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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.
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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 and is a renowned photographer and travel writer.



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.

* In the past year he has had the opportunity to visit the Solomon Islands three times and - you guessed it - he has put together a website on one of his favourite destinations in the world.

And, after 10 years, he is still writing a weekly social commentary column for the Bay of Plenty Times.

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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.

That was back in 1998 and The Napoleonic Guide is still the go-to website for information on the Napoleonic Era.




Cyclone Winston

Cyclone Winston, Fiji

Updated with 60 more images: Cyclone Winstone is one of the strongest storms ever seen and it devastated Fiji. I flew up to the beautiful Yasawa Islands to document the destruction and found out a lot about the strength of Fijians.


Editing Services

If you need fast, accurate and professional editing services for your documents or press releases then look no further.

37 years in daily journalism speaks for itself.

The Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands are a wonder for diving, exploring and visiting WWII battlefields.

Check out the latest addition to TikiTouring's travel guide - covering the Solomon Islands.

Getting into the swing of cricket

NZ Cricket

Sport is a good way to keep the photographic trigger finger at its best so here are some international cricket photos I recently snapped during matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.


How about some surfboat action?


These guys and gals deserve a lot of praise for taking on big waves armed only with oars. This recent action was at Mount Maunganui during surflifesaving's Eastern Region Championships.

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.

Waterloo 200th Re-enactment

Waterloo 200th re-enactment

June 2015 saw the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. A terrific event that Richard Moore took memory cards full of images from. These are the first of them.


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.

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.

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

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.

In 2004 Richard Moore began work on his New Zealand travel website TikiTouring. It has more than 4000 pages of photos and information on where to go and what to do in New Zealand.

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.

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.

Future Projects

Having spent a lot of time travelling over the past 18 months, Richard Moore is working on travel websites for California, London, France, Fiji and Dubai.


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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