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You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Every Thursday, we take you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and its haunted history! Subscribe for free on Spotify to listen our Urban Legends bonus series every Tuesday.
 
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The Chair of Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited denies a budget blowout in restoring the iconic building. The estimated cost was $104 million. But concept designs unveiled today have new add ons, and a new $154 million price tag. Justin Murray told Chris Lynch this is the first time informed estimate prepared. Listen above.…
 
National leader Judith Collins says the reasons behind a low amount of support for the party in the South Island will be considered as part of a review. She joined Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch on Newstalk ZB. "You can see the party vote went up for act, they took a chunk of what we would normally consider our vote. "Whether they [South Isla…
 
Parcast Network is spinning a web of new shows and special programming to celebrate our favorite season. Follow us into the darkest depths of history, mystery, and the human mind — starting with this episode of Crime Countdown! Hosts Ash and Alaina are ranking the top 10 haunted crime scenes, including an Irish castle with a deadly trap door and th…
 
The foreign fishermen who've tested positive for Covid-19 in Christchurch were given a recognised test before boarding the plane. Eleven have returned positive results at the Sudima Hotel and 14 other cases are under investigation. They're among 440 fishers from Russia and the Ukraine, 270 of whom are due to go out on three Independent Fisheries bo…
 
The Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Government to articulate its economic plan in the next few weeks. "In the midst of Covid-19 and the unpredictability that continues to bring, the election outcome will give some certainty and a level of continuity for the business community," said the chamber's chief executive Leeann W…
 
Banks Peninsula clearly got swept up in the red wave with the Labour candidate claiming a commanding win. New MP Tracey McLellan told Chris Lynch she is excited and feeling pretty stoked with the strong mandate. McLellan comfortably took the electorate with a more than 11,000 vote majority between her and nearest rival, National's Catherine Chu. Sh…
 
A new Christchurch MP says the real work starts today. Labour's Sarah Pallett firmly won the Illam seat on Saturday night, a position held by National MP Gerry Brownlee since 1996. Pallett told Chris Lynch people in her electorate have shown they are ready for a change. She says people are ready to support Labour's mandate while having appreciated …
 
Labour's campaign manager Megan Woods admits the Party was floored to win Christchurch's Ilam seat over Gerry Brownlee. Brownlee fell two thousand votes behind Labour's Sarah Pallett to lose the electorate he's held since 1996 to transform Christchurch into a Labour stronghold. Woods told Chris Lynch Pallett connected with the electorate and Jacind…
 
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel feels a Labour-led Government will usher in a new environment of inclusive politics. In this new spirit, the city council has brought in ECan and district councils to put together a briefing for new MPs with a strategic plan. Dalziel told Chris Lynch she was impressed on election night when Jacinda Ardern says she …
 
Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey isn't taking anything for granted following his win. He's disappointed fellow National candidates lost the fight in greater Christchurch - but humbled that Waimakariri voters stuck with him. Doocey told Chris Lynch a lack of internal discipline was one of many factors contributing to the election result. He says voters wo…
 
Christchurch East MP Poto Williams vows a stronger voice for Christchurch will emerge from the new Labour stronghold. The Christchurch East MP comfortably took the electorate with a more than 14,000 vote majority between her and nearest rival, National's Lincoln Platt. Williams told Chris Lynch Labour's in a position now to push the message more st…
 
Christchurch Police accept they should have abandoned the pursuit of a fleeing driver, that ended in the death of Kenneth McCaul. The Independent Police Conduct Authority found officers shouldn't have started the chase and had many opportunities to pull out. The fleeing Toyota passed through eight red lights at up to 137 kilometres an hour before c…
 
Christchurch may be losing its status as the country's most affordable city. House prices are nearly six percent higher than a year ago at a mid-point of just over 500 thousand dollars. OneRoof property commentator Ashley Church told Chris Lynch it's driven by mortgage rates, which could go as low as one percent. Ashley Church says the Reserve Bank…
 
