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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.

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, 9 October, 2019

New Zealand Fashion Museum

Listen to Nancy talking to Doris du Pont the founder of The New Zealand Fashion Museum. All about our great designers of the early years upto todays interesting effect our Pacifica neighbours are having on Fashion in New Zealand. Hear about “Walk the Walk” an interesting app you can download...

Previous podcasts

  • WEDNESDAY 11/09/2019

  • WEDNESDAY 14/08/2019

  • WEDNESDAY 10/07/2019

  • WEDNESDAY 12/06/2019

  • Sr Magdalen Sheehan

    • WEDNESDAY 10/04/2019
    • Interests & Hobbies

    Nancy interviews Sr Magdalen Sheehan at St Marys church Motuti on the return of the much revered Bishop Pompellier to his final resting place in Motuti Northland Hokianga. The Bishop was much loved by the early Maori treating them with respect and dignity and bringing Catholicism to Northland in the mid 1800s. He was present at the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and there insisted on "freedom for all religions in New Zealand" be part of the treaty....very relevant when we think back what happened in Christchurch on March 15.

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