Kelvin Davis


Deputy Leader & MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Spokesperson for Māori Development
Spokesperson for Corrections

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Kelvin Davis has the following priorities:

  1. To improve educational outcomes
  2. To grow the Te Tai Tokerau economy
  3. To increase the number of people who can speak Māori
  4. To eliminate sexual violence

Kelvin believes that improving outcomes in these four priorities will elevate the people of Te Tai Tokerau educationally, financially, culturally and socially, and allow Māori whanau and hapu to achieve beyond our potential.

Ko Taumarere te awa. 

Ko Puketohunoa te maunga. 

Ko Ngati Manu te hapu.

Kelvin is a successful former teacher and school Principal who turned a struggling Northland school around, and enabled the students to achieve beyond their potential.

Born and bred in the Bay of Islands but now living in Kaitaia, Kelvin is a man of the north who brings skills in education and Māori issues. 

He is a person with common sense and pragmatism who is able to relate across all sectors of society, but is most at home either fishing or up in the bush of his beloved Karetu Valley.

Previous roles:

  • Teacher
  • Deputy Principal
  • Principal
  • Advisor to Principals
  • Senior Advisor IMER Team, MoE

Contact Kelvin Davis

Electoral Offices
Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9021

Electorate Office Email:

Whangarei Electorate Office

Address: 6 Water Street, Whangarei
Phone: 09 430 7922

Kaitaia Electorate office

Address: Shop 5, Plaza North, 222 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410
Phone: 09 408 4010

West Auckland Electorate Office

Address: 200C West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602
Phone: 09 818 4133

Latest from Kelvin Davis

Labour supporting Te Reo Māori in schools

September 15, 2017

Labour will support a future where New Zealanders from every background will have the ability to use Te Reo Māori in everyday conversations, says Labour’s Deputy Leader and Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

“Labour will commit to a target that by 2025 every child during ECE, primary school, and intermediate school has Te Reo Māori integrated into their learning.

Labour pledges to unlock funding for Te Hiku sports hub project

September 09, 2017

The Labour Government will inject nearly $3 million into the Te Hiku Sports Hub project, to help realise a much-needed health and recreational facility for the Far North, says Labour Deputy Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis.

“The people of the Far North and Kaitaia have been crying out for a facility that will bring our communities together and provide positive health and recreation options.

Better homes for Maori under Labour

July 30, 2017

Labour’s vision is that Māori enjoy an equal playing field and have the same home ownership opportunities as non-Māori, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

“Today Labour is proud to announce a detailed Māori housing policy from South Auckland’s Ngā Whare Waatea Marae.

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