Kelvin Davis

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

Māori Party housing plan complete failure

September 22, 2016

The Māori Party’s housing plan to put more Māori into more homes has been a complete failure with fewer than five loans granted per year, says Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

Māori Party must fight for housing for whanau

June 10, 2016

The Māori Party has clearly given up trying to help its people into housing through its support arrangement with the National Government, Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis says.

“Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has acknowledged that his Maori Party isn’t making enough progress in helping Māori into their own homes.

Māori housing in state of emergency

May 27, 2016

The Government needs to declare a state of emergency for Māori Housing, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson and Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis.

“The extra $3 million a year Māori Housing Network fund will not scratch the surface in providing homes for those who need it in just Kaitaia alone where there are at least 49 whanau wanting a house and a further 50 individuals.

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