Kelvin Davis

MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Spokesperson for Māori Development
Spokesperson for Corrections
Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

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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

National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds

March 26, 2017

The Labour Party remains resolute that Auckland’s parks and playgrounds are not to be carved up for housing development and that Auckland’s public reserves remain public reserves, says Labour's Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

Sad to see Māori Party playing race card

February 21, 2017

Andrew Little is right to call out the Māori Party, says Labour’s Māori Development Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

Nats will jump at chance to vote for KiwiBuild Bill

December 01, 2016

National will welcome the chance to vote for a real solution to the housing crisis after their many, many failed attempts, says Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis.

Kelvin Davis’s Housing Corporation (Affordable Housing Development) Amendment Bill was drawn from the ballot today. It implements Labour’s KiwiBuild policy by requiring the Housing Minister and Housing New Zealand to plan and undertake an affordable house construction programme that will build 10,000 affordable houses per year for selling to first home buyers.

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