Philanthropic leader recognised in latest honours list

June 14, 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Prime, kaumātua and former chair of Foundation North, who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in last week’s Queen’s  Birthday Honours list.  Kevin was initially reluctant to accept the honour but was eventually persuaded to do so by Ngati Hine MPs, whanau and extended whanau.

The honours list also included knighthoods for two people with a strong commitment to philanthropy. They are Sir Michael Friedlander, who set up the Friedlander Foundation more than 40 years ago and Sir Rob Fenwick, a NEXT Foundation advisor, environmentalist and businessman.