Richie Hardcore, an inspiring guy we met and liked a lot.
Sometimes Auckland feels like a small place, which is great if you like running into people (which we do). A few weeks ago we strolled up to check out the new Coco's Baretta on K'Road, and bumped into a lovely lady called Barbara who runs the Karangahape Road Business Association.
Richie Hardcore is pretty much a real life superhero. Not only is he a Muay Thai boxing champion, he’s a Community Action Youth and Drugs facilitator for Auckland Council, a personal trainer and a radio host on 95bfm. Plus, he’s a vegetarian who abstains from alcohol and drugs and he avoids materials that use animal products. Bit of a legend!
bFM DJ, kickboxing middleweight and hardcore aficionado Richie Hardcore and pop-minded X Factor runner-up Chris Rene make for an unlikely Talking Heads pairing, but they're united in their proximity to addiction and their sobriety.