The Press reports:
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she will “not walk away from the city”.
Dalziel confirmed on Monday afternoon that she would seek a second term as Christchurch’s mayor in October’s local body election.
She had been overwhelmed by positive feedback from the public in recent weeks, which helped make her decision, she said.
“The challenge of bringing about the change that we have managed to achieve in the last two-and-a-half years hasn’t come without its cost, but I am prepared to continue to serve the city for another three years if that’s what the city chooses.”
This is no real surprise. Very few people stand for Mayor and only do one term.
What will be interesting is if there is any challenger. It is quite possible there won’t be.