Chris Lynch

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 influential radio personality 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.

INTERVIEW: DEON SWIGGS ON FREE BUS SERVICE FOR CITY 


Friday 29th September, 2017
Christchurch city councillors want the inner city shuttle back on the roads. The popular free electric shuttles ran every 10 minutes on a set loop around the CBD, until the February quake. Councillor Deon Swiggs say he understands ECAN which ran the service...isn't keen on reinstating it at this time. But he says there is a demand from businesses, as this it help get people around the slightly disjointed CBD. Dean Swiggs say the current bus service doesn't cater for elderly residents or tourists.

INTERVIEW: IS THE FAMILY COURT FAILING MEN?


Thursday 28th September, 2017
The boss of the Canterbury Men's Centre says his organisation is seeing a lot of men angry and confused at not being able to see their children because of family court rulings. He says courts do display a bias which favours mothers. He spoke to Chris Lynch on Newstalk ZB.

INTERVIEW: WHAT DOES NORTH KOREA WANT? 


Sunday 17th September, 2017
North Korea. Constantly ready for war. Holding a nuclear sword over the US and its allies, threatening to lash out at any time. Life here is a mystery to most of the world. CNN’s Will Ripley spoke to Chris Lynch about what North Korea is trying to achieve. Watch Will Ripley's CNN Special "Secret State: Inside North Korea, playing now on CNN. 

TOP FIVE HONG KONG ATTRACTIONS AND LUXURY LIVING  


Sunday 20th August, 2017

 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 overpowering 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.  

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. 

INTERVIEW: ORLANDO VICTIM ON MASS SHOOTING ONE YEAR ON


Wednesday 14th June, 2017
Crawling backwards to safety as a gunman went on a deadly rampage in an Orlando nightclub a year ago today, Patience Carter could have escaped unharmed. But as her hands hit the street gutter the 21-year-old realised her friend Tiara Parker was still inside the Pulse nightclub, where Omar Mateen was firing a Sig Sauer .223 calibre assault rifle and a Glock 17 pistol indiscriminately. Joined by her friend's cousin, Akyra Murray, who had also got to safety, she went back inside, she told Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch on Tuesday. The decision cost Murray her life, and cost Carter her sense of safety in the world. As the pair found Parker, they realised Mateen was still firing and rushed with others into a bathroom.They were hiding together in a stall when they heard Mateen's footsteps, she said."It's like an indescribable amount of fear. It's petrifying. It was silent for a moment. We just started praying and then you just hear his footsteps come into the bathroom. "Then he starts firing into the bathroom non-stop. He keeps firing until his gun jams. That's the only thing that stopped him."

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.