Dave Dee

Dave Dee

Dave Dee

Being of French/Tahitian heritage, born in Tahiti and arriving in New Zealand at the age of Nine I can say That I am very proud of my heritage. But most of all I am also very proud and honoured to be a Kiwi. I did most of my schooling in Rotorua. At the age of 20 I moved to Island Bay, Wellington where I started working for a men’s clothing store in the city. I got interested in Display and Advertising where I went to Tech and got my certificate in Display & Advertising. I became a Free-Lance window dresser in some of the big department stores in Wellington. But soon got tired of that as my love for music overpowered me and I became more and more interested in being a DJ. So Wellington was the starting point me and my love of being a DJ. I started off in radio and then was offered a Job as a Night Club DJ (I couldn’t turn down the offer as the money was too good to turn ones nose up at).

Most of my working life has always been either a Radio DJ or Nite Club DJ.

In 1998 I decided to take a break from being a DJ and went to work for Sky TV as a sales consultant. In 2002 I was transferred to New Plymouth as Regional Manager.

2003 I was on my way up to Auckland for a Management Meeting when I was involved in a serious car accident, The result of which left me unable to work full time.

Prior to my accident, One of the biggest achievements of my life was earning my Third Dan Black Belt in Karate, and also representing NZ in The Oceania Karate Championships and also earning my Sensai’s (Teachers) Certificate.

Karate and music were not my only interests but also being a marathon runner.

After my accident I became very bored and after some persuasion I got back into being involved in Radio again and became an on Air DJ for Access Radio Taranaki in New Plymouth where I have been for the past 5 and half years.

Early 2015 Karen my partner and I went to the Kapiti Coast for a summer holiday. We both fell in love with not only the Kapiti Coast but the friendly people as well.

Summer 2016 saw us back again. At this point we decided to move permanently to the area.

After meeting Grahame, the station manager, and some of the other staff I am really looking forward to being part of the team at Coast Access Radio in Waikanae.