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Deco Retro

A combination of modern and organic motifs, Art Deco design continues to be captivating and collectable. Deco is the passion of the presenters of this programme that explores the local and global Deco scene, preservation and heritage, the buildings, jewellery and furnishings with interviews, music, notice of coming events; a sharing of the knowledge of Club Moderne, the Art Deco Society of Auckland.

Presenters

  • Producer / Presenter: Nancy Smith

    Nancy once had a shop selling antiques, including many Art Deco items of china, jewellery, lamps, even clothes. She has long worked in hospitality and currently operates a B&B. The mother of two daughters and grandmother of three, Nancy enjoys cooking and gardening and especially savours art house movies, especially when screened at the Deco-styled Civic Theatre.

  • Presenter: Philippa Wallace

    In the 60's Philippa moved to London and the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She performed in pantomime and children’s theatre before traveling the world. On her return home Philippa rediscovered NZ through our stories on radio, film and television. Horse riding, reading, walking and environmental issues all claim her time along with her interest in the history of fashion and all things Deco and Retro.

Deco Retro

Wednesday, 8 November, 2023

Author interview: Terry Moyle

Nancy interviews Terry Moyle, author of 'New Zealand at the Beach' and 'Every Home Should Have One'; two quintessential books on family life in 60s - 80s New Zealand.

Presenters

  • Producer / Presenter: Nancy Smith

    Nancy once had a shop selling antiques, including many Art Deco items of china, jewellery, lamps, even clothes. She has long worked in hospitality and currently operates a B&B. The mother of two daughters and grandmother of three, Nancy enjoys cooking and gardening and especially savours art house movies, especially when screened at the Deco-styled Civic Theatre.

  • Presenter: Philippa Wallace

    In the 60's Philippa moved to London and the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She performed in pantomime and children’s theatre before traveling the world. On her return home Philippa rediscovered NZ through our stories on radio, film and television. Horse riding, reading, walking and environmental issues all claim her time along with her interest in the history of fashion and all things Deco and Retro.

Previous podcasts

  • WEDNESDAY 11/10/2023

  • WEDNESDAY 13/09/2023

  • WEDNESDAY 9/08/2023

  • WEDNESDAY 12/07/2023

  • Chateau Tongariro

    • WEDNESDAY 14/06/2023
    • Interests & Hobbies

    Phillippa tells the story of Chateau Tongariro, a gracious landmark at the foot of Mt Ruapehu that may be closed for good. Hear an interview with Julie Hill, whose father was a manager at the Chateau from 1948-1949.

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