From running amuck on radio station, The Edge, to running his heart out on the pavements, Dominic Harvey, a recipient of the Sir Paul Holmes Award for NZ broadcaster of the year, and most recently winning bronze at the 2022 NZ Podcast Awards
The Edge made Dom a household name. Paired with Jay-Jay Feeney, the dynamic duo's unique brand of tomfoolery mixed with Dom's 'oversharing' helped many a bleary-eyed commuter through their morning grind. Typically, over 600,000 listeners tuned in to hear Dom's colourful banter and gift for self-depreciation.
Not just on-air talent, he has written three books. Bucketlist of an idiot was inspired by the eponymously named 2008 film and detailed a list of absurd tasks the inverse of the feel-good satisfaction afforded by the movie (think regrettable tattoos and nude modelling). The tasks being assigned to him enthusiastically by family and 'friends'! Dom's second release, Childhood of an idiot, details the adventures of adolescent Dom, and his parents’ best intentions in raising him amongst the backdrop of the 1980s Aotearoa- a time before overreaching regulation and political correctness.
Dom's other love, long-distance running (he’s a confessed "Marathon nerd") seems miles apart from his zany on-air persona. He has completed all the world's major marathons, including New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Boston. In 2018 he ran five marathons in five days and helped raise $250,000 for a young girl's cancer treatment in Barcelona. His best time was a 2 hour 57-minute effort in Tokyo smashing the three-hour barrier- the yardstick that separates serious runners from weekend wanderers. The achievement, coupled with surviving a life-threatening tumour, became the genesis for his third book, Running: A Love Story. Mental illness is a cause close to his heart. Dom is on a quest to raise awareness and bring open discussions to the table through his new podcast Runners Only.
Revealing his human side, Dom admits to being "nervous as hell" about his new challenge. "I love to run-but, will anyone else?" After 30 great years of breakfast radio, this is something very different I am trying, and the fear of failure is huge! Dom is a motivator; his professional event-hosting and guest spots bring energy, laughter and introspection to an audience- something that keeps his large loyal social media following engaged. People speak fondly of his genuineness and empathy, and when presented alongside his out-of-the-box wit, Dom puts a smile on anyone's dial.
|Brand Ambassador, Interviewing, MC Events & Conferences, Presenting, Public Speaker, Radio Broadcasting, Radio Presenting, Television Host, Television Presenter, Voiceovers
|Inspirational, Motivational, Well-being
Instagram : 51,000 followers
Facebook : 40,000 followers
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