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Bob Harvey

Producer, Executive, Politician

Sir Bob Harvey has been involved in the New Zealand screen industry in many capacities. In the 1960s he co-founded successful advertising agency MacHarman Ayer (known for its Labour Party campaigns) and production company Daisy Films (TV series The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary). Later he championed the film industry at the NZ Film Commission, and during an 18 year run as Mayor of Waitākere.

When I became the mayor of Waitākere City in 1992, I was really obsessed with the idea of creating a film industry in the west ... the idea of major film studios, in any city really, makes a city what it is. Sir Bob Harvey, in an interview with the Eke Panuku Development Auckland Youtube channel, 27 February 2020