Kevin Prime is a Northland farmer, forester and conservationist with a long history fostering collaboration between Māori and Pakeha on projects regenerating bush and birdlife.
The 70-year-old has lived in Motatau all his life, it's a settlement about halfway between Kerikeri and Whangarei. He was raised on a farm with his 11 siblings, te reo their first language.
No stranger to being raised in a large family, he is a father of 13 children. Strongly identifying as a farmer first, Kevin Prime is also hugely community minded and a life member of the Ngā Whenua Rāhui Komiti.