Melissa Chan-Green, nee Davies, signs off with new name for first time

Newshub reporter Melissa Davies signed off on Wednesday night for the first time after getting married and changing her surname to Chan-Green.

The 35-year-old, who presents Newshub Live at 6pm on the weekends, is back on air after celebrating her wedding to Caspar Green.

"I have to say it was quite a strange experience signing off with a different name today," says Melissa.

"I did it in one go, but I would be lying if I said I hadn't already practiced at home!"

She says her new surname is important to her, as it reflects both her Chinese heritage and her husband's family. 

"While it might sound entirely new - for me, the name is actually a mix of old and new," says Melissa.

"I have always had two names. I am Melissa Chan by birth and never officially changed that name, but growing up in a household with my step-dad and half-sisters meant I always felt very much a part of their family - the Davies.

"In fact, we don't refer to each other as 'step' and 'half' - families are made up of such different combinations these days and I am very lucky to be both a Davies and a Chan."

Melissa and Caspar celebrated their wedding at Mudbrick Vinyard on Waiheke Island on February 8.

The ceremony featured many other current and former Newshub and 3 News stars as guests, including Mike McRoberts, Kanoa Lloyd, Tom McRae, Michelle Pickles and Andrew and Kate Gourdie.

Photos and details about the special day feature in the latest edition of Woman's Day.

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