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''The really sad thing is that when I was young Richard Moore didn't seem a common name, however in the age of Google it seems there are about 31 bazillion of us.'' - Richard Moore the 27,000,000,001st.
FED UP: Auckland hotels go out of their way to annoy our Richard Moore. Bad Ibis Budget, bad Rydges ... read the tale here

Who is this Richard Moore?

Richard J A Moore is an award-winning Australian journalist and photographer who lives on a beautiful surf coast at Papamoa Beach, New Zealand.


Richard edits regional daily newspapers around New Zealand.

He owns and edits:

* An online travel guide to New Zealand called TikiTouring.

* A 2500-page online encyclopaedia of the Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Guide

* A travel website featuring the Cook Islands - Cook Islands and Rarotonga.

And he writes a weekly social commentary column for the Bay of Plenty Times.

You can read his less than politically correct views in his Straight Talk Columns.

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The Napoleonic Guide

The Napoleonic Guide

Richard Moore has always been fascinated by the era of Napoleon Bonaparte and when he couldn't find enough about the era on the internet he built a website on it.

News Pictures

(Coding error fixed
- curse case-sensitive
servers I say!!!)

Usually being armed with a camera or two I have been able to get some pretty interesting images while travelling around.


My Kids
The Arts
Aussie Rules: Geelong Cats!
NRL: Manly Sea Eagles
English soccer: Leeds United, Bradford City.
Rugby: The Wallabies, Waratahs.


Political Correctness
Idiot Drivers

Actually there are waaay too many dislikes to list here!


Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club

Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club

Lifesavers on beaches around the world do just that - save lives. Richard Moore is spending the summer at Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club to capture what these terrific volunteers do.

Pictures of the thrills and spills at the 2014 National IRB Champs in Whangamata

Visit Melbourne

TikiTouring Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities. Fabulous food and wine, great sights to see and just a short drive from the Great Ocean Road - one of THE best roadtrips you can do.

Christchurch after the Quakes

Christchurch is rebuilding itself after being badly damaged by earthquakes. Richard Moore spent some time in the city to see how the work is progressing.

Editing Services

If you need fast, accurate and professional editing services for your documents or press releases then look no further. 35 years of newspaper editing speaks for itself.

The Rena Oil Disaster

Hundreds of photos of New Zealand's worst environmental disaster caused by the container ship Rena running aground off Papamoa Beach.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

In November 1989 the symbol of the Cold War between communism and the West was breached. Richard Moore flew to Berlin from London to document what he saw.

The Troubles

In 1988 Richard Moore spent a month in Belfast. While there he got a close up view of The Troubles including a handgrenade and pistol attack at an IRA funeral.

In 2004 Richard Moore began work on his New Zealand travel website TikiTouring. It has more than 3000 pages of photos and information on where to go and what to do in New Zealand.


The Cook Islands

A paradise on Earth is the best way to describe the Cook Islands. Richard Moore visited in 2011 and built a travel website highlighting the best things to see on Rarotonga and the Cook Islands.

12 Hours on a Weekend

A few images of Auckland late on Saturday night, then early on Sunday morning. I will be expanding on this series as I get the opportunities.


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