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Lianne Dalziel reckons she is going to have a crack at mayor, this after she blogged that she wasn’t going to when prompted by me to comment.

For such an experienced politician Lianne got her lines badly wrong. She talks about herself and not about Christchurch.

Dalziel said yesterday there were no guarantees the seat would remain within its current boundaries, or even exist, after the March 2013 census.

“I will stay full term but I’m not going to rule out going for the mayoralty because I don’t know what’s going to happen to the boundaries,” she said.

What Lianne should have said is “I am a Christchurch woman through and through and I want to contribute to the rebuild of Christchurch the best way I can. The people of Christchurch need fresh leadership, leadership with the vision to include all, to broaden the community’s involvement in the rebuild and to rebuild our city into a better place.”

One thing for certain about Lianne Dalziel, when she says she wont be doing anything it is more likely she is. I called her on this in 2009, she denied it and now with her facing the prospects of a lengthy time in opposition she is no longer offering any guarantees.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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