Act Party leader David Seymour feels sorry for most people who attack him. Eighteen-year-old Green Party candidate Luke Wijohn this week let off a stream of insults at Seymour, saying he defended white supremacists, and criticising his wanting to charge students interest on loans, and decrease the minimum wage. Seymour told Chris Lynch he pities pe…
 
Christchurch may soon become an international name for transport and technology. Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel told Chris Lynch the city is continuing to establish itself as a hub for transport and aerospace development. This includes initiatives such as the world's first self-piloted electric air taxi. Dalziel says if her city can continue to …
 
Judith Collins says she will end her "no alcohol while campaigning" streak after the election this weekend. On Chris Lynch's Newstalk ZB show this morning in Christchurch, the National leader said she will probably have to have a drink on Sunday night as she will be busy on Saturday with the election. "On Saturday night I'm going to be with my peop…
 
Jacinda Ardern says more funding isn't going to help fix problems at Canterbury DHB Last week the Government signed off on a $180 million cash injection, which will effectively write off the DHB's deficit. Jacinda Ardern told Chris Lynch part of the problem stems from the fact there was a period of under investment of DHBs for years. But she admits…
 
Flickering lights… Clanging metal… A sudden, cold rush of air… Parcast Network’s all-new original series is here—and with it, the scariest, most hair-raising ghost stories ever imagined. Join host Alastair Murden as he reaches into the cob-webbed collection of ghost stories from all over the world and brings to life a new, heart-racing tale every T…
 
The Canterbury DHB hasn't been living within its means - but the Government says it needed to step in to keep the lights on. Chris Hipkins has signed off on a $180-million cash injection. The DHB has a $180 million deficit - the highest DHB deficit in the country. Hipkins told Chris Lynch there still needs to be discussions with the Canterbury DHB …
 
A Christchurch researcher is developing technology he hopes can print human blood vessels and tissue. Biomedical engineer, Dr Khoon Lim, has been researching the technology for the past eight years and has pioneered a "bio ink" containing human cells. He told Chris Lynch he is trying to create functional body parts that can be implanted into patien…
 
The government has announced $10 million of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for the renovation and improvement of Pasifika churches in the regions. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says 27 churches will benefit, as part of the Covid-19 response and recovery plan. The money would allow much needed renovations and improvemen…
 
Labour's oral health policy is being welcomed by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA). $176 million is being promised to improve dental access for the lowest income New Zealanders, including increasing the emergency dental grant from $300 to $1000. NZDA President Dr Katie Ayers told Chris Lynch they are thrilled with this policy, the emergency…
 
Canterbury Regional Council is hamstrung over Bromley's stench. After 10 years of investigations into complaints from residents the smell was finally linked to two Council-owned waste management plants. Christchurch City Council is now trialing a new recipe for making compost and bringing in more water misters to mitigate the smell. ECAN Councillor…
 
The mother of slain officer Matthew Hunt is marking Police Remembrance Day with a plea to the Government. The Auckland constable was killed in June during a routine traffic stop. Diane Hunt launched a petition in July calling for the House of Representatives to amend the Sentencing Act and Parole Act so those who murder police officers are automati…
 
Tui are a common sight in many parts of New Zealand, however they have largely disappeared from lowland areas of Canterbury. Thanks to conservation work and successful breeding programs their numbers have increased in the region. Ecologist Laura Molles has led a lot of research around Tui Restoration and she spoke to Chris Lynch about the work goin…
 
There's push back on Labour's plans to eliminate hate speech, aimed at religious groups. The party wants to make discrimination on religion illegal. ACT party leader David Seymour told Chris Lynch the Prime Minister's hate speech promise is a classic 'Ardern captain's call'. He says she got excited while on the campaign trail, and announced a polic…
 
Mother Nature is about to flex her muscles with predictions the worst storm of the year about to hit the South Island. Warnings are out that major snowfalls could cut off Arthur's Pass and other alpine passes from Sunday onwards. Blue Skies Weather forecaster Tony Trewinnard told Chris Lynch he's not one to sensationalise the weather but travellers…
 
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