Kevin Milne

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Kevin Milne
Born 18 March 1949
Occupation Television Presenter
Spouse(s) Linda Milne
Children Four, born between c.1981 and c.2004

Kevin John Milne, ONZM (born 18 March 1949) is a New Zealand television presenter, best known for hosting the show Fair Go from 1983-2010. He lives in the Kapiti Coast near Wellington.

Milne had a valve replacement as part of heart surgery in October 2004, and was diagnosed with a brain tumour in mid-2009, which required surgery the following year.[1]

He is a former student of St Bede's College, Christchurch.

Fair Go[edit]

Main article: Fair Go

Milne has been part of Fair Go since 1983,[2] the show first starting in 1977.[3] He is known for a confrontational style and asking difficult questions.

Milne announced his retirement mid-2010 and his last show (the 2010 Fair Go Ad Awards) screened live on 20 October 2010.[4]

Other Programmes[edit]

He has also worked on the following programmes:

In 2009 Milne appeared on the New Zealand travel program Intrepid Journeys with a trip made to Ukraine in December 2008-January 2009.[5]


In 2007, Milne was appointed Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in the Queen's Birthday Honours.[3][6]

"It's no coincidence that this has happened at the time of the 30th anniversary of Fair Go. The honour is not only for the time I spent on Fair Go, but it's also for all the people who've been part of the show over the years. It's a remarkable show that's lasted a fantastically long time, and it's astonishing how many have worked on it." - Kevin Milne [7]

He also won two Qantas Media Awards for Best Presenter.[8]


Milne, Kevin (2010). The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag. Random House, Auckland. ISBN 978 1 86979 382 1. 

  1. ^ Meng-Yee, Carolyne (5 July 2009). "Fair Go host battles brain tumour". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Trevett, Claire (15 October 2005). "Avalon alumni toast 30th". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Rowan, Juliet (4 June 2007). "Queen's birthday honours: 24 years of righting wrongs". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Champion of the underdog bids farewell". Television New Zealand. 20 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Intrepid Journeys - Kevin Milne". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
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  7. ^ "Milne among honoured Kiwis". One News. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kevin Milne". Television New Zealand. 22 January 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2011.