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Beyond the Bombay Hills

Television (Full Length) – 1986

In this documentary, writer and satirist Peter Hawes crosses the Bombay Hills border in his Morris van to record his take on mid 1980s Auckland. Pocked with as many puns as Auckland has volcanic craters, Hawes' profile is a sprawling, breezy look at New Zealand's largest city: from a Chase Corporation high rise to shearing sheep in Cornwall Park; from Eden Park to Bastion Point. Interviews (with politicians, sportspeople, gossip columnists, strip club fashion designers) are mixed with skits covering jogging, bridge building, shipwrecks, multiculturalism and sewers.

I think we’re trying to show that Auckland’s coming alive.
– Colin Reynolds, Chase Corporation

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Hawes

Presenter, Writer

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D.O.C. Williams

Producer, Director

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Robert Muldoon

Subject

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Bill Henderson

Editor

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Jennifer Lee Lewes

Research

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Susan Nemec

Assistant Editor

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