Kelvin Davis

Kelvin Davis Member for Te Tai Tokerau, Labour Party

Kelvin Glen Davis of Ngati Manu Hapu and Marae, Karetu.  Kelvin with his wife and three children resides in Kaitaia, Far North.

Ngati Manu Hapu and Marae, Karetu.

On 5 February 2008 at Ngati Manu Marae, Karetu, Kelvin Davis was confirmed as the Labour Party Candidate to contest the electorate of Te Tai Tokerau in the 2008 general election.  It was a proud day for Ngati Manu with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark and national media in attendance. This occasion is believed to be the first time Prime Minister had visited Ngati Manu. Kelvin believes he has the vision, skills and attitude to help Maori to achieve beyond their potential.

After being unsuccessful in securing the Tai Tokerau seat for a 2nd time and with close to three years as a politician, Kelvin volunatarily resigned from politics, in Kelvin's own words "that's politics!" Kelvin was under no illusion of the downside of politics and now declares, its time to move forward with my life". 

2014 Kelvin returns to Politics, as he has been given the golden handshake from outgoing Labour MP Shane Jones. 

2014 NZ Elections held Saturday 20 September Kelvin won the Te Tai Tokerau Maori Seat and returns to Parliament.

Kelvin Davis

Labour List MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Associate Spokesperson for Regional Development
Associate Spokesperson for Education
Associate Spokesperson for Police
Associate Spokesperson for Corrections

Kelvin Davis has recently returned to parliament with 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 Maori 4. To eliminate sexual violence.


2008 - 2011 parliamentary roles

  Member, Maori Affairs Committee

  Spokesperson, Tourism

  Associate Spokesperson, Education

  Associate Spokesperson, Maori Affairs


  Bay of Islands College 1980-1984

  Diploma of Teaching, Auckland College of Education 1985-1987


  Scale A Teacher, Koru School, Mangere 1988-1990

  2nd Deputy Principal - Bay of Islands Intermediate School 1991-1993

  Principal, Karetu School 1994-1998

  Advisor to Rural Principals, Education Advisory Service 1998-1999

  Team Leader, Te Putahitanga Matauranga 2000

  Principal, Kaitaia Intermediate School 2001-2007

  Woolf Fisher Fellow 2004

  Rotary Group Study Exchange to Arizona 2005

Community activities

  Member, ASB Community Trust Maori Reference Group

Party activities

  Labour Party candidate, Te Tai Tokerau 2008

Leisure activities

  Sports, rugby, fishing, shooting and boating

Page last updated 5 Mar 2017