(1953- ) is a former television host and current mayor of Christchurch
, New Zealand
Television and film
Parker was the original host (1984 - 1996) of the New Zealand version of the successful This is Your Life
Local body politics
Having lived in Akaroa
for several years, Parker was elected mayor of Banks Peninsula
District in 2001. He favoured amalgamation of the district with Christchurch City. Amalgamation took place on March 3, 2006, at which Parker became the sole Banks Peninsula representative on the Christchurch City Council.
In October 2007, Parker successfully stood in the local government elections, for the Christchurch mayoralty, after the retirement of Garry Moore, receiving just over 46,000 votes—well ahead of his nearest rival.