Newstalk ZB with John Cowan

Richie sat down for a chat with John Cowan in October 2018.


Verve Magazine – Richie is Hardcore

Richie was on the cover of Verve magazine’s October 2018 issue talking about the work he does, the issues New Zealand is facing, mental health and how he manages his own wellbeing.

win Opinion Piece

Richie wrote an opinion piece for about why parents should talk to their children about porn, following a published article suggesting parents shouldn’t broach the subject.

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Richie and his partner, Claire Robbie, who is the founder of No Beers? Who Cares! sat down with Viva to chat about sobriety and each other.



Fight The New Drug

Richie spoke to not-for-profit company Fight The New Drug, which looks at the damage porn can cause both psychically, emotionally and societally.

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White Ribbon Campaign – Respectful Relationships

Interview on TV 3’s The Cafe about the White Ribbon Campaign and respectful relationships


Don’t Drink From the Mainstream – The Women’s Collective

Richie gave an amazing, heart warming, passionate talk about the normalisation of behaviours in society around alcohol, porn and meat. He reckons these things are making us unhappy, unhealthy and comatose.  His talk was genuine, funny, sincere and full of truth, everyone left this event full of inspiration and hope.


New Zealand Drug Foundation Magazine, Straight Edge

Richie wrote a piece for the Drug Foundation’s magazine, Straight Edge, about his own experiences growing up around addiction.


Creative Mornings


Richie Hardcore speaks at the February 2014 CreativeMornings talk in Auckland about what it means to be a Modern day Rebel.



Inspirational Friends


Late last week we had the pleasure of interviewing someone who we both find to be inspirational, a future leader and fantastic role model – Richie Hardcore.  He stands up for what he believes in and is a great voice for those who cannot be heard, always has a positive attitude, is selfless and an all round good guy.