J A Moore is an award-winning Australian journalist and
has just finished his contract as a senior journalist on the Cook Islands News and is
returning to freelance photography and travel writing.
owns and edits:
An online travel guide to New Zealand.
A 4000-page online encyclopaedia of the Napoleonic Wars.
A travel website featuring the Cook Islands - Cook
Islands and Rarotonga.
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
Richard Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
Solomon Islands are a wonder for diving, exploring and
visiting WWII battlefields.
out the latest addition to TikiTouring's travel guide
- covering the Solomon Islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rena Oil Disaster
of photos of New Zealand's worst environmental disaster
caused by the container ship Rena running aground off
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
Surf Lifesaving Club
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.
of the thrills and spills at the 2014 National IRB Champs
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.
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.
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.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
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.
into the swing of cricket
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.
after the Quakes
is rebuilding itself after being badly damaged by earthquakes.
Richard Moore spent some time in the city to see how the
work is progressing.
about some surfboat action?
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