The Minister of Conservation is Hon Willow-Jean Prime.


Hon Willow-Jean Prime, Member of Parliament for Northland, Labour Party, was appointed Minister of Conservation on 1 February 2023.

She grew up in Northland and was elected as a list representative of the Labour Party following the 2017 general election. In 2020, she won the electorate of Northland.

She is of Te Kapotai, Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent.

She has a strong background in law, advocacy and Māori and community development.

She has a LLM (First Class Honours), a joint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and Post-Graduate Diploma of Māori and Pacific Development (with Distinction).

Willow-Jean Prime biography.

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