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

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.

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.

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