, gray zone conflicts, building partner capacity, and special operations forces. She recently testified before the U.S. Congress on U.S. counterterrorism policy. She spoke to Chris Lynch about what the US should do now in Syria. 

MUPPETS COMPLETE MISSION IN FIJI  


Friday 07th April, 2017
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.