Monthly Archives: August 2011

Film Studios Quotes

  24/9/02       Press Release, Bob Harvey    “We are aiming to make the local film industry not only bigger, but sustainably bigger: a place where the Spielbergs of this world want to come on a regular basis.”   28/5/05 NZ Herald, … Continue reading

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Film Studios Accounts

  Yesterday morning I rang Gary Swift, CEO ACIL, to see where we were at regarding the 2011 AFSL accounts. He told me “I expect to be able to supply them in the next day or two.” Upon asking the … Continue reading

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Film Studios Confidential Document

  On 4th August I applied to Graham Wakefield, Secretary of Auckland Film Studios Limited (AFSL) for a copy of the 2011 AFSL accounts. I expressed my displeasure at being stonewalled when I had a one to one meeting with … Continue reading

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A Bloody Good Buy.

  My concerns about the Film Studios are well documented on this site but the purchase of Tony Tay Film Limited’s share for $1.5m gives me further cause for concern. How well informed were Auckland Councillors before voting for this … Continue reading

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Another Waitakere Deal

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/5387686/Land-deal-done-in-secret    

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Bob’s dreams, ratepayers’ nightmares?

Address to Henderson-Massey Local Board 4th August 2011   Madam Chair, Ladies & Gentlemen   In 2002 Waitakere ratepayers spent $3.85m purchasing the ENZA coolstores. In 2003 Waitakere ratepayers spent $880,000 soundproofing the coolstores for a film studio. That’s the … Continue reading

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Venture Capital

  Why should Councils have the ability to levy ratepayers for venture capital? They should concentrate on core services and not get involved with running businesses. The track record of Councils running businesses is abysmal.   Consider the following article … Continue reading

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