Dave Dee is of French/Tahitian heritage, born in Tahiti and arriving in New Zealand at the age of nine. He is both proud of his heritage and of being a Kiwi. He did most of his schooling in Rotorua and moved to Wellington when he was 20.
Working at a men’s clothing store he became interested in Design and Advertising. After getting his certificate in this he became a freelance window dresser for some of Wellington’s big department stores. But his love of music overpowered this and he became interested in being a DJ. He started off in radio but was then offered a role as a night club DJ. For most of his working life, he has continued to work in radio and a nightclubs as a DJ.
Dave is also excellent at Karate. His biggest achievements include earning his Third Dan Black Belt in Karate, representing NZ in The Oceania Karate Championships and also earning his Sensai’s (Teachers) Certificate. He also had an interest in being a marathon runner.
In 1998 he decided to take a break from being a DJ and went to work for Sky TV as a sales consultant. In 2002 he was transferred to New Plymouth as Regional Manager. In 2003, on his way up to Auckland for a Management Meeting, he was in a serious car accident which resulted in him not being able to work full time.
After his accident he became very bored and after some persuasion got back into being involved in Radio again and became an on Air DJ for Access Radio Taranaki in New Plymouth where he was for 5 and a half years.
Early 2015, he and his partner Karen went to the Kapiti Coast for a summer holiday. Where they both fell in love with not only the Kapiti Coast but the friendly people as well.
Summer 2016 saw them back again. And at this point the decided to move to the area permanaently.
Since joining Coast Access Radio, Dave has presented ‘Rock Back The Clock Live With Dave Dee’ which airs on Saturdays from 7pm.