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Melissa Lee's Winter Update

May 31, 2021 Share

Hi Everyone!

Winter has definitely set in around New Zealand with floods, heavy rain and chill winds sweeping the country, particularly households across Mid Canterbury in Selwyn and my thoughts go out to all those who have had to evacuate their property in recent days due to rising river waters. Please make sure to keep safe, wrap up warm and look after yourselves and your families!

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Melissa Lee's Pre-Budget Update

May 15, 2021 Share

Hi Everyone!

With the Budget only a few days away and so much going on in Parliament and around our Country I wanted to drop a line to tell you about a few things going on in my portfolios and around New Zealand. It's getting colder now with frost on the Parliament Lawn so make sure to wrap up warm!

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Melissa Lee's March Update

March 18, 2021 Share

Hi Everyone!

It's been a busy few days in Parliament as we get back in business now NZ is back at Level 1 around the country. This past week I've been tackling the big questions with RNZ, TVNZ and other media agencies as well as raising important questions about the future of the digital economy online!

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Fourth Estate for a price?

March 03, 2021 Share

There is an elephant in the room right now for the media and I’m not sure they want to talk about it. They have just received $55 million towards ‘sustainable public interest journalism’.

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Melissa Lee's March Update

March 01, 2021 Share

Hi Everyone!

As you will know over the weekend Auckland has had to move into COVID-19 Alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand into Alert Level 2 as a result of new community cases in our country. It is important that we all follow Ministry of Health guidance during these uncertain times and keep our communities safe. You can find out more information here.

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Melissa Lee's Summer Update

February 05, 2021 Share

Happy summer everyone!

It's been a beautiful New Year's break and I hope that you all have had the opportunity to enjoy our great Kiwi Beaches and Communities. Coming out of this week's National Party Caucus Retreat I'm absolutely geared up for the year at Parliament ahead!

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Melissa Lee's Christmas Update

December 11, 2020 Share

Happy summer everyone!

I'm glad to be back in the House for the 53rd Parliament and want to thank you all for your ongoing support. I am deeply privileged to have been re-elected for a Fifth Term representing National and the people of New Zealand in our Parliament and look forward to meeting with many of you over the months ahead.

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Mel in Mt Albert May Update

May 27, 2020 Share

Hi everyone,

The last few weeks have been all hands on deck with our economy and kiwi way of life significantly being altered by the impacts of COVID-19 on our businesses and families.

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Ethnic communities shut out of speciality grocery stores

March 26, 2020 Share

We would like the Government to revisit the decision to close ethnic grocery stores so that our communities will not struggle with access to supplies during this lockdown, National’s spokesperson for Ethnic Communities Melissa Lee says. 

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Mel in Mt Albert: March Edition

March 19, 2020 Share

Welcome to my March Newsletter.

The sun is out across New Zealand and I hope you all have the opportunity to get onto our amazing local beaches and enjoy the last of the warm weather as we look ahead to Autumn.

 

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