13 Dec 2018

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel intends to stand for a third term

2:20 pm on 13 December 2018

Lianne Dalziel has announced her intentions to stand for another term as mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has announced she intends to stand for another term. Photo: RNZ / Conan Young.

If successful, it would be her third term as mayor after she was elected in 2013.

Speaking to media outside Christchurch City Council this morning, Ms Dalziel said it was not an easy decision.

Her husband was diagnosed with cancer earlier in June but has responded well to treatment and is backing her intentions.

If she is elected, Ms Dalziel says the issues of water and chlorination will remain her priority.

She is expecting to be challenged for the position but says she doesn't know who her opponents will be.

The local body elections will be held in October next year.