Melissa Lee's Christmas Newsletter

Merry Christmas  🤶🎅☃️🎄

As we head into the Holiday season break and the fun of Summer I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout the past year. It's been a wild ride through COVID-19, Government wasteful spending and, as of last Saturday, the exciting news that a new Caucus Colleague will be joining the National Team in Parliament with Tama Potaka being elected as the new MP for Hamilton West.

The end of year and holiday season are a time to relax, reflect and recognise the opportunities and challenges the new year will bring. No matter how or where you are celebrating this summer holidays I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a wonderful Hanukkah and some great days on the beach. 

For some the holidays will be a tough time with lost loved ones, particularly I want to acknowledge the family of Janak Patel who was tragically killed in Sandringham last month. Even with the support of the community and the country, there is no bringing back a precious loved one lost to such cruelty but we will remember him, support his family and we will strive to ensure not another life is lost to crime in New Zealand.