Kevin Prime - Kaumatua

Kevin Prime

Kaumatua

Kevin Prime is the Centre’s kaumatua.

Kevin is a commissioner with the Environment Court, as well as being a beef farmer, forester, beekeeper and conservationist.

Prior to his appointment to the Environment Court, Kevin worked with a variety of  organisations in the profit and non-profit sector in the areas of philanthropy, health, conservation, justice, Maori development, education, environment, forestry, farming and sport.

Kevin is of Ngatihine, Ngati Whatua, Tainui and Welsh descent. He is married to Margaret with 13 children and 19 grandchildren. His hobbies are family, sport, golf, bee keeping, learning new things, and his favourite holiday spot is at home on the farm in Motatau.

In 2016, Kevin was recognised in the Queens birthday honours list receiving an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to conservation and Maori.