Wild Westie

Wild Westie : The Incredible Life of Bob Harvey

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Sir Bob Harvey's colourful and varied life sums up the classic 'give it a go' Kiwi attitude. A legend of the eighties' advertising world, influential political strategist, former president of the Labour Party, outspoken environmentalist, long-serving mayor of Waitakere City and daring adventurer, Sir Bob has overseen and made New Zealand history. In this revealing biography of the self-proclaimed 'Wild Westie', journalist Hazel Phillips shares the social, political and personal events that have shaped Sir Bob's remarkable life, as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from a man never far from the epicentre of New Zealand government. Also available as an eBook
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 235 x 20mm | 380g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143569775
  • 9780143569770

About Hazel Phillips

Hazel Phillips is an Auckland-based writer and consultant. She spent three and a half years reporting on the advertising industry for the National Business Review, and in 2010 was the host of 'The Ad Show', a chat show-style programme for TVNZ7. After researching New Zealand's advertising history for her previous book Sell!, she realised that ad maverick and former Waitakere City mayor Sir Bob Harvey deserved a book of his own, so she wrote that too. In her spare time Hazel enjoys multi-day tramping, skiing, scuba diving and longboarding, and as a result she now has several pieces of metal in her left knee (and an unhealthy fear of airport alarm systems).
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