Hon Kelvin Davis

Deputy Leader & MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, Corrections, and Tourism

Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)

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

He has held roles on a number of Select Committees including Maori Affairs (Deputy-Chair), Law and Order, Local Government and Environment, Education and Science and Transport and Industrial Relations. Kelvin has also held the spokesperson roles in Corrections, Biosecurity, Education (including Special Education and Maori Education), Maori Affairs, Tourism, Regional Affairs and Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence).

He is now the Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, Corrections, and Tourism.

Kelvin visited Australia, including Christmas Island in 2015 to advocate for the rights of New Zealanders living in Australia, particularly those in detention centres.

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 to the Cabinet table to improve outcomes for all New Zealanders educationally, financially, culturally and socially.

His common sense and pragmatism allows him the ability to relate across all sectors of society, but he is most at home either fishing or up in the bush of his beloved Karetu Valley.

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Te Tai Tokerau electorate offices


Phone: 09 430 7922
66a Bank Street, Whangarei

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

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

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8702

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Hon 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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