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IMMINENT NEW PHOTO PROJECTS: Cook Islands Master Carvers at Work

Who is this
Richard Moore?

Richard Moore

Richard J A Moore is an award-winning Australian journalist and photographer.

Richard has just finished his contract as a senior journalist on the Cook Islands News and is returning to freelance photography and travel writing.


He owns and edits:

* An online travel guide to New Zealand.

* A 4000-page online encyclopaedia of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Napoleonic Guide

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

* Since 2015 he has had the opportunity to visit the Solomon Islands four times and - you guessed it - he has put together a website on one of his favourite destinations in the world. The Solomon Islands

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The Napoleonic Guide

The Napoleonic Guide

Richard Moore has always been fascinated by the era of Napoleon Bonaparte and in 1998 - when he couldn't find enough about the era on the internet - he built a website dedicated to the period.

The Napoleonic Guide is still the go-to website for information on the Napoleonic Era.




Maori Land Protest

Maori Ihumatao Land Protest, Auckland, NZ

Angered by a housing development on land they claim is theirs, a Maori iwi has occupied the area. Richard Moore visited the Ihumatao site near Auckland airport and found the peaceful protest not only has merit, but the backing of many New Zealanders.


Wogasia Spear Festival

Wogasia Spear Festival, Solomon Islands

A rare glimpse into a unique spiritual festival on the remote Solomons' island of Santa Catalina. Richard Moore was invited to bring this amazing festival of worship and spearfighting to the outside world. It was hard going in extremely testing conditions ... but our boy did it.



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.

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.

Jetblast Rarotonga

A bit of fun in the sun on Rarotonga as visitors cop a jetblast by the airport there. Authorities frown upon it, tourists love it! And locals enjoy watching the Papa'as make themselves look silly in the hot air wash from departing jetliners.



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 the re-enactments.


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.


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 spent a year with the 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

Travel Award

Selfie Heaven, Louvre Museum

Travel Communicators' Photo award:
Editor Richard Moore has won a prestigious NZ photo award for an image he took in the Louvre Museum in France. Named Selfie Heaven it shows a crush of people near the iconic painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

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 and the Pacific.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Plane landing, Cook Islands


Plane landing, Cook Islands

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