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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 the Art Deco Society of Auckland.


  • 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 August, 2018

Henderson Heart of the West

Nancy chats to Gai Bishop, one of the authors of "Henderson Heart of the West". Gai discusses West Auckland’s rich cultural heritage from the early Maori, Scottish, Lebanese, and Dalmatian inhabitants. The "Westies" as they are sometimes referred to are a “gutsy” people who endured hard times before they settled in New Zealand and made West Auckland what it is today.

Previous podcasts

  • WEDNESDAY 11/07/2018

  • WEDNESDAY 13/06/2018

  • WEDNESDAY 9/05/2018

  • WEDNESDAY 11/04/2018

  • Aprils ANZAC Show

    • MONDAY 14/03/2016
    • Health

    Music and talk dedicated to ANZAC day 2016

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