Te Tai Tokerau electorate

Te Tai Tokerau is currently represented by Labour's Kelvin Davis, who won comfortably with a margin of 4,807. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Te Tai Tokerau's votes – 59% to NZ First's 11%. Boundary changes mean the electorate lost an area around Te Atatū South. The seat changes hands frequently, and since its establishment in 1996 it has been held by MPs from NZ First, Labour, the Māori Party, and Mana.

Mariameno Kapa-Kingi
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Return mokopuna Māori from state care to tupuna Māori Whānau Ora care, to ensure Māori wellbeing and whanau development. Resource and enable rangatahi Māori and whānau to design suicide prevention solutions to eradicate Māori youth suicide. Make te reo Māori compulsory in all schools to add Māori value and make relevant to Māori Mokopuna and Whanau.
Why I’m running
Aotearoa New Zealand deserves an independent and experienced Māori voice and I can deliver that. I am unafraid and relentless when the kaupapa is designed by Māori for Māori. Whānau Māori matter greatly to me where we have the equitable opportunity to live and aspire as Māori, and the right to thrive as Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa as promised under Te Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
About me
I belong to a strong and vibrant Māori whānau, hapu and iwi. It is the backbone to who I am. I am persistent and persuasive having worked in the Māori provider sector for 44 years as well as in the public sector. I am wired for the Māori sector and the Māori movement towards mana motuhake.
Party list rank
6
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
General manager and housing project
Place of residence
Whangarei, Taitokerau
Age
59

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Daniel Shortland
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Janice Epiha
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate for housing solutions for Northland, due to the increased number of people in need of affordable homes. Work with communities, whanau and health providers to look for solutions to combat methamphetamine. Work with communities to ban 1080. Seek solutions to protect our environment, forests, flora, fauna, kiwi, awa, and moana.
Why I’m running
As a Christian I believe the window of opportunity for change has opened and I would like to meet with people including iwi leaders to look for solutions to address the current issues that we face at this point in time in our history. I am not able to do this on my own I want to be solution-focussed and I dont have all the answers. If we can do this together for Te Tai Tokerau let's give it our very best. My vision is to see the glory of God bless Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, its people, and heal their land.
About me
I have worked in Northland for many years in health, with the NDHB and a short time with Ngati Hine before studying at Te Wananga o Raukawa. I returned to my Iwi and managed our land claims for 10 years assisting them through two inquiry districts. I have worked for Te Runanga o Whaingaroa, volunteered with Nga Whetu o Te Wa Kaikohe and taken on a few independent contracts before retiring. I am currently active in delivering weekly food parcels to our local community and enjoy church life.
Party list rank
12
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Retired
Place of residence
Matauri Bay, Kaeo
Age
69

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Clinton Dearlove
Not currently in parliament
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Why I’m running
No response given
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
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Moemoea Mohoawhenua
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Help those of my Māori people in Northland who are poor, powerless and stigmatized by society. Help Māori people in Northland reach their full potential so they can become all they are capable of becoming. Help the homeless, addicts, ex-cons, inmates, gang members, etc.
Why I’m running
Because I believe passionately in helping my people to shake off the 200 years of oppression that this racist white supremacist system has imposed us through their malignant and vile racist white supremacist legal and justice laws which have been used to steal all of our lands, assets, and resources, and enslave and oppress our people.
About me
I live according to the following whakatauki: freedom is never given by the oppressor, but must be demanded by the oppressed. In 1997 I was sentenced to 2.5 years for my act of political rebellion when I smashed the racist white supremacist America's Cup with a slegdehammer. An act I am still incredibly proud of. It sickens me to the pit of my guts that the NZ government and the Auckland Council are spending over $240 million on this atrocity while thousands of our people are homeless. I am a revolutionary and will always be one. Running for the Pakeha parliament is simply part of that kaupapa. As a beast can be destroyed from both within and without.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Filmmaker
Place of residence
Omamari Beach, Dargaville
Age
No response given
Billy Te Kahika
Not currently in parliament
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Why I’m running
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Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
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Maki Herbert
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Northland needs new industry such the hemp industry and the cannabis economy creating huge job opportunities. Absolutely ALCP agrees safety is always a concern, we should have those policies in place. Yes ALCP agrees to opposing tax increases that affect the community to keep the cost of living down.
Why I’m running
I am a woman who has had enough of the enormous damage inflicted on our society by cannabis prohibition. Prohibition is responsible for both the high levels of cannabis use by our young people and the harsh impact that cannabis convictions have on their career. Legalizing cannabis, regulating the industry and adding an age-limit, are the best ways to help solve these problems.
About me
I am a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother, who lives and works in the Hokianga. I do community work in Kohukohu at The Harald building doing haircuts (qualified hairdresser, 20 years), named provider at the Rawene Hospital and Whangarie Hospital cancer unit of the cannabis oils. I'm the treasurer for my marae 'Morehu' for the last 2 and half years in a little place called Pawarenga. I attend the local market four Saturdays of the month with my oils. Educating, giving quality of life.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
4th in Te Tai Tokerau
Before politics
Hairdresser and provider cannabis oil
Place of residence
Mangamuka Hokianga
Age
61

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Kelvin Davis
MP for Te Tai Tokerau
My local priorities
The cost of living. It is a basic human right that people can feed and clothe their families and pay for the necessities. Health and housing: if we don't have our health we have nothing. Poor health is exasperated by poor housing. Jobs and employment: everybody deserves the dignity of well paid work.
Why I’m running
I entered parliament to make a difference for Māori. As a school principal I refused to accept that Māori under-achievement was acceptable and set about changing that. Politically I believe Māori outcomes should be equal if not better than other New Zealanders. As a Minister change is already being seen in my portfolios of Maori Crown Relations, Māori Education and Corrections. Outcomes for Māori are improving because I have the political will to change them.
About me
Māori can achieve and succeed as well as any other New Zealander. My mission as a politician is to ensure that happens. As an educator I refused to accept the status quo and as a politician I likewise refuse to accept lesser outcomes for Māori. Māori should be free to express our Tino Rangatiratanga. The Government's role is to pull the levers of government where possible to support Māori to achieve our aspirations.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Te Tai Tokerau
Before politics
School principal
Place of residence
Kaitaia, Te Tai Tokerau
Age
53

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