Kevin Prime has farmed beef and trees (and over the last 32 years, bees) on their whānau land in Motatau, Northland, since 1963. He is married to Margaret with 13 children, over 30 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Hindsight is a wonderful asset. With the benefit of modern science techniques and knowledge of tē ao Māori he hopes to correct the wrongs in managing their land for the benefit of future generations.
His current day job is as a Commissioner with the Environment Court.
A Northland whānau looks back over four generations and plans its forest management strategy 750 years into the future. The whānau’s vision is to manage the land in perpetuity, and to combine modern science and technology with traditional values of caring for Papatūānuku, restoring cultural practices and providing for their extended whanau.